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Old 06-24-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
Eric M Scharf
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Conditioning program

Is there a CF program that focuses more on conditioning then strength? I do "bodybuilding" work outs with a lot of cardio (running/spin).
I would love to start CF, by following a program that I could do with my regular work outs.
Are there any programs that you would recommend? I am not against strength work out's, but I feel that I get enough from my "bb" workouts. I feel that I would be better off starting a routine that concentrates more on cond., style work outs.
Please share your thoughts, and advise, thank you.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Re: Conditioning program

EVERY CrossFit program has a strength element to it.

The entire philosophy of CF is to attempt to fully encompass every aspect of fitness.

You might find more conditioning-leaning branches (CF Endurance but that's the only one I can think of), but all of them will have some aspect of strength work in it.

There's nothing magical about CF-style metabolic conditioning pieces that will get you better conditioning than running, biking, swimming or rowing intervals within the same intensities and time domains if the conditioning is all you are looking to get out of it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: Conditioning program

Thank you. I am not against strength. I was just thinking that a CF program concentrating more on gymnastics exercises (pull ups, dips, hand stand push ups, etc) and cond (rowing running, etc) would be a great to add to my "bb" style work outs. Please tell me if this makes sense?
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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Re: Conditioning program

I follow you.

Here's a posibility I just ran across, you could try following something like this: http://www.crossfitgymnastics.com/ wfs, but leave out the Olympic lifting parts.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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Re: Conditioning program

Thank you. I appreciate your help. I will deff look into it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
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Re: Conditioning program

Check out a book called Convict Conditioning.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:47 AM   #7
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Check out a book called Convict Conditioning.
it must work, some of those dudes in prison are ripped man. But then again, literally ALL they have to do is eat and workout well, that and fashion weapons out of hygiene products so that they can protect their manhood.
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