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Old 01-20-2009, 01:34 AM   #1
Jagtar Mukhtar
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starting strength and crossfit

i've seen people refer to cycles of SS while being crossfitters. Just curious but how does this work. Do you pick up where you left off last time, or start much lower and return to the same strength levels as before?

also, those who do SS and then crossfit.. are you able to maintain your SS RM's once you've been crossfiting for a while.. so if you do another say 'cycle' would you pick up where you left off?

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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Re: starting strength and crossfit

Look up and to your left and use that nice white search button.

This is one of those things that you'll see there's at least 100 threads on that you can browse through.

(Or heck, even scroll down and click on any of the related threads at the bottom)
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:21 AM   #3
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Re: starting strength and crossfit

If you lift heavy often, you have a good idea what your 5RMs are for all of your lifts. Most people start of doing SS with weights close to (about 10% less) than their 5RMs.
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Re: starting strength and crossfit

Searching for {Crossfit "starting strength"} and {Crossfit SS} failed to come up with any good results..
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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Re: starting strength and crossfit

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Searching for {Crossfit "starting strength"} and {Crossfit SS} failed to come up with any good results..
try just typing in starting strength. that will show 20 pages worth of info. And generally I think the overall 1rm's will go down, but not by that much if you continue to do heavy squats while crossfitting. the goal is to increase your previous 1rm and you may even find that you will be squatting for 5 reps what your previous 1rm was. But like steven said, there is a ton of info already here on the boards.
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Re: starting strength and crossfit

Depending on how high your numbers are, you will probably continue to gain strength by following the .com WODs. However, if you are concerned about losing strength, just program in either 7 x 1 or 5 x 3 each day before doing the WOD. This will help you continue to train the neuromuscular aspect of strength training and shouldn't burn you out if you demonstrate some restraint. CrossFit Fredericton's (W/F/S) site is a great example of how it can be done.

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