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Old 04-03-2014, 08:31 AM   #1
Félix Fuenzalida
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5x5 for strengh

hi,

after reading a bit, i decided to change one of the 3 days weekly routines for 1 strength day.

will start doing 5x5 3x3 and 1x1

anyone could suggest me a bit about it?

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:39 AM   #2
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Re: 5x5 for strengh

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but trying to squeeze a 3-day routine into one day isn't going to work well. And doing 5x5 and 3x3 and 1x1 in a single day is an awful idea.

Instead of modifying several programs, just pick one and run with it.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: 5x5 for strengh

sorry if i didn't explain my self properly.

at the present moment i train 3 days a week, what i want to do is change one of this 3 days, for a strength program like 5x5..

does someone did this before?

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
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Re: 5x5 for strengh

One day of strength work per week is better than nothing, but only by a little bit. 5x5 of a single lift one day a week isn't going to help you much.

Any reason you aren't able to do a little strength work prior to you conditioning on all 3 days per week? There are plenty of programs that will let you do that in an effective way.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:12 PM   #5
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Re: 5x5 for strengh

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One day of strength work per week is better than nothing, but only by a little bit. 5x5 of a single lift one day a week isn't going to help you much.

Any reason you aren't able to do a little strength work prior to you conditioning on all 3 days per week? There are plenty of programs that will let you do that in an effective way.
i do, usually a strength work and then a classical crossfit wod. but i wanna grow in muscle, so want to take off some cardio-aerobic and do more strength
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:14 PM   #6
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Re: 5x5 for strengh

....then you should follow a strength program that has you doing heavy lifts 3-4x per week, on an intelligent progression.

If you're currently doing strength work 3 times per week, what makes you think that reducing your strength work to 1 time per week would help you get stronger?
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:46 PM   #7
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Re: 5x5 for strengh

i think, i still not explaining my self right... i am doing classic crossfit program 3 days a week and i want to change one of this days to a full strength training.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:02 PM   #8
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Re: 5x5 for strengh

Are you saying:

Monday--Strength Work followed by CrossFit Conditioning
Wednesday--Strength Work followed by Crossfit Conditioning
Friday--Strength work followed by Crossfit conditioning
Saturday--Strength work only.

I'm assuming on M/W/F you might only do one movment for 3-5 worksets and then on Saturday hit 2-3 movements for 3-5 work sets?
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i think, i still not explaining my self right... i am doing classic crossfit program 3 days a week and i want to change one of this days to a full strength training.
But earlier you said this: "i do, usually a strength work and then a classical crossfit wod"

So that would imply that you're doing strength work 3 days a week, followed by a CF workout. Is that the case or not?

And as I've said multiple times, doing 5x5 or 5/3/1 or any other strength program on one day per week isn't going to accomplish much of anything.
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Re: 5x5 for strengh

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Are you saying:

Monday--Strength Work followed by CrossFit Conditioning
Wednesday--Strength Work followed by Crossfit Conditioning
Friday--Strength work followed by Crossfit conditioning
Saturday--Strength work only.

I'm assuming on M/W/F you might only do one movment for 3-5 worksets and then on Saturday hit 2-3 movements for 3-5 work sets?
yeah its more like

Monday--Strength Work followed by CrossFit Conditioning
Wednesday--Strength Work followed by Crossfit Conditioning
Friday--Strength work followed by Crossfit conditioning

and i want to for example change wednesday for a full strength program, removing the aerobics and cardio stuff

but your idea is quite good too, adding a fourth day just for strength

i am still planning it...
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