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Carmen Malcolm 08-21-2014 09:54 AM

Strength Program
 
Hi All

I want to work on some strength training for awhile - leave CrossFit for a couple of months - maybe until January next year. Which programs are really effective for building strength? I'm only familiar with 5 / 3 / 1. I'm sure there are others. I don't want to spend hours in the gym. I find it quite tedious. So is there any program that's quick and effective that will help with the Oly lifting aspects of CrossFit when I go back (hopefully it's fun as well and not too complicated to follow).

Thanks in advance

Mark E. Wallace 08-21-2014 10:35 AM

Re: Strength Program
 
Do you really mean Oly specifically? i.e. Clean & Jerk and Snatch.

Or, are you talking strength generally, such as deadlifts, squats, press, bench, etc...?

- Mark

Carmen Malcolm 08-21-2014 11:26 AM

Re: Strength Program
 
Sorry if I wasn't clear...generally Mark - deadlifts, squats, presses and so forth.

Drew Cloutier 08-21-2014 01:14 PM

Re: Strength Program
 
Without knowing your strength levels now I can't make more concrete recommendations but here are some good ones.

Depending on your strength levels:

5/3/1
Starting Strength
Stronglifts 5x5
Bill Starr's 5x5
Bill Starr's only the strong survive
Texas Method
Juggernaut Method
Cube Method
Candito Linear Progression
GSLP
Paul Carter's Base Building

Nick St Pierre 08-29-2014 08:35 AM

Re: Strength Program
 
I have been running 5/3/1 for a long time. You can easily find a excel template online where it calcs your lifts each week for you and ensures you are making progress with the deadlift, squat, press and bench.

Danny Bostwick 08-29-2014 10:17 AM

Re: Strength Program
 
Starting strength, simple linear progression, enough volume where you feel like your doing something, and plenty of variety. Go get jacked.


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