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Old 09-12-2007, 05:42 AM   #1
Doni Robinson
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New To The Site

Hey Ladies and Gents,

I am new to the cross-fit site. It was recommended by a friend at work. Here is my issue. I am 38 y/o and a police officer. I am looking to strengthen my core and get into better shape than I am now. I can probably stand to lose about 20 lbs but am more concerned with overall fitness than just weight loss. Should I just start in with the WOD or is there some sort of starter program. Is there anything that explains the workouts/repititions. I saw on one of the workouts - Squats 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 (for example) I'm unsure of how that is supposed to work. Does that mean 8 sets of 1 or what. Any advise / direction would be great.

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Old 09-12-2007, 05:55 AM   #2
Craig Van De Walker
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Re: New To The Site


Sounds like you have your priorities right, welcome to the club

Read FAQ and start here. In fact spend at least 10-20 hours over the next month reading through the site.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:04 AM   #3
Tim Donahey
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Just as a ps to Doni's post, also check out the back issues of the CrossFit Journal, lotsa good info there. Also just go through the WOD archives and research the various exercises and exercise presciptions that are unfamiliar. a great way to do that is with that handy little search function up top.

And to answer your questions about the "Front Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps", this means to do 10 individual repititions at or near your maximum with a rest in between each rep. You could work up to a top single (...150-160-170...), you could pyramid (...150-170-150...), or you could do sets across (...165-165-165...)

And again, welcome to our happy hurting grounds.

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