[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
Thanks for all your effort on this site, it is much appreciated. How would you structure a crossfit program. 3-4 strength focused days with 2-3 days of a more standard WOD. I read your crossfit article but didn’t recall seeing your programming thoughts.
I was thinking of having a scheme of a strength day consisting of ramping and clusters or singles depending on the lift followed by carries. The next day I would have a metcon focused routine trying to target the same primary muscles. Or maybe two strength days followed by one metcon day. Thanks for your consdieration. [/quote]
I’m not an expert at Crossfit programing. I work with Crossfit athletes but I only do the olympic lifting portion of their training. The other parts are done by their Crossfit coach with whom I work closely. Sometimes they ask for specific advice to solve an issue (for example recently the guy doing Alex Vigneault/3rd at the Canada East regionals asked me to design his overhead pressing strength work).
Crossfit programing is very complex. And even those who are “renowned experts” in that field tend to be all over the place. There are a few guys that I really like and do good work, but most just pile on the volume to do a lot of everything and their athletes eventually overtraining badly.[/quote]
This is very true. I’ve talked with several of the ‘name’ coaches and most have a very difficult time explaining what their methods are. Mostly because I don’t think they really know. They basically know what the athletes have to do and try to figure out hard ways to get them there. Most of the time I think they put a bunch of people through a grinder and most get broken and a couple end up good.
Also, I think a lot of the ‘name’ coaches got there by luck. They threw this killer stuff at people and ended up with some studs, then as people so that success other studs move to work with them.
Christian, which coaches do you like?