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Eric Hall 07-03-2009 04:38 PM

Help me with a training program to achieve my goals
About me:

5'10" around 165 lbs

Goals: 2x squat, 2.5x deadlift, iron cross, front lever, planche, free standing handstand push up on rings, press to handstand.

Things I can do: Best squat 245 lbs, best deadlift 310 lbs, back lever (for about a second), tuck planche, full range handstand push ups against a wall - 10 (sometimes I can do more).

I've read through Steven Low's "How To Construct Your Own Workout Program," and I have read these posts http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...t=26612&page=3 and http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=24494 and while these are great programs I feel that my conditioning level is not high enough.

I have also read through Coach Sommer's front lever and planche progression article http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/229/

Here's a training program that I had in mind

Workout A
warm up
60 seconds of tuck planche work
3x5 squat
3x5 seconds of iron cross isometrics
3x5 front lever pull ups
3x5 weighted ring dips

Workout B
warm up
60 seconds of front lever progression holds
3x5 squat
3x5 iron cross pull outs
3x5 rings pseudo planche push ups
3x5 assisted handstand push ups on rings
1x5 deadlift

I would exercise three times a week, with Workout A on Monday and Friday and Workout B on Wednesday. The following week I would do Workout B on Monday and Friday, and Workout A on Wednesday.

Steven Low 07-03-2009 04:58 PM

Try it and see how it works

Patrick Donnelly 07-03-2009 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by Steven Low (Post 59763)
Try it and see how it works

Seconded. Additionally, make sure you try it for a minimum of 6 weeks, provided that it causes you no injuries. After you've seen how it works, evaluate it, then make adjustments accordingly. Try to keep adjustments small, so you can see how each particular thing affects the plan. If you change your program wholesale every six weeks, you'll never be able to tell what specifically in the program is good or bad.

Good decision on having no metcon.

Eric Hall 07-03-2009 09:13 PM

Thanks for the responses Steve and Patrick.

I'll try out this program and see where it takes me. I know the iron cross is going to take a while due to my weight, but I am willing to put in the time.

Gavin Harrison 07-03-2009 10:30 PM

You're maybe two inches tall to be a great ringsman, but that shouldn't stop you from having fun and trying it, at least you're not 6' ;)

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