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Old 12-02-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
Aidan Macdonald
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A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

My friend and I need to gain weight (preferably muscle)

My friend offered my the below program (WFS) although I believe that this will help gain strength, I would expect a more crossfit styled program would be better. I know about SS, but I would be doing my high school swim team in parallel and I believe that excessive cardio doesn't go well with a hormone level raising program.

Thoughts on the program, I understand much is in conflict with crossfit and this is why I bring it before you
http://www.davedraper.com/8-hugo-gainer-part1.html You must indicate whether your links are Work and Family Safe (WFS)
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

I think it's too much volume for a beginner-intermediate.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

Oi. Just do a 5x5. Two warmup sets, then 3 sets of the best you got. Basic moves are Press, bench press, squat, deadlift/stiff-legged deadlift, and weighted pullups, or rows if you like them better.

Get John McCallum's Keys to Progress if you want to get bigger. It's a great resource.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:17 PM   #4
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Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

No deadlifts.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

That is a retarded bodybuilding style program, in my not-so-humble (but maybe sometimes should be) opinion.

Starting Strength is the way to go. If swim practice happens that much and interferes, maybe do 2 days a week instead of 3.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:21 AM   #6
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Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

Complexes?

Check out this Dan John article - it's something I would really like to try after I come to a natural break from SS

(link is WFS)

http://www.davedraper.com/fusionbb/s...php?tid/20115/
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:06 AM   #7
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Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

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No deadlifts.
Why not?
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:51 AM   #8
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Why not?
I didn't mean don't do deadlifts. I meant the program has no deadlifts.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:23 AM   #9
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Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

If SS will interfere with your swimming then this program of working out 7 days a week will DEFINITELY interfere with your swimming. Plus it has no deadlifts

The only things worth reading are the diet suggestions (maybe) and the fact that the designer of the program at least knows a thing or two about periodization. i.e he mentions active rest and loading/deloading phases.

1) you want to gain weight and 2) you are a beginner; so SS is a good idea for you. You dont have to drink a gallon of milk a day, but you do have to eat a lot if you want to gain muscle with any program.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:24 AM   #10
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Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

I don't mean that swimming will interfere with SS time wise, just that SS (with GOMAD) is supposed to up your testosterone levels while a lot of swimming will probably lower the levels. Correct me if I am wrong.

I just wanted to do SS when I am 18-19 and when I can focus and get really good results

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I am 17, 162lbs 10% Body Fat, 6'1" am I too young to get good results

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