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Old 01-23-2008, 04:16 AM   #1
Damian Frank
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Gotta admit I was skeptic at first. I've been doing 3-4 sets of 4-5 exercises on a 4 or 5 day split, lifting one bodypart each day since I was in high school. I made huge gains in college but always had trouble balancing it with cardio and never seemed to get much functional increase in strenght.

I still keep some of my old lifting habbits for purely astetic purposes but have adopted a Cross Fit-esque workout routine. Ill start posting in the logs to get some feedback. But I have definately picked up a lot from this website.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: New to Cross Fit

Damian--
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:43 AM   #3
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Welcome Damian. Don't worry about losing your physique...you will look and feel better than you ever have doing CrossFit. Trust me, you'll be glad you made the switch.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:13 AM   #4
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hey im getting ready to go into the marines and my recruiter told me to get on here and try to get some ideas for running exercises to lose weight and build up my endurance/speed
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:33 AM   #5
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Welcome to cross fit! You'll be pleasantly surprised. Keep reading the website.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:53 AM   #6
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Gotta admit I was skeptic at first. I've been doing 3-4 sets of 4-5 exercises on a 4 or 5 day split, lifting one bodypart each day since I was in high school. I made huge gains in college but always had trouble balancing it with cardio and never seemed to get much functional increase in strenght.

I still keep some of my old lifting habbits for purely astetic purposes but have adopted a Cross Fit-esque workout routine. Ill start posting in the logs to get some feedback. But I have definately picked up a lot from this website.

Been there, done that.

You're on the good way, but I'll tell you right away that you might end up dropping all those old lifting habits, and rev up the crossfit machine

Also, work towards getting the WoD as Rx'd, and by that time you will have acquire enough level to effectively build a "crossfit-esque" workout routine !
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:58 AM   #7
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Damian, welcome to CrossFit! It gets under your skin, in a good way
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:05 AM   #8
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Bodypart splits are very poor especially if your strength is not past beginner or intermediate levels. Even then, it should only be used after your good compound exercises. For example, where would you rate on (wfs):

http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLi...hStandards.htm
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:43 PM   #9
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Re: New to Cross Fit

Here is how I rate acording to the charts
I'm 6'1" 195

Press: solid advanced
Bench Press: 1rep max as of a couple months ago 315
Squart: A little weak probably somewhere between intermediate and advanced
Deadlift: maybe just short of advanced. I haven't checked my one rep on this lift in a long time
Clean: Solid Intermediate, not bad sice I've only been doing it for 2 weeks

Check out my log Get Bigger, Faster, Stronger and let me know what you guys think of my workout plans. I'll try to keep it updated.
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...er%2C+stronger
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