- Dec 9, 2013
This one is pretty cut and dry. For loosing weight and getting stronger overall, would CrossFit or a traditional weight-lifting program with cardio added in help with said goals?
this times 1,000,000I did CrossFit before my kids were born and lost quite a bit of fat, got into great shape and increased strength. That being said, there’s a lot of technical Olympic weightlifting moves thrown into the mix without being coached by people who are necessarily proficient at it. Factor in all the random WODs and AMRAP, fast as you can and as much as you can stuff, I always seemed to have tweaks and strains and pains. Recovery started to be a bitch and I Felt like I was headed towards injury city. Lots of good stuff to CrossFit but wasn’t for me.
I’ve gone back to lifting heavy. Ran a couple different programs but the best two I’ve used were Staring strength and my favorite which is 5/3/1. Heavy lifting with an emphasis on proper form, consistency and slow steady progress has been fantastic for me. Just make sure that you focus on including plenty of mobility work, conditioning and prioritize recovery. I have made a ton of progress on this path.
Whatever you do, you’ll find the most success with the program that you believe in and stick to. Don’t program hop!
I think you should try both. I prefer weightlifting but that’s because I enjoy it more as a hobby. Try each one for a bit to see what you enjoy most. If you enjoy it you’ll put more effort in and it won’t seem like a chore which most give up in under 2 months.This one is pretty cut and dry. For loosing weight and getting stronger overall, would CrossFit or a traditional weight-lifting program with cardio added in help with said goals?