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Old 06-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
Danny Bostwick
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Box Programming Recommended reading?

Looking for some help with our box programming, there is quite a bit of randomness to it, I'd love to get some reading suggestion to help me stop grasping at straws a bit. Thoughts?
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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Re: Box Programming Recommended reading?

It can be really simple or extremely challenging, most have some sort of basic linear progression strength program with snatch and C&J mixed in, then some metcons varying in time, volume and intensity.

Different levels of programs are often used for stronger, more conditioned athletes.

Also skill work is often undervalued.

Training for the CF games (WFS, I think)

Westside Barbell Book of Methonds (NWFS)

Greyskull Linear Progression (NWFS)

Supertraining (No Idea)

I have read WSBB book of methods and GSLP, and would recommend both, I am starting to read Supertraining.

Also, emailing certain gyms and asking about their programming would be very helpful.

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:16 AM   #3
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Re: Box Programming Recommended reading?

Never Let Go by Dan John is a must read. It's basically 40 years of experience boiled down to let you know what works, why it works, and why it's well as how to deliver it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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Re: Box Programming Recommended reading?

Originally Posted by Joey Dussel View Post
Never Let Go by Dan John is a must read.
Great book!

Also, it's not a reading suggestion but look into the coaches prep course. The CPC really spends some great time on developing programming and analyzing what you're currently doing.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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Re: Box Programming Recommended reading?

Originally Posted by Eric J Leon View Post
Also, it's not a reading suggestion but look into the coaches prep course.
+1 for the Coach's Prep Course. I feel that it instantly made me a better coach and we spent a large part of the second day discussing programming. The three instructors at my course all had slightly varying approaches (and all are successful) so we got to see a few different ways to do things.

Also: (All SFW)
"Plandomization: CrossFit, Periodization and Planning" By Greg Everett:
"Dissecting the Fish" By Lon Kilgore (CFJ):
"Max Effort Black Box" By Micheal Rutherford
"A Theoretical Template for CrossFit’s Programming" Some guy named Greg Glassman:

Lastly, use the search function on this message board. There are a lot of interesting opinions on programming.
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