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Old 10-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #11
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Re: Beginner recommendations

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What books on Paleo/Zone have you read or recommend? I have been looking for some new reading material
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #12
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Re: Beginner recommendations

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www.cleaneatsinthezoo.com. (wfs) It's a 30 day at home Crossfit challenge or beginners
Excellent resource for beginners here... thanks!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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Re: Beginner recommendations

It's alright. That program is "something" if you didn't have anything. It starts off people doing something that is accessible. Sure, they could be doing better stuff but at least it's something and it's a planned program.

Thing is you can make a set of PVC rings for about 10 bucks. You just need something to hang them off. You could get one of those door pullup bars that should be at most 30 bucks at the store, maybe 20.

At your size, you might be doing bodyweight rows for awhile since you can't do a pullup right now. They are also good for just pushups or holding pushup support for stabilizing exercise (forget that plank BS).

How heavy of Dumbbells do you have? If they are heavy enough, you could use them for squatting, lunges, cleans and presses/jerks, 1 arm snatches, swings, one leg squats like "Bulgarian" lunge/squat. When I couldn't do any of the Olympic Lifts at the UNI, I could at least do cleans and jerks with the big heavy DB.

You could try to buy one of those cheap weight sets for home. 300lb ones generally go for 200-250 at a sport store. 100lb generally go for around 100 bucks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:19 PM   #14
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Re: Beginner recommendations

I just have the adjustable standard weight dumbbells. I heard the kettlebells are real good, but out of my price range. Is there a link on how to make the rings. Or how to make some other equipment for crossfit
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:24 AM   #15
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Re: Beginner recommendations

KB are good but your right, they can be costly.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...-rings/http:// wfs I used a similar guide but threaded it though with chain and used a D-link to bring the chain together and attach the cargo straps to the D-link. It's more expensive with the chain and I don't think it's necessary.

Hmm, got to watch out when swinging the adjustable DumbBells. I generally was able to clean the adjustable DB for one arm presses or push presses when it got heavy but I think sets of multiple reps might have a greater chance of loosening up. You need to have clamps that are bomb proof solid.
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