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Old 08-20-2007, 10:39 AM   #5
Tom Fetter
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Re: Seeking advice for the severely gravitationally challenged

I've a large friend who's using CrossFit to help with her weight loss. Combined with changed eating habits and additional metcon, she's lost about 55# so far. As with you, she's needing mechanical assist for pullups and dips etc., but the metcon benefits - and weight losses - are coming faster than she'd expected. Makes sense when you think about it - shifting more load = more work. 50 pushups at her current weight are a lot more work than 50 pushups will be when she's lost another 40 pounds.

Watch the activities with high impact though - running has caused problems with one of her heels.
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