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Old 04-08-2005, 06:13 AM   #1
Kristi Lees
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Just wondering how everyone started to implement Crossfit into the training? How many people did the 12 week beginners program for the #9 CFJ?
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Old 04-08-2005, 06:25 AM   #2
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I just started following the WOD as best I could and as often I could.
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:45 AM   #3
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Kristi,
Just start the WOD and scale the poundages, times, and distances to your ability level. I would reccomend working in gradually, starting to much to soon will suck the life out of you.
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:09 AM   #4
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The first couple of times I tried the WOD's I was beaten up badly. At that time I did not know about the 12 week intro program. Instead I went to a 3x a week full body workout using as many of the Crossfit exercises as I could. Deadlift, clean, thrusters, bench, swings, pullups etc. I worked on form then when I felt reasonably competent, I started adding weight and cutting back on rest times. All in all it took about 2.5 to 3 months of this before I got into what I felt for me, was good enough shape, to take on the WOD as perscribed. I have been following the WOD since 1/2/05 and loving it.
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:11 AM   #5
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So far I have practicing some general skills, lifts and doing 2-3 WODs per week.

I have been handling it all pretty well so I guess starting the 12 week beginners program will really be a step back for me ...???

Thanks for the input guys :happy:
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:55 AM   #6
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Like any 12 step program, I was in denial for the first few weeks.
Later moved on to regret, anger, and acceptance!
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:06 AM   #7
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I started with a WOD as RXed, then I stopped...and almost died! I scaled the workouts and in 6 months I was able to do every WOD as Rxed. Now I try to lower my times while doing the WOD as Rxed. Most high rep weight workouts break down in multiples of three: 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, and 3 are common rep ranges, which are broken into sets of 7, 6, 5, etc. Decrease rest times, then get rid of one rest period (one set of 14 reps one set of 7 reps), then eliminate all rest (straight set of 21).
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:16 AM   #8
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That's funny Ron! :rofl:
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:18 AM   #9
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Denial is not a river in Egypt......uh-huh-uh....
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:14 PM   #10
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I started out doing CrossFit class at Brand X twice a week then added a third class after about 6 weeks then at about 2 months started doing the WOD if it was not a class day.

I am still scaling, modifying etc after 6 months but have moved up to more difficult movements like Pull Ups, Dips and Rope climbing!
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