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Richard Paul Ham-Williams 01-13-2006 03:35 AM

Good Morning All,

I have stumbled across this board and am now straying away from my safe world of weight training.

Anyone heard of HIT and its benefits and very passionate following?

I have always had a similar mindset to the methodology on this site but never found others into functional fitness - its always been about fads, marketing and looking good - no one seems to notice what actually works in everyday life and what is fun!

My mission is to get my area fit, strong and healthy whilst having fun and making friends.

I look forward to the future with crossfits knowledge


Larry Lindenman 01-13-2006 05:48 AM

Ham, this is the place for you. I bought into the running/sprinting will not let you put on muscle school, because it fed into my absolute loathing of running. I trained only with weights and starting with Crossfit was a wake-up call. Simple advise, start slow and ramp up. It took me 6 months to do the WOD as written, it may be a little shorter or longer for others. Welcome.

Richard Paul Ham-Williams 01-13-2006 06:20 AM

Cheers for the welcome Larry,

I guess I bought into it for similar reasons - also i love lifting and always will.

I just never understood how one training method, like lifting iron, could make so many "professionals" convinced it was the ultimate way to to train and "the best" way to get fit and functional for all aspects of health.

I have been laughed at by other lifters for my view on variety and functionabilty.

Well I am here now and slowly finding my way around!

I am in the timid first steps of business planning for my own exercise facility with a difference (from commercial gyms) - the difference being , I care and will give all the advice, help and attention needed to reach goals using fun methods that leave you wanting to come back again and again! I have a feeling crossfit is just what I have been looking for.


Nick Cummings 01-13-2006 09:06 AM

I came from a weights only background. Now there is no way I would give up my handstand pushups, l sits, and muscle ups. Note that I can't do these but I'm working hard at them.

Richard Paul Ham-Williams 01-13-2006 09:25 AM

Good luck on the handstand push ups dude, I found that they came quite quick with GTG style training - possibly due to learning effect.

Anyhow - keep going and enjoy

Michael Keller 01-13-2006 04:14 PM

Welcome aboard, Richard! If the other lifters are laughing at you for doing functional exercise, you are definitely in the right place! Jump in and reap the benefits.

Richard Paul Ham-Williams 01-16-2006 04:10 AM

I am - right now I am suffering from a heavy case of doms from cleans - never done them before and thought i was strong and pretty good at lifting - the variety and overall body tension these require is awesome :-)

Karl Steadman 01-16-2006 05:59 AM

Epsom in Surrey huh!?

Just round the corner.....i spy a training session in the not-to-distant future!

Seriously, need any help etc. with this stuff let me know. welcome on board.


Richard Paul Ham-Williams 01-16-2006 10:27 AM

round the corner indeed! train in my garage at the moment but am costing up opening my own gym so if you know of any decent contacts then that would be great :-)

Thanks for the warm welcome - everyone has been great so far

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