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Old 11-28-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
Jim Fishwick
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Well, after 3 surgeries in 18 months, I finally got the OK to go back to the gym, and I have no choice but to take it easy. I'm so soft and weak it's not funny. I'm 43, was in pretty darn good shape before all this fun began, and now looking to get there again.

So - I'm doing the 12 week beginners program and started this morning. Couldn't do 1 pullup. Couldn't do 1 dip. Used the weight assisted machine and had to take off more than half of my body weight to do the reps. Sad - but I know if I follow the program everything will improve.

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Old 11-28-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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Welcome, Jim!
I'm new to CrossFit in the past few weeks, and it has made my weak spots unmistakably clear.
You might be surprised how well you will progress, it's working for me.
Don't get discouraged, you can do it!
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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Welcome Jim !

Start slow, listen to your body, ramp up when ready. You'll get so strong so fast its not funny. Fitness favors the long-term player. Do not be discouraged. If you record the details of your workouts it's easier to see the gains.
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:48 PM   #4
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Welcome Jim.

Have fun. Ask questions. Come here for encouragment. We will hppily give it (along with some abuse) *grin*...
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:45 AM   #5
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Thanks for the kinds words. Made it through my 2nd day - never thought a 400 meter run could be so
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