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Old 07-27-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
Gordon Cooke
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Hi all,

Just wanted to say hello. I have been crossfitting for a few months. I did a phase of starting strength over the fall and the winter to bring my lifts up a little before tackling the WODs. I have been lurking on the boards here for almost a year, so I have followed all the advice by reading the faqs and have my subscription to the crossfit journal, scale the WODs when needed, etc.
I look forward to the journey and all the great advice I have been reading off the boards. I will be starting a workout log to keep track of my progress. There is an affiliate starting here in September, so I think I will go in for some coaching on the Olympic lifts, check my form on the conventional lifts, etc. I'm just getting prepared for today's workout, so I have to go. Talk to you all soon. Now time for some of that good pain
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:03 AM   #2
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Hey Gordon. I'm a newbie myself, moreso than you. I just started with my local affiliate last week. I reccommend them if you get the chance to go. Personally I find it motivating and educational to see others doing the WODs.

Good luck to you!
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Richard. I have spent a small fortune outfitting my basement gym, so I don't know if I will join the affiliate or just arrange for some coaching. If money were no object, I would love to join and keep my basement gym as well. I have no doubt that the atmosphere at an affiliate would lead to a much more intense workout. At least I am blessed with a full basement to work out in. The only major piece of equipment I need now are some bumpers and they are on my list for the next purchase.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #4
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Hi Gordon--
I lurked on the message board for about a year also back in 2004, then got started in 2005.
It's been a great ride!
Welcome to CrossFit!
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:44 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard, Gordon!
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:09 AM   #6
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I am officially jealous you have a basement gym. Maybe someday I'll do something like that in my garage.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #7
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I am officially jealous you have a basement gym. Maybe someday I'll do something like that in my garage.
You will see that many of the members on here have garage gyms or some sort of home gym setup and use the affiliate from time to time to supplement their training. It comes in handy, especially in the winter when the weather is crappy or something comes up and you can't make it to an affiliate/gym, you can still do a quick WOD. However, I can definately see the advantages of belonging to an affiliate and I plan to check out Crossfit Saint John when they find a location for their setup.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:24 PM   #8
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In my own experience as a newbie, I am already making great strides in fitness after a mere 3 weeks of crossfitting solo. Would I be progressing faster at an affiliate? Perhaps, but I'm satisfied for now! Maybe when I can afford it, I'll start going at least a few times a month for some extra coaching on movements with which I'm not too confident.

On a side note, I love how active the starting forum is. It really makes a newbie feel like there are a ton of people in this with him for the long haul!
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