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Old 05-14-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
Brian Wahl
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I started CrossFit 2 months ago today...

Letís look at some numbers:

* Iíve lowered my 5K time by 2.5 minutes (currently 21:12).
* Iíve lowered my 10K time by over 5 minutes (currently 49:42)
* Iíve raised my deadlift by 20 lbs (currently 265)
* Iíve raised my shoulder press by 15 lbs (currently 130)
* Iíve lowered my 800 meter run time by 43 seconds (currently 2:52)
* Iíve completed multiple workouts that include 100 pull-ups
* Iíve completed a workout with 45 cleans at 135 lbs and 90 dips in 16:23
* Iíve lost about 9 pounds, and Iím significantly stronger than when I started
* Iíve lost about 2% bodyfat
* Every time I repeat a timed workout, I lower the time significatly, which meansÖ
* Literally almost every time I work out, I essentially set a new PR
* Iíve completely changed my attitude about what fitness is
* Iíve completely changed my attitude about what intensity is
* I donít work out without sweating any more
* Chest & Triceps day is a thing of the past
* Iím probably in the best shape Iíve ever been in, and I played college sports

Iím not saying Iím some kind of elite athlete, but I truly believe that with this program, I will achieve an ďeliteĒ level of fitness. Iíve never before enjoyed working out and fitness as much as I do right now.

If you are getting tired of doing the same crap in the gym week in and week outÖ

If you havenít managed to add more than 15 pounds on your bench press in the last 2 yearsÖ

If you spend more time resting between sets than actually working outÖ

Then you should seriously consider doing CrossFit.

http://www.crossfit.com
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
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Re: I started CrossFit 2 months ago today...

And to think, you've only been doing this for 2 months. You'll be a monster a year from now.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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Re: I started CrossFit 2 months ago today...

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And to think, you've only been doing this for 2 months. You'll be a monster a year from now.

Keep up the good work.
Thanks! Ha, I'd like to think I'll be a monster.

The point of this post is to mention how much CrossFit has helped me improve over such a short period of time. Anyone who's been doing CrossFit for any serious length of time would probably laugh at my PR's and stats, but the rate at which I'm progressing is light years faster than with any other program I've ever done.
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:26 PM   #4
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Re: I started CrossFit 2 months ago today...

It is really motivating to hear stuff like this, especially the run times as I would love to get faster.
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It is really motivating to hear stuff like this, especially the run times as I would love to get faster.
If you do CrossFit, you'll definitely get faster - both on your long distance runs (well, more like medium distance - 5 and 10Ks) and sprint-type runs - like 400s and 800s.

Literally every physical task that I attempt to do, I'm able to do it better than before.

A few weeks ago I dug up this huge cement cylinder out of my backyard - it was used to hold a clothes drying line that the previous owner had cut off at the base. I straight-up attacked it. I almost started a stopwatch before I dug it up to do it for time. That thing was a beast, though - and buried deep.
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