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Old 09-18-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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Another Newbie from the UK

Hi all...
This is my first post on to the main Crossfit Forum. I have posted in the WOD, as Tomkend_uk.

I started crossfit at the end of my last Rugby season (April). Initially it was just to taste, after bodybuilding... and I liked it a lot.

After the Rugby season was over, and during the summer with 7 weeks off for being a PE teacher! I pretty much trained daily, with appropriate rest, recovery and nutrition.

I feel leaner, stronger and fitter than I have ever been!!!

I just need some help now with timetabling my training around work, and Rugby.

The crossfit community has some excellent sources of info on the main site, and the spin offs CFFB / CFE. I have even started to use some of the Crossfit kids stuff in my fitness sessions at school.

Thanks Crossfit.

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Old 09-19-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK

Hey Tom nice to hear of another uk bloke!

CFFB and CF ill bet have alot to offer rugby players...
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:24 AM   #3
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK

Awesome, it's like there's another UK Crossfitter joining every other day.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK

One day well be the majority ;-)
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK

We'd probably have to convert everyone in the UK for that to happen!
Worth a try...
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:53 AM   #6
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK

I'm trying to convert people... I train at the local leisure centre. There are so many machines, there is hardly any room to swing a cat let alone a Kettlebell (currently using Db's!)... they don't even have proper olympic plates. They are some Globo gym plates that are silly sizes i.e. about 1/2 the diameter of a regular plate!!!

However, I get stuck in... and as people have suggested on here. People just stand and stare as I move from station to station. I have to be wary of those that nick my kit mid round though!!!

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Old 09-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #7
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK

Add one more to the list guys, well i'm just toying with it at the moment i have been helping the wife out, i'm a little scared of losing to much size.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:03 PM   #8
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK



been CFing since about Feb, first at home, then I found out my local college has a pretty decent gym. There's a few globo machines but also oly bars and plates and I can do whatever I like in there. There's also tyres, farmers walk bars and kettlebells.

...and only 20 a month!!!

Though I do wish there was an affiliate somewhere nearby. Closest is about 40 miles away.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:18 PM   #9
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK

Hi all,

I just thought I would say hi also. I'm from the UK too and have been 'CrossFitting' since the end of July. I've put on just over 8lbs in weight and my bodyfat has stayed about the same. Strength has definatley gone up too although still having to scale many of the WOD's and still can't perform a handstand although getting there slowly. Loving the variety of training with the aim of becoming a better overall athlete.

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Old 09-22-2009, 03:06 AM   #10
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Re: Another Newbie from the UK

I'm in Glasgow. Been doing it on and off for a while now (due to injuries).
The pics are a great inspiration, especially in this bonkers weather that we have here.
I'm trying to get a garage bulit to facilitate my needs, it's slow but i'll get there.
I've been putting a wee workout into a class i take at the end, there is nothing other than their bodyweight to use, it's killing them. But they do see the benefit. So do i.
Currently my knee is goosed...but it wont stop me heading out to the gym at lunchtime..heh heh.
Wouldnt mind getting to the stage that i might be able to have a go at a competition...well the the fitness level at least.
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