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Old 12-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
Joshua Hendrickson
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Hello everyone this is my first post here. I am 19 and I got into lifting 9 months ago and have just fell in love with fitness. About a month ago I found out about crossfit and have done nothing but watch videos, read, and just research everything crossfit. I play college rugby and really think crossfit would be best for training and just overall strength. I'm looking into buying a home crossfit gym for the 4 months of the year I'm home but is it worth it to try crossfit at school? We do have a concept 2 rowing machine but can I get elite at crossfit like I want to? I'm really just looking for suggestions, tips, anything to help me get good at crossfit. Thanks for all the help in advance!
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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Re: Beginner

You'll probably have a helluva time doing it at your University Rec gym but perhaps have a better chance if you do them during your Sports S&C for your sport...if they let you.

Or you could just go to a local CF gym and see what their student rate is.

I wouldn't buy what you need for a home gym if you are only going to be there 4 months out of the year.

If you really want to get good at CF and are not already competent at Olympic Lifting and squats and CF gymnastics, then you should probably go to a CF gym if you want to become good at it.
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Hello everyone this is my first post here. I am 19 and I got into lifting 9 months ago and have just fell in love with fitness. About a month ago I found out about crossfit and have done nothing but watch videos, read, and just research everything crossfit. I play college rugby and really think crossfit would be best for training and just overall strength. I'm looking into buying a home crossfit gym for the 4 months of the year I'm home but is it worth it to try crossfit at school? We do have a concept 2 rowing machine but can I get elite at crossfit like I want to? I'm really just looking for suggestions, tips, anything to help me get good at crossfit. Thanks for all the help in advance!
if you really want to to get good at crossfit and you are 19 and just started lifting 9 months ago, then the best thing you can do is spend the next year (or most likely the next two or three) getting really strong. look at what the top guys squat, press, snatch, C&J, etc. get good at the lifts, get strong. maintain a baseline of conditioning and start working on skills. once you have the pieces mastered you can worry about putting them all together.
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