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Old 06-02-2003, 08:21 AM   #1
Keith
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Okay guys, today I tried out the first of the 5 crossfit tests, namely bench max followed by pullups. I haven't benched in over 6 months so didn't expect much over 125-130kg. Low and behold I put up 150kg (330lbs) with a little to spare and followed it with 8 chins (I then went on to do the 5k run WOD).
Now I know the chin total is quite poor (but it's improving), but how, on a fairly low calorie paleo type diet, with no benching, is my benching strength so good. As I mentioned my pullups are improving as is my running, I also feel much lighter on my feet.
Can anyone explain this in laymans terms?

Thanks,
Keith.
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Old 06-02-2003, 09:54 AM   #2
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"Luke, my son, you are getting stronger. The force is with you!"

In all seriousness, I used to lift a lot and was always weak on the bench. I never did more than about 250. After being on CrossFit, my best is now around 340. It is amazing.

Congratulations. You are now hooked!
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