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Erin Davidson 05-08-2009 03:28 AM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
Hi there, Steve...

All this looks so great! I'm so glad you got to get to CFED and get some coaching! And well done you for the "technique is everything" realization. It's so true and will get you SO far...and with a LOT less injury.

And for what it's worth - a LOT of people have trouble with those DUs - like young, very capable looking men will be chucking jump ropes at our walls they're so darn frustrating. :)

Keep up the great work!

Christin Street 05-09-2009 03:16 AM

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Wow! I can't believe you started that CFED WOD with 135! That's a heavy load. I like that you tried it and actually thought you could do it. I'm learning so much from Shana and Tommy about the mental aspects of the heavy load. Believing in yourself has to come first.

Carter Jee 05-09-2009 04:04 AM

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[QUOTE=Erin Davidson;584062]Hi there, Steve...

All this looks so great! I'm so glad you got to get to CFED and get some coaching! And well done you for the "technique is everything" realization. It's so true and will get you SO far...and with a LOT less injury.

And for what it's worth - a LOT of people have trouble with those DUs - like young, very capable looking men will be chucking jump ropes at our walls they're so darn frustrating. :)

Keep up the great work![/QUOTE]

consistency and discipline and stubborness!! keep working on it!!! it's a lifelong journey!! glad that we're all doing this together!!

carter

p.s. hoping to visit CA next year!!!

Stephen R. Lampl 05-09-2009 02:31 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[quote=Erin Davidson;584062]Hi there, Steve...

All this looks so great! I'm so glad you got to get to CFED and get some coaching! And well done you for the "technique is everything" realization. It's so true and will get you SO far...and with a LOT less injury.

And for what it's worth - a LOT of people have trouble with those DUs - like young, very capable looking men will be chucking jump ropes at our walls they're so darn frustrating. :)

Keep up the great work![/quote]

Thank you, Erin! I had a great time, learned a great deal, and now only have to go back home and remember what I learned.......sheesh! As for the technique, I knew I was behind the 8 ball......even before my Level-1. No wonder Andy Stumpf laughingly agreed when I said I had problems with my OHS.....and continued to (in polite fun-poking) point out, "Boy does Steve have problems with his OHS!" As for the DUs.....I actually like working on them - - they will come, I feel it. You won't find this older, very capable looking man chucking his rope at the wall.....I'll just keep trying. Ever seen a 90 year old trying to get DUs? :rofl:

[quote=Christin Street;584966]Wow! I can't believe you started that CFED WOD with 135! That's a heavy load. I like that you tried it and actually thought you could do it. I'm learning so much from Shana and Tommy about the mental aspects of the heavy load. Believing in yourself has to come first.[/quote]

Christin,

Some people (hint, hint) just set their common sense aside ever so often. When I was doing warm ups based on the cues Shana gave me Wednesday, the 135# went up easily for three reps. I figured (wrongly, of course) that I could sustain that level of output for the WOD.

I think you are so right-on about heavy loading. I've been a bit reluctant to really try with greater weights (fear of injury or technique which I believe I havent' dialed in). That's why working with a trainer is so important. I just need to get the technique spot-on and then go for it.

[quote=Carter Jee;584988]consistency and discipline and stubborness!! keep working on it!!! it's a lifelong journey!! glad that we're all doing this together!!

carter

p.s. hoping to visit CA next year!!![/quote]

I [I][B]AM[/B][/I] stubborn, Carter! Working on the other two. CF has become a universal "language" of a sort - - like music. It doesn't matter where we are, the Kool Aid still tastes great!

Love to meet you when you get out to CA. We're about an hour and a half north-west of Yosemite National Park.

Stephen R. Lampl 05-09-2009 02:51 PM

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[I][B]090508 FRIDAY.....

No workout today - - lots of great family stuff here in the Greater Atlanta area, including my eldest nephew's baseball team victory ([COLOR=Red]16-5...PR[/COLOR]) over the undefeated little league champions! WOOT WOOT! :pepper:

090509 SATURDAY; @ CrossFit East Decatur

Warm-up
Modified CFEW: [/B]Included approx. 20 DU attempts. Got each attempt, but again, chained none together.......:(

[B]WOD: (Main Page), for time of
4 X 800m Run. Rest as needed between runs. [/B]Subbed 800m Rows. Wish my right Achilles would stop nagging me so I could run again....
[B]TIMES: 2:54 / 3:06 / 3:12 / 3:03

[/B]Just for info, later this morning, CFED and members from other Atlanta affiliates all got together for a special Relay for Life WOD at BTB Fitness/CrossFit, with all proceeds from participants and/or donations benefitting Relay for Life! A High-Five (or at least, some peppers) to all the ATL area affiliates!

:pepper::pepper::pepper:
[/I]

Nancy Cohen 05-09-2009 02:58 PM

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Glad you're having a fun time!

Dave Coughlin 05-09-2009 03:15 PM

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Hey Steve, I've seen your posts on the logs of Christin, Keith, and Chuck B, and just wanted to let you know how awesome you've been doing recently. This is what I have so far on a few quick glances at your log:

-Congrats on retiring, and thanks for 28 great years of service (from an FD guy;))
-Congrats on your Level I, and best of luck with your CF endeavours
-I'm a former bassist myself (Geddy Lee and Les Claypool are my faves)
-Big :highfive:and:notworth: for getting under the 200# mark! Mucho impressivo
-I don't know why I didn't let you know this before, but a couple months ago my dad came down here from OH for a visit. He does the Globo-thing and plays some raquetball, so he wasn't totally sedentary. ANYWAYS, after I got him to do a WOD at an Orlando Affiliate with me (he killed it BTW), he questioned whether a guy his age could do this CF on a regular basis. He's a couple years older than you, but I still showed him your log. He still does CF WODs I send him 2x a week, so :thanx:
-Awesome that you got to meet the Glamazon Twins in ATL, I am so jealous.
-I got to talk with Shana at the SE Quals. Even in a five minute conversation, I could still see that she is a very good coach. I told her about my poor performance in the C&J/C2B PUs event, and she gave me a couple quick hints about improving my kip.
-Don't sweat the DUs. One day they will just click for you, and I hope it happens soon.

Stephen R. Lampl 05-09-2009 03:16 PM

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[quote=Nancy Cohen;585326]Glad you're having a fun time![/quote]

Thanks, Nancy. Having a BLAST!

Hope you, Mark, and the "kids" are surviving the fire hassles OK. Sounds like a pretty bad one even though the acreage is lower than one would suspect (at least according to what we've heard on the news...).

Stephen R. Lampl 05-09-2009 03:30 PM

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Dave,

Thank you for stopping by my log! And thank you for all you do too. I used to be a VFF, but did not have time to carry on with the duty after becoming an LEO.

Thanks about the L-1. It was wonderful to see in lecture and do in "hands on" what I had been reading about. Can't wait to hit my gymnastics cert later this month.....

Do you still get to play bass a bit? I'm temporarily taking a bit of time off, but have been keeping my "fingers in it" so to speak with an occasional stint on the church worship team. Awesome musicians up where I live!

Props to you on involving your Dad in CF! That is soooooo AWESOME! I see myself doing CF to some degree for the rest of my life......the beauty of scaling. 'Course, CF may make me such an animal that I'll be rockin' it with 2X BW dead lifts in my 90's! Is your dad posting on a log? I'd love to follow his progress. Please give him my best and give him a "high-five" for me!

The Glamazons truly are that - - and more! A couple of great people with a real passion for CF and an enthusiasm which is catching. As for Shana, she is incredibly articulate and has a way with descriptions......doesn't even have to demonstrate what it is she's talking about and yet you know [I][B]exactly[/B][/I] what to do......absolutely amazing!

DUs rock! I got a chance to play around with one of the Buddy Lee ropes Shana has at CFED........the short answer is........I need a new rope. Period. And a little more technique.

Take care!

Helen Lawson 05-11-2009 05:16 AM

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Hey Steve. I'm soooo jealous of your travels, going to all the affiliates, getting to work out with the Glamazons, etc... You're just too :cool: !

I'm impressed you tried the push-press WOD with 135#s! It took me a long time to learn that you don't need to go all out (or try to PR) with every WOD. Instead of trying to PR with every WOD I've set a different goal of trying to be successful with every WOD. In other words: plan to do something that you [I][U]know[/U][/I] will be difficult, but you [I][U]know [/U][/I] you'll be able to finish per your personal Rx (regardless of time).

This approach might not work for some people because they may choose to take the easy way out. But, i know you wouldn't do that! If I finish a WOD and feel like I have more steam left to burn, I use it up working on technique.

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your travels and take some well deserved rest days! :)


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