So what's the difference between crossfit and Wendle 5/3/1 powerlifting strength plan?
Yeah that's a rather odd comparison. Wendler is used for strength and power in specific lifts, whereas CF is an overall athleticism and fitness program.
What are your goals?
Yea well my goals is to be fit but strong too, so i do a lot of running an pull-ups push-ups but I have bad knees and those one legged squats are for *******s.
My goal is to be Better than everyone at everything
Crossfit is for the lifter that wants to be average or slightly above average at many aspects of fitness (while excelling in injury)
Its about specificity, pick a few aspects if fitness that are most important and train for the development of those skills.
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If you are lacking a decent cardio routine, the definitely give CF a try. If you find a good gym, and do research on good form, it can have great benefits.
I would suggest starting with 5/3/1 for a few cycles and then transition into WS4SB
Your will gain strength and athleticism which seem to be your overall goal
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I'm gonna give the OP the benefit of the doubt here and hope that he was joking about the "better than everyone" comment.
Ha ha yea I thought that would make a couple people laugh at least. "Here at globo gym we're better than you, and we know it!" And onion whatever the poop your name is. Learn to read English. I can't one legged squat or choose not too. It's horrible for your knees. I squat regularly.
That said, I had a small stretch where my rt knee just was not allowing me to squat much if at all. I did quite a bit of trap bar deads (not going as deep as a squat of course) and slowly worked them up to standing on blocks to deepen the squatting and lengthen the ROM. After a bit I was able to get back to squatting and for heavy higher reps to boot.
I understand many peoples draw backs and afflictions, but finding a way to train around those and eventually strengthen a weaker area, to me, can be eye opening.
As far as your goals, a simple 5x5 or W/O's from say John McCallum's KTP, is pretty much a great foundation for anything you want from your body.
Bulgarian split squats are not bad for your knees, and will humble most lifters in a hurry.
Crossfit=Bad form+injuries!! We have a few guys/gals at our gym that do it. It makes me cringe to even watch them perform their workouts.
On that note:
a guy dislocated his elbow at our gym last week. From my observation, he was trying to perform a snatch with little to no experience on the proper mechanics of the exercise. I think a lot of these people come from some sort of athletic back ground and figure "how hard can it be?? These meatheads can do it" Lmao!!! Well that's what can happen CF's!!