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Old 04-07-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
Mike Berryhill
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Im thinking of useing "The girls of Crossfit" in a revolving routine to get me started. Of course i will have to adjust some of the weights and i might not make all the reps but ill do my best. Anyone see anything wrong with this? Any better ideas? If so, why? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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Or would i be better off just useing the WOD??
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:42 PM   #3
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Just do the WOD.

Why?
It "works".
No having to think, question, second guess, etc. on your end.
(except for modifications you may want/need to do)
The variety is what keeps it fresh.
The Community--post your results! It helps with sticking to it and not feeling like you're crazy and alone in the woods (just crazy with all the rest)
The Unknown--firing up the computer just to click on your CrossFit bookmark and see what cards Fate has dealt you. "Is he freakin' kidding me! Gahhh!" Then you go get it done and survive!
(besides, do you really want that date with "Angie" staring at you on your calendar for a whole month, and then again, and AGAIN??? Or "Linda"? Cripes, I'd reach for the remote and the donuts and forget I ever saw this place.)

Plenty more reasons.

Have "fun",
Rene'

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Old 04-07-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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LOL...Thanks. Well the games begin tomorrow!
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:34 PM   #5
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Mike,
I've been doing CrossFit for a few weeks now and LOVE it.

What Rene says is so true on every level.

There's been times when I open up the CrossFit page and just stare..."are they serious???"

But its been fun so far and the results are starting to show.
My running times are getting better and the other day in the gym, I hang cleaned 135 lbs to use the bar for pullups(nowhere else to do them)
I don't I could have done that a month ago
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Old 04-08-2005, 02:33 AM   #6
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Mike,

I agree, the wod always looks like a beast but it feels so good when you're done!

If you need to sub anything do it for good reasons, and chose something that is still going to test you.

Its great being able to post results and seeing improvements so keep going at it!
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:51 AM   #7
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Yeah. Just do the WOD.

"Variety is the spice of life."

There's been times when I open up the CrossFit page and just stare..."are they serious???"

I have said that many times.
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:37 AM   #8
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There's been times when I open up the CrossFit page and just stare..."are they serious???"

And then there are the times you open it up and say "wow! this one I can do okay!" And don't find out until the middle of the workout that this one is even worse!
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:39 PM   #9
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And then there are the times you open it up and say "wow! this one I can do okay!" And don't find out until the middle of the workout that this one is even worse!

LOL! So very true!
Barbara comes to mind for me. deceivingly BRUTAL!
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Old 04-09-2005, 01:07 AM   #10
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I took a 3-day cycle off and missed the:

21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3 reps of:
- 35# DB burpee, HSC, thruster
- pullups

WOD. It looked really interesting, so I played a bit of catch up and did it today (what was I thinking?).

It would never have occurred to me before this WOD to think of pullups (84 of them all up!) as active rest... but compared to the DB complex, that's exactly what they were. I was ?resting? by doing pullups...!
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