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What can I learn from Crossfit Journal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I'm interested what this has to offer but want to ask you all before subscribing. I'm particularley interested in what it says about muscling up and gaining weight for men. What's some really good info that someone will give to me?

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on September 03, 2011
at 12:48 PM

haha, lol... That is funny as hell, my response anyways. Should have double read it.

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on September 03, 2011
at 02:40 AM

Ryan - I dont think he is asking about muscle up, but putting on muscle. However, another good resource if you are trying to do muscle up is Al Kavadlo http://www.alkavadlo.com/2011/02/getting-your-first-muscle-up/

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on September 02, 2011
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Hmm thanks for that info

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:18 PM

First, I would ask if you have been pulling down the free content? There is a lot fo free stuff on the site.

Second, I would suggest hitting up sites like http://zacheven-esh.com/blog/ , http://jasonferruggia.com/ , http://www.t-nation.com/ , and http://articles.elitefts.net/ if you are interested more in putting on muscle.

CrossFit is not the most efficient workout program if putting on size is your #1 goal.

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on September 02, 2011
at 08:03 PM

Hmm thanks for that info

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on January 13, 2012
at 10:12 PM

When I had a subscription I used to go in there all the time and watch tons of videos. I didn't renew it, and I haven't really missed it. If I am not mistaken, you can actually see everything that is in there by title, and then in order to read the articles or watch the video, you need to subscribe.

Much of the content in there is old, as you would expect over time the stuff starts to look dated from earlier in the decade.

It's a decent resource, if you are into crossfit, and only costs $25. Take it all in and then decide if you do or don't want to re-subscribe. I wouldn't subscribe if you are looking for nutritional information, but if you want to see some talks by louie simmons or coach burgener on lifting, then it would be worth it. $25 a year is pretty cheap.

But I haven't missed the membership now that it's expired...I hope this helps.

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on January 13, 2012
at 07:10 PM

There are a lot of variations of CrossFit that are more suited for bulking up than the "main site" or standard prescription (rX).

CrossFitFootball.com or Starting Strength or 70s Big are all examples, all depending on what you eat (as you well know from PaleoHacks). For foundational strength and size you may consider checking out a 5x5 or linear strength type program.

As for the Journal, it offers information on a ton of subjects:
Athlete Bios
Basics
Coaching
Combat/MMA
Endurance
Competitions
Equipment
Exercises
Physiology
Gymnastics
Kettlebells
Kids
Military
Injuries/Rehab
Mobility
Nutrition
Oly Lifting
Parkour
Powerlifting
Rest Day/Theory
Rowing
Running
Sports Application
Lifestyle
Tons of Workouts
Wrestling

And I got all this from looking at the categories they have listed. You get access to everything posted from the beginning of the Journal like 9 years ago or something.

Like others have said, some of it is free so check those out. I am a cheapskate and I found the $25 worth every penny for what I've learned.

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on September 02, 2011
at 11:14 PM

There is a lot of resources on the CFJ, I have never paid for a subscription. I've done 2 level one certifications which I got a year each time and I've done a level 2 certification which I got another year.

If my subscription runs out I would pay the money for the year, they have a lot of information on there, it is not all CrossFit based, powerlifters, Oly lifters, runners etc all write pieces so you will always find something that suits what you are looking for.

As for muscle ups, well... how are your pull ups? Specifically dead hang chest to bar pull ups? I was trying forever to get a muscle up when I went back to working on deadhang pull ups and got deadhang chest to bar pull ups the muscle ups came right behind.

Then again there is so many different ways to train muscle ups, you can always check out www.againfaster.com as well they have some tutorial videos.

http://www.againfaster.com/the-micd-instructor/

With that being said, If you are only looking for those 2 specific topics the CFJ may not be worth the cash.

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on September 03, 2011
at 12:48 PM

haha, lol... That is funny as hell, my response anyways. Should have double read it.

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on September 03, 2011
at 02:40 AM

Ryan - I dont think he is asking about muscle up, but putting on muscle. However, another good resource if you are trying to do muscle up is Al Kavadlo http://www.alkavadlo.com/2011/02/getting-your-first-muscle-up/

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