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Old 01-19-2014, 06:25 AM   #11
Joe Talerico
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Re: What programming to follow?

I follow Outlaw, but there are plenty of great free programming out there (main site being great to follow)!

NCLab looks good too:
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:58 AM   #12
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Re: What programming to follow?

I think you are on the right track. I would stick with the main site until you have your goals more clearly defined. Evan after you define your goals you might find that you can continue to use the main site and add additional work that is in line with your specific goals. As was stated before, you can throw in some strength work prior to the daily WOD.

All of the other options are great too (OPT, Invictus, CFNE, Outlaw etc…).

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Old 01-19-2014, 03:41 PM   #13
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Re: What programming to follow?

Originally Posted by Gretchen Ross View Post

Since I know you will want more info, I'm 32 years old, 5'8" and 125lbs. I don't count calories or anything, we just try to eat "real" foods. My main goal is to add muscle and improve my overall fitness so I can keep up with my kids; I don't know my body-fat percentage but I don't feel like I have much to lose.

All ideas and suggestions welcome; thanks in advance!
Don't follow Outlaw or NC Labs or other similar progams if you are just trying to get in shape. Those are written for and by competitive athletes, and quite frankly the volume and technical ability necessary for compliance is pretty high.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:48 AM   #14
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Re: What programming to follow?

I have been using a phone app called Wodbox. They have feeds from about 20 different gyms all over. I picked one of the gyms that I looked like they had good structure and have been doing their program. The app also lets you track your progress in a journal thats built into the app. Works pretty good for me trying to do crossfit on my own.
The program may or may not be up to the standards of some of the websites others have suggested but it has been a really easy tool for me to utilize and follow. And they only allow feeds from crossfit affiliates on the app.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:15 AM   #15
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Re: What programming to follow?

Originally Posted by Brendan McNamar View Post
If you are happy and not in any hurry mainsite will work find.

A lot of affiliates are getting faster results, particularly in the strength category, by programing a lift followed by a sub 15 minute met-con. Yesterday we:

Front squatted 5 X 3 on 3 minutes (O3M)


Burgener warm up followed by power snatch review and

30 Snatches for time.

This easily fits in a hour. Mainsite would split this into two days.

I agree with this post 100%.

Strength every day, and a sub 15 metcon.

Main site is pretty good, but I like to target my weaknesses a bit more.

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #16
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Re: What programming to follow?

Crossfit Centurion has a good program
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:49 AM   #17
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Re: What programming to follow?

Centurion's is alright but devoid of working the Snatch, Clean & Jerk enough.

It really depends on what your goals are.

1) Have good numbers to compete locally or further on, even with yourself. I like being good at things and mastering things and that means practicing what you want to get good at, A LOT.

2) Get a workout in 30-60 minutes varying it up.
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