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Old 07-22-2010, 09:07 AM   #11
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Re: Programming for the 2011 Games

I had heard it was $50 dollars per year. And I don't have much cash as it is.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:11 AM   #12
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Re: Programming for the 2011 Games

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I had heard it was $50 dollars per year. And I don't have much cash as it is.
It's $25.

$25/365 = ~$0.07/day

Should be a no-brainer investment for someone shooting for the Games.

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Old 07-22-2010, 09:20 AM   #13
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I get it. I understand it doesn't cost that much. But, I would rather put the 25 bucks towards equipment.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:44 AM   #14
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1) The Journal is still the best value on the net when it comes to the amount of quality stuff you get for the price, even if you do occasionally have to weed out the propaganda and the filler. The Kelly Starrett videos alone are worth the $25/year. If you like online stuff, the other one you can't go wrong with is the Performance menu. Same price, incredibly high quality articles, but only comes out monthly. If you dig strength, MILO is also a nice pick-up.

2) OPT's programming is worth his weight in Gold.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:46 AM   #15
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What are the prices on the other ones?
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:46 AM   #16
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Re: Programming for the 2011 Games

I think most of the specific advice has already been covered. A couple reiterations: work on your skills! Imagine how frustrated Mikko Salo was that he couldn't string together the double unders easily and blast that WOD, which he could've done if he had just spent about 10 minutes once per week working on that skill. Even worse with the rope climbs. If you're going to lose make sure it's not over something stupid!

Second, remember we're always one step behind the programming for the Games. Each year there is some "huge takeaway" that changes everyone's programming, and each following year they emphasize something else entirely and laugh as competitors scramble to catch up. Be innovative; do things that aren't being done in typical programs, like the Super Helen followed by 1RM. I guarantee there's going to be a lot of 30-sec-and-Go training this year. But that's all been done, so that's still behind the curve .

I dunno, some ideas I have are long-cycle burpees with lifts, like Snatch 135#, jump over bar, burpee, jump over bar, Snatch, burpee, pull-up/MU, etc., repeat. 400m repeats with 1-3 RMs in between each. Yeah it sounds ridiculous but it allows you to train multiple skills under duress and outside of your typical comfort zone where you normally get to hone in on a movement's skill set. Swimming is a potential wrench in everyone's plans because it is highly technical and regular CF training does not carryover well at all.

That said, it's very difficult to train all over the map, which is why a lot of people focus on a few things at a time and switch it up monthly or bi-monthly, periodizing priorities. Do like Rob O., throw a 20# vest on everything, get out of your comfort zone. If your programming is crazier than the actual Games events, you'll never be caught off guard!
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:30 PM   #17
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Re: Programming for the 2011 Games

I disagree with your first point on endurance training. I think it takes just as long as even strength to really develop. Endurance is gained slow but can keep improving for a long time. Keep in mind there is a difference between anaerobic, aerobic, and alactic capacity/power.

I have very different thoughts on how to prepare for CF than most people do. I spell out in detail my training philosophy and everything in my journal (linked in sig). Feel free to ask questions or shoot me a PM if you're interested. I also attached an outline on endurance training.

I don't talk much about skills or form but that's obviously very important.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:02 PM   #18
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Lol at $25/year being a lot... Geez!
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:12 PM   #19
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Glad you find hilarity in my lack of money.
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:28 AM   #20
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I think a better investment might be Catalyst Athletics Monthly Journal...still costs but I like it much better for technical advise on lifts and nutrition and programming. This is Greg Everett's site.
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