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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.

Through thousands of step-by-step color photographs and detailed narrative, this book 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
• improve range of motion using Starrett’s Movement and Mobility Method

71 reviews for Power Speed Endurance: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training

  1. Maggie Gutowski (verified owner)

    Brian Mackenzie brings a fresh perspective to Endurance training by utilizing the many facets of skill based development from biking, swimming, running and finally CrossFit. Brian further details the CrossFit components by breaking them down into Strength and Conditioning followed by Mobility and how each method plays an integral role in overall preparation. In addition, Brian brings together Nutrition and Hydration, two elements often neglected in many training manuals but critical roles to ensure peak performance. Lastly, Brian shares his knowledge and expertise on programming for the Endurance athlete. His step by step approach to breaking down the key elements of the training program can be examined and understood by the most novice of athletes to the most competitive. A must read for those interested in taking their Endurance training to a whole new level!

  2. VH (verified owner)

    This book is a must read for any endurance athlete looking to train smarter, faster and stronger. I have been a strength and conditioning coach for over 20 years, am a Master Level Pose Coach and have seen more success in my athletes using MacKenzie’s method of training than with any other program. The book provides everything you need for skill based training including nutrition, training guides and all of the pictures will ensure you do the movements correctly.

  3. TrimanAG (verified owner)

    This book is a must have for all endurance athletes! The details, descriptions and illustrations are superb in every way. Once you get your hands on this book you cant put it down! If you are a coach, you definitely cant pass this book up. For all the valuable information in this book you would expect to pay twice as much for it.

  4. ENP (verified owner)

    Power Speed Endurance A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training is one of those books you pre-order and then count down the days till it arrives at your door. I was able to get my hands on an advanced copy of the pre-order and I am extremely satisfied. I have been following the methodologies of CrossFit Endurance for awhile and I have a CrossFit Endurance Certification. That being said I felt like I had already been well versed in what Brian would presumably share in his text. I was wrong. This book goes so much farther down the rabbit hole that I can wholeheartedly say that this is what the next level looks like. If you are an athlete or a coach, like myself, and you are training endurance athletes you had better put this on your “read immediately cover to cover and start reworking how I do things” list… at the very top. The taste of what can be done with flipping the long duration model on its head have been reflected in things like Brian’s work with Timothy Ferris in The 4-Hour Body, but they didnt scratch the surface of the immense resource that Brian and his work are for not just endurance athletes but every athlete. You are not just fed all the information you ever wanted for techniques, drills, progressions, programming, and the science behind it all. You are also given a well documented pictorial guide to perfect the relationship between the raw data and your personal application. I truly expect that the athletes and coaches who have not been paying attention to the movements of Brian through IAMUNSCARED.COM and CrossFit Endurance will be seconding guessing why they had not paid attention sooner. Cover to cover this book is every bit of what it was promised to be, a true bible and testament to the new and improved world of athletic performance and endurance. If you are second guessing what you are getting you are wasting precious time to be better from core to extremity, from top to bottom, and from biological to neurologically a more sound, fit, healthy, and uninjured version of your former athletic self.

  5. OverRotated (verified owner)

    For years the fitness industry has thrived on a “complicate to profit” model, in which so-called professionals attempt to persuade aspiring athletes or those just looking to get in shape that they need to follow some arcane, mysterious plan that exceeds the limits of their comprehension. It’s turned into a bit of a shark tank, and one could easily be misled into doing either ineffective or worse, destructive training. Power Speed Endurance cuts through the BS and delivers exhaustive, exacting, and effective analysis of the skills and techniques required for swimming, biking, and running. While this isn’t necessarily revolutionary, given that Colm O’Connell has been coaching runners in Kenya with an emphasis on sharpening their technique, and both Arthur Lydiard and Percy Cerutty worked with their athletes on running more effectively (each coach trained innumerable World & Olympic champions), it’s been a long time since anyone’s made this the centerpiece of their philosophy. And I’ve never seen such a thorough collection of all the drills, skills, and analysis of what works and what doesn’t as MacKenzie and his team have compiled here. As an avid endurance athlete who’s been fortunate to work with coaches who understand the technical side, I can say unequivocally that this book gives spectacular, easily-followed advice that will make you faster and spare you from injury. Get the iPad or print version, because you’ll want access to all the pictures and diagrams–they are excellent. It is comprehensive, deeply researched, and presented brilliantly and vividly.

    While I don’t agree that CrossFit Endurance’s emphasis on WODs and intervals are optimal for improving performance in any endurance sport, they’re still far better than the unstructured approach many people wind up taking. It’s pretty well-established–despite what many CrossFit acolytes might argue, though some have toned it down lately–that properly paced “long slow distance” training, periodized and punctuated with hard intervals and anaerobic work produces the best results. Stephen Seiler’s meta-study on endurance athletes across the major sports (running, cycling, swimming, rowing, Nordic skiing) demonstrates as much. And in my own experience, that was certainly the case because I didn’t start winning races against higher-level athletes until I upped the volume and got smart about the intensity. But not everyone really has that sort of time, or desire, to do that much volume. Thus, for someone who’s been doing nothing but long “medium hard” runs and rides, who rarely if ever does any meaningful anaerobic work, CrossFit Endurance will deliver results. It works best for those who’ve established something of an aerobic base. Of course, it’s not like an elite-level athlete won’t benefit either. Many endurance athletes are structurally imbalanced or simply not strong enough, and CFE provides a framework to correct yourself and improve that’s better than pretty much anything else.

    Bottom line? If you’d like to get faster, and get stronger, buy this book, read it, and keep it as reference. If you’re an elite or aspiring elite, you’ll still have to do the volume, but improving your skills and getting stronger will go a long way for you.

    My background: Masters-level rower, 2011 bronze medal in the single scull at the Masters National Championships, casual triathlete, avid track cyclist, cyclocross & criterium racer.

  6. jford1406 (verified owner)

    I couldn’t have been more pumped when I found Power Speed Endurance in my mailbox last week. I’ve quickly read thru the book front to back and would recommend it to all Endurance athletes, coaches and those in the Endurance community. Its for someone who is open to new perspective. In the past, I’ve struggled with Triathlon Training or Marathon Training type books because they sometimes take it over the top, get too wordy and are boring. One example of a book of that sort was the “Triathletes Bible” (I think there’s like 20 editions now or something) Anyways, I found myself quite overwhelmed. Power Speed Endurance is a heck of a lot different. In a good way.

    Power Speed Endurance not only takes a completely different approach on Endurance training, but the books lays it out where it should flat out make sense to the every triathlete. The book is backed up by science and focuses on strength and conditioning as and the skill within the sports. CrossFit Endurance is sometimes quite difficult to explain to the typical Endurance athlete, but this book simplifies it. The book is setup focusing on all sections of SKILL which include running, cycling, swimming, strength and conditioning and mobility. The mobility section is gold. I think it will blow the minds of people who aren’t currently using bands, lacrosse balls or PVC rollers. Most athletes.

    What I like most is now I have a tangible resource for training. I’ve gathered new ideas for team workouts and for my personal triathlon training. I didn’t have a huge knowledge of swim technique, but Chris Michelmore’s description in the book helps a ton. How can you argue with a book that within each section has an expert leading the discussion? This is a MUST for any Endurance coach because the case studies will help reinforce target training with your athletes.

    That said, it’s time for you to pull the trigger on a purchase. The pictures, descriptions of skill, drills, workouts and information provided is absolutely invaluable.

  7. C (verified owner)

    So I have been following CFE for at least a year. I WISH this book was around when I started. I haven’t been able to read the entire thing yet, but here is a breakdown on what I have read.

    Running: A bunch of focus on running form, and bunch of drills to improve. Even if you do not feel that the high intensity running plan that CFE champions is the way you like to train, this book is worth it just to help you re- work your form.

    Bike (partially through): I own a bike but haven’t gotten too serious, and i am glad. The book covers the proper fit for all types of bikes and more.

    Lifts (Skimmed): All laid on in photos. No more youtubing crossfit workouts to figure out what the heck a “Thruster” is.

    Mobility (Skimmed): All taken care of by K-Star. If you don’t know who he is, then check out mobilitywod.com.

    If you are a CFE regular, this is a consolidation of a bunch of their data + more. Any one of these chapters would be worth the price of admission. I already own the Pose book, but BMak’s explanation and drills are a lot easier to follow. If you have any doubts, head over to endurancewod.com to check out the sample chapters.

  8. Robert (verified owner)

    I ran across Brian Mackenzie’s material several months ago while recovering from a running injury and his methods made a lot of since to me. I’ve incorporated them in my training and Brian’s methods have made a huge difference in my performance. I anticipated a good book from Brain but was totally blown away by the detail of the content as well as the expertise he pulled in to create, in my opinion, the best resource of its type on the market today. I highly recommend it and I give it an enthusiastic 5 stars!

  9. Chris Schmiedeke (verified owner)

    This is an excellent book which covers all facets of endurance training. It discusses everything from mechanics and nutrition to mobility and training program design. While you may be able to find other running, swimming or cycling books, you will not find anything with this much information on ALL facets of training. If you are not familiar with pose running, this is your book. Do you know how to take care of your body through mobility work? That doesn’t mean old school static stretching, but legitimate body work for preventative maintenance. If you do not, then this is your book. Even if you do, it is hard to remember everything and in this book it is all laid out for you.

    Bottom line, you cannot beat this book as a quick reference for anything endurance. A first time runner, or a seasoned vet can understand and benefit from this book. I guarantee there are things in this book that you have never heard of that will make you a better endurance athlete.

    Highly recommend!

  10. JoAnna (verified owner)

    So happy I’ve been able to take my learnings from this book and add them into my CrossFit Endurance classes. It’s been extremely helpful in developing my Endurance athletes.

  11. Coach Rut (verified owner)

    Prior to the advent of the internet, software programs or even sophisticated email, I began coaching multi sport athletes using a periodization model based on much of Tudor Bompa’s work. During those times I found that most athletes performed better on reduced volume training. In 2003 I stumbled upon a creative and fun GPP method known as CrossFit. Greg and Lauren Glassman connected the dots for me in regards to sport specific preparation and physical conditioning in general. I successfully overlaid a strength template on the CrossFit template (Max Effort Black Box) and have watched young to old excel with this approach.

    With Power,Speed & Endurance Brian has put together an intelligent approach to preparation for endurance sports in a similar theme. His book goes into great detail showing the reader how to integrate strength, CrossFit and sport specific volumes and modern methods.

    If I would have known what I know now, I would have trained those endurance athletes in a similar vain. If you are looking for a better approach to your endurance preparation this book is for you.

  12. smf (verified owner)

    I have a background in competitive bodybuilding and have been semi-retired since 2009. I’m a full time personal trainer and with that being said, I’m constantly on the lookout for new, educational material to help myself as well as my athletes/clients. While I’m not a Crossfit instructor, I enjoy learning about the CF philosophies and especially love reading and learning Brian Mackenzie’s theories on running and endurance in general. I also enjoy watching Kelly Starrett’s videos on MobilityWod.com. He’s hilarious, quick to the point, and his information is always helpful. He shares his views in the mobility section, which is a highlight of the book.

    11 months ago I took up running and over the summer I ran 3 different races; a 12K, a 5 miler, and a half marathon. Coming from a bodybuilding background, I had never been a runner or incorporated running into my routines even in short sprints or HIIT. I despised running and would avoid it at all costs. Something switched in me last year and my attention shifted to endurance training- and long runs/races. The problem I kept encountering was that I’d have one injury after another. First it was crippling shin splints (that I’m sure ultimately turned into stress fractures in both legs), then it was a tight IT Band and knotted up Vastus Lateralis muscle that wreaked havoc on my right knee and took me out of training for a few weeks. Then both knees started acting up… then minor pain in my achilles. Rest and ice helped, but when I was purposely training for an event, I found it difficult to sit still and take time off.

    Brian Mackenzie’s theories about doing less (running shorter distances) is difficult to wrap your mind around at first because the old school “way” is long runs scheduled throughout your week leading up to a race. The longs runs were difficult for me in the beginning, but I gradually built up my endurance and embraced the mental and physical challenges that the long runs provided me. 10-13 mile training runs were super important in preparing me for the psychological side of running, which was very alien to me. I’m planning to run a full marathon in June, and Mackenzie’s principles will be at the forefront of my training. I’ll definitely put more of a focus on my mobility, and strength training this time around and not beat myself up running so much.

    I received this book last week, and have already read through it pretty thoroughly. I’ve also started implementing some of the ideas and strategies listed. Right now I’m working on my running form, which needs a lot of work. I can already tell the pages of the mobility section will be worn down and bookmarked in no time- it’s invaluable information. I’m aiming to compete in a Triathlon in July, so the swimming and biking section will get dissected soon as well.

    While I don’t strictly follow a Paleo diet, I eat pretty close to it 90% of the time and find it a suitable way for me to eat. I don’t consume bread, pasta or rice and I feel that my energy levels are perfectly fine while running. However, before a race I’ll deviate a bit and have a piece of toast with jam and almond butter (this is rare for me), but it did seem to help with my energy levels, especially during the half-marathon. Eating in this way also helps me keep my body fat lower than if I were to consume a higher carb/grain diet. Brian Mackenzie is a proponent of the Paleo diet and he briefly describes it in the book.

    All in all, this book is great! Fantastic photos, excellent explanations and advice, all you need to do is give it a shot and test the theories. I feel this book is appropriate for the novice as well as the seasoned athlete, and for the skeptics- you need to read and apply these principles probably more than anyone. Someone mentioned in another review that the form/exercise description on some of the strength training movements was sketchy (the deadlift, I believe). To this I’d say, check out multiple YouTube videos on powerlifting movements if you’re unsure how to do them. Hire a personal trainer with a background in these type of lifts, or join a Crossfit class to make sure your form is correct and you stay safe. It’s difficult to look at a picture and know how to properly execute a complicated movement like the Deadlift. But hey, don’t take my word for it. Read, apply, and kick ass!

  13. Nico (verified owner)

    Been training with CFE program for 2 years now, done CFE seminar and this book puts together all the info in a very well explained detail with pics and descripition of the best way to train in an efective way, this is a must have for all endurance athletes or beginers.

  14. Nobleman (verified owner)

    The author starts off by explaining the age old approach to endurance training: Run, run, run, volume, volume, volume. He then discusses why this often results in chronic injuries and why it often leads to plateaus in athletes and presents a different approach to endurance training. He states that his approach takes less time, causes less stress on the joints of the body and improves overall performance.

    He then goes through running technique and provides quite a few pictures and drills. He then has a section on cycling technique and drills. The next chapter is the same thing, but except for swimming. He then goes through various strength training exercises based on a cross fit endurance model.

    The next few chapters are dedicated to demonstrating movements to improve mobility and prevent injuries and a section on nutrition/hydration. He closes up the book with examples of various training regimens based on different goals.

    I have found the book to be very interesting and informative. He does not shy away from scientific details, but it is written in a manner that I think most people would understand. lots of pictures and spoke demonstrating the various techniques and faults.

    I think his book is valuable resource endurance training, triathlons, athletic performance in general.

  15. Aaron (verified owner)

    This book is fantastic. It is mainly step by step pictures for all kinds of exercises. If you are a triathlete, cyclist or crossfiter you need this book. This book will help get you strong and prevent injury. It is one of the most complete books I own.

  16. J. Lang (verified owner)

    If you follow BMac or KStar or are just an endurance athlete who doesn’t get how to incorporate your love of triathlons with your love of CrossFit…this is the book for you. Thick quality pages. Tons of pictures and details. You won’t regret buying this amazing reference tool.

  17. steves119 (verified owner)

    This book brought the Crossfit concept full circle. Well worth having–great reference tool. It takes you through the lifts, shows you what works best for runners, bikers, and swimmers- Form and technique are covered also. And some training programs for different sports

  18. Pinball Wizard (verified owner)

    If you have been training by adding more and more miles to your weekly runs and have reached a plateau, this is a great way to shake up your routine and start making progress again.

  19. Christopher E., Pauls (verified owner)

    I have been doing CFE or some derivative of it for a few months now, but I felt I needed more explanation on the programming and on technique. This book really filled the gap in my knowledge. Though I am having major back surgery next week to repair a blown disc, I hope to use this book to rebuild my endurance athletic career. I’m sure it will become a resource for years to come. Well written and well organized.

    Even if CFE doesn’t make me faster, I believe in its approach to create a more well-rounded, stronger, better balanced athlete, and I definitely buy into the idea that LSD training can grind you down to the nub and leave you burned out and injured. I’m a perfect example: dodgy knee, completely blown out back, always teetering on the edge of total athletic melt-down and sick of spending all weekend on the couch recovering from 5-8 hour runs.

    Though I weigh a bit more now, due to putting on muscle mass on top and because my back prevents me from training as hard as I’d like, I can’t remember when I could do 20 pull-ups in a row or crank out Tabada rounds of push-ups, pull-ups, air squats and sit-ups. Though injured, I still feel like a more balanced athlete heading into my mid-forties.

  20. Ultramed Services Dr Garth McIntyre (verified owner)

    I’ve been following the Crossfit endurance program for the last 38 weeks and this book has now provided a simple, comprehensive reference guide for the elements of the program. It includes sections on the principles of Crossfit, endurance activities and all the various lifts and movements. So far it has saved me a few visits to YouTube searching for demonstrations.

  21. Matthew Harper (verified owner)

    This book is packed full with great information. I’ve been doing CFE for about a year now and have seen my two mile time GO from a 14:30 to a 12:44. Being able to apply the running mechanics I have learned in this book has me thoroughly excited about reaching my goal of a 12 min two mile and to complete my first half marathon this summer. Buy this book!

  22. Courtney K (verified owner)

    Seems majority of the reviews before me are a lot more educated in fitness and endurance training. I just started Crossfit and bought this book for not only expanded knowledge but for broken down views of the lifts most used in Crossfit to help me prepare for my WODs. I think in general, raises a lot of good points on endurance training that I had never considered before as I used to just train by running and occasionally lifting weights. I highly recommend this book as it’s also written very well and easy to understand for people like myself.

  23. jksnake (verified owner)

    One of the first books i have read that explains crossfit, both theiry and practical. Provides an excellent array of rountines, progressions and wods for the beginner and the more advanced. Also provides an execellent section on how to design your own workouts. My only negative is the discrepancy in price between the ebook price of ten dollars versus the hardcopy price of forty dollars ( still worth the cost).

  24. txtri (verified owner)

    I raced track and cross country through college and I do triathlons now. This book has concepts that are great for beginners up to elite athletes. It is filled with information and drills/workouts and how to do proper form to avoid injury. Some material in here is debatable on like how to run “correctly” but that’s for you to decide on. If you want to build your base and add strength I suggest looking through this book.

  25. Kim E (verified owner)

    I have been crossfiting for 4 years and running for 20. You think you know what you are doing, and then you read this book….awesome! Best explanation of the POSE method. Simplified and broke down everything. Although it was hard for me to undo poor habits, I PR’d my times on my runs. Very worth the money. Can’t wait to study the swim section!

  26. DBESS340 (verified owner)

    Great book that serves as a manual on how to properly execute endurance along with crossfit. Pictures are very detailed, so that most anyone can understand.

  27. Vivek (verified owner)

    This book has a lot of great insight into mobility exercises, skill drills, the philosophy/theory of Crossfit endurance methods, and programming. This style of programming and training definitely delivers results, based on my own experience. The book alone will not be an all-encompassing guide – it is a resource that will fit great in your library right next to anything by Mark Rippetoe/Greg Everett/another reputable strength source. I would recommend training at a Crossfit gym with a skilled coach to truly reap the benefits of this style of programming. This is a good resource if you are interested in training this way, or if your current Crossfit gym trainers are not as well-versed in applying Crossfit to endurance athletes.

    I am only giving it 4 stars, however, because there are quite a few editing errors. For example, some of the illustration headings don’t match the pictures or progressions shown, and there are several typos and grammatical errors. The errors don’t really detract from the intent of the book, but I was just surprised to see them.

  28. Mitch Figas (verified owner)

    A nice variety of strength work is presented. However, the notion that you can exclusively use high intensity training for events lasting longer than 2 hours is just ridiculous. The good news is that most people do not compete in events that last several hours so this system could potentially work for them.

  29. Sean (verified owner)

    An excellent training guide. Does a great job of explaining some of the more complex exercises. Absolutely would recommend it

  30. Gerard (verified owner)

    I have been training for Ironman on a very different philosophy to this. My efforts and results have plateued and I think its time I tried something new.This has been a good purchase.Great technique explanations and the science behind the training. I will need to read it a couple of times to understand the progression in training, but a very interesting book

  31. Pen Name (verified owner)

    While this book takes the principals of CrossFit to the endurance relm and this procedure is original, sports help books like this have been around for decades.
    The concept of CrossFit endurance is yet unproven so at best this is a good intro to CrossFit.
    I love CrossFit and use the book to guide me through exercises unique to it. Further the endurance sports drills are helpful. I recommend this book to any endurance athlete looking to improve speed and strength. But the endurance aspect is missing in this book.
    Would have been a 5 star review if the concept of CrossFit endurance was believable

  32. Will Wyatt (verified owner)

    I bought is first from iTunes, to read on my iPad, liked it so much that I bought a hard copy for me and my wife, and two additional copies; one for my CrossFitting daughter and one for an employee who’s really working hard to get back in shape. (She’s lost almost 80 pounds so far.)

    The illustrations are excellent and there’s not much that’s not covered..

  33. shaneeckert (verified owner)

    I CrossFit and I am coming up on doing so for 1 year. I am very interested in how to become faster and stronger, but I also want to know how to be smarter about my movements. This book is amazing. I have it on loan to my trainer right now who is incorporating the knowledge from the book into my workouts. What I have learned from this book has improved my running and my form in lifting. The instructions and the all the illustrations are so well done. Even noobs like me are able to understand the movements and improve quickly.

    If you are like me and read MobilityWOD and follow SFCrossFit and their amazing team of trainers, then this book is a natural addition to your tool bag.

  34. JR Johnson (verified owner)

    I have been a CrossFit Endurance certified coach since 2009. When I first learned of the anaerobic endurance approach it resonated with what I learned as a competitive rugby player. The seminar was eye-opening and opened exciting possibilities.

    The book contains everything I learned at the certification seminar, plus added photos. I used to frequently refer to my notes, but have now replaced those with this book. It helps to have a coach, but this is an added resource that if followed will revolutionize your endurance training. No dogma, this stuff works.

  35. jake (verified owner)

    Easy reading with a lot of illustrations and examples. Good for all level triathletes, runners, bikers; swimmers, and crossfitters alike. It doesnt need to be read from cover to cover. I picked what was necessary to me and then went back to cover the rest.

  36. Andreas Måneskiöld (verified owner)

    A must have for any endurance athlete. There is so much knowledge cramped together into one little book. This one combined with the upcoming Subtle Leopard from Brian’s friend Kelly Starett and you will avoid so much physical pain in your life it’s ridiculous!

  37. Mek (verified owner)

    Im a runner and i only readed the part of running and it helped mi a lot.im training hiit and there is not a lat of books about it.if there was a 10 km shedule for runing i could give it a 5 star.

  38. Robert LeClaire (verified owner)

    The book is a host of alot of great information. I feel enlightened on the principle goals of crossfit endurance and loved the example training schedule.
    It was a little slow and redundant at points though.

  39. Donna Riguidel (verified owner)

    Great, easy to follow book. Brian MacKenzie clearly knows what he is talking about! My only complaint is that the workouts in the back of the book can’t be cut and pasted, so it makes it difficult when you don’t want to bring your iPad to the gym.

    I have been doing CrossFit and trying to squeeze in Triathlon training in around it. Not only was I exhausted, but I had other things I needed to be doing with my time (work, family). This book was the answer! It’s tough at times to trust in the workouts, but the second time I hit the water. I chugged out 500 meters easily, so it has to be doing something right!

  40. ndirish1 (verified owner)

    Look, if you’re a runner, swimmer, of cyclist – this book WILL blow your mind. Your form is wrong. There, I said it. You don’t have to believe me, just read this book! It not only will show you, it will explain why your form sucks and best of all, it will show you a form for each sport that will keep you competing and a high level and keep you injury free. Brian MacKenzie will blow your mind…

    Highly Recommend!

  41. Joanna (verified owner)

    just when you though you had enough. The next chapter gives you more. Brian goes deep to give you the knowledge and tools needed to perform.

  42. lolos (verified owner)

    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.

  43. Cesar Curti (verified owner)

    I really loved the book.
    The way it’s written, the many images in it, and it’s always good to recycle our knowledge with new information.
    I found everything i read so far, very useable.
    Cesar Curti

  44. roger gilbreth (verified owner)

    Great book. I have to buy the paperback so I can use it continuously as a reference and bible. Good job Brian/Glen

  45. Katie Wilberding (verified owner)

    Mckenzie first gives you technique sections with great pictures. The programming is very Crossfit based. Honestly a simple plan, but very intense. If you are a beginner get a coach to help scale intensity.

  46. Michael Mertens (verified owner)

    Crossfit, Funktionales Training, WOD. Wenn Ihnen diese drei Begriffe geläufig sind, dann würde ich Ihnen vom Kauf des Buches abraten.
    Vielmehr können Sie die wesentlichen Kernaussagen und Anweisungen des Buches ergoogeln und alles ist Gut.

    Sind Ihnen die Begriffe jedoch nicht geläufig und Sie sind rein ein Kenner Ihrer Sportart, z.B. Laufen, dann werden Sie in diesem
    Buch jede Menge Impulse finden, wie Sie ihr Training, Ihr Laufen und Ihren Körper auf ein höheres Level bringen. Die vorgestellten Methoden sowie
    die Integration in Ihre jeweilige Sportart (Laufen, Schwimmen, Radfahren) werden ausführlich beschrieben und in Trainingspläne gegossen.

    Ich bin davon überzeugt, dass diese noch in Deutschland junge Disziplin: Crossfit – ihren Weg Stück für Stück nach Europa finden wird und die
    isolierten Trainingsmethoden (die zwar einen schönen Bizeps machen, aber es nicht zulassen zwei Sprudelkisten gleichzeitig in den 5ften Stock zu tragen)
    verdrängen wird.

  47. Craig Doyle (verified owner)

    Very interesting book and a new look at triathlon training if youre a time crunched athlete like myself. Curre tly working through a program ive made using Brians methods and its tough and I ache, but thankfully the sessions are short flat out efforts mostly. Looking forward to next season to see if the pain is worth it!

  48. Spencer Cory (verified owner)

    I originally bought this book because it taught the correct method of running: the front-foot landing. At the time I had no interest in CrossFit, or any other type of fitness programming than that which I was doing.

    Over the past 3-4 months that has radically changed.

    My fitness philosophy beforehand was: Calisthenics (Pushups,Pullups,Situps,Flutter Kicks,etc.), Large amounts of Running and Swimming (This really became more cemented after I learned the correct way to run.), and some Bicep Curls, and Bench Press once every 3-4 weeks just to add some variation.

    The primary reason I did not get into weights big time was because I wanted to be a fast runner & swimmer, not slow and bulky.

    Well, I do not have time to tell every detail, BUT, I started doing CrossFit WODs 2 1/2 months ago, and after 2 weeks of doing that, I could do more deadhang pullups than before (35), and not only was I fitter, but some of those gains rolled over into my running & swimming times.

    It did not really occur to me to use CrossFit for ALL of my fitness programming, I had gotten to the point where I was trying to figure out how to keep increasing my running mileage, without feeling exhausted every night; I finally realized that I was hitting my head against a wall, and that what I thought was correct, was wrong instead.

    I then started looking over CrossFit Endurance’s website, and then remembered that I had this book!

    At the end of the day, I have seen much better results using CrossFit programming.

    As I have read dozens of testimonials from CrossFit people all over the web, I have realized how blessed I am to learn of CrossFit while I am 17, instead of 40 or 50.

    I think that I have a lot of potential, I can hardly imagine what I will be able to do in 2-3 years from now.

    So not only am I stronger, fitter, than before, but before to long, I think I will be faster too.

    This book is much more important to me now, than when I bought it 6-7 months ago!

  49. Todd Mills (verified owner)

    This book is a great resource for skill based techniques. So much to take in as you read. Recommended for all triathalets.

  50. RCreque (verified owner)

    Got this book as a gift for my husband.so far he loves it! He has just browsed through it but he does love that he has it and he is excited to use it when he has time to read it! 🙂

  51. rechelle ancheta (verified owner)

    This book is very informative on how to have the proper techniques on these basic activities (run,swim,bike,lift). I’ve been an athlete for 15 yrs and never knew the proper technique for running until I read this book, I always been taught “you gotta get use to it” but it never made since because my IT band and knees always hurt after each run. When I started the drills that this book recommends my running has gotten better and the pain were not there. The book also explains the improper way that many of us are doing and what are the cause and effect of improper techniques. Great book. Highly recommend this book.

  52. Beata (verified owner)

    I’m an avid Crossfitter and endurance athlete. While I’m only beginning to program based on CFE, just reading this has helped me understand the benefits. It’s too much to explain but anyone that’s interested in improving not only their endurance in any sport but also their all around fitness, this is a great tool to help get you started!

  53. Zsolt (verified owner)

    Good info on running, swimming and cycling. The mobility is also good, but Kelly Starrett’s book is better if that’s what you’re looking for. Good content, especially appreciated the swimming part, but there is a lot of information that is a waste of space when certain movements are compared to other scenarios, such as to a boxer, or an entire paragraph describing what to not call something, etc.. Otherwise, I appreciate the book and it has helped me better understand movement.

  54. ta0paipai (verified owner)

    Mr. MacKenzie does an excellent job explaining exercises and techniques. If that weren’t enough there are many easy to follow, step-by-step photos. This makes “Power, Speed, Endurance” a perfect book for beginners. Those with more experience may benefit from techniques and ideas presented in the book, but may find a majority of the material a review instead of an eye-opening experience.

  55. Kevin (verified owner)

    This book is the basis of CrossFit endurance combining the fundamentals of crossfit with skill based work and technique for running, swimming, and biking while improving the athlete’s ability to sustain effort over long duration.

  56. Sharjons (verified owner)

    Great book with lots of information. Very to the point. This would be an excellent reference for triathletes. It’s a very big and heavy book in full color with thick glossy pages. There are a lot of photographs depicting what he is trying to demonstrate. There are sections for running, cycling, and swimming, which details technique and form for each. He then details strength and conditioning and mobility. There are a ton of exercises and stretches, again, demonstrated with photos. He has a small section in the back on nutrition before going a little into the program of crossfit. I did not get the impression that he expects you to stop your training to add this in and he makes it easy to incorporate into your current program. I bought this and the Unbreakable Runner by T.J. Murphy. I gave that one away. Keeping this on my coffee table for quick access. I highly recommend if you are looking to add some crossfit type exercises into your routine.

  57. Katie Lloyd (verified owner)

    We all need honest truth when it comes to how we should be training..especially those of us that are a little more hard headed. This book is easy for the average athlete and doesn’t speak over your head. It also gives some great reminders for the seasoned coach. Well done guys!

  58. Barefootdude (verified owner)

    Very cool.

  59. Clint (verified owner)

    One of the most informative resources on endurance training. Read with an open mind, certainly a different approach emphasizing intervals and strength training. The methods taught here have worked for me and are a lot more fun than long-slow-distance training. Highly recommended for coaches and trainers to broaden their perspective of training.

  60. Village Fitness & Physical Therapy (verified owner)

    So now I’ve gone through the main training program in this book twice. I have really enjoyed the workouts. I love having someone tell me what I need to do so I don’t have to think about it.

    Pros: Solid training plan. I liked it enough to do it twice. I really believe in McKenzies minimalist protocol. My times have improved in the workouts and in my cardio. Good education on swimming and biking form.

    Cons: Basically talks about the Prose method of running. Science showed how ineffective the Prose technique was over 15 years ago. Also, There are numerous mistakes in the workout section. For example, some of the swimming workouts have run distances. It would have been nice if someone went through and edited this. Lastly, the times for the cardio workouts are pretty generalized and set for a specific person.

  61. Aaron (verified owner)

    As an strength-endurance athlete, I’m always looking for ways to improve endurance and strength at the same time. I have recently been interested in the athletes that are able to build both and do it well. I truly believe this book dives deep into the process of how to do both even though many coaches and alleges say that it shouldn’t be attempted. If you’re looking to be a more all around athlete that’s not looking to lose strength for endurance and vice versa, this is the book for you.

  62. Michelle E Saltmarsh (verified owner)

    I bought this book while training for a few Ironman Triathlons. I kept getting injured and needed ANYTHING that could help me get through. I read this book cover to cover. It is brilliant. If you don’t know where to go from an injury and you’re an endurance athlete you NEEEEEEEEED this book. It will change your life.

  63. H,P. Sharpe (verified owner)

    The book is intended to be used as a manual for trainers and athletes alike, it opened up a few doors for me and gave me a lot of perspective on the subject matter!

  64. Rocio (verified owner)

    I love the PSE program. Although not as revolutionary as they think they are, they’ve put together an excellent program and I recommend this book.

  65. Peanuts1932 (verified owner)

    Reading through this volume of knowledge for anyone to follow and literally begin to change their ways from meager to functioning athletically not just in a single sport arena but three to four.

    Great read.

  66. James (verified owner)

    I liked how it talked about the mechanics of the each discipline in the triathlon, but I wish the training programs at the end were triathlon specific.

  67. wilson suarez (verified owner)

    Great quality book. Bright high quality illustrations on thick weight glossy paper. Very insightful book with plenty of workout examples for each section of the book

  68. Brennan (verified owner)

    They definitely care about their customers, lovely message when receiving package. Just wanted to give thanks, felt good to see.

  69. Pablo Vega Andrade (verified owner)

    CrossFit Endurance, This book has so much information on everything from from running technique to swim in to riding a bike to mobile station to weightlifting and conditioning real must buy for anyone Who practices CrossFit And the ones to get better at indurance.

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  71. Lidner Blain (verified owner)

    It is very general. It has great illustrations. The advice contained inside is extremely useful, although rudimentary. In the end, it is a great book and should be part of every athlete’s repertoire and focus.

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