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Old 11-07-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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I was lurking last night when Spartigus commented that a Crossfitter at his gym believed that Crossfit created the 5x3 training style. Is 5x3 really that heavily used in Crossfit training?

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Edited the title spelling error Mike.

5 x 3 has been used for decades in different capacities. I'm not sure if Crossfit uses it but I know they didn't create it.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #3
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5X3 is a classic oly lifting scheme. I am sure its been used for a very long time.
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Its been used for a long long time, and not invented by CrossFit.

The guy who said it, was a CrossFit enthusiast, not a CrossFit athlete, if you get what I mean.

Him and one of the trainers were discussing his routine, both of which didn't really know much about CrossFit or any sort of weight training that involved more than 1 joint. From what I can gather, the individual who said it probably trained a little at a CrossFit gym (or even looked on a CrossFit website) and saw some of the training they did. They do a lot of Oly movements, so they probably use 5x3 as part of their training, the frequency at which they use 5x3 I dont know.

With the internet and all the misinformation and confusion, he was probably told by someone somewhere that 5x3 was invented by CrossFit. Most of the CrossFit stuff I have seen is the circuits with the Oly movements and a bunch of other things.
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I think my dad did a 5x3 back in the day.
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