Originally Posted by Ahmik Jones
I think if I had my way, and had the space and the staff to accomidate it, I would have most of my new people do Starting Strength for a couple months to get strong enough to do the workouts as written and then start the workouts from the site. Their initial improvement would not be as great as someone who just starting following the site, but I think 6 months after starting to exercise, people who took time off and focused on strength for 3 months will be ahead of people who started doing the workouts strait off of the site.
Some of this is assuming that these new clients lacked strength when they showed up. Someone with a strength training background would probably do better jumping right into CrossFit.
This is the exact position I take. We're on the same page.