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Old 05-31-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
Kelvin Zabala
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Crossfit and weight training

I am looking to get into great shape before I leave for basic training in August. I recently left my job so that I could focus on my workouts exclusively. I plan on doing Crossfit in the morning, followed by running, and finish off my day with "traditional" weight training. I plan to train MTW and F so as to give myself enough days for my body to recoup. My question is does anyone have any recommendations on a workout for me to stick to every week? Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:13 AM   #2
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Re: Crossfit and weight training

If your goals are in line with what they need to be with basic training, I would forgo the addition of "traditional" weightraining in your day. The running work, for speed, and distance would be helpful, but unless you are training for specific weaknesses, I think rest would be more beneficial than doubling up your workouts.

We have guys come in often to prepare for "special forces" or getting ready for ATF, etc. and we train them within the parameters of our classes, if they want to come prior to a class time, or after class, we will help them with specific work(ie. pull sleds, prowler sleds, rope climb,etc.).

My 2c. Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:15 AM   #3
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Unless you've already built up to that kind of workload, CF+running+extra weightlifting sounds like a good way to overtrain yourself, plus it's not really necessary for the kind of fitness you'll need at boot camp. How long have you been doing CF? Are you already able to handle 4 days a week of the basic WODs?
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:40 PM   #4
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Re: Crossfit and weight training

Yeah that.

I'd definitely drop the bodybuilding. Go with CF and the endurance. Just based on my own experience.
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Re: Crossfit and weight training

Also based on experience, I can tell you that if you're in reasonable condition as it is (can pass minimum pft with no danger of failing), your best bet will be to work on your running (speedwork) and endurance. CF wod will get you there. If you're having any trouble at all with pft, work on your weakness.
other things that will help you...
learn to function with very little/no sleep
learn to eat an entire meal as fast as possible (time counted in seconds, not minutes)
develop the ability think/react under pressure
learn the names of the president, vp, speaker of the house, secretary of state, your senator, etc... you'd be amazed at the people who don't know this stuff
learn how to use a clothes iron
think for just a minisecond before you raise your hand, open your mouth, or step forward
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:40 AM   #6
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Re: Crossfit and weight training

"think for just a minisecond before you raise your hand, open your mouth, or step forward"

THats so much less interesting way to live.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #7
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Re: Crossfit and weight training

In life, absolutely! In the Marine Corps, not so much
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"think for just a minisecond before you raise your hand, open your mouth, or step forward"

THats so much less interesting way to live.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:50 AM   #8
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other things that will help you...
learn to function with very little/no sleep
learn to eat an entire meal as fast as possible (time counted in seconds, not minutes)
develop the ability think/react under pressure
learn the names of the president, vp, speaker of the house, secretary of state, your senator, etc... you'd be amazed at the people who don't know this stuff
learn how to use a clothes iron
think for just a minisecond before you raise your hand, open your mouth, or step forward

I would have to agree and add one learn to fall asleep fast and i mean not in half hours i mean minutes also learn to sleep anywhere,,,,,,,,,,,

Still to this day i can lay down to sleep and im out within minutes...
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:54 PM   #9
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Re: Crossfit and weight training

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I am looking to get into great shape before I leave for basic training in August.
I'm a Parris Island Marine from a couple decades back, you won't need or really even want much weight training for basic. Work your endurance / cardio hard, do a lot of "good form" pull-ups and push-ups, and remember boot camp is as much mental as it is physical.

Good luck, Semper Fi, Non Multa Sed Multum.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:40 AM   #10
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Re: Crossfit and weight training

Kevin,

If you are training with the right intensity doing one CF WOD and about 45 mins of skill work later in the day is really all need. Remember you don't get stronger in the gym but while you rest. So hit it hard and enjoy your time with your friends and family.
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