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David Guinn 07-25-2010 09:59 AM

First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
The last three exercises I did as Rx'd (pushups, sit-ups, squats) but I must confess that for the pullups I used a weight-assist machine:

30 at 55# assist
10 at 65# assist
20 at 80# assist
20 at 90# assist
20 at 100# assist

I weigh 238. I just turned 48. I have been doing 5 x 5 compound movements for about 18 months and hit a plateau and hope that X-fit will bust me through this plateau (waste stopped shrinking)

I completed this in 45:01

This just seems so pathetic to me (the pullups). I can only do about 3-4 at body weight. I haven't yet tried the kippers. :rofl:

Eric Montgomery 07-25-2010 11:15 AM

Re: First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
Scale scale scale...ideally Angie should be a 15-25 minute workout. Check out [URL="http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewforum/16/"]BrandX[/URL] (WFS) for scaled versions of each day's workout. Trying to do too much too soon is a good way to get hurt or have overtraining problems.

Where in Cary do you train? I grew up there but haven't lived there since 2000 and am always looking for a good gym when I come back home.

Brent Eno 07-25-2010 01:37 PM

Re: First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
Give it time and patience David. Especially patience. You can only improve from here.

Also, if your goal is to "shrink your waste", you need to really focus on your diet. Vegetables, lean meat, nuts, seeds, and some fruit. Nothing else. Good luck, and train hard.

David Guinn 07-25-2010 02:00 PM

Re: First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
[QUOTE=Eric Montgomery;816544]Scale scale scale...ideally Angie should be a 15-25 minute workout. Check out [URL="http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewforum/16/"]BrandX[/URL] (WFS) for scaled versions of each day's workout. Trying to do too much too soon is a good way to get hurt or have overtraining problems.

Where in Cary do you train? I grew up there but haven't lived there since 2000 and am always looking for a good gym when I come back home.[/QUOTE]

Right now I go to Lifetime Fitness. A fancy globo gym. The Crossfit gyms are too far away. When that is remedied I will switch. I understand the power of community in this effort. Right now I'm sort of a loner compared to what the others do at the gym

David Guinn 07-25-2010 02:04 PM

Re: First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
I appreciate the link to BrandX and the reminder about diet. I'm getting better. Finally my wife is helping me to keep strict even if we are celebrating something. There is always something to celebrate (birthdays, holidays, anniversary, etc) She gets it now.

I should have done 50 pullups. Everything else was OK as Rx'd for me and I would have finished at about 20 minutes.

Scott Donchak 07-27-2010 06:34 AM

Re: First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
I did Angie on Sunday. Took me 49 minutes. :p

The pull ups took me 30 minutes alone because I was determined to do them all at body weight... I cracked at about 75 and had to use the machine. I don't know how to kip either. : /

I had only done about 3 WODs ever before though.

You have to start somewhere.

Scott Stevens 07-27-2010 01:52 PM

Re: First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
[QUOTE=David Guinn;816516]
This just seems so pathetic to me (the pullups). I can only do about 3-4 at body weight. I haven't yet tried the kippers. :rofl:[/QUOTE]

There is no shame in assisted pull-ups.

Meghan Reid 07-27-2010 04:33 PM

Re: First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
[QUOTE=Scott Stevens;817687]There is no shame in assisted pull-ups.[/QUOTE]

+1. Pullups aren't some mythical thing that "every" Crossfitter can do immediately. They are considered a strength, just like a strict pushup, a bodyweight squat, 2x bodyweight deadlift, etc etc. Very few people, unless they were athletes beforehand, come into Crossfit immediately able to do a strict pullup, much less 100 in one workout. Get thee to a rubber assistance band, learn to love it, then learn to hate it to motivate you to get off it.

David Churchill 07-28-2010 06:09 PM

Re: First post; Did the "Angie" today
 
Brother, I feel your pain on the pull ups. It took me forever to get them done. Like its been said before though, you can only improve from here. I also was disappointed in my time which was at 35:06, but ya know what...It'll get faster!

Good Luck, Stay Safe!


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