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Old 11-04-2007, 09:47 AM   #1
John-David Ritchie
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Location: Montreal  Quebec
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Ah, dear Crossfit...

This is a message to express my thanks to the Crossfit community.

I have been working out for almost three years. I have been crossfiting for little more than a month.

My nutrition is alright, it's paleo in some ways, but I eat grains (whole) two times or more per day. I don't really get to decide what my parents buy, but I HAVE influenced them in buying good food.


225 lbs squat x 5, and it really was my limit
185 lbs deadlift x 5, I had a weak lower back. Maybe it's cause I'm tall, but that's just a two cent.
pull-up: 9-7-5 reps (max) with a 2 min break between each set. lol.

265 lbs squat x 5. I could NOT believe it!! (yup, good form!)
225 lbs deadlift x11. It was easy, it's my still-weak grip that stopped me!!
295 lbs deadlift x 2 AWESOME!!
Pull-up: lol. This improved drastically. Don't have numbers, but they're much easier to do than before.

And much more.

It truly drives me to perform.
I am truly better, faster and stronger.

I couldn't gain musular weight before. I was stuck at 205-208. Right now i'm at an average of 210-214. And trust me that ain't fat!! I in fact lost fat. That's when I was at 11.38% bf, too.

Thank you so much Crossfit. I decided to do Crossfit for a month when I started, before i went to a new workout program made by a personal trainer. Screw that program. Crossfit changed my way of looking at exercise. It's much more fun and challenging.

As long as WoD's are posted, I will increase my body's and willpower's capacities through them.

Typing daily changed and will change my life.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:49 PM   #2
Derek Maffett
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Castle Rock  WA
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Re: Ah, dear Crossfit...

Major improvements on the deadlift! Congrats!

Warning to everyone: that link is not W/F safe at the moment. It's only W/Fs if it's a rest day.
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