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Old 04-08-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
Brandon Enos
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Default Starting Strength only twice a week?

My original plan was to be doing Starting Strength on Tue, Thur, Sat, but with some changes in my schedule of work, workouts, etc, Saturday might not be possible anymore. I know my results will be slowed, but do you think Ill still see good results with just Tue and Thurs? Anyone else been in a similar situation?
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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You would... but you would only get 67% of the results.

Just kidding. It would definitely be slower. There's not much difference between 2 metcons vs 3, but there is with strength work unfortunately.

You honestly have no time to do anything other that can help like sprinting or pistol variations or whatnot?
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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Its possible, but not ideal. As said in a previous posting, Im going to be going to a sheriffs academy here pretty soon and need to work on my distance running since the academy is big on that and until the last few weeks I havent ran since high school (~3 years). So Im following the begining running program from runnersworld.com which has you running on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat. I also have to work on Saturdays and dont have a chance to even get to the gym until ~8, which doesnt give me a lot of time and since running is my main concern right now, I want to give it precident over strength training.

Maybe I could put together a quick bodyweight routine I can do at work on Saturdays, unfortunatly, pullups will not be an option on those days since my station lacks very much around that can be suitable for them.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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2x a week is better than none....as Nike says....Just do it.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:18 AM   #5
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Eyes on the prize, Brandon.

Do your running, and do some running form work. Get in strength stuff as you can, if that's two days a week, so be it--it's a lot better than 0 days a week!

Also, I believe that a running-based WOD a week, subbed in for one of your Runner's World workouts might be a way to get running in plus some "strength" training.

Just ideas. Get into and through the academy, then do what you like.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:55 AM   #6
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Forget runnersworld, and check out powerrunning.com.
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