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Old 11-21-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
Nicolas Kizzee
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5 pull-ups

Greetings. I am a freshman in college. I am 6'4", 175 lb., 18yrs old. Not a huge accomplishment after seeing some people pull off 52 pull-ups but when I started in September I could not even do 1 pull-up. I am pleased to say that about two days ago I did 5 consecutive pull-ups. I had never truly lifted regularly before starting crossfit. One day I asked a friend of mine why my lifting didn't have much effect on me and he showed me crossfit. Crossfit has changed my whole look at lifting and I will continue to do crossfit for years to come. p.s. I finally was able to do the 95lb thrusters the other day for fran. When I started I could barley do 75lb thruster. Thank you Crossfit.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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Re: 5 pull-ups

A 500+% increase is actually pretty good if you ask me. You'll be one of those 52-pull-up people soon enough.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:33 PM   #3
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Re: 5 pull-ups

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A 500+% increase is actually pretty good if you ask me. You'll be one of those 52-pull-up people soon enough.
Agreed. If you keep going with crossfit you'll be at 52 pullups in time.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:37 PM   #4
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Re: 5 pull-ups

Congratulations! The sky is the limit. Keep us up to date with your progress.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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Thanks. I hope by May that I can bench my weight(175ish) and do some handstand pushups ha!. As of right now i can only bench around a measilly 145lb When i started crossfit though i could only get around 125-130... Pretty sad I know fora 6'4" 18 year old ...
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:59 AM   #6
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Thanks. I hope by May that I can bench my weight(175ish) and do some handstand pushups ha!. As of right now i can only bench around a measilly 145lb When i started crossfit though i could only get around 125-130... Pretty sad I know fora 6'4" 18 year old ...
When I started benching I used 35lb dumbells on a good day. Now I use 80lbs for reps and am still improving. You're going to do great, just keep at it.
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