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View Poll Results: Program that you follow to gain strength along crossfit
Main Site/classic crossfit 1 5.26%
CFSB 0 0%
Westside Conjugate+CF 4 21.05%
GSLP+CF 1 5.26%
5/3/1+CF 6 31.58%
other 7 36.84%
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:51 PM   #1
Juan M Jones
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Most used method in CF community to gain strength

I'm curious about the different programs that crossfiters use to gain strength, reading the forums is obvious that the trends move along the years.
CFSB, GSLP, Westside Conjugate, 5/3/1, or main site, a poll to easily view the results. To select one, for example Conjugate, Its not necessary that you follow strictly ALL the program, but an adaptation that works with CF.
Explain the pros and cons and your experience with different programs.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Most used method in CF community to gain strength

My box does 5-3-1 on one movement a day. We do it after the warm up and before the WOD. Last time was bench press, today it's snatch deadlift.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: Most used method in CF community to gain strength

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My box does 5-3-1 on one movement a day. We do it after the warm up and before the WOD. Last time was bench press, today it's snatch deadlift.
all days?
In the 5/3/1 option (or the others) you can select that if you comment the way the program is changed.
ie: Conjugate + CF I dont mean ALL the conjugate program, but an adaptation to work in a CF programming
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:15 PM   #4
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Re: Most used method in CF community to gain strength

I have mostly followed Westside if I wanted to gain strength. I tried 5/3/1, but after lifting weight for 6 months, you won't make any more progress. The weight is either too low or not enough volume. Recently I have started trying out Catalyst Athletics and their olympic lift/squat focus. I have seen very good gains on that.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:58 AM   #5
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Re: Most used method in CF community to gain strength

I do CFFB Collegiate.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:11 AM   #6
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Re: Most used method in CF community to gain strength

My 2 cents :

In my “training career”, my best gains in strength were done with old school 5x5 and variations (Bill Starr, Glenn Pendlay, Texas Method, …).

After discovering Crossfit (a few years ago), tried a few months each of the following : CFSB, Crossfit conjugate (using Chris Mason Templates), mixing 5/3/1 with metcons.

Small improvement regarding strength gains, nothing wrong with those methods, but something didn’t clicked, probably my fault, unable to really find an equilibrium between strength and conditioning with those programs.
In the mix I tried a Russian program once for squat and bench, was able to improve old lifetime PR for both lifts, but this kind is so taxing for the CNS, I did barely anything else during those 6 weeks, so probably not a good idea.
Then, I followed Outlaw for a while, I did not really like the programming, just a matter of personal preference, because Rudy Nielsen knows his sh*t for sure.

Switched 6 months ago to the open option of competitorstraining.com, BOOM, I hit new PR on a regular basis again … with no focus at all on strength traning but a more broad approach.
So, maybe, a strength biased program is not as good as you think when you do Crossfit.
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