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Old 02-17-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
Jeffrey G. Hirko
 
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I have been using the Crossfit system since October 2004. What I love about it is the fact that you can get a great workout in usually less than a half hour. I am using select crossfit WOD's but not necessarily following the calendar per se, primarily because I am re-tuning my home gym to accomodate the various exercises provided by Crossfit, i.e. no rings, twinkies, etc... I am impovising some of the workouts and substituting others, until I am properly outfitted. Soon, I plan to put rings in my garage, and will then have access to some type of eyebolt system for interchangable components and a ceiling of 12.5 feet. By and large, I am using crossfit to enhance my performance in Mtn Biking, XCSki, Canoe, and for pushing a set of twins in their double jogging stroller this coming April!! Oh, and for off-road power walking my 2 lazy dogs...enough intro, though, because I do have a question. Is there a glossary of Crossfit terminology for some of the jargon, and terminology that I am not yet familiar with? I have had success referencing some terms online, and through some of the links on Crossfit, but sometimes I am left scratching my head. If any veterans made it through my longwinded intro, I would appreciate a point in the right direction.

Thanks, to Crossfit for sharing this wonderful program at no cost. I have seen results of my sport-specific workouts improve dramatically, and I always throw in one sport-specific workout at the end of my WOD(sometimes-modified or improvised WOD!) such as swiss raises for XCSki, or 6-mi ride on stationary cycle trainer, etc. I train regularly throughout the week, and usually perfom the activities that I am training for on weekends, except for XCSki, which kills two birds with one stone!

Good Health to all!
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:53 AM   #2
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good to see you on the boards Jeffrey. your question about terminology came up a while back. the link is:

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/20/6635.html

and it was assembled by Lynne Pitts, so she has also included it on her Crossfit FAQ page that you can get to using the 'Friends of Crossfit' links down on the right of the main page. finally, i dont know if you already know about this site, but its pretty great, too:

http://www.acronymfinder.com/

hope that helps, and keep on Crossfittin'!
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:55 AM   #3
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Welcome Jeffrey!

Check out Lynn Pitts page (access it on the main page under "Friends of CrossFit). This should help with explaining most, if not all of the terms!

Post which ones you can't decipher and i'm sure everyone will do their best to help you out.....

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Old 02-17-2005, 08:56 AM   #4
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Looks like me and the mighty ediddy sing from the same songsheet!

I'll shut up then! :lol:
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for the rapid response and encouragement! I will check out the links, as well as post ??s when I get really, really stumped.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:53 PM   #6
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Welcome Jeffrey and congrats on the twins! Very exciting times...

As for the lack of equipment; don't let the idea of substitutions discourage you from attempting each and every WOD. There is a "semi-official" sub for just about everything you'll find in the WOD; if you get stuck for ideas, post a request either in the WOD comments, or preferably in the WOD forum here on the boards. Most likely others will want the same question answered.
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