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Old 02-18-2006, 05:55 AM   #1
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Is the beginner workout posted in the archives anywhere?

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Old 02-18-2006, 06:16 AM   #2
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Hi Jeff, welcome aboard. One of the earlier CrossFit journals included a beginners schedule devised to bring people up to the point they could take the WOD on as prescribed. Not sure which issue but if you go to the store and browse through back issues shouldn't be difficult to find.

However, since then I think Coach said that scaling the WOD is actually a better approach to follow.

Best source of info on how to do this is found in the FAQ as well as looking to BrandX's site (www.crossfitbrandx.com). They post three levels of the WOD found here on the front page including alternate exercises and modified weights, reps and distances.

Also, read the comments relating to the day's WOD. Many good idea's for mods come up, to either scale the WOD to manageable proportions or to get as close as possible with the equipment on hand.

I believe that the benefit with this over the beginners schedule is that you get exposed to more varied stimulus which is one of the core tenets of CrossFit programming.

Hope this helps

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Old 02-18-2006, 07:57 AM   #3
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Jeff,
Here is a direct link to our CrossFit page. http://forum.brandxmartialarts.com/viewforum.php?f=16
Kempie advice is very good. Read as much as possible and ask questions. Let us know how you are doing.
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:25 AM   #4
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Thanks Guys

I've been working the WODs for a couple weeks, some heavily modified. I just wanted to look at the beginner workout to make sure I wasn't missing some foundational work.

I have to say this is an outstanding group. Thanks again for the help

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Old 02-19-2006, 02:43 PM   #5
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jeff
brand x is a good place to go.
the may 2003 issue has the beginners workout.
it is along the lines of mixing sprints with push presses/deadlifts/squats.
you can also go to the men's journal website and look at the recent article there that is based on crossfit.
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Old 02-19-2006, 04:05 PM   #6
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Hi Jeff! Welcome to CrossFit! If you haven't already clicked on the "Start Here" link on the Main page, that would be a great piece to read, as well as the "What Is Fitness" article. http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/start-how.html.

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Old 02-19-2006, 06:51 PM   #7
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I would also strongly recommend downloading the CrossFit Journal #'s 6, 9, and 26. All are geared toward introduction to CrossFit and info for beginners. You can access them by clicking on "CrossFit Journal" on the main page and then click on the link for back issues.
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:29 PM   #8
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Jeff,

I recently completed the 12-week beginners workout. But if I had it to do over, I'd start with the scaled daily workouts posted on the BrandX page that Jeff Martin lists above.
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