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Old 08-17-2008, 05:02 PM   #11
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I'm a novice at the HG and the diverse skills for the various events are a challenge. Kettlebell swings and snatches can provide good conditioning that transfers pretty well to the weight for height, sheave toss, and caber toss. Farmers Walks, Waiters Walks, and Walking Lunges should also work well. An annual periodization plan as Dan John advocates seems to be a good approach, with a heavy lifting phase, a heavy throwing phase, and a competition phase. A month of pure CrossFit between the competition and heavy lifting phases might not hurt.
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A month of pure CrossFit between the competition and heavy lifting phases might not hurt.
you mean at the end of the season? that's weird. i'd do something fun instead...like heavy lifting.
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Maybe I'm weird, but I do find CrossFit fun, for a while. I don't think I'll do it this time though. I had five weeks of travel in the middle of the Rocky Mountain HG season and have only made one competition and have two more planned. I may do a week or so of CrossFit and hiking before beginning another "Starting Strength" phase. A lot of the throwers in HG are seriously strong, so for the next year getting stronger and gaining some event skill will be my priority. I'll work some metcon in, but it'll be a lower priority.
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