I'm not talking about following crossfit exactly. But they don't waste time with stuff that doesn't work. Forget the programming of it and just focus on the lifts that they teach. Nobody gets out of there without squatting, cleaning, doing pullups, working with kettle bells... etc. I like to think of it as "strongman for people who want to be thin."
Who uses the offsets? I can kinda see it at lighter weights, maybe. I mean, every keg carry/sandbag carry etc is an unbalanced load. One arm feels more weight than the other and so on. I'm also all for unilateral exercises like DB clean and press or bent press etc. I guess that this type of work just puts a little more thought into the type of unbalance you overcome.
Originally Posted by Eric3237
Crossfit gives some very good info, but I wouldn't go that far
Offsets are basically doing farmers walks with uneven loads with odd implements or at different levels. Like a sandbag in on hand and a kettleball in another. Really anything you can imagine. An example would be a heavy dumbell carried in regular farmer's walk fashion in one hand and a sandbag carried on the opposite shoulder. Or perhaps a dumbell in clean position. The weights don't need to match of course. In place of a sandbag and army backpack with heavy stuff in in will work.