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Forum: Competitions 07-27-2013, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

thanks and it is on now :)
Forum: Competitions 07-27-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 604,515
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

anyone else having issues seeing the M&W 2007 -- was supposed to stream live from ESPN3. I am getting "please stand by"
Forum: Competitions 03-31-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 604,515
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

I watched the video and was wondering about the T2B. Is it that his legs didn't go behind him enough? I am very new to crossfit so trying to get smarter about the standards. TIA
Forum: Starting 03-20-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 88,630
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: Crossfit Shoes

:yeahthat:

I started in Dec. I worked out in my Asics for 3 months. I then decided that I needed something to be lighter on my feet for double unders so I got some NB and really like them. They...
Forum: Starting 03-17-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,570
Posted By Hillary Ashton
any newbies doing the open?

I am new to crossfit (started in Dec 2012) and decided what the hey, and signed up for the open. I missed the first workout but did the second one and got a whopping 93 reps. 75 # was PR for me --...
Forum: Fitness 03-15-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,130
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: Tips for Crossfitters with Desk Jobs

I work from home when not traveling. I pace while on phone calls (a lot). I also move my working area at least 2x a day (couch, high counter, desk).
Forum: Starting 03-04-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,455
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: Ok silly but excited assisted PUs

ok so today was a WOD with pull ups but help me understand the negative. Is that where I get a chair or box and start in the pull up UP position and lower myself slowly? I will have to give that a...
Forum: Starting 03-04-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,455
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: Ok silly but excited assisted PUs

thanks and WOW I had to look up what a diamond push up was -- that is awesome congrats!
Forum: Starting 03-04-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,455
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Ok silly but excited assisted PUs

Hi, just wanted to share that I am stupidly excited about dropping down a band level in PUs. I of course would love to do one UNASSISTED but for now, 3 months into it, I am excited to have graduated...
Forum: Starting 03-04-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,154
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: Two months in -- haven't learned any movements I didn't know how to do already :(

FWIW as someone who is 3 months into it, this past Saturday I spend 1.5 hours (kids doing tennis lessons) practicing DU. I can now do a DU about 50% of the time. I find if I don't do a DU for a week,...
Forum: Starting 03-04-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,444
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: 6 Months of CrossFit, 6 weeks on Zone- AMAZING results

wow that is awesome! thanks for posting! inspiration!
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,461
Posted By Hillary Ashton
shoes for a beginner?

I've been doing crossfit for 3 months. I've been wearing ASICS (a tri shoe). My coach mentioned that getting some lower profile shoes (less cusion) might help with my knee and DU attempts.

So if...
Forum: Starting 01-02-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,364
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: My motivation...

way to commit! Welcome you can do it!!
Forum: Starting 12-28-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,190
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: Honestly~Is Crossfit made for all fitness levels?

Hi Tania! I just started cross fit 2 months ago. Prior to that I spent a year and a half doing bootcamp, prior to that I was doing the mom thing for 8 years (out of shape/NO exercise). I usually...
Forum: Exercises 12-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,159
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: Right knee caves. Activation/correctives?

I have this issue (or something similar) most squat type moves my right knee wants to cave in (or does). Per my coach, I have to make sure the weight is high enough but not so high that my knee can't...
Forum: Starting 12-12-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,158
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: question: go heavier with fewer reps or lighter with more reps?

Thanks Eric and Matt, after the first round it FELT like I was too heavy on weight for the workout. I should have just taken weight off. Now I know.


Eric you are right -- in set 2 I was getting...
Forum: Starting 12-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,158
Posted By Hillary Ashton
question: go heavier with fewer reps or lighter with more reps?

Today's WOD:
"AMRAP 12
12 Front Squats
12 Kettlebell Swings
12 Jerks
Rx: Front Squat 95/65, Kettlebell Swing 53/35, Jerks 95/65
L2: 65/45, 35/25, 65/45
L1: 45/35, 25/18, 45/35"

I did level...
Forum: Fitness 12-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,631
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: Goal Setting -

:yeahthat:
We also have a bell that you ring when you hit a PR. Coach also posts monthly in the WOD blog who has hit what gold/PRs
Forum: Starting 12-11-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: New here -- just checking in

HA ok I am stupid. Well right now I am going as heavy as I am comfortable doing and learning basically how to lift (does that make sense?). I need some flash cards or something on just the NAMES. I...
Forum: Starting 12-11-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By Hillary Ashton
Re: New here -- just checking in

Sorry what's a BB? (sorry!!)


Thanks!
Forum: Starting 12-10-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By Hillary Ashton
New here -- just checking in

Hi all
I am a 41 year old woman with 2 kids and started doing CrossFit last month. I am 5'10" and 155 lbs. 2 years ago I was a couch potato (after 2 kids) and started doing a bootcamp. I lost 30 lbs...
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