What is Chaotic Capacity?

CrossFit is the sport of capacity, so whether you are a competitive athlete or a gym rat, improving overall capacity will allow you to become better at the sport of CrossFit. 

Chaotic Capacity is a term we at Cerus Performance created for our unique training method. It is aerobic and threshold training that mimics the chaos of a functional fitness workout (aka the metcon).

Chaotic Capacity workouts teach:

  • A better understanding and execution of pacing.
  • Composure in a workout.
  • Recovery through movement.

Workouts are on the lower-volume side and designed to not interfere with athletes’ standard training. We write these session so that there is not a heavy impact on joints, tendons and ligaments. Workouts contain designated paces and percentage of efforts. We use machines, such as air bikes, rowers, ski ergs and bike ergs, and running. Some workouts contain movements used in CrossFit metcons. 

Done regularly, athletes will better understand, both physically and mentally, how to cope with the stress of a mixed modality workout.

See below for an example. 

Air Bike 10x
:30 @ 300-600 watts (75% effort)
:30 @ 50-150 watts (recovery)

Directly into

1000-meter row @ 1:55-2:10 pace (or 70% effort)

Rest 3:00

Air Bike 5x
:30 @ 300-600 watts (75% effort)
:30 @ 50-150 watts (recovery)

Directly into

1000-meter row @ 1:55-2:10 pace (or 70% effort)

We’ve written an entire six-week Chaotic Capacity template. Want it free? Click HERE and it’s yours!