CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Starting
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Starting For newcomers to the CrossFit methodology

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2010, 06:34 AM   #1
Jason Panicaro
Member Jason Panicaro is offline
 
Jason Panicaro's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delray Beach  FL
Posts: 105
How long before you saw results

Hi guys im now officially 2.5 weeks into crossfit. I have been doing it about a month or so but for the past 2.5 weeks I have really stuck with it. I love the workouts, and love the way I feel after them. I was just curious how long it took people to really start seeing results? Maybe some before and after pictures with dates would be cool. Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 06:41 AM   #2
Brian Bedell
Member Brian Bedell is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lantana  FL
Posts: 2,870
Re: How long before you saw results

It took me 9.3 days before I saw results.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 06:43 AM   #3
Mark E. Wallace
Member Mark E. Wallace is offline
 
Mark E. Wallace's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cedar Park  TX
Posts: 3,869
Re: How long before you saw results

Brian is a little more advanced than I am.

Took me 9.5 days.

- Mark
__________________
"Ima champ Still pushin Strong, Remember You only get what you train FOR>"
Snarky answers -- Free of charge.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 07:12 AM   #4
Jason Wallis
Member Jason Wallis is offline
 
Jason Wallis's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Marshfield  MO
Posts: 1,182
Re: How long before you saw results

Define "saw results."
My ability to go all out in the metcons increased within a week.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 07:12 AM   #5
Meghan Reid
Member Meghan Reid is offline
 
Meghan Reid's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Philadelphia  PA
Posts: 2,475
Re: How long before you saw results

The bruises from hang power cleans usually show up the next day.

OK, Jason, we kid.

Check out the "testimonials" thread for a lot of before and after pics and stories about how lives have been changed, etc. As for results, it truly depends on the individual and his/her goals. I am still seeing results in terms of improved lifts and faster times every single day, and I've been doing this for almost 2 years.
__________________
Strength is more than just the number of plates on the bar. It is everything that is overcome with each lift. - Liz Edmonds My log (WFS).
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 07:32 AM   #6
Jason Panicaro
Member Jason Panicaro is offline
 
Jason Panicaro's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delray Beach  FL
Posts: 105
Re: How long before you saw results

Yeah I have looked through some of those. I was just wondering when people really started to see weight loss and see muscle definition start to come thru? Like I said I am only 2.5 full hardcore weeks in and I love it so far and I am seeing minor results. Im not a strict diet yet, but I have cut out all sodas, and I am eating better than before. I am trying to work into the dieting thing slowly as not to bounce back. I have looked into the zone and paleo diets.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 07:41 AM   #7
Larry Hotchkiss
Member Larry Hotchkiss is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Maple Grove  MN
Posts: 333
Re: How long before you saw results

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Panicaro View Post
Yeah I have looked through some of those. I was just wondering when people really started to see weight loss and see muscle definition start to come thru? Like I said I am only 2.5 full hardcore weeks in and I love it so far and I am seeing minor results. Im not a strict diet yet, but I have cut out all sodas, and I am eating better than before. I am trying to work into the dieting thing slowly as not to bounce back. I have looked into the zone and paleo diets.
Too many variables, especially if your asking for when muscle definition will start to show. Someone at 40%bf and someone at 15% BF will obviously show progress differently. Everyone seems to carry fat a bit different as well. It also depends on if you altered your diet when you started CF and if you are getting enough food, Not enough food will hamper progress.

All I can say is if you have a clean diet and work hard you should see results in the mirror within 2 months so just be patient, it WILL happen.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 07:43 AM   #8
Jason Panicaro
Member Jason Panicaro is offline
 
Jason Panicaro's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delray Beach  FL
Posts: 105
Re: How long before you saw results

Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Hotchkiss View Post
Too many variables, especially if your asking for when muscle definition will start to show. Someone at 40%bf and someone at 15% BF will obviously show progress differently. Everyone seems to carry fat a bit different as well. It also depends on if you altered your diet when you started CF and if you are getting enough food, Not enough food will hamper progress.

All I can say is if you have a clean diet and work hard you should see results in the mirror within 2 months so just be patient, it WILL happen.
Thanks 2 months would be great. Does anyone use a website to count calories or anything like that? I am using myfitnesspal.com and it seems pretty good. Problem is how do I take into consideration the crossfit workouts for calories needed?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 07:51 AM   #9
Larry Hotchkiss
Member Larry Hotchkiss is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Maple Grove  MN
Posts: 333
Re: How long before you saw results

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Panicaro View Post
Thanks 2 months would be great. Does anyone use a website to count calories or anything like that? I am using myfitnesspal.com and it seems pretty good. Problem is how do I take into consideration the crossfit workouts for calories needed?
I just kept an excel spreadsheet myself to log my food intake. I often used the USDA nutritional database to look up macro content for fresh foods I was eating.

I was eating close to paleo for a while myself but after a couple months of CF showed signs of overtraining which prompted me to track my cals again. Come to find out I wasnt eating enough. I looked at a few different calculators and the zone block calculator to get block count(and then did some calculations on meals of various block sizes to see where that would put me cal wise). Eric here on the forums recommended 15 cals per LB of body weight as a rough starting point and that was also right in line with what all the other calculators where coming up with.

I ended up switching to the zone and expanding my carb choices a bit(eating from zone preferred list) so I could get the needed cals daily and also so I would have a target to hit (ie blocks) so I could make sure I was eating enough. Its been about 7 weeks since I upped my cals, Ive gained a couple pounds but am also noticeably leaner and my symptoms of overtraining have gone away so its the result I was hoping for.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2010, 08:01 AM   #10
Jason Panicaro
Member Jason Panicaro is offline
 
Jason Panicaro's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delray Beach  FL
Posts: 105
Re: How long before you saw results

Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Hotchkiss View Post
I just kept an excel spreadsheet myself to log my food intake. I often used the USDA nutritional database to look up macro content for fresh foods I was eating.

I was eating close to paleo for a while myself but after a couple months of CF showed signs of overtraining which prompted me to track my cals again. Come to find out I wasnt eating enough. I looked at a few different calculators and the zone block calculator to get block count(and then did some calculations on meals of various block sizes to see where that would put me cal wise). Eric here on the forums recommended 15 cals per LB of body weight as a rough starting point and that was also right in line with what all the other calculators where coming up with.

I ended up switching to the zone and expanding my carb choices a bit(eating from zone preferred list) so I could get the needed cals daily and also so I would have a target to hit (ie blocks) so I could make sure I was eating enough. Its been about 7 weeks since I upped my cals, Ive gained a couple pounds but am also noticeably leaner and my symptoms of overtraining have gone away so its the result I was hoping for.
So thats 15 cals per pound of body weight to lose weight or to maintain? So far I have no signs of overtraining.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Running: how long is "long distance"? Rachel Bennett Fitness 17 08-08-2013 07:23 AM
Another for Paleo...how long is too long? Amanda L Dixon Nutrition 16 03-19-2010 04:57 PM
How long did it take ya to see results? John Quiroga Fitness 24 07-17-2009 03:52 PM
How long to see results? Kevin Kaeating Starting 12 04-13-2006 09:59 AM
Will a life-long couch potato have the same results? Janet Fisher Testimonials 1 01-27-2003 04:17 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.