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Old 01-19-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
Bobbi Beglau Salvini
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Is there a paper version that I can purchase that shows the basic maneuvers and definitions? I do my own work out (wimpy as it is) and want to move to Crossfit. I know nothing about a gym nor the terminology, and need a quick reference guide to get me started. The video clips are great, but take too much time and then I can't remember which is which. Hey, we are starting from scratch here! I tried Chelsea at a class, and now have an appreciation for the discussions on working up to appropriate levels of soreness. I think I set myself back two weeks. Better to work out on the side of caution when starting out, then to over do and have your next work outs be limited to grimacing range of motion exercises. My staff were very entertained when I came back to work and tried to walk in high heels. I told them it was Crossfit, which I think some of them now believe is a name for a terrible infliction.
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Old 01-19-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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Crossfit Journal back issues.

Issue 20 - April 2004 called The Moves

There are also some articles in others about getting started and modifying workouts.
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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There are a number of back issues that are helpful. Don't miss the ones on the Handstands, Squatting, Deadlifts, Presses, Pull ups.... Oh, hell, just get them all. Focus on the ones that address your questions and/or weaknesses. I've found them most helpful in terms of injury prevention and by giving form to my workouts.

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Old 01-20-2005, 11:00 AM   #4
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I have done some meager stick figure sketches when I was going to workout in an area that didn't have a computer. It helped me straighten out some of the exercises I am not familiar with.

Maybe you could start doing this in a journal of your own. If you keep all your pictures (which I didn't) you will be able have a pretty complete 'manual' after a couple of weeks.
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Old 01-20-2005, 04:54 PM   #5
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OK, time to get the CF Journal from last month, or maybe the month before, on Crossfit for grandmothers. No offense, the article talks about how to scale down every one of the "girls" to accomodate abilities. You will find it indispnesible.
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Old 01-20-2005, 11:58 PM   #6
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Ron's referring to CFJ Issue 26, October 2004.

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Old 01-21-2005, 11:29 AM   #7
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Hi Bobbi
The scaleability articles are indispensible.
When I started about 6 months ago- I also started with Chelsea- my husband told me that most people do 30 minutes,but to start with 20 minutes and not to push it, just concentrate on form. Wish I had listened ! I made myself do 25 minutes and could hardly walk for a week! I see that you are in San Diego- where are you doing classes ? What part of SD ? Stop by and Visit ! ( we are in Ramona
& have five CrossFit classes a week (BrandXMartialArts)
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:41 PM   #8
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Yeah, that's the one!
Thanks Mike!
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:07 PM   #9
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Beth, Mike, Jeremy, John,and Mikki: Thanks for the great info., the wallet is wide open and I will be on my way when the publications come! Mikki, Thanks for the invitation.
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