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Rob Earwicker
Sunday April 6 2008

Rest Day
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prochargedmopar 1 | 2008-04-06
4/6/08 M/38/70"/174 M/13/65"/112 Modified FGB Tire Sled Drag +25# Dips T-Bar Swings 60#/30# respectively Chins HSPU First round smoked us both so we did 3 more rounds using a 30sec protocol (2.5min rounds)
Dried 2 | 2008-04-06
Hi Greg, I'm exploring the idea of integrating weightlifting into crossfit like you described in the Jan issue of PM. I figured I would be a "weightlifting crossfitter" and I have been gravitating towards the idea of crossfit-weightlifting-crossfit 3-day cycles. In the article you mention an option of doing high volume training on the weightlifting days with strength work afterwards. What do you consider high volume? I'm still uncertain about how much is too much or too little when dealing with the olympic lifts.
Greg Everett 3 | 2008-04-06
Dreid -If you're doing an ME-type approach with CF surrounding a lifting day, you're going to be relatively limited in what you can do. So you'd be able to do a high volume of light Oly technique work followed by a strength lift or possibly a couple. We're talking about partial lifts/drills/complexes in the 50-70% range or so. You'll have to experiment to see what you can handle. Start with maybe 2-3 tech exercises each session and 1-2 strength exercises and see how you respond.
Dreid 4 | 2008-04-06
Greg, Would those ME-type days between the CF end up looking similar to the programming you have during the strength cycles, somewhat like the Mondays? Thanks for all of your help.
Dreid 5 | 2008-04-06
Also, is olive oil an acceptable as a major daily source of fat blocks? Sometimes I get tired of eating nuts and feel like throwing back some oil instead.
Greg Everett 6 | 2008-04-06
Dreid - Squatting and deadlifting/pulling on that day would most likely be excessive. I'd suggest one big lift like a squat or dead, and a somewhat less taxing one like a press, and leave the rest light tech work. You also need to get the classic lifts in there somewhere, so you may alternate each session, but alternate between light/heavy days for those.Sure, olive oil is legit - but variety is too.
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