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Old 03-28-2005, 08:26 AM   #1
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Hi All. New to Crossfit and I am wondering about the warm up. I understand that the coach has some very impressive credentials, however doing pull ups, push ups, dips, and back extensions every day goes against everything I have ever learned about training (recovery time).

Thoughts????

Old Habits die hard...

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Old 03-28-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
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You have to remember you are not doing super sets of these. They are warm up exercises, to get the body properly heated and blood flowing. I think of them as similar to standing up out of a chair or climbing the stairs in my house. My body is use to the movements and I don't do them to extremes so there is no recovery necessary.
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:31 PM   #3
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Hey Steve,

Where in Canada are you?

I actually do each round as kind of a superset. In the beginning its going to be tough. I would work slowly and just get your number up and then maybe start to intensify.

Trust me, the warmup will be a piece of cake soon compared to the WOD itself.

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Old 03-28-2005, 02:32 PM   #4
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Ignore the Canada question.

I should of just clicked on your profile.
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Old 03-28-2005, 03:50 PM   #5
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Hey Steve
I work in Ottawa also.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:23 PM   #6
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Cool. Where do you train?
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:49 PM   #7
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Hey Steve
Sometimes work out of my station, a fire station in Bells Corners, usually though work out of the Palladium Y.
Where are you posted??
My younger Bro is with 1st Battalion PPCLI, in Edm.
As far as the Crossfit warm-up. Forget everything you ever knew, or thought you knew, and try crossfitting for 3 or 4 mos. Keep track of your numbers. I think you"ll be impressed. I'm just finishing my 3rd month.
Let me know where you are, we can get together.
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Old 03-29-2005, 06:56 AM   #8
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movements can be repeated on sequential days in training-detrimental effects on the body only if volume/intensity/speed remains unchanged(for most of the population- there's always exceptions).

eg. if the WOD calls for lotsa pullups - might want to yank pullups from the warmup and only do specified reps/sets in the WOD...depends.

welcome,btw! :> Edmonton's a pretty cool place....
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Old 03-29-2005, 06:59 AM   #9
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btw...i do my own versions of the warmups(eg. I never do pullups for a warm-up...partly b/c i suck at pull-ups...I only do 'em as part of the WOD).

Others who are much more accomplished in pull-ups have no problems integrating them into the warmups. I prefer to spend my time on more dynamic flexibility(front/back/side leg swings,joint mobility,etc).

Also depends on what time of day I'm training-I take much more time to warmup in the mornings vs evenings(body temps).
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:16 PM   #10
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I understand that the coach has some very impressive credentials, however doing pull ups, push ups, dips, and back extensions every day goes against everything I have ever learned about training (recovery time).
That just about sums up CF. Goes against all preconceived notions of exercise like, you can't go full depth in squats without killing your knees!
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