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Old 03-18-2009, 12:48   #1
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Great alternative to Crossfit

Check out this website, it's a great alternative to crossfit and everything is free!
www.xlathlete.com has a lot of great information and work outs written by professional strength and conditioning coaches. Here are some of the links to free work outs for the combat athlete.

Treadmill workouts
http://xlathlete.com/browse_drills.j...8&drill_type=0

Core Workouts
http://xlathlete.com/browse_drills.j...8&drill_type=0

Super endurance workouts
http://xlathlete.com/browse_drills.j...8&drill_type=0

Tabata Intervals
http://xlathlete.com/browse_drills.j...8&drill_type=0

Plate Workouts
http://xlathlete.com/browse_drills.j...8&drill_type=0

Adaptability training
http://xlathlete.com/browse_drills.j...8&drill_type=0

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Old 03-18-2009, 15:52   #2
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Everything on the Crossfit site is free as well. Many of the coaches there (Mark Rippetoe, Josh Everett, Dave Castro, Mike Burgener...etc.) are high level strength and conditioning coaches. I have personally emailed them before and received responses to any of my questions regarding fitness......free.
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Old 03-18-2009, 18:22   #3
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I think getting defensive about crossfit is overlooking something very important here. Silverback6 just provided another resource anyone can use to help improve their performance as an athlete. I have used XLathlete in the past and have found it to be extremely helpful, full of exercise videos, programs, and great articles written by qualified people in the performance enhancement field. And actually, I've also referred to Crossfit, Mountain Athlete, Blitz and a number of other resources on occasion. IMHO, XLathlete is of greater quality, but thats not the point I am trying to make. Take any resource you can, think critically, and learn somthing.
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Old 03-18-2009, 19:03   #4
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Agreed. I just wasn't sure if Silverback was under the impression that information on crossfit was gained at a cost since the title to the thread was "Great alternative to Crossfit." I've never thought that crossfit was the only way to superior fitness (that has been discussed here before). There are a lot of great fitness programs pushing people to exercise in a way that is applicable to real life scenarios. If that is the goal....it has my vote.
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It Isn't.
Old 03-18-2009, 21:08   #5
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It Isn't.

cross fit isn't the only way to superior fitness. Blitzzz
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Strating the Blitz myself.
Old 03-22-2009, 21:25   #6
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Strating the Blitz myself.

Tuesday I will with my son start Blitzing. I'm overweight and 61 Yo. will post results later, maybe weekly.. Blitz
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Old 03-22-2009, 21:51   #7
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Blitzzz,

Hey I started to half-assed play aound with the protocol that you provided. I know I wasn't following it exactly but I have followed the general protocol ... light weight, high reps (done explosively) for time and I have, in 2 weeks noticed a difference. My wife thinks that I've bulked up (visually my muscles look bigger) but I'll have to contest one of your comments on DOMS. MY muscles were/are sore as hell!

I've lifted weights for years... used to powerlift and lifted to play HS and College fooball ... and I've never tried lifting like described in the Blitzzz program.... so it's been good for me mentally the last couple of weeks (something different) and hey, if I'm sore as hell it's got to be helping, right?

I'm thinking that a combination of the lifting protocol that you recommend along with the style of workouts that are promoted on rosstraining.com/crossfit would be a kick ass combo.
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That's a big no to the Soreness.
Old 03-23-2009, 00:41   #8
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That's a big no to the Soreness.

All it tells me is you're not blitzing by it's self, and or you are using too much weight. The weight you should be using is 1/3 of one RM and do not increase that weight until you have acomplished 3 circuits at "GOAL REP"S SPEEDS. If you need a copy of Performance points or some other piece of the Blitz paper work , just ask.

You can call me at home at (PM me for the Phone Number) and get a verbal..

You should not have any pain if done by specs. Blitzzz

NOTE: "sore as hell" indicates micro tears of the muscle tissue.
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Blitzing?
Old 03-24-2009, 14:17   #9
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Blitzing?

What is the Blitzing protocol?
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Old 03-24-2009, 14:57   #10
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Old 03-24-2009, 23:34   #12
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All it tells me is you're not blitzing by it's self, and or you are using too much weight. The weight you should be using is 1/3 of one RM and do not increase that weight until you have acomplished 3 circuits at "GOAL REP"S SPEEDS. If you need a copy of Performance points or some other piece of the Blitz paper work , just ask.

You can call me at home at (PM me for the Phone Number) and get a verbal..

You should not have any pain if done by specs. Blitzzz

NOTE: "sore as hell" indicates micro tears of the muscle tissue.

Got it. Too much weight. Didn't have your stuff with me on exactly how to figure out the start weight, so I just picked something in girl-weight territory and started in. Regardless... I got humbled.

WIll have to try it the right way. Need to figure out how to work around the limitations of the place where I work out....and get myself committed to good record-keeping.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:32   #13
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No really i didnt mean , i just meant...... ahh screw it I was lazy.
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Old 03-25-2009, 16:56   #14
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Awesome post.

There's another similar site at: http://www.mtnathlete.com/
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Old 03-30-2009, 21:04   #15
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Started semi-blitzing about 3-4 weeks ago. Time has been tight, but have found that it compliments my current morning isometric workouts at work. Hopefully work backs off some, and I get some more time for "me". Blitzzz is a great source of information about this routine

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