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Old 04-12-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
Jacob Levin
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First off, I'm really excited to be a part of this. It seems like a great community, and a great group of exercises! Thanks for all the help.

I started today, and I think I went a little cautious with my deadlifts. I haven't done one for a long time, so I kept my weight at 135 and focused on form. Too light? Should I be pushing for my true max?

Also, what's a good warmup to be doing for these? I've just sort of been experimenting, since I'm fairly new to working out in general and particularly new to crossfit.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:16 PM   #2
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If you are new to physical training check out the May 2003 edition of the Crossfit Journal. It has a beginners workout that will help you lay a solid foundation over 12 weeks.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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Better to be cautious than to hurt yourself out of the gates. Take it slow, learn the right form, and before you know it you will be pushing a true max. I usually do the CF warm up and then a couple of sets of lighter deadlifts before max effort deadlifting.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:26 PM   #4
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I keep hearing about the CF warmup. Is there a link somewhere that I could take a look at?

Thanks for the help, guys. I'll definitely check out that article.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:28 PM   #5
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Jacob,

If you look under the FAQ section of the CF website, you will find the breakdown of the official CF warm-up on there. I haven't tried the samson stretch myself but the warm-up presents a pretty good workout for beginners in itself!
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:06 PM   #6
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