CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Starting
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Starting For newcomers to the CrossFit methodology

Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
Joshua Bartolomei
Member Joshua Bartolomei is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tracy  CA
Posts: 1
Changing for the better

Hi there , My name is Josuha Bartolomei, and I am 22 years old, I've been on a bit of a yoyo diet for the last couple of months where i'll baloon up to 300 lbs and then drop another 20 within a couple of weeks and I'd really like to take some steps to keep it off, I recently made the decision to join the Army to help further myself and get my life on track. As of right now I am 6'3 and 297 lbs I Just started to work out this past sunday and Have been running 2 miles and doing push ups and sit ups as best as I can, the exercise definitely has sent a shock to my system but every day i'm running a little bit faster, pushing myself farther the the previous day. I'm at 2 miles in 21 atm down 6 min from monday ^.^ A friend of mine suggested the cross fit work out plans to me on facebook and i've been browsing the site for the last couple of days trying to get a better understanding of it and it's community. Any Idea on what else I should include in my diet and what cross fit workout i should start on would be greatly apreciated thanks very mcuh and I look forward to talking to many more of you!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
Mark E. Wallace
Member Mark E. Wallace is offline
Mark E. Wallace's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cedar Park  TX
Posts: 3,869
Re: Changing for the better

Pull up a chair and read/understand the content on the main page at (wfs), especially the FAQ and Start Here! sections. The Start Here! section includes beginning information on diet recommendations as well.

Welcome aboard.

- Mark
"Ima champ Still pushin Strong, Remember You only get what you train FOR>"
Snarky answers -- Free of charge.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 10:24 PM   #3
Brent Ramos
Member Brent Ramos is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Gabriel  CA
Posts: 49
Re: Changing for the better

To be completely honest, I do not think crossfit is right for your, yet.

I am 6'2 195 lbs. and I have been doing crossfit for about three or four months, though I see significant improvements, they are slow in coming, and what's more is the intensity of the workouts.

For example, the workout two days ago was hand walk for 100 ft., static handstand hold for 2 minutes, and 10 handstand push ups, IIRC.

The brandx scaled down version still required one to get in a handstand position.
What I am getting at is that you probably should get yourself down to a healthy weight, I am using that term loosely, and then begin some scaled down WOD's.

Your health is your #1 priority. What I would recommend to get into "healthy" shape would be LOTS of running. Run everyday, I guarantee you will notice improvements in both breathing and endurance within the first two weeks.

Do push ups, what my football coach would tell us do to in high school was to do sets of push ups while watching t.v. Each time a commercial came on, hit the deck and crank out a good set of push ups.

Within no time the push up numbers will increase significantly.

Also, it is probably far from your mind right now, but you need to work on pull ups. Get a bar, they sell them at places like big 5 or target in the exercise areas. Start with negatives or jumping pull ups. Pull ups are one of the most difficult exercises to increase numbers with, so just keep at it.

Definitely listen to the previous poster, read all you can on here, there's a wealth of information to educate yourself with.

Good luck and godspeed to you.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
Katherine Derbyshire
Member Katherine Derbyshire is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 7,596
Re: Changing for the better

Um.... I'm not sure I'd recommend lots of running for someone who is out of shape and seriously overweight. Sounds like a recipe for joint issues to me.

There are skill progressions for handstands, as for all Crossfit workouts.

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 03:01 AM   #5
Matth Challoner
Member Matth Challoner is offline
Matth Challoner's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Alicante  Valenciana Spain
Posts: 464
Re: Changing for the better

also get your diet in check.Paleo is the easiest way to go.

Good Luck!
When animals surrender, they go lying on the back. I never go lying on the back. It's a sign of weakness and surrendering. --Mikko Salo 2009 Crossfit Games Champion.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing my username John P. S Shopa Jr Technical Support 0 03-11-2008 03:06 PM
Changing email Brent Moore Technical Support 1 03-03-2008 08:12 PM
Changing Names JT Running a CrossFit Facility 2 02-21-2008 10:19 AM
Changing Profile Ryan Blake Technical Support 3 10-05-2007 12:12 PM
Help changing my avatar Bill Russell Community 7 05-03-2007 10:12 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:12 AM.

CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.