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Old 10-14-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. This is my first post so I wanted to introduce myself and get some advice as well. I am 26 years old and have been pretty steady with being active but I think I have lacked intensity for a long time and am looking to do something different. Cross Fit seems like a great place to start and end. I stand 6'1 204ibs and low 20's as far as body fat. I am looking to improve on strength and endurance as well as get my body fat down to around 10%. I pretty much eat high protein moderate carb and low fat right now, but was thinking about trying something different. Do you think that WOD is the best place to start or something like SS program. I am use to having a program mapped out for me. Kinda lost now. I have read all of the FAQ as well and still am confused on where to start. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-14-2010, 05:41 PM   #2
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Welcome .
Your goals, and your current fitness level, will determine your programming. Your body composition will be determined largely by diet.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:44 PM   #3
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Thank you. So do you think the starting strength program is a good place to start?
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
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I hope I don't sound like a dick, but...

"So do you think the starting strength program is a good place to start?"


Start what? What are you trying to accomplish? This board can help with anything as long as you have clearly defined goals. SS will make you stronger and bigger (if you get the food in). If you want to be stronger (and bigger), then SS will fit within your goals perfectly, as long as you don't mind adding some fat as well. What is your athletic background? What kind of shape are you in now?
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:58 PM   #5
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I really dont want to add any fat. My goal is to be as lean and strong as I can. As far as background I have been lifting since the age of 16 on and off. Right now I follow a five day split. I hit every body part at least once and just recently started doing more cardio hiit 3 to 5 x a week. You dont sound like a dick I guess I just was not clear sorry.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:03 PM   #6
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Anyone.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:09 PM   #7
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Anyone.
First, please don't do that. People will reply when they have something to say.

My suggestion is to just go with straight CF. Over time, you might want to lean towards a more strength-biased variant, but for now straight CF -- and an excellent diet -- should help you towards what I think are still rather vaguely-stated goals.

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Old 10-14-2010, 08:16 PM   #8
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Good idea maybe just getting into the swing of things would be best. Tomorrow I am going to start with the WOD and just continue to clean my diet up as I go along. Down 24ibs in the last three months. Nothing great but if I can preserve muscle I am happy with that.
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I agree with Mark... just eat clean and follow the WOD's. You'll find your weaknesses and then add in some specific work to adress them. Have fun with it!
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:11 AM   #10
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Sounds good. Cannot wait to workout today
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