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Old 12-17-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
Dylan Arnold
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Hello everyone,

lately i have been doing the WOD and not much else except some skill work. This is what my trainer wants me to do. I feel like my legs and lower body are weak compared to my upper body, and want to add some squat work a couple times a week. Do you thing this is reasonable, or will this be too much on my body? Currently my max sqaut is around 225 LBS and i weigh around 145 lbs.

Thank you, and any advice is appreciated.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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There's a lot of people that will do squats, deadlifts, and more either before or a bit after their CF workout. So add it in. If your goals stop being met, if you are overly tired, then readjust.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: Squatting

Squatting 225# at your weight isn't really deficient. I think how much you clean or deadlift will be more important for your performance in the CF WODs. As long as those aren't lacking, I think your squat will improve solely with the WODs.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:26 AM   #4
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Re: Squatting

Currently my deadlift is at 320ish and my clean is around 160. I am just trying to become better at my CFT. Thank you for all of the input, and i think i will try to start adding some of that into my WOD a couple times a week

Thanks for all of the input.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:54 AM   #5
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Re: Squatting

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Hello everyone,

lately i have been doing the WOD and not much else except some skill work. This is what my trainer wants me to do. I feel like my legs and lower body are weak compared to my upper body, and want to add some squat work a couple times a week. Do you thing this is reasonable, or will this be too much on my body? Currently my max sqaut is around 225 LBS and i weigh around 145 lbs.

Thank you, and any advice is appreciated.
How many days a week are you doing Crossfit? What is your main goal?

My Goal is to become Strong/Powerful while keeping decent cardio. I crossfit 2 times a week and weight train 2 days a week.

I do a full body workout twice a week. Usually rotating bench press with SOHP.

Oh, and eat more.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:11 AM   #6
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Re: Squatting

Sqautting 225 at your weight isn't terrible, but it isn't great. I would suggest some additional squat work, as well as extra glute work via SLDL's or Good Mornings. Having really strong glutes and hamstrings can dramatically increas leg power and decrease knee injuries.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:14 PM   #7
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Re: Squatting

right now my goal is to put on some weight while increasing my CFT. I was really underweight and have made some great gains using crossfit and some other oly lifts. Right now i have been doing crossfit on the 3-1 schedule. I feel this is good for me, but i would also like to get stronger mainly in my lower body.
Thanks for the input, and i will start to throw in more squatting and deadlifts. Should i back off a little bit in crossfit, or keep up on the same schedule?

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Old 12-17-2008, 12:24 PM   #8
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Listen to your body and it will tell you if you need to back off. Some effective techniques you can use are box squats, glute ham raises, and good morning lifts. Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:23 AM   #9
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Re: Squatting

if you want to get stronger, you wanna get stronger.

but at the level you've already achieved, i don't see that total flying up without specialized training. it sounds like those lifts with put you in the advanced categories. That means goofing off won't get you better, only specialized training will.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:05 AM   #10
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So as far as specialized training, what do you think that i should shoot towards?
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