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Old 01-29-2008, 06:57 AM   #1
Anthony Boyce
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Smile Improvment time how long

If i started using the WOD in February 1. 2008 at the age of fifty and i do stay in pretty good shape now. How soon would it be before i notice a different or a change in body. I think i would modify the workouts in half for the first month and the next months pick it up. I have an injured left leg so it restricts me from running so what would you recommend i do for that part, i am very new at crossfit so i would need your help. I can do any of the cardio machines. Thanks
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:33 AM   #2
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Re: Improvment time how long

~February 6, give or take, assuming you eat well.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: Improvment time how long

Anthony,

I'm 37 years old, and counting down from 235 lbs. less than a month ago. I've seen HUGE improvments in just 3 and half weeks of crossfit and zone eating. Am I sore all over? Yep. Do I feel pain and soreness in areas that I've never felt it? Yep. But I can feel the improvement, I can see the improvement, and it makes me want more and more.

All in less than 1 month.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:15 AM   #4
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Re: Improvment time how long

A month after turning 45, I started a commitment to WODs on the 3/1 schedule last July 1. It took about 1 week to see performance changes, and about 3 to see visible changes.

The first repeat of a workout happened about 6 weeks in, and I was utterly blown away by the performance improvement. So when you start ... make sure that you track your workout performance. The daily comments section on the main page is vastly convenient for that, and is always linked when a workout repeats - exactly for that purpose.

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Old 01-29-2008, 09:16 AM   #5
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Re: Improvment time how long

After some very necessary changes to my diet I started noticing changes in the first few weeks.

Diet plays an important roll.

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:34 AM   #6
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Re: Improvment time how long

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~February 6, give or take, assuming you eat well.
Gant's not entirely wrong about this.

After you are over your intial soreness (your first WOD will not be like anything you've ever experienced), your mind will change and that will help your body to change.

Everyone else is right too -- you need to focus on diet as well.

Get the diet dialed in (Zone is easy) and follow the WODs, and I would guess you'd see results in a couple weeks and notice your clothes fitting differently in less than a month.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:47 AM   #7
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Re: Improvment time how long

Anthony,
Why are you waiting until 2/1/08? Start today with a scaled WOD. If you can't run, row. If you can't row, get on one of those pump your arms while you pedal bikes.
Just don't make excuses and don't wait to do this for yourself.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #8
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Re: Improvment time how long

As with any pursuit:
The sooner you start the sooner you see results.
Don't skip any days, quicker results.
The better your diet, the quicker the results.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:21 PM   #9
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First off, welcome to the CF family. Look up Gant's recent post in the starting sub forum for January Newbies.

Second, how hard are you willing to work. If you eat right (Zone, Paleo, simple fit etc.) and work hard, you will notice results quickly.

There is no magic answer, but there is a formula for success called CrossFit. Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #10
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Re: Improvment time how long

Your fastest results will come when you first start. Once you get over that initial butt kicking every time you do it you will be a little stronger, a little faster, a little fitter. Do be careful not to come out of the gate too fast though. If you beat the hell out of your body from day one you won't be able to recover properly.
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