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Power, Speed, ENDURANCE is a highly effective training system that has catapulted thousands of endurance athletes to the next level. Developed by CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and featuring instruction from some of the world's top endurance and CrossFit coaches, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE unveils techniques, drills, and training strategies that will optimize your performance and overall work capacity while decreasing your susceptibility to injury.

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Overview

Power, Speed, ENDURANCE is a highly effective training system that has catapulted thousands of endurance athletes to the next level. Developed by CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and featuring instruction from some of the world's top endurance and CrossFit coaches, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE unveils techniques, drills, and training strategies that will optimize your performance and overall work capacity while decreasing your susceptibility to injury.

Through thousands of step-by-step color photographs and detailed narrative, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE breaks down proper running, cycling, and swimming mechanics like never before. MacKenzie's unique system of building strength, speed, and power is aimed at reaping continual results, without injury. In fact, he devotes an entire chapter to the "broken down" athlete, equipping you with the knowledge to prevent, repair, and treat injuries brought on by poor mechanics and tight overworked muscles. In addition, MacKenzie outlines a straightforward approach to nutrition, hydration, and electrolyte balance that will increase your energy, boost your performance, and accelerate your recovery.

Whether you're a self-trained athlete looking to compete in your first endurance event, a seasoned competitor looking to reach your highest potential, or a CrossFit athlete looking to increase stamina, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE will help you reach your goal.
In this book, you will learn how to:

  • develop proper running technique using the Pose Method
  • properly fit yourself on a bike
  • improve cycling mechanics on a road, time-trial, and mountain bike
  • swim effortlessly and improve freestyle-stroke mechanics through skill-based drills and exercises
  • accelerate work capacity and minimize fatigue by building muscle, speed, and power
  • incorporate a CrossFit Endurance strength-and-conditioning program into your training routine
  • maximize nutrition, hydration, and electrolyte balance to improve performance and body composition
  • prevent, repair, and treat nagging injuries associated with endurance sports and improve range of motion using Starrett's Movement and Mobility Method
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"While writing The 4-Hour Body, I conducted thousands of tests and experiments and consulted with more than a hundred scientists, doctors, and world-class athletic coaches. It was a three-year quest to find the smallest inputs that create the largest outputs. On the endurance front, one name came up again and again: Brian MacKenzie. If you want to go from zero to marathon in 12 weeks, or perhaps run 100 miles and dead-lift two to three times your body weight without struggle, he's your secret weapon. Listen and learn."—Timothy Ferriss, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Body
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936608614
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 152,719
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian MacKenzie is a world-renowned strength and conditioning coach and the innovator of the endurance / strength and conditioning paradigm. He created CrossFit Endurance (www.crossfitendurance.com), which specializes in movement with an emphasis in running, cycling, and swimming mechanics. MacKenzie and his program have been featured in Competitor Magazine, Runners World, Triathlete Magazine, Men's Journal, ESPN Rise, The Economist, Tim Ferriss' New York Times bestseller The 4-Hour Body, Men's Running UK, LA Sport & Fitness, and Rivera Magazine. He has consulted with several teams, including the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Champions San Jose State Women's Swim Team.

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    Power Speed Endurance will shift the endurance training/racing p

    Power Speed Endurance will shift the endurance training/racing paradigm. The principles of training examined and the training programs outlined provide an archetype for performance maximization. The bottom line is that the Crossfit Endurance template produces results. The underlying physiology is strong and the teaching/learning emphasis placed on fundamentals and mechanics is much needed in contemporary human performance. If you are looking to maximize your athletic performance or re-define your physical self, Power Speed Endurance is the wise starting point.

    Dr. Brian Austin-Hickey
    professor of exercise science
    5 time member of the USA National Team (duathlon and masters track)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    I have been following along with the website for years now and b

    I have been following along with the website for years now and bumbled along with what i thought the drills and skills were, now i have a clear and concise definition for the drills to make my form more efficient. This wIll also assist in doing my next Ultra with strict CFE programing to see the benefits of long distance, already dropped my 15k and shorter distances down to a few years back when i was quick.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2012

    This is a true innovator in the endurance world. An absolute mus

    This is a true innovator in the endurance world. An absolute must for athletes and coaches unscared of trying new ideas.
    -The content is written very well (I will be able to dip in and out of each section with ease).
    -There are quality pictures showing the reader exactly what the author means (in this case a picture shows a thousand words X20!).
    -This explains the full package an endurance athlete needs which makes it worth it's weight in gold. 

    I recommend every coach read this and get their athletes to read it too. This will be a real game changer and your performance will improve.

    Graham C BSc (Hons)
    CrossFit Coach, CFE coach

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2012

    This book serves as a "must have" guide for the casual

    This book serves as a "must have" guide for the casual athlete, to the contender in all of us. I found all of the information regarding multi-sports incredibly well laid and methodical. It was also great to see all of the picture examples relating to proper form on weightlifting. It was like having my own personal training standing there. I just wish this book was out when I started training years ago! Pick it up! You will not regret it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

    The book is legit!

    The book is legit!

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    How do you shave 1 minute off your mile in 4-weeks...you learn h

    How do you shave 1 minute off your mile in 4-weeks...you learn how to run! I have been running for the last 8 years, taught numerous running groups and gotten people ready for 5ks, 1/2 marathons and marathons and this book has shifted my entire thinking in my approach to endurance, skill, form, and running mechanics. If you want to truly learn not only how to correctly run, but become successful at it, this book is a must!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    WOW!!! Thank you Brian MacKenzie, Glen Cordoza.

    WOW!!!

    Thank you Brian MacKenzie,
    Glen Cordoza.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Great Book

    As an aspiring triathlete, this book has allowed me to go from a simple crossfit regimen to multi-sport program in no time.

    Really a great tool that I'll continue to refer to over the course of my training!

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  • Posted December 8, 2012

    I have been an endurance athlete for over 8 years, about 4 years

    I have been an endurance athlete for over 8 years, about 4 years in I found CFE and Brian Mackenzie and I have never looked back. The book is the summation of what they have been talking about over the past 5 years, and is t he core of my training and philosophies when I train personally, and how I coach others, and have gotten great results and used CFE methods all the way up the the full IronMan level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    I was referred to pick this up by a friend and I cannot set it d

    I was referred to pick this up by a friend and I cannot set it down! This book is a must have for any athlete who is training to get better at a certain skill or to just simply understand the mechanics of a certain movement. I really enjoy how this book wraps the Crossfit domain with an endurance model to focus on 1) techniques, 2) intensity, and 3) volume. By establishing and following this “Crossfit Endurance” model, it just makes sense to focus on quality of training versus quantity of training.

    I really enjoyed how this literature contains chapters on individual skills. The chapters were very informative with the description of movements, the mechanics behind it, and drills to practices these certain skills. The chapters were also really reader friendly with the amount of detailed pictures. I really learned a few things that I thought I already knew in each chapter. Certain chapters helped me more than others but overall, this was a very good book to review some movements. I certainly recommend it to anyone who is training for competition or just training recreationally. It’s reader friendly and contains a lot of information so if you are trying to work on your running, cycling, swimming, strength and conditioning, mobility, or just programming a workout, I highly suggest this book and it’s “skilled-based approach to endurance training”.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    I am pleased to see Brian Mackenzie finally presenting his mater

    I am pleased to see Brian Mackenzie finally presenting his material in the form of a book.

    His skill based approach to endurance training makes a strong case on how a Techinique-Based practice is the foundation of all human performance, and how injecting some simple CrossFit based methodology we can achieve a fairly accurate solution to most problems seen in the world of endurance sports.

    The drills and techniques presented in this book are a great road map for anyone interested in developing a general understanding on how to navigate the world of strength and conditioning and create a direct skill transfer into their sport of choice.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in human performance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    This book focuses in on the skills that make a difference for an

    This book focuses in on the skills that make a difference for an endurance athlete. Anyone can run, but not everyone runs with efficiency. I found quite a few enlightening drills through the pages of this book and really got excited about getting on my mountain bike again! - Daniel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    This is a great book that every coach and athlete should read.

    This is a great book that every coach and athlete should read. - jleydon

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    This book is a very comprehensive source for endurance athletes

    This book is a very comprehensive source for endurance athletes that want to train efficiently. Brian has included so many pictures and details in a very clear presentation. I recommend that all endurance athletes have this in their library as a great reference for technique and conditioning. This book has much to offer athletes at every level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    As a sports therapist, this is a great tool to help guide patien

    As a sports therapist, this is a great tool to help guide patients into the concept of prioritizing form/mechanics and intensity over volume. Whether it's running or working out with weights, overuse injuries occur when form fails and/or volume is exceeded. Thank you Brian for outlining a guide with great images and simple explanations. This book will be a standard of reference for endurance athletes looking to maximize their training and performance potentials.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    First and foremost this is an enjoyable read; its well written a

    First and foremost this is an enjoyable read; its well written and graphics are superb. After my independent review I was impressed by its future use as a reference guide. I made a spot for it on my desk next to Boyle, John, Rippetoe and even Lydiard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    As a CrossFit gym owner and participant in an Endurance program

    As a CrossFit gym owner and participant in an Endurance program I can attest to this being a super effective, fun, innovative way of training. My Endurance athletes are exceeding goals, PRing on runs, and becoming increasingly efficient at multi-sport training. I cannot say enough about this program, Brian, or the work that has been done to provide a new way of training that creates proven positive results and even more importantly reduces injury. The book itself is amazing!! It is very easy to follow and read. There is a clear path for an athlete of any level in the book. I'm thrilled it is finally here and available to the masses!

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    This book is a must read for any endurance who athlete who wants

    This book is a must read for any endurance who athlete who wants to maximize results and improve performance without beating themselves into the ground with long, boring training sessions. At the same time, Brian's methodology enables you to get stronger, faster, and more powerful while getting prepared to go for the long haul on race day. I first met Brian at the CrossFit Endurance Seminar in Atlanta, January 2009 and have used his methodology and guidance to complete 3 100 mile ultras, an Ironman, and multiple 50ks over the past few years while staying strong, powerful, preserving my lean muscle mass, and preventing overuse injuries associated with traditional endurance training programs. Hi book contains everything you need to know to help accomplish all of that!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    The past year that I have known Brian has been eye-opening. I w

    The past year that I have known Brian has been eye-opening. I was training for a competition and could not get past a certain point within my own training regiment. Within a month of CrossFit Endurance, I began to see the importance behind posed running, proper Olympic lifting form, and core building workouts. As a military athlete, innovative training is important to reach goals and peak fitness for competitions and for my daily job. I had the luxury to work with Brian on a few occasions and each time I learned something new or improved on form on either my running or Olympic lifting. Each time, I began to break through former road blocks and hazards that traditional workouts could not detour. This book provides the information for any person, from an athlete to a weekend warrior, that wants to understand fitness in a new light that makes sense. It breaks down the "anaerobic vs. aerobic" debate, how LSD (Long, Slow, Distance) running effects a person long term, and how to reach new goals and peaks within a training regiment that has proven to work. The ideas, the experience, and the mindset that I have grown to admire and respect from Brian is laid out in this book and is a must read.

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    So you think you are fit, huh? You think that running countless

    So you think you are fit, huh? You think that running countless miles every week will make you a better runner? Think again! Brian McKenzie has spent years putting this book together in a clear and consise manner that will change the way you think of endurance sports forever. I found CrossFit endurance about 4 years ago in college while training for Triathlons and I was just simply running out of time to fit all my training in. The long-slow distance methodology is antiquated and just plain time consuming. Throw out everything you know and learn a new trick! You will not be disappointed by educating yourself and opening up your schedule to something other than a 20 mile run everyday!

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