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Old 07-30-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
Todd Holman
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Hello everyone, and thank you all for such a great resource and fitness community. I am new to Crossfit, but I have been incorporating several Crossfit and Tabata principles and ideas into my training over the past few months. It is really hard for me to break through the years of Muscle & Fitness ingrained "bodybuilding" principles, but I am doing my best. I have been lifting weights (not actually working out) for over ten years and I really thought I was in good shape, because I looked muscular. How could I not be fit when I had all of these muscles to show for my hard work. Then again I considered hard work to be one bodypart per week and 2-3 minutes of rest between each set.

I really look forward to the new challenge that Crossfit presents, as well as finally taking the necessary steps to become FIT and not a meathead who gets winded after playing in the yard with his kids.

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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Re: Trying to break old habits...

Man this describes me almost to the letter. I was so surprised at how "unfit" I was actually despite being moderately muscular and relatively lean. I have seen the light. Welcome! There is a wealth of information on here as well as hundreds of knowlegeable folks willing to help. Good luck in 3, 2, 1
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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Re: Trying to break old habits...

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Old 08-04-2009, 09:41 AM   #4
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Re: Trying to break old habits...

I think alot of us started out this way and we really have trouble breaking away from that old mentality. I know that's something I really strugle with. Personally, I take mroe of a strength biased CF approach, much like CF-Football. It just suits me and my body type better, as well as my preference on what I like to do. Obviously, you don't want to throw out everything you've already learned. Just find ways to adapt CF to your routine, or vice versa. I still like to lift weights on occasion (actually pretty often), but I also like timed, met-con efforts as well. I also like "strong man" movements such as pulling/pushing cars and tire flips.

Welcome and take solace in the fact that you're not alone!!! Many of us are in the same place as you.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:19 AM   #5
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Re: Trying to break old habits...

At least you have a level of fitness to begin with......my perspective is totally different. Ground zero is equally frustrating......puppies for me.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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At least you have a level of fitness to begin with......my perspective is totally different. Ground zero is equally frustrating......puppies for me.
don't worry - I've been there too. It's a long journey!!!
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:34 PM   #7
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I'm with you Todd. I have wasted so much time in the gym pushing iron, biking, stairmaster, etc. My first CF workout was 20 minutes, how many rounds of Thrusters, Hang power Cleans and Sumo Dead Lift to High Pull (SDHP). I even had to scale the weight down. I thought my heart was going to come out of my chest. After seeing my pathedic 6 rounds and reading the comments to the WOD, I realized that I am in PATHEDIC shape. I'm a 48 YO Male. I don't need beach muscles anymore. I'm hooked on crossfit. KEEP AT IT!
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:54 PM   #8
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Re: Trying to break old habits...

"I have wasted so much time in the gym pushing iron"

That is rarely a waste of time
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:21 PM   #9
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That is rarely a waste of time

this and multiply it by lots....
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:36 AM   #10
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"I have wasted so much time in the gym pushing iron"

That is rarely a waste of time
Wow.....you really have to spell it out for some. My point was that I did not get very FIT doing the old school routines. Must be a Stillers fan.
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