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Old 12-21-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
Nathan Kulas
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brunswick  ME
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Re: Is it imperative to do starting strength when beginning Crossfit?

+1 for Matt Corley.

You will likely expect to see strength gains with CrossFit - but your real benefit will be with the MetCon. With your current numbers you shouldn't have any trouble with any of the WODs as Rx'd.

I wouldn't bother looking at CFSB yet though - give that at least a year or two. If you are concerned with strength at all, add in a 5x3 or a 3x5 on Day 1 of the 3 on 1 off before the WOD with one of the major lifts (Back Squat, Dead Lift, Clean, Press, Bench Press). This should give you additional strength gains - but really, this new to CrossFit, you probably don't need them quite yet - you might want to wait to add additional work to the WODs until you stop seeing linear gains.
27/m/68"/185# - 300 BP, 435 DL, 435 BS, 205 Clean, 100# wtd pull-up, 3:23 Fran, 22:50 Angie, 25 Cindy rds, 20:17 5K Row, 7:31 2K Row, 5:43 1 mile run
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