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Old 07-04-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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Ideal Training?

hello everyone
i have been lurking on the site for a while and this thread http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=68418 has brought a question to mind. i didnt want to jack that thread so i started a new one.

what is the ideal training to improve daily workouts? would it benifit someone to maybe take some time off of doing mainsite WODS and do a program like SS? or start doing multiple WODs in a day? if time were not an issue and you wanted to try and become an "elite" crossfiter, what would your weekly workout consist of?
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Re: Ideal Training?

Where are you now? There is no single "ideal" program.

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
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Depends on where you are and exactly what you need to improve on the most.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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What is the ideal training to improve daily workouts? would it benefit someone to maybe take some time off of doing Mainsite WODS and do a program like SS? or start doing multiple WODs in a day? if time were not an issue and you wanted to try and become an "elite" CrossFitter, what would your weekly workout consist of?
If ideal means most progress then it is the maximum amount of high quality adaptive work you can rest and recover from. This will be different amounts for different people.

Many people have backed off CrossFit to do linear progression programs. If strength prevents you from Rxing Hero WOD in fast times then you may benefit from some dedicated strength work.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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the ideal program for you is the program that helps you best achieve the goals you have set for yourself. if you want to be stronger get stronger. don't let others set your goals for you. if you are happy being a metcon machine then do that. if your goal is to be the best you can be at crossfit then strive for the highest overall GPP. the best program to achieve that is the one that addresses your weaknesses while maintaining your current strengths. you also have to realize each person will recover at different rates and progress at different rates.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #6
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An ideal setup for me would probably be training six days a week doing two a days. Morning would be a short metcon/practice and afternoon would either be a single heavy lift or a heavy/long metcon/medley.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:53 PM   #7
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thanks for all the input.

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the ideal program for you is the program that helps you best achieve the goals you have set for yourself. if you want to be stronger get stronger. don't let others set your goals for you. if you are happy being a metcon machine then do that. if your goal is to be the best you can be at crossfit then strive for the highest overall GPP. the best program to achieve that is the one that addresses your weaknesses while maintaining your current strengths. you also have to realize each person will recover at different rates and progress at different rates.
ok dumb question. what is GPP?
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:35 PM   #8
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General physical preparedness.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:00 PM   #9
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thanks for all the input.



ok dumb question. what is GPP?
not dumb. good question. all questions are good if you find the answers and they move you forward...

my advice would be to go the main page and read the FAQ section.... be sure to click the link and read the article "what is fitness" once you have read all the info on the FAQ, then you will be well on your way to having lots of useful answers.

not saying this as a negative toward you, saying this because you can gather a ton of great info there in an organized and concise order which will be much faster than asking one by one questions here. it will give you the knowledge you need to understand the mindset, philosophy and lingo of this message board.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:32 AM   #10
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In search for the holy grail of fitness. Been there done that with one conclusion, everything works as long as it is reasonably sane.

Aside from that I would adress my weaknesses. If you lack strength prioritize strength if you lack metcon prioritize that etc.
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