When commentators refer to an athlete’s ‘engine’, are they referring to the athlete’s stamina? Or endurance?

Actually, both are being referenced. Endurance, as we have discussed earlier, is the ability to just keep going but not necessarily at the same intensity, eg starting a 10K road race running and finishing it walking. Stamina, on the other hand, is the ability to maintain the same intensity over a period of time, eg completing that same 10K distance and maintaining from start to finish a 7:00min/mile pace. 

One effective way to improve stamina is to do ‘weighted carries’ ie, walk while carrying weights. Don’t go too heavy to begin with; be certain to maintain good posture, a tight core. Like all strengthening exercises, it takes patience and time and perseverance to build stamina. Farmers carries, lunges with dumbbells (19.3), overhead plate carries, use your imagination.

Below is a link to a great article explaining in more detail the difference:

“What Is The Difference Between Stamina And Endurance?”

HomeFitnessJourney November 11, 2018 by Koen van Emden


How’s your Stamina, if that’s not to personal a question?

FREE TRIAL CLASS – Learn in the class setting with personal attention to the details. Call, text or email Coach Anna when you would like to come so we can make the necessary arrangements for you. Text New member to (412) 772-4264   office.t2crossfit@gmail.com

Climb up and down the stairs – step ups; get up off the floor – burpees; shoveling snow – all the lifting movements along with all the core strengthening; this is how CrossFit translates into every day life. You are already doing CrossFit.

Free Trial Class schedule: Mon-Fri 5:30, 6:30, 9:00am; 12:10, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm (No 7:00pm on Fridays)


And let’s face it, when sipping wine and shopping, you need stamina.

Sweat & Sip Plus a Little Krush Shopping And Lots Of Other Stuff Too, Saturday 30 March To RSVP, text  Sweat and sip to (412) 772-4264


19.4 announcement at 8pm Good luck with your ‘000s of burpees. (However, I have just found out that the number of burpees went down; no-one asked why.)

Friday Night Lights : first heat begins around 4pm. 

Hey, a shout-out to FML. Please bring in your own score sheet.

Good luck in the WOD.


Saturday, 16 March 2019 

9:00 FREE Adult Community Class – no membership required

10:30 Members’ WOD (not available for FREE Trial class offer)

Sunday, 17 March 2019 T2 Fitness classes 

8:00 SWEAT (Ladies only)

9:00 Cycle on Sunday

10:00 Row Zone!

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 T2 Fitness

10:30 Cycle on Tuesday

T2 Fitness – No membership required : sign-up preferred 


T2 CrossFit members’ Unlimited T2 Fitness subscription available.

SWEAT/CYCLE/ROW ZONE! : For more information, make sure to follow our page on Instagram (search: Top) t2_fitness_   (search: People) @t2_fitness_   #tag us: #t2_fitness_


T2 Kids, Preteens & Teens: even in warm-up fun, they use their stamina, power, balance, agility, accuracy, coordination and endurance …


This week’s tasty dish: Chocolate Paleo Energy Balls #joyfoodsunshine just what you need before 19.4

Today’s Fun/Trivia: “Éirinn go Brách”

Some facts and trivia that maybe you didn’t know about St Patrick’s Day, including: Patrick wasn’t his given name, it was Maewyn; leprechauns earn their gold mending shoes; the corn in corned beef refers to the large lumps of salt used to cure the meat (nothing to do with corn); Patrick’s color was light blue not green; and he wasn’t even Irish.

15 Things You Might Not Know About St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day on Sunday. 


T2 CrossFit Team


********Outside The Box : Dates for your diary

Sweat & Sip Plus a Little Krush Shopping And Lots Of Other Stuff Too, Saturday 30 March   To RSVP, text Sweat and sip to (412) 772-4264

Ladies, save the date : Open to all ladies who revel in good company, members and non-members. Details on Facebook Event page.


USA Weightlifting Level 1 Course, June 8-9th 2019 will be hosted by T2 Crossfit. Make a note of the date. Registration and more details to follow soon.


To read about Paris’s and Anna’s journey to qualify to represent USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, click here Henken : Tobias Sailing


Please share with me, dates of events in which you are participating, to which you would like to bring attention: road races, competitions, fundraisers …


FitAid: please pay for the cans you take. You can now charge your cc charge purchase (2 cans minimum) through the Gym Store on your account. There are step-by-step instructions next to the computer if you need help.


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