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I do crossfit 5 days a week, 3 on 1 off ans 2 on 1 off. I was thinking of adding Olympic lifting in the mornings M,W,F and keep my regular CF training. What are your thoughts on this? I don't want to over train but I think I can handle some extra workload. Can you give me some direction please. Zach

Zachary Fernandez | 2012-05-31

Zach- Short answer...it depends on what CF programming you are following. Long answer, I think it is a great idea to do some strength/oly lifting prior to a CF workout. As you mentioned, the main concern is over training, but is there such thing as over training or just under recovery? Every athlete is different, and you are going to have to see what you body can and cannot handle. If you want to add oly lifting to your workouts, go ahead and do it and see what results you get. If you feel over trained, decrease the volume. If you you feel good, keep pushing it and trying to better yourself. Train hard, but train smart.
 
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