CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Starting
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Starting For newcomers to the CrossFit methodology

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2005, 11:24 PM   #1
Kyle Gordon Bryant
Member Kyle Gordon Bryant is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Scottsville  Kentucky
Posts: 13
I tried Crossfit 6 months ago for about a month and half, and I was in the best shape of my life. I lost any motivation to workout or eat healthy after I started smoking again. Well I got my first fight comin' up in Feb. 2006, so I'm going to put down the smokes for good and get back on track. However getting started on crossfit again my be a little difficult as I still have no access to equipment, other than a pair of dumbells and a branch on a tree outside thats just straight enough to do pullups on. What should do for WOD's that involve medicine balls, barbells, ect. Also do any fighters have any tips for me?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 03:37 AM   #2
Don Stevenson
Affiliate Don Stevenson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney  NSW
Posts: 1,038
Kyle,

Whatever your lack of equipment don't worry. Crossfit as best you can.

If the workout calls for doing barbell work the use dumbells. If it calls for medicine balls then make one or find a rock.

More than anything crossfitters are flexible and resourceful.

No place to do olympic lifts? Find a big rock and throw it.

No equipment for rowing? Run

Put aside a few bucks a week (the money you were spending on cigarettes will do) and build your gym with stuff from the hardware store and second hand sales.

The toughest workout i've done recently involved a truck tyre and some rope, a single kettlebell (a rock would have been fine) and a bag full of sand.

As for fighting advice.

train fatigued from a crossfit workout at least once per week.

Earlier this year I smashed my car so I had to run 4km to the gym, do the WOD as posted, train BJJ/MMA for 1.5 hours and then run 4km home.

Get used to that sort of training and 3 x 5 min rounds will seem like a stroll in the park.

I hope i don't sound like i'm ranting but the key is to THINK and figure out a solution.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 12:10 PM   #3
Frank C Ollis
Member Frank C Ollis is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vista  CA
Posts: 554
Kyle,
Don gives good advice. Train fresh, tired, early, late, anytime you can mix it up.

Do lots of 'monkey in the middle' stand up and grappling, and don't forget the clinch. Work in 5 minute rounds, with a fresh guy every minute. Take the beating, it will pay off.

Best peice of advice, for the next month, only work with the best you can find. Get outpunched by the best boxer, choked by the best grappler, taken down endlessly by the best wrestler.

Then start moving back into your skill level as you get closer to the fight. The constant frustration early on will make you tough to rattle in the ring.

BTW, I am fighting in Feb as well, hope its not you! As the man said, "I hate fighting other CrossFitters, no secret weapon!"
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 05:15 PM   #4
Kyle Gordon Bryant
Member Kyle Gordon Bryant is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Scottsville  Kentucky
Posts: 13
Best advice I've recieved yet. Thanks guys. Frank, what's your MOS in the Corps?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 05:27 PM   #5
Frank C Ollis
Member Frank C Ollis is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vista  CA
Posts: 554
2862 Ground Coomunications Tech currently.

Was an 0331 in a former life.

How about you?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 12:12 AM   #6
Kyle Gordon Bryant
Member Kyle Gordon Bryant is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Scottsville  Kentucky
Posts: 13
Haven't had the honor of holding the title of Marine yet. I plan on leaving for PI by July of next year. (me and the wife are having a young'n in June, wouldn't miss that for nothin')I'll be enlisting as 0300.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 07:08 AM   #7
Ryan Abbott
Member Ryan Abbott is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Dover  NH
Posts: 105
Kyle good luck putting down the smokes; they suck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 08:13 AM   #8
Frank C Ollis
Member Frank C Ollis is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vista  CA
Posts: 554
Kyle,
Good luck, and stay in touch. If you need anything, let me know.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One arm push up tips Travis Hall Exercises 11 09-14-2011 05:22 AM
Any tips for BlackBox ME? Alex Nisetich Exercises 0 06-13-2007 12:51 PM
Tips for hot food Frank Menendez Nutrition 0 09-26-2006 04:16 AM
Bootcamp tips Jeremy Jones Running a CrossFit Facility 1 07-20-2006 01:26 PM
Tips for a beginner? Travis John Mulroy Starting 1 08-03-2003 07:12 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.