In the strength and conditioning world, strength is often prioritized and conditioning is somewhat of an after-thought. To give you an example, take the typical college football program (I’m going to use mine as an example of one I’ve had first-hand experience with.)
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We’ve gotten to the point where we are constantly looking for the next great workout or training plan to avoid boredom. And being locked up for the last 4 months certainly doesn’t help our cause as coaches.
If there is one I know with 100% certainty – if you only repeat a movement pattern
At this point, I’ve spent the majority of career writing about Conjugate, how we use it with group CrossFit classes, and it’s used effectively for general fitness, and how our system differs in our use of Aerobic Methods.
But I hope this will be the final chapter of explaining how we deliver Conjugate & Conditioning to our individual clients – most of which has been talked about in the aforementioned articles
More than a decade before CrossFit became mainstream, Louie Simmons developed the “Conjugate Method” for powerlifters. This concurrent system of fitness has some parallels with CrossFit.
The Conjugate Method successfully helps athletes develop their work capacity, improve their limiting factors, and is useful for athletes of all abilities, not just powerlifters. As a whole, the system is constantly varied, much like CrossFit.
Since entering the mainstream fitness space in the early 2000s and hitting peak participation globally nearly 10 years later, CrossFit has earned the reputation as the kings of functional fitness worldwide. The numbers are as staggering as the training style was polarizing. CrossFit quickly provided
There is a lot of available data to support the notion that Box Squatting is a viable method for increasing the squat and deadlift. The results that Westside Barbell has incurred alone speak volumes, but is this movement relevant to the non-powerlifting