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Old 08-22-2005, 09:39 PM   #1
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whats a good weight to start out with for the push press, DB and BB thrusters, and SDHP?
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:19 PM   #2
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That is a hard question to answer unless we know your size and fitness level.

I tend to pick up a weight and see if it feels light that day. If so, I go higher, if not, I stay the same. If I can't pick it up, I go lower. This seems simplistic but I tend to be in different stages of recovery each crossfit workout.

Over time, I have built up a record of my workouts and that has given me a starting point but I still need to use the above "daily feel" of the weight to determine what I can do on any given workout.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:27 AM   #3
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ok, i'll rewrite it then, what are the "standard" weights that are prescribed for the mentioned excercises. Just so i know what people are doing, and how i compare.

Thanks
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:34 AM   #4
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As far as I know unless there is a weight prescribed to the WOD there is no "standard" as beth said everything is relative.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:36 AM   #5
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Alex, it will depend on the workout. For example with thrusters a 95lb barbell is prescribed in Fran, 2 * 20lb dumbbells are prescribed as a sub for workouts specifying wall-ball with a 20lb med ball and we have also had Max Effort (ME) days where the idea is to work up to your own 1-rep maximum.

Although it is useful, motivational and inspiring to compare yourself to others the real magic is when you compare you in 3 months time to you now.

I am not sure whether I have completely answered your question but if you want to give it a little context maybe I can have another go.

Cheers, kempie
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:49 PM   #6
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If you want to get a feel for what other people are doing, just check out the comment section for any WOD. Be warned though, there are some animals out there than can lift some serious weight.
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Old 08-23-2005, 03:07 PM   #7
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cool, thanks for all your input, i appreciate it.
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