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Old 04-25-2008, 06:28 AM   #1
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Going from weightlifting to Crossfit

Hey all...I used to be an avid weightlifter but grew very tired of moving weights and doing my cardio 3 days a week for about 20 minutes or so. I wanted to jolt my body a bit. I had heard of crossfit before but thought it was not challenging. I was reading Muscle and Fitness (great plug on crossfit) and saw the Filthy Fifty. I am finishing up the prescribed "Hell Week" from the Mag. After the first three days, I am sold. The last day will be The Murph. Looking forward to that.

I cannot see myself going back to weights. This new workout is great!!!
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:37 AM   #2
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Re: Going from weightlifting to Crossfit

So in this community you need to clarify what you mean when you say 'weightlifting'. Did you bench, curl, and shrug or were you a true weightlifter in the sense that you trained the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch?

In an case, welcome, but you will be WAY ahead of the learning curve if you are a weightlifter in the true sense of the word.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:41 AM   #3
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Re: Going from weightlifting to Crossfit

Wasn't that clear...more of the bodybuilding motions rather than olympic lifts. Was trying to look pretty with the shirt off...
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:43 AM   #4
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Re: Going from weightlifting to Crossfit

"but thought it was not challenging"

Welcome aboard!

Some workouts might look easy on paper, but I can assure you they aren't. Especially when done consistently at high intensity. As, I believe Eva T said, if you have extra energy after the WOD, you didn't work hard enough.

I warn you though, after a few weeks of Crossfit you'll never be able to go back to your old routine again.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:50 AM   #5
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Re: Going from weightlifting to Crossfit

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Was trying to look pretty with the shirt off...
And you read the M&F article and thought, "those guys look way better than I do without a shirt!"
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:56 AM   #6
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And you read the M&F article and thought, "those guys look way better than I do without a shirt!"
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:41 AM   #7
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Re: Going from weightlifting to Crossfit

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You'll be doing more of that when you meet all the "ladies"

Don't discount the weights yet. You might just see them in a different light is all.

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Old 04-25-2008, 09:05 AM   #8
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Re: Going from weightlifting to Crossfit

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"but thought it was not challenging"

Welcome aboard!

Some workouts might look easy on paper, but I can assure you they aren't. Especially when done consistently at high intensity. As, I believe Eva T said, if you have extra energy after the WOD, you didn't work hard enough.

I warn you though, after a few weeks of Crossfit you'll never be able to go back to your old routine again.
That was my problem at first was seeing the WOD on paper only. I kept thinking, man...my biceps aren't getting worked enough. After the warm up to crossfit i can feel the blood rushing into my biceps. My hands are just now healing from the initial blisters.
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Re: Going from weightlifting to Crossfit

If you want to fry your biceps find a rope and climb up it multiple times. In addition to your bis you will feel it in your forearms, lats, outer pecs, grip. It is a great workout.
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If you want to fry your biceps find a rope and climb up it multiple times. In addition to your bis you will feel it in your forearms, lats, outer pecs, grip. It is a great workout.
Been looking. all i can find is a pole to climp at a local playground. I don't want to join a crossfit gym because I have to workout on my own time due to kids and work schedule. We had one on our old base, but not here.
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