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Old 01-07-2007, 08:18 AM   #1
Wim Lokate
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Yesterday I did my 3th WOD (deadlifts with 90 kilo's, maybay not so much for most off the members but for me it was heavy!)

The Warming-up is going very well, I can almost make the ten pull-ups (sets off 9-7-7 reps).
So its getting better.

I know for sure that I will stick to the WOD's.
3 days ago I started with the WOD from thuesday (400 m run followed by 10 barbell trusthers).
I substituted running for punching the heavy bag for 1,5 minutes because its not easy to take the weights all the way down (I train at the top off my house).

I thought that I would start with half the weight suggested, man, I couldnt even do that!!
So I started with 20 kilo's. At first I want to quit after 3 rounds but thats not me. I just finished all the 5 rounds, out off breath...
Are there realy people outthere who can manage the pricribed 60 kilo's?
Man, they are strong.
The warming-up went fine. I could do a lott off pull-ups.
Its more that I was out of breath after the whole session.
When you look at it on paper it seems nothing, but when you give it a try, man!
Its now 1 hour later and I feel great.
Better then after a traditional weighttraining routine. Then maybay you feel stronger but now I feel stronger and more energetic.

Thanks again for your respons. I know I will not stop again.
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:00 AM   #2
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Keep the faith Wim - the WODs as published are a challenge for advanced athletes. You should not feel inadequate if you can't do the WODs as prescribed right from the start.

It is more important that you scale the workouts to your level of ability to maintain form and intensity while avoiding injury. Don't let your ego write checks that your body can't cash.

Check out brandx martial arts for scaled WODs or scale them yourself using a common sense and experience to guide you.

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Old 01-07-2007, 09:01 AM   #3
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Yeah, the Crossfit paradox...looks easy on paper, can kill you in real life. Yes, you will be able to do the WODs as RXed, but it will take a while, for some people over a year. Keep with it.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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Thank you Sam and Larry,
I will stick to te WOD's and use my own common sense :g:
Take care

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Old 01-07-2007, 02:35 PM   #5
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Wim,

The WOD usually kicks my butt. Seriously. Nothing has ever made me want to puke as much as Crossfit. But nothing has ever challenged me to reach my physical potential like Crossfit. Stick with it. It's worth all the pain and effort. If you didn't have to work so hard for it, it wouldn't be worth it.

Give it 2 or 3 months. You'll be an animal!
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:58 PM   #6
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I wouldn't worry to much Wim, I've been doing Crossfit for 7 months, and I thought I was fit when I started. I still subbed 40kg thrusters instead of 60kg, and even then I threw up and finished before I did the last set.
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:55 PM   #7
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Wim:

How large are you? Sorry for asking if you've already posted this somewhere that I didn't see.

If I'm not mistaken, the posted WoD is for a 175 lb male (in really, really good shape, LOL).

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Old 01-07-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
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Brad, that's interesting. I'm 192 pounds, male and 20 years old. Will I have an advantage or disadvantage overall (taking into account the 400s) over the 175lb male?

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Old 01-07-2007, 05:28 PM   #9
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Mitchell:

I'm not sure. I read somewhere on the website that the weights are for a 175 lb guy. I'm about that size, so I didn't think about it deeper than that. I assume that you'd want to scale the weights up a little, but hopefully somebody else will chime in. As for the 400s, you have a good point IMO.

This has all been irrelevant for me so far because I usually can't do the WoD anyway, without scaling it down.

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Old 01-07-2007, 05:52 PM   #10
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My 400m PB is around 55 seconds, so I'm not bothered at all, it's just out of interest.
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