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Old 07-25-2007, 05:23 AM   #1
Garrett Benson
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Hello all!

I am a newbie to CF and I have to say that I love it. Even when I can't lift my arms at the end of the WOD, I still feel better than I have in a long time!

I have been scaling the WOD to my abilities, but I have a question about completing them. Should I concentrate on maintaining the order of the WOD, or just complete the exercies? For example, I will be doing "Helen" today. It is a pain to leave the gym to run 400 meters, then come back in to kettlebells and pull ups, then back out again to run the lap on the track.

Should I do the exercises in order, or just complete them?

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Old 07-25-2007, 05:56 AM   #2
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In order, if possible. There are plenty of ways around this. Ideally you'd have a track with a pullup bar, and a kettlebell. That would make it easiest.

When I do Helen in the gym, I either use a treadmill, or sub in a 500m row on the C2 for the 400m run.

Just do what you can, and make note of it when you record/post your time. But there is a beauty in being able to post nothing but a time and "as Rx'd" in the comments
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:05 AM   #3
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Welcome Garrett,
Andy's got it, do them in order whenever possible. Keep asking questions!
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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welcome Garett~
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:40 AM   #5
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Thanks to everyone, I sub'd a 500 m row for the run. I am ashamed to say that I stink at pull ups, but I used the assist machine and completed the entire workout!

thanks again,

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Old 07-26-2007, 08:10 AM   #6
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No shame required! Good for you for completing the workout, that's better than I can do without scaling!
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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You'll get better at pull-ups.

Oh yes... you will get better at pull-ups. :evilsmile:
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:50 AM   #8
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Garrett, any chance that the gym would let you bring a bell outside with you? Doesn't really help with your pullup issue though. At least you will be 2/3 in the OTHER direction.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:08 PM   #9
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Garrett,

Welcome...

Great job.

All the Best,

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Old 07-26-2007, 08:05 PM   #10
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Garrett, try doing negatives with the pull-ups instead of the assist machine. It is a huge difference. I tried doing the assist machine when I first started but the motion is different when you are planted on that platform. I think you will progress faster by doing negatives, jump-ups, etc.

When I switched over to doing negatives I made much faster progress. I went from pure negatives to jump-ups and now am able to do just straight pull-ups with the kip.

Also, the videos on how to do the kipping motion are really helpful.

Welcome!

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