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Old 09-12-2010, 12:11 AM
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I'm not a fan of crossfit, no planned progression, potentially dangerous exercises (such as high reps on technically difficult olympic lifts).

If I were you, I would use that time to get down to basics. Maybe pick one lift per day and hit it hard, rotating upper/lower or push/pull/leg etc. You can rotate rep ranges and plan progression fairly simply with just that one lift. Add in a little cardio and there you go. But that's just my 2 cents.
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I'm in agreement with Commander.

My thoughts on Crossfit: First of all, it is like a cult and I can't stand it. They think they are the first ones to ever do metabolic workouts and circuits. I did metabolic workouts in college all the time...it was called soccer practice. I credit them for good marketing, but with 99.9% of the population having no idea about exercise, lifting, running, or whatever there goals are it isn't that hard to sell something. I mean look at Chuck Norris he runs an infomercial with Christie Brinkley and he has sold a lifetime's worth of total gyms (by the way does Christie Brinkley come with that if I order it?).

Now, some of what they do is great for someone who just wants to get in shape and burn calories, but if you have a specific goal of strength, endurance, or whatever it may be it is awful. There is no periodization involved so it's not even that efficient of a way to prepare for so called "CrossFit" games. Burning calories for the general population, then it's great. But for you, you're a monster, so this would kill your strength and waste your time.

Okay, sorry, I'm done now.
thanks guys, comments really taken to heart! i am in the same general boat as both of you...its a cult following, with no specific outline and seems dangerous...but it is marketed geniously! Im just gonna prob. stick to the basics while at school to keep getting stronger!!!..or save my strenght...only 3 meals a day there, with no ability to take food home...except on the weekends!
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:15 PM
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Smolov Intense: week#3, day#1

375x5x5 (only 4 on the last set)
all other sets were great, nice form throughout.

bench hyp:
220x8
205x8, 2 sets

dips:
bw+15x15, 3 sets
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:03 PM
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Smolov intense week#3 day#2

395x2x3

ROCKED IT!!! Great form, just felt good and strong
Have also been using a wider stance lately

Pullups:
Bwx10, 2 sets

Seatd row
155x10, 3 sets
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:53 PM
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Smolov Intense Week#3, Day #3

395x4x2

-stopped one rep short, as form is most important to me now especially since widening my stance a bit...strenght will come, i feel i am getting stronger anyway
-woke up very tired today (first workout since being back to work..so getting up early was not easy), so that also factored into my stopping after 2 reps
-also feels like I pulled an oblique last week, or have an issue with my ribs..everytime I stretch my torso out it feels like a cramp..hopefully it gets better soon

military:
145x8
120x8, 2 sets

CGBP:
165x10, 3 sets

Positive note, a guy I havent seen for a while said it looked like I was getting bigger...great ego boost!
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:34 PM
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SMOLOV Week#4, Day #1

375x5x5

Bench HVY:
245x4
250x4
260x2

Inc Bench:
185x5, 2 sets
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:40 PM
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Nice squatting dude....really moving some weight!
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:00 PM
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Nice squatting dude....really moving some weight!
thanks. not gonna lie though, its tough....but i wouldnt have it any other way.

my plan for the finish is:

tues: army pt test for school in oct. / if i can make it home in time i have a flag football game...if i cannot get to that and feel ok, i may lift
weds: fall back lifting session
thurs: maybe light cardio
fri:off/ lift (unsure)
sat: off/lift (if i dont friday)

in bold is my prefferred plan...a few variables, mostly how i feel

after smolov, i need a deload, prob a week of de/bw work
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:45 PM
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Be sure to report the results of your PT test tomorrow man, I'm sure you'll kill it.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:10 AM
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Be sure to report the results of your PT test tomorrow man, I'm sure you'll kill it.
will do man! this will be interesting, because all forms of "endurance and cardio" training and besides moderate cardio have taken a backseat to SMOLOV...hoping for some carryover!!!
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:43 PM
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Dude, Smolov IS endurance and cardio, or dare I say you already forgot the 4 sets of 9 day? That day had my heart RACING.

The beauty of Smolov is that is simultaneously improves everything, all by squatting, bigger bench, deadlift.
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