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Old 10-07-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
Danielle Marcellino
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newbie shock??? need some insight please!

A friend of mine wanted to give crossfit a try, so I started her off with WOD #1 from the intro wods we found online (i think its called the "on ramp" prgrm from one of the cali gyms).

The wod was: 200m run,15,12,9 of squats-push up (on her knees)-body pulls on the rings, finish with 200m run, for time of course.
She runs every now and then and is active but not on any exercise regiment. Here is the issue, she got half way through the workout and felt sick, puked and had to lay down for about 45 mins.. it was august and hot so I HONESTLY took it easy on her and didn't try to push her too much because i wanted her to want to come back! Three days later her arm was so sore she couldn't straighten it... she recovered...fast forward to this past Tuesday and the same thing happened again! My brother and I have run over a dozen new people through this work out (even my dad who NEVER exercised) and haven't run into this issue with anyone but her. Does anyone have any idea what is going on, or have any advise, because she wants to keep trying but I'm afraid of breaking her!
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

In the words of every fitness book, website, magazine etc....

"consult a doctor before beginning any work-out program"

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Old 10-07-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

This same thing happens to me. Unfortunately I cant help much since I am a newb.

I dont even make it 1/2 way through the intro and i feel faint, turn pale and need to lay down, cold sweats feel like im going to puke.

Coach witnessed this when I went in for the intro and he believes its my diet.
Ive never been a good eater. I eat crap and drink crap.
I have been doing much better w/ food this week, paleo.
I hope it helps.

I been like this for as long as i can remember, I push myself and pass out.



So what does her diet looklike?
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #4
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

she is healthy, just had a check up. no meds, no health issues

the diet isnt the best but it isnt anything close to the worst either. she didnt eat before the first attempt, but she ate and hydrated for days before the second go of it. she DID complete the wod the second time BUT still threw up and got pale,dizzy etc. just like before.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

We use that same workout for our "on ramp" course. It's actually from CrossFit NorCal. We have an older woman who actually hasn't done much of anything in regards to fitness/working out in years. I started her out with the run, but went 10-7-5 on the exercises. I was afraid that she would get extremely sore and never come back, but she was fine. Just try scaling it way down. Some people are okay with it, some people need to sit up before they start the crawl/walk/run phase of things.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:55 AM   #6
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

If you come up with an answer please let me know.
Id like to be cured of this too!

As a kid I was diagnosed with Hypoglycemia. My current doc doesnt think its that. He thought it was vasovagal syncope.

Then I had an echocardiogram to check out my heart that was ok.

Then I had a stress test. I lasted 7 mins on a treadmill just jogging and i had to lay down, went pale and the whole 9 yd.
There were like 6 nurses working on me. They determined I was severely dehydrated. I spent like 6 hours there then they let me go.

The doctor who witnessed what happened wants me to go see him. I had an appt but my wife decided to go into labor the day of my appt.
I havent rescheduled.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:39 AM   #7
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

Try removing the "for time" element. Just run 200, then "walk" her through the pushups and pull ups at a slow pace to complete the motions. Then run 200 meters.
If it takes a long time, so be it, then you can speed it up a bit the next time, and the next.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:01 AM   #8
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

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Try removing the "for time" element. Just run 200, then "walk" her through the pushups and pull ups at a slow pace to complete the motions. Then run 200 meters.
If it takes a long time, so be it, then you can speed it up a bit the next time, and the next.
Exactly. Or scale the run back to 50-100m.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:39 AM   #9
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

I puked my first day. I got over it the second time though. Maybe she just needs a few more sessions to get her body used to the intensity?
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:04 AM   #10
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Re: newbie shock??? need some insight please!

If she had to lay down for 45 min before finishing her workout, sounds to me like she could be dehydrated. Also, with the muscle cramps, there may be a build up of lactic acids in her muscles (since she is not regularly active), which are making it harder for her to recover. Is she drinking enough water? Is she warming up pre-workout and stretching consistantly?
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