3 CrossFit Training Formats That Work for Everyone

Mike Dewar
Strength and Conditioning, CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting

Whether you are a CrossFit advocate or not, there are a few things everyone should thank Glassman for. As a strength coach, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting athlete, and person who is indifferent to CrossFit, I have to admit Glassman’s basic concept does elevate numerous aspects of fitness. Sure, there are plenty questionable and even detrimental WODs and programs, but that’s more the fault of a bad coach than a training philosophy. 


EMOMs, AMRAPs, and rep ladders should not be used as stand alone programs.


Here are three simple approaches to CrossFit training that every coach and non-CrossFitter can embrace to elevate their clients' fitness. These three formats should not be used as stand-alone programs, but merely icing on the cake. Programmed strength and power work, mobility and corrective exercises, and flexibility should still be pillars of any sound strength and conditioning program.


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