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Old 12-10-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
Vince Mannella
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Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

So I have been CFing for about a year and six months...I would say I've been going hard at it for about a year now.
I usually do 1 day crossfit the next day run (2mi, 3mi, or 1.5mi) and next day crossfit...so on with usually one day off per week.
I got my body-fat down from 24% to 17% in that time. I made gains on my running as well.
I noticed recentlyI plateaued in my running and in my weights on my heavy days.
Due to this I have been doing the starting strength workouts for three weeks now and have noticed improvements in both form and strength. I have also been running intervals and noticed an improvement in my running.
Will I notice an INCREASE in my body-fat? I really wanted to get down to where I could have really defined abs. Just a personal goal of mine.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated guys.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Re: Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

What are you eating? Eat more than you burn (or use for muscle building and other recovery) and you'll add fat. Eat less, and you'll lose it.

OTOH, that's a pretty heavy load. Overtraining will increase cortisol, causing you to store fat. So doing more may not be the answer.

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Old 12-10-2010, 02:52 PM   #3
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Re: Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

Everyone say it with me--SS isn't meant to be combined with anything. Running intervals fits the bill of "anything."

SS also isn't a good way to see your abz. For the most part, you can get stronger quickly or you can get leaner, but not both at the same time.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:54 PM   #4
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Re: Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

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Everyone say it with me--SS isn't meant to be combined with anything. Running intervals fits the bill of "anything."

SS also isn't a good way to see your abz. For the most part, you can get stronger quickly or you can get leaner, but not both at the same time.
Thanks.
I think I'll stick with regular crossfit. Seems I've made the most gains and positive fitness progress with that.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:13 PM   #5
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Re: Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

yeah ppl, its all about the abzzz!!
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:16 PM   #6
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Re: Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

Where are your strength numbers and where do you want them to be? It's very possible that CF isn't the best way to get you there if that's a priority for you.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:11 PM   #7
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Re: Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

I did SS and lost alot of my running and metcon ability. I would recommend CFFB.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #8
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Re: Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

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yeah ppl, its all about the abzzz!!
Indeed. And your Fran time.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:19 PM   #9
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Re: Starting strength after CFing for 1 year

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Thanks.
I think I'll stick with regular crossfit. Seems I've made the most gains and positive fitness progress with that.
Except you just stated that you plateaued...
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:38 PM   #10
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I did SS and lost alot of my running and metcon ability. I would recommend CFFB.
How easy was it to gain those back? Much easier then gaining strength. All trade-offs depending on what is important to you.
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