Hi KTG. its an interesting question because I think the Simplefit workouts gave me a solid base when I started Crossfit. I will say that although Simplefit has definitely increased my motivation to further progress Crossfit has taken me to a point I wasn't sure I could achieve. The best example is the pullups. On my best day during the Simplefit routines I only achieved 10 pullups without falling off the bar. Of course that was done with a complete labral tear and I further injured it later on causing a huge setback but in November 2010 I began my own shoulder rehab then about two months later did some simplefit stuff but mostly hopped into the Crossfit workouts. The other day I pumped out 20 pullups without falling off the bar and I stopped only because I had 30 to go and that seemed kind of daunting. I think I could have got 5 more but am uncertain. As you address in the Fitness goals section motivation is a primary issue and both systems have continued to keep my motivation high. On the issue of stronger vs. weaker there is no question that I'm definitely stronger in the pullup, pushup, and squat arena, however, everything else that is Crossfit is lacking. I have a lot to learn yet and a long ways to go for skills to include getting stronger and more endurance. I can't thank Kevin enough for developing the Simplefit program though because I don't think I would be where I'm at without it. Primarily I need to develop:
and the dreaded muscle up (just thinking about it makes my shoulder ache)
Also its interesting you asked about if I had thought about adding anything to it. I took the Crossfit girl workouts and modified them into a Simplefit scenario. Haven't really tried them yet except for Murph which was pretty tough L1D1 is essentially AMRAP in 20 minutes 200 metre run, 5 pullups, 8 pushups, and 12 squats, but it really progresses from there.
Anyway, this morning I practiced double unders and the goal was to try to achieve 10 in a row. For me that means doing 4 singles then a double counting only the doubles. I achieved 10 but couldn't get 11. Jumprope is frustrating.
"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak”