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Old 06-13-2012, 07:53 AM   #31
Stu Christensen
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Re: Why can't i get stonger!

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3 years of CF and your numbers are still low. Focus on strength until you get to the level you feel you need to be. No one gets to a 400lb Front squat by doing Fran over and over. There are tons of programs out there, pick one, stick with it, and lay off the WODs.
Wait...what??

Greg Glassman states:
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But here's the fascinating part. We can take you from a 200 pound max deadlift to a 500-750 pound max deadlift in two years while only pulling max singles four or five times a year. We will though work the deadlift, like most lifts, approximately once per week at higher reps and under grueling conditions. It may intuit well that if you can pull a 250 pound deadlift 21 times coming to the lift at a heart rate of 180 beats per minute, then 500 pounds for a single at a resting heart rate is perhaps manageable.
So how come the OP doesn't have a 500+ deadlift....its been 3 years?
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #32
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Re: Why can't i get stonger!

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Wait...what??

Greg Glassman states:


So how come the OP doesn't have a 500+ deadlift....its been 3 years?
He probably forgot to supplement with medicine ball cleans.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #33
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Re: Why can't i get stonger!

If you're trying to be competitive for next year stop doing WODS, go get stronger on a legit plan (with no WODs) come back a couple months out, dial in conditioning and be a beast.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #34
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Re: Why can't i get stonger!

These 4 steps will get you stronger:
1) Eat clean, and eat a lot
2) Follow a proven strength program (Starting Strength, Greyskull, Westside, etc, NOT Crossfit, it is not a true strength program)
3) Eat some more, keep it clean
4) Get your rest.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #35
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He probably forgot to supplement with medicine ball cleans.
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