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Forum: Fitness 08-15-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,063
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Training - Would you like to get involved?

Thanks Brendan that is some good advice and yes I am very aware of the increasing improvement.

Keep the ideas coming.
Forum: Fitness 08-15-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,063
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Training - Would you like to get involved?

Hi David,

Sure let's keep it public then.

I am basically starting today and I will be doing all the mobility WOD's that is posted every day on the web, then I will do training at my gym which...
Forum: Fitness 08-15-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,063
Posted By Janie Smit
Training - Would you like to get involved?

So, I know that there are a lot of awesome athletes hanging out on these forums and hence my post.

I have been doing CrossFit for about a year and a half now. Have just had the opportunity to take...
Forum: Injuries 07-20-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,112
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Grapple Cream

Permanent fixture I think Gary.

Good luck, hope it has the desired effect.
Forum: Injuries 07-19-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,112
Posted By Janie Smit
Grapple Cream

Ok so friends of mine from the medical profession has given me a recipe to boughen up the palms of my hands. Have only been using it for about a week now and can already see/feel the difference.
...
Forum: Exercises 07-18-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,018
Posted By Janie Smit
Success!

I know it has been months but at last > Saturday that very first pull up just sort of happened and I felt like I was on top of the world.

Thank you to all the CrosFitters that offered help and...
Forum: Competitions 07-07-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,980
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Who's going to the Games in July?

Lucky me will be going as part of the Cape CrossFit team from Africa.
Forum: Competitions 06-25-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,167
Posted By Janie Smit
Unusual competition request

Since I have found the CrossFit Community to be one of a kind I thought I would use the forum to see if anybody would be interested in a house swap in Cape Town, South Africa in return for two female...
Forum: Competitions 05-24-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,401
Posted By Janie Smit
Regionals > Movement Standards

I would just like to say I am super glad that we here in Southern Africa has a chance to see guys like Australia go at it first, a little bit more time and information has never hurt anyone.

Sure,...
Forum: Competitions 04-13-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,417
Posted By Janie Smit
Scared Stiff

I barely managed last week with the weight above my head so I am gunning for the burpees and then we shall see.:yikes:

Know for sure I can get it up, it's the keeping it there and squatting.
...
Forum: Competitions 04-12-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,458
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Here it is -> the alternative leaderboard

Yea very valid comment Charles. Would make for interesting reading if one were able to see how things progressed from one WOD to the next.
Forum: Competitions 04-12-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,458
Posted By Janie Smit
Here it is -> the alternative leaderboard

Not sure if anyone has seen this, but look at the CrossFit Open Leaderboard here.

http://flexfwd.com/Community/Competition.aspx (family safe)

Is it just me or does this read a bunch better?
Forum: Competitions 04-06-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,959
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Crossfit Games 11.3 - Squat clean/jerk

Questionable is a nice word, when you do the sums it becomes some other words that is not fit for a family site.

There were 9 DL, 12 PU and 15 BJ's
which equates to 36 movements
in 1...
Forum: Competitions 04-06-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,959
Posted By Janie Smit
Crossfit Games 11.3 - Squat clean/jerk

The first rounds are in and they are huge - at this stage 40 for the leading guy and 30 for the leading lady.

At our little gym this might be the moment where many of our athletes struggle to...
Forum: Exercises 03-29-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,018
Posted By Janie Smit
Cindy

Fran, yes I think there are more of us out there...

So to all of you that have been providing feedback and suggestions, we did 10min of Cindy this morning.

I managed 7 rounds in the pink/red...
Forum: Exercises 03-25-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,018
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Pull ups eluding me

Thank you Eric. Think I will ask the box to get them since I hope not to have use for them much longer.
Forum: Exercises 03-25-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,018
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Pull ups eluding me

Jon, I have never really looked at the time but yes between 3 - 5 seconds I would think. At the top I can really hold it long but then as I start straightening my arms towards the bottom I sink quite...
Forum: Exercises 03-24-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,018
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Pull ups eluding me

Michael, I do use the reverse grip. With the proper pull up grip things are even worse. I pump out jumping pull ups like it is nobodies business but don't feel like I am getting help from it.
I can...
Forum: Exercises 03-24-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,018
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Pull ups eluding me

Yes Eric, previously we had only blue bands and then the reds arrived. Beyond red there is no thinner bands, or at least at this stage. I am sure I can just thread a few desk elastic bands together,...
Forum: Exercises 03-24-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,018
Posted By Janie Smit
I am back!

BUT the sad news is, despite all the greasing of the groove and other suggestions, I have only progessed to the pink/red band and not beyond that. I can do 4 PU's in this band, currently my max.
...
Forum: Fitness 03-07-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,362
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Fittest in Cape Town

Thank you Joshua. The comp highlighted a lot of weak areas for me, so I have to kick things up a notch.
Forum: Fitness 03-07-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,362
Posted By Janie Smit
Fittest in Cape Town

We had our Fittest in Cape Town (South Africa) inaugural event this Saturday. It was superbly organised and quite taxing. I thought I would share the days four events with you.

We hope that next...
Forum: Fitness 03-02-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,057
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: 4 WOD's in one day

Hey Rebecca, yes the buildup and tapering has taken place.

Been planning the eating and recuperating, suppose now we will just have to see how quickly the body can pull itself towards itself on...
Forum: Competitions 03-02-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,582
Posted By Janie Smit
Re: Throwdown Series

Have not seen the full results only the top seven males and females > good times there.

Looking forward to the rest of the series, quite challenging and gives one a good idea of what competing...
Forum: Fitness 03-01-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,057
Posted By Janie Smit
4 WOD's in one day

Our box is having a Fittest in Cape Town competition on Saturday. Cape Town is the most beautiful city on the Southern tip of Africa.

Having only started CrossFit last year in March, this would...
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