|06-08-2008, 06:42 PM||#1|
It's now been one full year since I was introduced to CrossFit. A few comparisons between then and now to highlight what it's done for me:
Weight: June '07 - 245 lb. / Today - 205.8 lb.
Body Fat: June '07 - ~30% / Today - 18.4%
Muscle Mass: June '07 - ~32% / Today - 40.1%
Last June, I could not do a single pull-up, even kipping. I did all 120 in this morning's workout, with scabs still on my palms from the 119 I did on Tuesday.
Last June, I was running 5Ks in around 33 minutes. Last month, I finished a 5K race in 25:29, coming in 29th out of 102 runners.
Last September, I could not even hold myself on a pair of rings. I now do ring dips regularly. I did my first muscle-up last month.
Last June, I could not kick up into a wall handstand. I now do handstand push-ups (albeit against a wall).
My deadlift 1RM is nearing twice my body weight (385 right now). My standing press 1RM is over 75% of BW.
I've gone from buying extra-large shirts to mediums. I had my suit tailored last month. When I put my jacket on, the tailor looked at me with raised eyebrows and asked: "How much did you lose?"
I could go on and on about improvements in my performance, physical condition, self-image, diet and general well-being. CrossFit is the real deal, and I'm a walking testimonial. Special thanks to CrossFit Cleveland and Bill, Staci, Paul and Nancy for their dedication to the cause.
|06-11-2008, 10:03 AM||#9|
Re: One Year
You left out being able to do 100 sommersaults in a WOD without puking!
You've made fantastic achievements this past year, it has been an honor to watch them.
Bill Russell - CrossFit Cleveland - RAW Fitness, LLC
CrossFit Cleveland website (W/F safe)
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