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Old 08-07-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
Nancy Caceres
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hello, just wanted to check in and see if i can get a reply to learn how all this works. I've been reading some messages, and was wondering what to use if i have no kettleball
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:07 PM   #2
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Welcome!!

Be sure to read the CrossFit FAQ: http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/faq.html I've been here for 2 years and still read it!

If you don't have kettlebells, just use a dumbbell.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Anthony, I'll do that today. what about kipping pullups, are there any transition ways to develop, I can do only about 5 strick pull ups and kipping from the ground I can get in about 25, but i just cant seem to get it from the hanging position.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:34 PM   #4
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That's in the FAQ as well.

http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/faq.html#Exercises13
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:39 PM   #5
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Welcome!
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:08 PM   #6
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Nancy,
First welcome.
Second, some variations of the kipping pullup are assisted Woody band pullups; jumping pullups; negative pullups.
Do a mix of all of them, and keep practicing the kip.
Make sure to get enough rest or keep the reps low and varied. Calluses are normal, just shave them down. Ripping off skin (also normal) will REALLY slow you down.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:07 PM   #7
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Monique, wow, thats very interesting about the calluses, just this weekend I was thinking of ripping skin off. so i just want to make sure I understood, shave them not rip them or it will slow me down?

thanks a million, I'm looking forward to being able to do them real soon.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:33 PM   #8
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Kevin, just spent some time on simplefit, thank you for that. I am so impressed by the way everyone is so helpful. my desire it to learn as much as I can and join some of you CFitters for a workout...
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:44 AM   #9
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when the calluses build up
1. soak them and then shave them smooth or
2. leave dry and buff it down with a dry file

ripping skin off your hands occurs on its own, due to blisters being formed and popped during training...hurts alot and makes it hard to use your hands for awhile...sometimes just can't be avoided (like high rep kipping pullups etc)
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:11 AM   #10
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Nancy;
Also welcome. My two cents, start doing the WOD everyday, whether scaled or not. Check out Brand X affiliate for daily scaled workout. Besides reading the FAQ, consider brewing a very large pot of coffee and start reading as many post threads active and archived along with watching the Vid's. Then try to visit a CF affiliate for coaching and motivation and finally, attend a cert. Yes it's a 1000 bucks, but we're talking about an investment that will possibly change your life.
OK, that is my humble 1 cent of info for today.

Train On.
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