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Old 12-04-2009, 04:33 PM   #21
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Re: Time commitment required for strength biased programs

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What I'd like to know is what a typical time commitment is for some of the strength biased programs like CFFB, CFSB, and (maybe?) CFWF. I've reviewed the CFFB WODs and they look like they'd take a while. With a newborn in the house and a busy job, I manage to find time for mainpage WODs but not a whole lot more. Are any of these strength biased programs do-able with roughly the same time commitment as vanilla CF?
Hew, Some one may have suggested this already but I didn't want to read thru 3 pages of posts. Has anyone suggest coach rutherfords MEBB program. It's only 3 days per week and the workouts all appear to be 1 hour or less. It has strength + Metcon component. Here is the link http://coachrut.blogspot.com/.

I have actually been blessed with time lately to do 4-6 days per week but normally I am strapped for time and 3 days is a good workout week for me. When that time comes again I plan on switching to the aformentioned WOD's.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:57 AM   #22
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I didn't want to read thru 3 pages of posts.
So I can understand 25, but 3?! Come on!

I've just finished week 3 of the CFWF program. I'm never in the gym longer than an hour, and its closer to the 45 minute mark. Because I'm squatting 2x a week, I skimp on my warm up a bit. I'll do a set of 10-12 of swings, samson stretch, air squats, back ext. and sit ups then start on my 5x2@ 45#. Two sets on the non squat days. A 3-4:00 min rest between sets, as long as it takes me to strip the bar down plus maybe a minute then I start my 5x2@45# warm up set on the next exercise.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:38 AM   #23
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So I can understand 25, but 3?! Come on!
What can I say, I am a lazy bast***
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:42 AM   #24
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I'll do a set of 10-12 of swings, samson stretch, air squats, back ext. and sit ups then start on my 5x2@ 45#. Two sets on the non squat days. A 3-4:00 min rest between sets, as long as it takes me to strip the bar down plus maybe a minute then I start my 5x2@45# warm up set on the next exercise.
That does sound like a skimpy warmup. I'm not sure 5x2@45# would be adequate for me, and you're probably squatting a bit more than I am.

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Old 12-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #25
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That does sound like a skimpy warmup. I'm not sure 5x2@45# would be adequate for me, and you're probably squatting a bit more than I am.

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5x2@ 45#
5x1@135#
4x1@185#
3x1@225
5x3 work set


And that's reps x sets, not sets x reps.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:53 AM   #26
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5x2@ 45#
5x1@135#
4x1@185#
3x1@225
5x3 work set


And that's reps x sets, not sets x reps.
Thanks for the clarification. Much more reasonable.

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