Go Back   Olympic Weightlifting Forums - Catalyst Athletics > Olympic Weightlifting > Other

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
Tom Miller
New Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
Default Linear Strength Program with military concerns

Hello All,
I have been wanting to start a linear strength program for a while again after doing Starting Strength a couple times with a short time frame, however I have some considerations to this in regards to being in the military. For one I want to maintain my good level of pullups and a good run time for our fitness test. Also, with various things like a field op for a week here and there or a trip out to the woods for a few weeks, I forsee it being an on and off sort of thing.

With that said, the best thing I've thought of on my own and searching around is something like the previously named CrossFit Wichita Falls program of:

With this I could use the conditioning days for short sprint related metcons, do a maintenance run on wed or once on the weekends, and tuesday could be weighted chinups and maybe just a couple maintenance sets throughout the week? Also, what do people think in regards to having to start and stop it (especially in terms of diet (GOMAD))? For example, do this for a month with GOMAD, have to stop for a week or so and during that time get one or two maintenance gym sessions if I can manage then pick back up the linear progression +GOMAD after the field?

Any help would be appreciated.

Tom Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
Steven Low
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,045

Are the weekends rest?

It looks OK, but maybe just chop out weds for abit.

Your GOMAD proposal is fine. It depends on if you want to gain mass too which I am assuming you do...
Posts NOT intended as professional medical, training or nutrition advice.
Site // Bodyweight Strength Training Article // Overcoming Gravity Bodyweight Book
Steven Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
David Boyle
Senior Member
David Boyle's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oahu/Hawaii
Posts: 663

Hey Tom, fellow marine here as well.

I was doing SS, then I took a break and started jim wendlers 5-3-1 program.

I condition 2-3 times a week.

Mondays I usually do sprints and Weds I pull the sled.

Fridays are mcmap/combat-conditioning in boots/utes/flak

So far I don't feel over-trained...

I'm taking my PFT next week, so we'll see how well it carrys over.

where you stationed?
"One must try everyday to expand one's limits."
~Mas Oyama~
David Boyle is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.