Episode: 106 Can Endurance Training Improve Weightlifting? Interference Effect with Chris Hinshaw

This is part 2 of a 3 part series with worldwide endurance coaching expert Chris Hinshaw. Part 1 was about becoming better coaches, part 2 we dive into the interference effect. Is it true that training cardio or endurance will impact your weightlifting performance or can it actually help improve your performance? We also dive into the role the aerobic system plays in recovery!


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Learn more about Chris Hinshaw:

  • Subject Matter Expert: Aerobic Capacity 
  • Coach to 31 CrossFit Games Champions 
  • 11+ Years of CrossFit Athlete Experience 
  • Spartan Master Trainer 
  • 10x Ironman Competitor 
  • Owner of aerobiccapacity.com 


Chris Hinshaw is the founder of aerobiccapacity.com and is widely considered one of the top endurance coaches in the world. As a successful business owner and veteran performance coach, Chris has spent his career  working with the highest-performing individuals on the planet. Chris is known internationally for his extensive  knowledge and practical experience developing performance in athletes of all experience levels using his  comprehensive, cutting edge approach to training.  

Professional Athlete:

A former All-American swimmer and an experienced professional triathlete with 10 Ironman finishes with 7  Ironman’s in Kona, Hawaii. His top international finishes include a 2nd place overall finish at the Hawaiian  Ironman World Championships, a 2nd place overall finish at the Ironman World Championships in Canada, and a 1st place overall finish at Ironman Brazil.  

CrossFit Experience:

CrossFit, Inc selected Coach Chris as their Subject Matter Expert (“SME”) in Aerobic Capacity in Feb 2016. He specializes in endurance coaching for the CrossFit athlete. He’s a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), CrossFit  Competitor Course certified, CrossFit Endurance Course certified, CrossFit Mobility certified, and CrossFit Judge.  Hinshaw is a founding partner of Brute Strength as well as a former NorCal CrossFit coach from 2012-2018 and currently coaches at CrossFit Mayhem. He currently shares his coaching and endurance programming through  aerobiccapacity.com and travels the world to teach his coaching methodology via his CrossFit Preferred Course:  Aerobic Capacity by Chris Hinshaw.  

Professional Coach:

He is the endurance 1:1 coach to hundreds of athletes that range from the recreational fitness enthusiast looking to efficiently and effectively improve their aerobic fitness to professional surfers, Olympians, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu  World Champions to more than 40 podium athletes & teams since the 2013 CrossFit® Games including Mat  Fraser, Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Katrin Daviosdottir, Tia Clair Toomey, Kristin Holte, Kara Webb, Camille  Leblanc-Bazinet, Sara Sigmundsdottir, and Julie Foucher.  

Personal Details:

Hinshaw graduated in 1989 with a BS in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration from Cal Poly  State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He was born in Mountain View, CA and currently resides in Cookeville,  TN. 


Connect with Chris:

Website: aerobiccapacity.com  

Instagram: hinshaw363  

Instagram: aerobiccapacity  

Facebook: aerobiccapacity  

Twitter: aerobiccapacity 

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