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Old 02-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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WODs, gaining, and absence of OLY

Howdy guys, i posted this here but it kind of belongs in several different threads so my apologies. Anyways, ive been loosely following the WODs on crossfit.com for half a year, ive always been pretty athletic just not very big, i have been following a very healthy diet for the past year and a half, but im ready to get more serious about training. I need to bulk, and im a hard gainer so im here for your advice...

I am 5'11" and stuck at 150lb. What WOD should i follow? I've been researching quite a bit and i keep finding that people don't like the crossfit.com WOD for bulking ( or im looking at the wrong threads ). I eat about 6 times a day and i take SFH protein and omega 3 daily. I also supplement a multivitamin.

I want to gain weight and become stronger in general, but i cant do the olympic lifts until the summer. I have never done the OLY lifts and i have no way of performing any but the deadlift at the gym, and i would like to wait until the summer when i have time/money for correct coaching on the movements.

tldr- i want to become stronger and gain weight: which WOD should i follow? Should i begin taking creatine? What do i do about not being able to do OLY lifts until summer?

thanks in advance for the help guys.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: WODs, gaining, and absence of OLY

Follow a powerlifting type of routine such as Westside Conjugate or Wendler 5/3/1. CrossFit-Strength and LiftStrongRunFast are good places to check out.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Re: WODs, gaining, and absence of OLY

If you want to gain size along with strength then I would look at GSLP or SS over Westside. I am a fan of the Westside system as well but I do not think it will bulk you up as much as those 2 listed above.

Just my $0.02 in a thread that will go on for a while.
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If you want to gain size along with strength then I would look at GSLP or SS over Westside. I am a fan of the Westside system as well but I do not think it will bulk you up as much as those 2 listed above.

Just my $0.02 in a thread that will go on for a while.
Which would you recommend between SS or GSLP?
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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Re: WODs, gaining, and absence of OLY

I think GSLP has a bit more flexibility.

If I wanted to bulk I would read through a few approaches and choose the one I thought most fit my interests. GSLP, for example. Starting Strength. Dan John's "Mass Made Simple".
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Which would you recommend between SS or GSLP?
GSLP I suppose. I think it's a little more geared towards hypertrophy.
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GSLP I suppose. I think it's a little more geared towards hypertrophy.
Alright im working on a spreadsheet right now. I guess ill post it when i finish and you can tell me if its good/bad

** also is there a good sub for neck harness?

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Old 02-21-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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Re: WODs, gaining, and absence of OLY

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....but i cant do the olympic lifts until the summer.
You think?
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Alright im working on a spreadsheet right now. I guess ill post it when i finish and you can tell me if its good/bad

** also is there a good sub for neck harness?
No real sub for a neck harness, but those are cheap, like under$50 cheap.
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Re: WODs, gaining, and absence of OLY

Try $22 cheap (WFS). And you can probably find a cheaper one if you look around, or one in a store so you don't have to pay shipping. But the neck harness work isn't a requirement, don't avoid starting the program on account of not having a harness.

Wait a sec, you say you can't do any of the Oly lifts except the deadlift (which isn't an Oly lift)....does that mean you're not able to squat and bench and press? Because if you can't do those things it's really not possible to do the program.

And if you want to gain weight you just need to eat more in conjunction with lifting heavy, there's nothing fancy about it. Bump your calorie intake by 1000-1500 per day for awhile and see how that goes. Yes, you may have to eat to the point of discomfort.
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