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Old 12-19-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
Aaron Brozon
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Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate

I no longer have a box in my area, I've been trying to follow the main site, or a few boxes that I like since they incorporate strength. I've been cfing for about a year and I'm still working on form on a few lifts, so I know to keep the weight low on certain lifts. If I'm looking for programing ideas or direction until I have a handle on programing do I need to follow only one site? Can I look at the main site, and then another affiliate and pick and choose workouts?
I know that I'm not going to do the same lift two days in a row.
Thanks for your input
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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Re: Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate

I will strongly advise against cherry picking - whether from one site, two sites or many sites. People have a tendency to cherry pick when they are "bad" at certain movements, so they choose to do something they like - something that is easier, for them. The problem with that is you never work on your goats and they continue to plague you.

If you like consistent programming with a definite strength bias, try following my box's programming for a while. I will warn you in advance - Rudy programs a lot of Olympic lifts and technical movements... but we have seen some phenomenal results at Outlaw.

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Old 12-19-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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Re: Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate

"Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate?"

Only if you want to see consistent progress over a sustained period of time. Pick something that fits your goals and follow it to the letter.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:12 AM   #4
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Re: Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate

Thanks for your advice. I looked over outlaw and like what I see. Thanks, Aaron
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:24 PM   #5
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Re: Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate

I'm sort of in the same scenario. I was working out at a crossfit gym in Milwaukee, but i'll be moving at the end of the month - most likely somewhere out of the country with no crossfit gyms in sight.

I know a lot of crossfit stuff I can do on my own without equipment, but how do i hack the workouts where I need them?
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:48 AM   #6
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Re: Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate

Check out CrossFit Silverback's site, link via main page. Great programming with a heavy strength focus. I'm going to be incorporating some of their WODs into my own schedule in the New Year.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:19 AM   #7
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Re: Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate

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I'm sort of in the same scenario. I was working out at a crossfit gym in Milwaukee, but i'll be moving at the end of the month - most likely somewhere out of the country with no crossfit gyms in sight.

I know a lot of crossfit stuff I can do on my own without equipment, but how do i hack the workouts where I need them?
Like I said to Aaron, find a program online that fits your exact goals and follow it. That means you'll need more specific goals than "I want to get fitter."
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #8
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Re: Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate

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"Do I need to follow a specific program/affiliate?"

Only if you want to see consistent progress over a sustained period of time. Pick something that fits your goals and follow it to the letter.
great answer...

If you find an affiliate that has programming you like, give the owner/coach a call or email and ask them about it to see if it truly fits your goals. I am sur they'd be willing to help.
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