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Old 05-04-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
Wayne Loper
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Not Enough

I am new to the Cross Fit lifestyle as of today. I finallly gave my first WOD a try today and it was the 5 sets of 3 front squat. I have been bodybuilding seriously for about three years now and have a substantial frame and strength. Do any newbies feel as if they didnt do enough after the workout is over? Maybe this is just the bodybuilding mentallity making me feel this way.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:36 PM   #2
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Re: Not Enough

Did you set a new PR (personal record) on the front squat?

You can always do skill work afterwards (handstands, levers, O-lift SKILL work, etc)
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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It was my first time doing front squats in a long while so i had no real wieght to judge from. It wasnt that i didnt feel like i was working during the set, i think it was the fact that the workout revolved around one excersize that made me feel this way. Tommorws WOD (for time, does that mean complete the workout as fast as possible?)
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:28 PM   #4
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Yes, the idea is to complete the total workout in the shortest amount of time. Unless otherwise stated, the clock starts at the beginning and runs until you get it all done, regardless of whether you take a break in the middle.

FOr the heavy lifting days, the idea is to raise the weight on each set until you hit a pr or can't do anymore weight.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info I will be sure to post tomorows progress.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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Re: Not Enough

Crossfit isn't "kick your butt" every day. It's a mix of workouts, and you just happened to start on a strength day, which is easier as there's no soul-crushing metcon, but it's still work.

Don't worry, there will be more workouts, and plenty will leave you feeling wiped out! Then you'll learn to cherish such easy strength days
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:03 PM   #7
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Wayne, just wait. Tomorrow's is going to be nasty, but when we hit a Fight Gone Bad, one of the "girls," or a "hero" workout you'll see how much work you can get done in 18 or so minutes. Those are all devastating. The strength days are a welcome respite. I'm no vet (only 5 weeks in) but you just got lucky on your start day. Enjoy!

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Old 05-04-2009, 07:15 PM   #8
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Just as posted above you can do other skill work if you want to do more.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:10 PM   #9
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Wayne, just wait. Tomorrow's is going to be nasty, but when we hit a Fight Gone Bad, one of the "girls," or a "hero" workout you'll see how much work you can get done in 18 or so minutes. Those are all devastating. The strength days are a welcome respite. I'm no vet (only 5 weeks in) but you just got lucky on your start day. Enjoy!

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:29 PM   #10
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Re: Not Enough



many folks down play the strength days, and that's a mistake. The 7x1 and 5x3 WODs should DESTROY you just like the MetCons.

With that many sets, get to failure, its OK.

If you have enough left in the tank for more than a 10min mini MetCon, a la CFSB, you probably should have gone heavier.

Lots of people go to, or very near failure on named and Hero WODS. Do it on the strength days and you will see marked improvement in your performance.
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