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Old 02-15-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Interesting Jonathan Chaimberg interview (GSP's coach)

Here w/f/s. Starts halfway in the podcast
Talks about CrossFit
Explosiveness
Training GSP mixed with sport training
GPP/Strength phases
Sports specific training
Mistakes by strength coaches (mentions CrossFit style & hard circuits, no periodization, long distance training...)

He's good, but then again he's sport specific.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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That's a good listen. Mike Boyle had good points, too.

Yes, he is sport specific, but his sport has a high power and GPP component. There is a lesson there.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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His addition of Complex Training is really, really interesting as well. I'm going to add that to my Oly; it seems like all his athletes, Marquardt, Kang etc almost have that same explosiveness as GSP...
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:18 AM   #4
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That was a good interview, with good points.

Some guys in my BJJ gym have been going hard in the Crossfit class and are starting to burnout training BJJ 4-5 times a week (2 hour sessions) plus 5 sessions of chipper-style, old-school Crossfit, in preparation for the Pan-Ams and NAGA at the end of March. Instead of managing fatigue by smart programming, they work harder to push through the pain.

(The above is not an indictment of Crossfit. Individuals ought to educate themselves regarding programing and peaking for an event.)
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:36 PM   #5
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Here's a training video of GSP, Denis Kang, and Loiseau:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPDVEWWP4KU
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Thanks for posting that, good stuff.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:07 PM   #7
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That was a good interview, with good points.

Some guys in my BJJ gym have been going hard in the Crossfit class and are starting to burnout training BJJ 4-5 times a week (2 hour sessions) plus 5 sessions of chipper-style, old-school Crossfit, in preparation for the Pan-Ams and NAGA at the end of March. Instead of managing fatigue by smart programming, they work harder to push through the pain.

(The above is not an indictment of Crossfit. Individuals ought to educate themselves regarding programing and peaking for an event.)
I think even the CF die hards would admit this is probably too much.

I have only listened to a little bit of the podcast, but I'm kind of familiar with Chaimberg. Dude is legit. There are several videos of his guys doing complex training working around youtube. Worth a search, except I'm lazy and it's late.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:35 AM   #8
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I haven't listened to the podcast, but regarding periodization, it's certainly nice to know when you will compete, how you will compete, against who, and for how long ... not to mention only competing in one sport ... this is really what separates specific from general.

Just because someone needs strength and conditioning doesn't mean it's GPP.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:03 AM   #9
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Good points overall.

I would say that for the most part, cf affiliates who have been around for awhile have long since gotten over the whole "you know you got a good workout when you puke" thing that gsp's coach describes. I know my guys sometimes feel cheated if they're still in one piece after a workout, but, so it goes.

I liked his thoughts on focusing his training on explosiveness/speed rather than the more obvious muscle endurance/metcon aspect, makes a great deal of sense. If you are diligently working what on what your competitors are weak at, you're bound to get somewhere with it.

Worked well for gsp.
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Jacob,
Good point. I think it's no coincidence that the best CF Athletes are all extremely powerful and come from power biased sports. I think I remember reading that Speal wrestled, Josh Everett's an Oly Lifter, football etc. Pat Barber, I think was a volleyball player if I remember right what they said at my Cert.

All sports that involved a high power aspect to be effective whether it be a 300+ lb. C&J, a double leg takedown or spiking a volleyball.
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