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Old 12-30-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
Elliot Royce
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What's the view on Core Performance's sport specific programs? I tried the hockey one in the past: it was excellent in terms of making sure you cover all the bases but I got a bit bored after a while.

In a sense, it's the complete opposite of a CF workout because each workout is very complicated, with different phases (prehab, movement prep, strength, etc.). In this way everything is segmented - conditioning is 14 minutes of interval training, strength is 15 minutes of lifting, etc. On the other hand, it does seem much more targeted. If anyone is interested, you can do a 7 day trial and select the sport you know best to see what's recommended.
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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Remember their programs are probably meant for athletes who train up to 3-4 hours a day. So take what you like from them and add them in. I would add in a few exercises here and there after my main lifts (DL, Squat, etc) or do it on an off day. Unless you are going pro or rehabbing an injury, just use what you feel works for your sport. Ex, for hockey I like the lunges in all directions to keep my hips open and flexible.
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:25 PM   #3
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Good advice, Mike. They do tailor them down but I think 20 minutes of strength training per workout is not going to get me very far.

"Going pro" - not likely!

We've talked about this before. I think you advised getting Mike Boyle's book, which I did. Seems like I could add in some of his level 1 exercises and get the same effect as the Core Performance stuff. What do you think?
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I was really quite pleased with Boyle's book.
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:05 PM   #5
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There's alot of crossover I am sure with Boyle's program and Core Performance. I like Core Performance's warmup sequences...I like Boyle's exercises. Remember Boyle is comes specifically from a hockey background in training...and his exercises are geared towards that. He likes alot of single legged based exercises which I agree are essential for sports (Outside the big lifts).
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:34 PM   #6
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How would you integrate some of Boyle's stuff with Crossfit? Sub for the warmup or add in at the end?

Or sub single legged exercises for double whenever possible in the CF repertoire (1 armed pullups would be beyond me though!)
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