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Cliff Miller 12-02-2010 12:35 PM

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never said i wanted to be younger again...well perhaps but knowing what i know now...just kidding.

i like where i am at in my stage in life, i am just having a hard time wrapping my head around not being able to keep up with the young guns. i guess it is an adjustment thing that i will have to keep working at till i can accept it.

Stephen R. Lampl 12-02-2010 12:50 PM

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Hey Everyone - - looks like a lot of great work has been going on here! I have a lot of catching up to do as time allows. BTW, happy belated birthday and anniversary Pat. Welcome, Michele!

Starting [U]slowly[/U] back into things after a bout with what has now been diagnosed as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue......but the best Rx is exercise, so I guess I'm in the right place! Yay CF! Take care all and keep on rockin' it!


Michelle Simpson 12-02-2010 04:17 PM

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[QUOTE=Marianne Urbanski;874323]Welcome Michelle!! I thought I would chime in with Deb as another "over 50 and crossfit"!! I don't usually post my workouts here because I do on my log, but I check out this thread all the time to see what everyone is doing.

Deb, I don't wish I was younger.. I am looking forward to my 50's. Kids will be out of house and now it will be time for ME!!! What will I ever do????????? more time at Crossfit!!!

I have never felt stronger and fitter.. I am definitely the oldest woman at the gym (well, there might be one other but she severely scales everything). I struggle with shoulder mobility and strength, so anything overhead is hard for me to go heavy, and I do find my recovery time is longer now. I am working on developing strength though, so I have been lifting at least 3 days a week and only doing a couple of metcons a week.

Anyway.. glad to have you chime in. :highfive: Do you keep a log?
By the way... our gym has a new thing where people put up their times in a color based on age. and today we did "Tabata something else" and I was proud to be the oldest one (so far, anyway--there are a couple of guys who are in their 50's and they will be higher than me!!) and the highest number!!! 419!!![/QUOTE]

I've kept my log book in writing up to this point but would take your recommendations for doing it here. Nice work on your Tabata!! If nothing else, we'll keep pushing the "younguns" to keep up :)

Bill Hoogsteden 12-02-2010 07:23 PM

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Happy Birthday Pat!

Welcome Michelle!

Steve - great to see you back!

Deb - Two quotes:
"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now!" -Bob Dylan
"Old enough to know better, and young enough not to care!" -Bill Hoogsteden ;)

800m run
10 air squats

30 75# squat clean and jerks


[I]Had to go lower than I'd like to since I was in the hotel "Globo". They frown on banging the weights on the ground.[/I]

Did 32 Burpees (Yay! Burpees!) per the CFWP Burpee (Yay! Burpees!) Challange!

Jim Colby 12-02-2010 08:31 PM

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Cliff, don't lose that competitive fire. Welcome back Stephen. Welcome Michelle. William, way to keep up the workouts even at a hotel. Impressive Tabatta (Marianne), Thrusters (John B.), and OHS (John. J). Happy birthday Pat. Deb, it's even colder in NJ now. How's the garage? It's now that time of year where you have to dress in layers and strip them off as the workout progresses.

[B][U]December 1[/U][/B]
Had to sort some stuff out at work, got home late and missed my workout. Good outcome at work, bad outcome for workout.:ranting2:

[B][U]December 2[/U][/B]
Busy again at work and then had to attend a meeting at the local YMCA where I volunteer a lot of my time. I had 30 minutes between arriving home and sitting down to dinner with my wife to complete the following workout:
5 minutes of jump roping
3 circuits: 5 DH pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 sit ups, 15 squats
Tabata Weighted pull-up, 30 pound dumbbell
Rest 1 minute
Tabata Weighted squat, 45 pound plate
Rest 1 minute
Tabata Weighted ring dip, 30 pound dumbbell
Rest 1 minute
Tabata Deadlift, 165 pound barbelll

The Tabata interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 intervals.
Tabata score is the least number of reps performed in any of the eight intervals.

Wtd. 30# Pull-ups: 8x3: 3
Wtd. 45# Squats: 8x13:13
Wtd. 30# Dips: 4x2, 4x1: 1
165# DLs: 4x9, 4x8: 8
[B]Total = 25[/B]

Finished my last deadlift right as the dinner bell rang! Hit the glycogen window perfectly, but sweat through dinner. How romantic.

Could have squeezed another rep or two on the squats and was surprised at how quickly I started dying (lower back fatigue) during the last 4 sets of DLs. The first set seemed so easy I thought I messed up only doing 9 reps. I didn't feel that way in round eight.

Cliff Miller 12-02-2010 09:14 PM

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had an extreemly frustrating day with an employee at work who just also happens to be my room mate. usually the boss/employee/roommate thing works pretty well.

unfortunatly this time it did not, i told him to take 3 days off to decide if he wanted to keep his job and continue living with me. i could not face going home after work and dealing with him so even though the eagles and texans were playing tonite i did the responsible thing and went to the box for open gym.

did a 10,000 meter row....knocked 1:46 of my last time and hit 45:00 bang on, did 3x10 of ab rollouts and then 9x3 of 125 banded bench press.

i feel much better and still get to catch the 4th quarter.

go eagles.

p.s. jim. won't ever lose the competative's just to much fun pushing yourself to see where you will end up.

Deb Weber 12-03-2010 05:34 AM

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Its cold out!!! I do kinda wish there was title 9 when I was a kid; girls then, well, you could take dance lessons. Although organized sports for kids has become - well, lets face it the adults suck! I started playing hockey at 33 (I was convinced I could do what that guy on the Oilers did, what's the big whoop? #99. yeah. Ok so where are the women's teams? Oh. none. Found a girls RH team, roof caved in on their arena. So then only girl on a mens RH team somewhere else - they didnt wanna play with me. But they damn sure didn't wanna play against me :evilsmile. Hockey was fun!! que serĂ¡.

Tim Randall 12-03-2010 12:46 PM

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I admire your enthusiasm (and would have loved to face you coming in to my goal! ( played goalie in city leagues back in the 60-70's!) Stopped playing when raising a family and making it to work had to take priority. Found I was having trouble justifying having to take time off work for "Tim's" fun time.

I get a lot of inspiration reading through the posts on this page and then using it for motivation to put out 110% every CF workout!

Cliff, I feel your frustration, been their done that!
Should be in our new Box by Monday!! Work is progressing, and believing for the owner/friend to make a success of his "Dream"!!


Pat Quigley 12-03-2010 04:18 PM

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Cliff good work.

Tim, good luck w. the new box.

Mobility work for shoulders.

Warm up on treadmill. warm up for deadlifts.

Wendler Wave 2 Deadlifts: 3X310,3X350,3X400(5R).

Five rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
135 pound Thruster, 7 reps

Scale 60# BB, 4R (ran out of time): 12:30.

New trainer in gym. She is former rower for ASU and now ASU coach. Offered some pointers. Guess I'll schedule some sessions. First observation: increase range of motion on both ends. She's cute too! But what does that mean to a man my age.:evilsmile

John Burch 12-03-2010 06:20 PM

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WU 12/03
3x20 GHD back extensions
3 rounds Cindy
3x10 reverse hypers @ 50#

10 sets of 2 back squat @ 140# work on speed in return

5 sets of 10 good mornings @ 95#

WOD 6 rounds
4 hang cleans @ 135#
1 hang squat clean
10 pullups

welcome back Stephen good to hear from you, Deb we need more women like you!!

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