I got this idea from another forum, and I've been meaning to try this for a while, so here goes.
Basically I'll be running the 50 day plan in Infinite Intensity, but substituting Tactical Barbell's Fighter template in for two strength days. "Fighter" is a simple twice week periodized/progressive program. Periodization has worked very well for me so far, so I'd like to continue with this style of training where max strength is concerned.
My week will look like this:
Day 1 - Front squat/ Bench press (TB Fighter + Minimalist exercise cluster)
Day 2 - GPP + Core
Day 3 - Warrior Challenge
Day 4 - Rest
Day 5 - Front squat/ Bench
Day 6 - Interval + Core
Day 7 - Rest
My version of II, slightly different, going for the 7 day set-up instead of the 5.
I ran II by the book a few years ago with outstanding results, except for my max strength, which took a bit of a hit after the 50 days. For the past several years I've continued to use individual workouts from II on cardio days, so I'm not totally starting at ground zero. I also picked up a weight vest which I'll try and incorporate in some of the GPP sessions.
As far as strength, I've been running TB's Operator template (3 x week) for max strength for the past year, with excellent results, so now I'm going to put "Fighter" to the test. I have no illusions that I'll get the same quick big strength jumps I got with Operator, seeing as Fighter is only 2 x week, I'm looking more for strength maintenance and slow progression while I focus on conditioning.
I'm thrilled by the idea of this combo, as I have a couple friends running TB Fighter + Crossfit with excellent results, and I feel like I'll be getting the best of both worlds.
I'll be heading into the gym tomorrow to test 1rms for Fighter template, but I'll be starting my actual II training on Saturday.
Little about me, I'm 34 years old, and currently have a pretty physically lax day job. My sessions will take place in the evenings after work, and on the weekend. I've only been training seriously (properly?) for the last 6-7 years. Cardio has always come a little easier than strength for me, and while strength continues to remain important, I have no interest in becoming a power-lifter style athlete. My goal is to be both well conditioned and strong.