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Old 08-21-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
Brett Andrus
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New in Albany, NY

Hello,

Over the past month & a half, I've tried multiple WODs and been playing with a mix of CrossFit, RossTraining, and a strength program based on "High Frequency Training" by Chad Waterbury. I'm hoping to work up to a level where I can do the WODs consistently (on the 3 to 1 schedule) without needing mutiple rest days afterward. I'm curious,

how other people approached this problem

and what people think of mixing up CF with other protocols.

I'm training specifically for my 3rd degree black belt test which will need a great deal of stamina and endurance as well as power.

I would also really like to attend a cert, but it looks like they're all booked into next year How do you get into one


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Old 08-21-2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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Re: New in Albany, NY

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Hello,

Over the past month & a half, I've tried multiple WODs and been playing with a mix of CrossFit,
Brett
Just wanted to say hi, did you know there's an affiliate starting up in Albany, NY? I'm from the area. Hi, neighbor!

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Old 08-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #3
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Hi Brett,
Good to see you on the board. I have zero Martial Arts experience, but I find the WOD to help with about everything. On the other hand, Ross's stuff is very good too, but is probably more like a CF met-con workout. If you need more strength, I'd stick with the WOD as it features heavier barbell work. For conditioning, something like Infinite Intensity is pretty impressive. Mix em' up.
See you at Crossfit Albany
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:35 PM   #4
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Re: New in Albany, NY

Sorry to Hijack...

Dave,
Where you going to be in Albany?

I visit family a few times a year...

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Old 08-21-2007, 07:31 PM   #5
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Hi Jerry,
There is a CF affiliate opening at the beginning of September. Brett told me about it. As far as I know, it will be located inside the Court Club in Latham off Sand Creek Road (same area as Colonie Center Mall). Jason Ackerman will be heading it up. I would imagine it will be added to the affiliates page soon.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:14 AM   #6
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Re: New in Albany, NY

Susie, Hi neighbor to you!
Dave, we missed you Monday. I managed to beat almost all of my tabata scores from last time (except sit-ups)
We did see a few new faces and everyone worked hard Luckily, no yet!
I think we'll see some more variety this Monday (open class at 6:30 Susie, drop in and try it) at the Court Club. Jay mentioned something about CF's girls
Enjoy your rest day
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:07 AM   #7
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Re: New in Albany, NY

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Susie, Hi neighbor to you!
Dave, we missed you Monday. I managed to beat almost all of my tabata scores from last time (except sit-ups)
Jay mentioned something about CF's girls
Enjoy your rest day
*grin* I'm sort of one of them there girls. If a 52-year-old woman can rightly be called a 'girl.'

That Monday night class doesn't fit my schedule; I'm waiting for the 'official' opening of Crossfit and some daytime classes. Meantime, I'm working with Jason one-on-one and also working on my own.

After October, when my race is done, I'll be doing more Crossfit workouts, I think.

I look forward to meetin' ya. Sounds like you're smokin' up the gym...
Susie
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:50 AM   #8
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Re: New in Albany, NY

Ok, so the new crossfit is open in Albany, NY.

http://www.albanycrossfit.com/

It's a great place, set up in an old raquetball court, lots of room and great members. Jay, the head trainer, is one awesome, positive guy.

Check it out!
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:20 PM   #9
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This is week 2 for me. This was my first 5 day week of doing it. mon wed and fri I did a scaled version of wod, and on tues and thurs I just did rowing. I'm starting out light being very careful not to overdo. I still think I overdid it. It may have been all the additional rowing. I'm strong enough to think I can be a big shot. That makes me the newbie cf fool.
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