CrossFit isn’t just about strength, but strength is certainly part of the program. In this video shot at a Coaches Prep Course in San Diego, Chris Spealler talks about how to program strength workouts.
Going over set and rep schemes, Spealler goes on to outline different ways to fit strength training into your programming. For instance, Spealler has a lot of endurance-oriented athletes at CrossFit Park City, so he has to find creative ways to “trick” his clients into lifting heavy.
It’s also important to remember that strength training should show up regularly, but not at the expense of the other aspects of fitness. Strength is important, but it’s just one aspect of a GPP program.
Additional reading: Building the Base Pyramid of Strength by Bill Starr, published March 31, 2010.