Barbell Shrugged

My Laws of Strength & Conditioning

Doug Larson

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  • I had the pleasure of doing a student project, as a graduate student at CSUF, with Dr. Galpin as my professor. He’s a great guy, extremely smart. Thanks for the read.

  • Hey guys love the stuff you have been putting out waiting for the university to drop! But my question about this article is the application side of training. what Have you guys found to be the best or one of the best applications to develop strength base and a base for crossfit .

    Thanks !

    • I’d say, making strength the priority. Every session should start with mobilization and warm-up. But from there, I think the best thing you can do is work a weightlifting specific program, then follow that up with the secondary focus of a typical Crossfit WOD. Strength is an adaptation that takes time and intent. It also sticks around for a long time once developed. However, in practice/application, it’s common to see people rush it. Or, they try to get strong and also as fit as possible at the same time. But that doesn’t work. To be strong, give yourself over to it. Get a program in place that you believe in, and can stick with. Something that works for you and your life. From there, when you WOD, focus on the skill of it. Learn those movements. Move efficiently. All that. But just don’t make it crushing. Again, this has to support the strength work. With that you’ll make some gains, for sure. Can I ask, what is your goal in strength? Is it to get better at the Snatch, Clean and Jerk? I know that will always books any gym performance. Again, cause you move so much better.

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