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Old 11-25-2006, 05:20 AM   #1
Michael Lynn
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Hello everyone,

I heard about the program through several military contacts, and after reviewing the material, I can't wait to get started.

I have been weightlifting for several years, but crossfit is like nothing I've ever done before.

I built my first olympic-plate loaded kettlebell last night out of piping. Thing is huge. I'll also be making gymnastics rings today.

Have a great one,
-Mike
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard Mike. Make some slam balls out of basketballs and sand and/or lead shot, jump boxes and paralletts are easy to make and plumbing pipe makes for great pullup bars too. Lots of ideas in the equipment section.
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:09 AM   #3
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Mike, glad to have you with us at CrossFit!
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:59 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Eugene, thanks for the tips. The kettlebell and rings are just the beginning. I'm hoping to turn part of my basement into an effective gym over the summer. For nor I can use what I have here at school pretty effectively, except that I'm not allowed to do power movements.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:38 PM   #5
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Quick question, what are oly lifts?
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:47 PM   #6
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Snatch, Clean and Jerk are the lifts competed in in the Olympic Games so many people group them together and refer to them as the Olympic Lifts, oly lifts, or O-lifts.

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Old 11-28-2006, 08:11 AM   #7
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Ah, and here I was trying to figure out oly as an acronym.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:35 AM   #8
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Welcome. The most fun I have had with Crossfit has been building the home gym. The Equipment Forum is the best!
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