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Old 07-16-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
Omar Omar
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How can I get this out of my head.

I know that on strength days. Doing the strength WOD only is enouph for the day but I just feel too wooried its not enouph. Or I feel really guilty. I end up doing sprints or rowing repeats after setting a lifting pr. I cant go hard on it and never set a pr on the sprints or rowing.

I just cant seem to call it a day unless there was an endurance practice or movment. Otherwise I cant just call it a day

Should I force myself to deal with guilt till I get used to it. Is there something I could do.

lol. I feel silly asking this but its been eating my heart out every single strength day since I got on crossfit
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:53 PM   #2
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

You won't see optimal benefits from the heavy days if you do extra... remember, guilt is all in your head, but adaptation is to be found sitting on your a$$.....

...I know, I know... probably could've done better there...
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

hmm, Starting Strength is not for you then!

I never feel this way, especially because the max effort days usually take me longer than the other days. I usually have a limited time to work out so I never feel shortchanged on those days.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:06 AM   #4
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

CFFB....best of both worlds.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:49 PM   #5
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

How strong are you?
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:03 PM   #6
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

you mean at lifting. Not too strong. I came from an endurance backgraund b4 crossfit. I ran and ran and ran all day long.

So when I started crossfit I was so much weaker but now I am a LOT stronger given I havent started crossfit for that long

Max back squat
135 old- now 190

max deadlift
225 old- now 265

Max shoulder press
95 and now is 100. I cant seem to get it up =(

c&j
135 still never tried to break it. SELF THOUGHT. I bet I look really silly doing them. lol. Im gonna get a video in the coaching section soon.


umm. Yeah.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:13 PM   #7
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

Omar, go to Crossfitendurance.com WFS, and if you feel compelled to do more than the CF WOD,do it CFE style.
Of course maybe you should just do CF mainsite WODS only for 2 months and then see what your improvements are.
You are not going to improve your strength by doing other stuff after.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:08 AM   #8
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

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you mean at lifting. Not too strong.
Well, look at it this way. You get stronger by recovering from lifting weights, not lifting weights. You need very badly to get stronger if you want to achieve "balanced" fitness. So lift...and recover. If you need motivation, just remind yourself that at the moment most gyms have several female members who can out-squat, out-press and out-pull you. That should help.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:25 AM   #9
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

I have also had this mental debate, but I have found most of my questions answered in the Crossfit Journal "Strong Medicine" by Martin White and Darrell White.

In this article they talk about pairing regular Crossfit met cons with heavy weights, it is CFSB (Crossfit Strength Bias) this program is not for athletes new to Crossfit, but more for an intermediate or advanced Crossfitter. It is a great article and one I would recommend reading.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:30 PM   #10
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Re: How can I get this out of my head.

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I know that on strength days. Doing the strength WOD only is enouph for the day but I just feel too wooried its not enouph. Or I feel really guilty.
Then you are not lifting hard enough. It's supposed to be really, really mentally tough.
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