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Forum: Testimonials 08-31-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,434
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: Ten months down, a lifetime to go

Congratulations! I'm very impressed!

I've noticed you post frequently on the message boards and you are always very respectful and encourageing. I, for one, appreciate it!
Forum: Starting 08-31-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,932
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: New CrossFit Beginner Blog - Would Love Feedback

Very nice blog. You have a knack for writing... Thanks for reminding me why I started crossfit...my motivation has been lacking this week.

I particularily liked when you wrote:
"What's...
Forum: Exercises 08-21-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,619
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: strict pull up to kip

Yeah, I think you're right...I think I'm just telling myself that!
Forum: Exercises 08-20-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,619
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: strict pull up to kip

I'm no expert on this issue but would anyone else say that doing rotator cuff warm-ups before pull-ups might help prevent injury?
Forum: Exercises 08-20-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,619
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: strict pull up to kip

From the comments I've read on this post and others, kipping only hurts some people's shoulders. I've never had a problem but I consider myself to have very flexible shoulders.

I can now do 7...
Forum: Testimonials 08-10-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,431
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: Not a squishy mom after 5 months of CF

Sorry, clarification needed. I don't do the full rx'd WODs...I reduce the weight! And I still need to reduce reps for pull-ups.
Forum: Testimonials 08-09-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,431
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: Not a squishy mom after 5 months of CF

We CF as Rx'd most of the time. (3 days on, 1 off) If I miss a day I make up for it by biking or jogging to work (5 miles one way).

Sorry, I don't have pics! The transformation isn't terribly...
Forum: Testimonials 08-09-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,431
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Talking Not a squishy mom after 5 months of CF

Before and After 5 months of Crossfit:

I'm 5'4", 27 yrs old, mommy of 2 (age 6 and 2). I've gone from about 120 lbs, size 2/4 to 130 lbs, size 4/6 and I'm positive that I've put on 10 lbs of solid...
Forum: Community 08-04-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,676
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: WOD involved kipping pullups Quit My Gym

"The greatest thing about Crossfit is if you are creative enough and resourceful enough you can literally make a sick home gym for <$400. "

I second that. My husband built one for us by using Home...
Forum: Nutrition 08-03-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,817
Posted By Melissa Mattson
Re: Looking for some advice: Pure willpower at this point??

I agree, you should eat more calories. I'm 5'4", 130 lbs, and at about the same activity level as you and I eat over 2000 calories/day and more carbs (healthy ones). I aim for 100 grams of protein...
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