Crossfit - Page 7
Please present me with a well researched program that fits more easily into the lives of regular people than 5/3/1.
Once you've finished that please explain how moderate intensity/high volume assistance wouldn't be highly effective at creating hypertrophy/correcting imbalances.
im not saying its a bad program, far from it. its a good program, albeit one that encourages overthinking a little. im saying that its ridiculous for someone to take a group of people as large and diverse as "natty lifters" and say that working with %1RM and only a particular assistance setup (triumvirate) is the best, because it isn't. you could call it a bunch of other nice things that i would agree with, but the best is a pretty lofty claim.
in my own experience, i spent months making miniscule progress and plateauing on 5/3/1/triumvirate and then i started doing 2x5s at max effort with a different assistance setup and voila, progress. does that mean 2x5 and different assistance work is better than 5/3/1? no. its different. the mere fact that you are preaching a particular program with a particular assistance setup as the best for all natty lifters everywhere shows you have a hefty case of confirmation bias.
Edited by jarude - 8/27/12 at 4:58am
Also, solid appeal to accomplishment, e-bro.
im going to interpret the 400/300/500 thing as "if you want to reduce your BF and put on muscle mass, aiming for 400/300/500 is a good way to do it."
sure, no two ways to getting sub-10/big guns are equal, and aiming for 4/3/5 is a pretty dumb-proof way to get there, but i do dislike the modern-day e-lifter dogma. dude was up in rhet preaching 5/3/1's particular assistance setup as "the best" for natty lifters - because we all know there is such a thing as "the best program ever" - so take it with a grain of salt
This is not how I interpreted it because that isn't what he said. I don't disagree with that in spirit, though. Obviously if you train long enough to keep putting up big numbers (relative to your bw, I don't necessarily think 4/3/5 in itself is anything useful.) then you'll look more muscular. This is so fucking obvious it's not even worth stating.
Just please don't go to crossfit gyms... The only crossfitters I've been able to stand are the ones that do it in their garage/at their normal gyms...Ex-cops cheering you on while you vomit doesn't really sound like my idea of a good work-out. I know people that have good results alternating crossfit with more traditional lifting, though