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Vicki Weinman 03-29-2011 06:52 PM

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OK. I guess I'm in the right place. I'm 51, female and pretty new to Crossfit. 2 months to be exact. I'm 4 months Paleo, and loving both. I still feel like the wimp most of the time, but SOME of the time now, am NOT the last one to finish. I'm very competitive, so think that will help me. Generally out of shape, since about 3 years, post hysterectomy. Prior to that was pretty active and fit and thin. Happy to have support here, and advice and motivation. Thanks!:run:

Cliff Miller 03-29-2011 06:56 PM

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kinda frantic couple of days between work and regular life. at times i really hate being a manager of adults going on 13.

8x2 195lb back squat with purple bands

4x

good a.m. w/green band 25
400 m. run

13:24

Deb Weber 03-30-2011 03:41 AM

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[QUOTE]“The overhead squat will punish everything that’s fundamentally wrong with your air squat. It will expose every flaw.” -Greg Glassman[/QUOTE]

airsquat vs any weighted squat, totally new ballgame - throw the (wall) ball away! I used to think that was deep enough....the other day I didn't quite touch my calves in one of my backsquats and was scolded for "squatting like a football player." :p

You know what helped me a lot with OHS? Pigeon stretch & the Mobility wod with the hip stretch that KStarr said was worse than waterboarding (yeah, I THOUGHT I'd been stretching my psoas...)

Best tips so far: pushing my knees out and getting my butt under my shoulders instead of sticking it out behind me, and pushing up & out on the bar on the way up. Getting slowly better.

Welcome [B]Martha[/B] and [B]Vicki[/B]!!

Good luck everyone, with the Open WOD - oughta kill that one!!

Jack Davis 03-30-2011 09:49 AM

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[B]Welcome Martha and Vicki.[/B]

Thrusters today and games WOD tomorrow. I am not entered in the games but will follow and compare WOD results. Goal is to compete next year once I work on my goats (OHS, running, DU's, Squat Snatch)

Good Luck to everyone entered in the Open!

Let's see those results! Old Crossfitters Rule!!!!!!!!

Michelle Simpson 03-30-2011 12:12 PM

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[B]Welcome Martha and Vicki![/B]

Michelle Simpson 03-30-2011 12:15 PM

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[QUOTE=Deb Borbone;920286]Good luck everyone, with the Open WOD - oughta kill that one!![/QUOTE]

Let me just say that I did this WOD today, based on the "strict form, no cobra" on the push-ups and it was the most trying day of CF that I've ever experienced. ANY slump in the plank resulted in a no rep. I will keep my score to myself until I've gotten over it. :rofl:

Deb Weber 03-30-2011 12:43 PM

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[QUOTE]Let me just say that I did this WOD today, based on the "strict form, no cobra" on the push-ups and it was the most trying day of CF that I've ever experienced. ANY slump in the plank resulted in a no rep. I will keep my score to myself until I've gotten over it. [/QUOTE]
Thats the best part, the pushup standard!!! :evilsmile Big equalizer, for me anyway.

Michelle Simpson 03-30-2011 12:49 PM

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Deb, let me just say that I learned a couple of very, very valuable lessons this morning. So did the head judge/trainer and the judge that was counting my reps.

1) Hell will freeze over before I ever quit anything CF, no matter how embarrassing my performance may seem to me, to another it's dogged determination.
2) I will spend countless days moving forward doing strict, strict push-ups. :yikes:

Deb Weber 03-30-2011 01:02 PM

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I can tell you I've done WOD after WOD getting beat to smithereens, lying on the floor till I can plank up.... lot of others getting 50-100+ max rep hand release pushups in 3 min, while I get, 25-30...
be interesting to see what happens now with the standard!!!

Michelle Simpson 03-30-2011 01:10 PM

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[QUOTE=Deb Borbone;920512]I can tell you I've done WOD after WOD getting beat to smithereens, lying on the floor till I can plank up.... lot of others getting 50-100+ max rep hand release pushups in 3 min, while I get, 25-30...
be interesting to see what happens now with the standard!!![/QUOTE]

I'd rather learn to do it right NOW rather than later when I get better at everything across the board. That's the main reason I decided to do the open sectionals. I want to know my weaknessess and have them staring me right in the face so that I can improve them. :D


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