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Old 12-06-2009, 06:53 PM   #11
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Re: Crossfit + Gomad

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I did CrossFit + GOMAD for a couple of months. All it did was get me chubby.
Did your numbers not go up at all?

I am beginning to think that I should just do SS plus GOMAD just for simplicities sake. Then switch to crossfit to burn off some of the chub that I would acquire.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:43 AM   #12
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Re: Crossfit + Gomad

b/c cfsb is not for novices.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:54 AM   #13
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Re: Crossfit + Gomad

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Katherine,

My goals are relatively simple, I would like to be as strong as possible for September of next year as I will be beginning my degree in bachelor of applied science (paramedic). Must be used to lifting heavy loads as well as be in decent cardiovascular shape. I am not concerned with having a beach body, my desire for strength is purely practical in nature.
I think CrossFit, appropriately scaled, will give you exceptional fitness for Emergency Medicine/Prehospital care. If you stay with it through the entire curriculum you will probably be in better shape than most of the medics you ride with. So my "vote" as it were would be CF w/o GOMAD.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:35 AM   #14
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Re: Crossfit + Gomad

Kessler if you want to get as strong as possible follow this procedure:

1. do zero cardio
2. eat everything not tied down
3. believe in SS, 5/3/1, et al.

This my plan to hit 500+ on deadlift. I am a former wrestler, cross country runner, and still an avid rock climber. Gaining muscle for me has always been tough, so I cut cardio to optimize gains.

This does not make me "easier to kill" or "less elite" I assure you.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:03 AM   #15
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Re: Crossfit + Gomad

Thank you everyone for your input, I think the best plan for me is to do SS + creatine for 6-8 weeks until my strength is at least higher then it was before doing crossfit. If I feel I am not strong enough then I will continue with a straight up strength training program, maybe minus the gomad.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:46 AM   #16
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Re: Crossfit + Gomad

Drink 1/2 gallon of whole (never skim) milk a day....a quart.....every other day....it's just calories your body needs, that is all. It doesn't have to be GOMAD or nothing at all.

Take in too many calories, you put on extra fat.....don't eat enough you will not gain much muscle.

Plus if you want more muscle, you have to tell your body to built it....with progressively doing more weights over the long haul.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:39 AM   #17
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Appreciate the response Eric, I agree I am under strength like crazy. Doing six-eight weeks of SS before crossfit
If you're under strength like crazy, you could probably do 8-10 months of SS. 6 weeks is nothing.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:09 AM   #18
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Re: Crossfit + Gomad

CF Football recommends 4 paleo meals a day and a 5th meal-size helping of milk within 15-45 minutes post workout.

There's a lot of sound science behind it having to do with when your compromised muscle is looking for the best thing with which to repair itself and how milk's combination of nutrients is a perfect fit at that time.

How much milk you need is based on 20% of your daily caloric needs depending on whether you want to gain, maintain, or lose weight.

Makes a lot of sense to me...
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Thank you everyone for your input, I think the best plan for me is to do SS + creatine for 6-8 weeks until my strength is at least higher then it was before doing crossfit. If I feel I am not strong enough then I will continue with a straight up strength training program, maybe minus the gomad.
Excellent (if you're a creatine responder). Just follow the "paleo/zone/gomad" diet and eat 6000 calories a day. Welcome to the dark side.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:40 AM   #20
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Re: Crossfit + Gomad

Sept 2010 gives you plenty of time to improve strength.
1-2 months of pure SS should get you in pretty good position to move into Crossfit. You'll likely lose some strength after switching to Crossfit since you won't be doing heavy squats/cleans/presses 3x a week, but most of the strength you gained from SS should be maintained by crossfit workouts.

As far as coaching, if you read SS and check out videos online you should be able to teach yourself. I haven't seen the SS DVD, but I assume that'd be helpful too. When I did SS last year, I had never done powercleans, deadlifts, and my squats weren't very good, but the book and online videos got my form down. Working out at an affiliate definitely refined my form, and their tips made me more efficient, but you can get pretty far on your own.
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