I am in okay shape, so I decided to join a crossfit box. I have been doing crossfit for about months now, and I really enjoy it. However, I find that I am having trouble doing some of the more strength-intensive movements like pullups and toes-to-bar, etc. So I figured I should start a strength program. Stronglifts seems like a good fit since I am rather new to strength training. I have been doing Stronglifts for about 2 weeks.
I am trying to figure out how best to balance out my schedule to include both of these programs. There are 2 questions here: scheduling and weight level.
I do Stronglifts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Should I do my crossfit workouts on the same days? From a practical standpoint--job--working out twice a day tends to be hard--because I will try to do strength work in the morning and then crossfit in the afternoon. This seems like the most consistent with the Stronglift principles of alternating rest days with strength days. I can maintain this, but I was not sure it was the correct way to go in terms of overdoing it or exhausting myself.
I could do crossfit workouts on my rest days. That is possible, but I did not think that lifting weights for crossfit qualifies as the "light-moderate cardio" recommendation for Stronglifts rest days. But this is possible--I just was not sure it was advisable.
Should I use lower weights during my crossfit workouts if I am doing Stronglifts? So the Stronglifts website notes that you should not be working at like 80% of your 1RM max. I think that was the point of starting with a lower weight--so that you would not get really sore and then have to skip workouts and such. So if I am lifting weights for strength, should I cut back the weight for crossfit--especially if I am doing both on the same day?
Thanks for any suggestions.