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Martin McVitty 11-17-2007 08:00 AM

Hello from Northern Ireland
Hi Guys,

Thought it was about time to come out from the shadows. I have been doing the WODs for three weeks now and devouring as much info as I can find on the website. I'm loving crossfit so much and already feel stronger, more energetic and generally healthier/happier. I'm in danger of becoming an addict.

Before discovering crossfit; I have been kickboxing for over a year now and before that amateur league soccer. With kickboxing my conditioning is quite good but I wanted more strength and explosive power. I started picking up the weights at the local BB gym but remembered why I got bored with them in the first place. So in my quest for workout material and new ideas I came across crossfit (god bless the internet) and wow, if only I had discovered this 10 years ago!!

I am just readying myself to head to the gym shortly and trade funny looks with the isolation brigade! :evilsmile

Mikki Lee Martin 11-20-2007 09:51 PM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
Welcome Martin
We were in Ireland a bit more than a year ago and since then have seen lots of activity/postings from Ireland plus the new Affiliate Colm Oreilly starting up in Dublin.
You are sure to find others... Stick with it, and keep posting.

Martin McVitty 11-21-2007 11:51 AM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
thanks for the welcome. i'm definately hooked on crossfit, this is the kinda training that makes it worthwhile. really feels like i'm achieving something and i'm only a few weeks in.

hopefully some crossfitters near me will come outta the woodwork. i am tempted by a trip to dublin tho to check out the crossfit gym there and pick up some pointers.

Michael Stehle 11-21-2007 12:58 PM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
Welcome Martin!

We were out there a few years ago, beautiful country, love the Guiness!

Martin McVitty 11-21-2007 01:08 PM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
aah guinness... my cheat meal :D

Eugene Currie 11-22-2007 08:32 AM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
Hi there
Great to see it gathering people in NI
I am just starting and I am based up on the North Coast,Limavady to be exact. I have visited the Crossfitnc last month and would consider going to dublin for a visit too

Cheers Eugene

Martin McVitty 11-22-2007 10:25 AM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
hey Eugene, good to see a fellow 'norn irish' crosfitter on here. how long have you been doin crossfit? how are u finding it?

Eugene Currie 11-22-2007 11:18 AM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
Hi Martin
I have been tinkering for about 6/8 months and just feeling my way with the thinking behind it and also with the zone diet

Cheers Eugene

Martin McVitty 11-22-2007 11:54 AM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
i've started using the zone too, but i find myself continuously hungry. i keep gettin cravings like some sort of junk food junkie. i'm pushing myself to soldier on with the diet because i do feel like i have more energy with it.

Patrick Donnelly 11-22-2007 03:03 PM

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland
Re: Martin
Just stick with it strictly for at least two weeks. It gets easier, and after you do, you have a lot more control over what you eat.

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