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Diane Dennis 11-13-2009 07:01 AM

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[B]Jeff[/B] - I get grief from a lot of my inactive, overweight, medication-taking over-50 friends just because I have incorporated workouts and decent eating into my lifestyle. I've been doing this for over three years and my closest friend still refers to my lifestyle as "some kick that I'm on". Meanwhile she takes medication for high BP, an enlarged heart and osteoporosis. I take zero medication, have cured my bad knees, cured my bad back and even improved my eyesight! And the fact that I do CrossFit makes me "crazy". Oh well, I guess if crazy is my only ailment, I'll take it. Plus, while getting healthy, I also improved my appearance.
Then (fat and hiding in shadows) and now (not hiding from anything):

Jeff Kilinski 11-13-2009 11:08 AM

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Diane, Awesome pic's and congrats on your accomplishments. Yeah, the snarky comments I got from buddies were just like the stuff you got from your friends. Oh well, I can't swing a golf club but I can swing a barbell.

David Orr 11-13-2009 12:51 PM

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[B]Diane:[/B] What a difference, not only in appearance, but confidence. It shows!

Respirator off

Bunker gear, boots, helmet in soft sand

10 intervals:

60 yard run
80 yards around cones
60 yards backward
60 yard run

1:21 pr

Did not time rest periods. Rested long enough for respirations to return to almost normal. Dread these workouts, but I would rather suffer now that let my team down in competition. Beautiful day here, but snow is coming in the next day or so.

John Scott Rezendes 11-13-2009 02:21 PM

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A few days ago I was in the "Crossfit" gym (a barely converted racquetball court in one of the post gyms) and noticed a horizontal ladder/pullup bar kind of lattice work thing in the giant Rogue rack. It reminded me of the old 5 event PT test from my early Army days (circa 1976). So, I decided to create a WOD that would incorporate the ladder in lieu of pullups. The ladder has 9 "rungs" spaced about 24" apart.
10-10-10 BW squats
1-2-3 DH pullups
3-3-5 ring dips
5-5-5 #45 Clean & Jerks (split)

WOD: 5 rounds for time of:
500m row
Horizontal ladder
10 x ring pushups
10 x #65 Clean & Jerks (split)
10 x #50 KB swings

38:14.8 Great workout. I didn't intend to take as long as I did but slowed waaay down on the C&J. And pretty smoked after. And set rowing [COLOR="Red"][B]PR[/B][/COLOR] using tips from [B]Charlie and Diane[/B]. My fastest 500m was 2:02.5 I'm getting closer to sub 2's everyday.

Diane Mahoney 11-13-2009 02:34 PM

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Awesome Diane! :super:

Terry Dickman 11-13-2009 04:41 PM

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Hang Squat Clean 5-5-5-3-3-3
135 (1 fail), 135, 135, 145, 155 (1 fail), 145, 135
Rest 5 min. then,

7 rounds for time:
-7 box jumps (24")
-3 muscle ups (jumping with rings above shoulders)


Then do 2 sets of 12 glute bridges. (on your back, heels by you’re a$$, hips up and pause)

[B]David,[/B] :highfive:
Forgot to mention… way to kill Cindy that was an awesome time. Yeah I guess we were neighbors, very familiar with Brentwood…go there once in a while to eat at Cap’s.

Most of the people I work with think I am weird…but in reality I know they wish they could feed themselves the proper fuel, instead of candy and coke…. and walk out the door at 5pm and say… see yah got to go work out…most all the guys I work with are younger...any chance I get I like to do things like move a heavy object they struggle with. I get tons of respect from them. I do find that I no longer hang out with my old friends as much. I just have much more fun now sprinting with my dog and swinging a kettlebell at the park across the street (that always brings out the gawkers) as opposed to sitting at a sports bar drinking beer and feeling like $hit the next day.

Awesome pics of before and after. I haven’t looked at mine in a while but I took a pic after our recent Nutrition challenge see attached below, I have been going hard core Paleo since. I might try cutting back on the calories as I usually eat as much as I want lately, but still maintaining 195lbs. I was 235lbs in the before pic. Like you, I no longer take medications for high cholesterol and other issues. I have really never felt this good…ever…well at least that I can remember…coming out of the womb had to feel good.

I am in NJ right now (working), I was going to go to CF Bernardsville at 5:30am today (I have been there before), but just way too tired after the time change and working a 12 hour day. So I slept in until 6am. Looks like I will start the MEBB when I get back, I did do the first workout on Monday (above). Also did continous situps, pushups and squats for 15 min. in my room yesterday…damn its cold here. Might try and hit CF Montclair for their free Saturday workout…if I can sneak away.

Sorry for the long winded post…bored in NJ.

Deb Weber 11-13-2009 05:28 PM

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Warmup: Row 500, GHD situps, back ext, squats

[B]"Filthy Fifty"[/B]

For time:
50 Box jump
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 16 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

30:xx or 31 Rx'd.
First Filthy, thought I'd die. Spots in front of my eyes during the burpees.
What I hate about these kinda workouts is, all Im thinking about is how my form is getting worse as I go along getting tired. Drives me nuts!

You both look great, [B]Diane & Terry[/B]!!! Woohoo!
I get the "cult", "excessive", "overdoing it" crap a lot. Couldn't care less - Crossfit works!

Deb Weber 11-13-2009 06:29 PM

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Terry, don't know where in NJ you are. Shed's open tomorrow am, last workout at noon. Hear Montclair's huge, never been.

John Warkala 11-13-2009 06:55 PM

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Nice pics !!

Tried to keep it short today.

3 rds
150 Single unders
40 step ups
11 burpees
14 walking lunges


Gymnastics cert tomorrow @ Crossfit Long Island City !!!!:pepper:

At the end of the day's session tomorrow, Gillian Mounsey will be attempting 100 muscle-ups in 60 minutes to benefit "Hope for the Warriors". It is going to be shown live on the internet but I'm not sure how you can access the feed. If you're interested try the main site or [url][/url]
Should start sometime after 4:30pm

Bill Houghton 11-13-2009 07:21 PM

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Did Cindy on Wednesday, 9 rounds. Down from 10 rounds last time. Hmmmm.

Tonight, did deadlift 1-1-1-1-1
265, 315, 335, 385, 415 PR

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