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Returning to CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Returning to CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness The following article was written by myself and Michael Wolf. The information detailed here is for a specific group of people, namely those who have just completed an 8-week linear progression strength cycle with little to no conditioning and are planning to return to high intensity training such as CrossFit. If you are one of these individuals, your gains from strength cycle will likely result on your PRing one or…

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Maintaining Strength In CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Maintaining Strength In CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness A very common question I receive from athletes who have just completed a dedicated strength cycle is how they can maintain their strength gains when they go back to CrossFit. This question arises because the athlete notes correctly that peak levels of strength attained while strength training cannot be maintained when, in the case of CrossFit, programming seeks development of nine skills sets in addition to strength. So,…

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Periodized Training For The Intermediate CrossFit Athlete » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Every year around February the CrossFit community is abuzz with talk of the CrossFit Open. This 5-week event is the first of three stages that ultimately crowns the “fittest” men and women alive. When the Open was first introduced in 2011 it was more of a community fitness event. Everyone of all skill levels was encouraged to participate and although some harder movements would appear (i.e., muscle-ups), they would generally appear towards the end of the 5 Open workouts enabling…

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