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Old 02-13-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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newbie crossfit

Hello everyone. I want to start crosscit in my garage. What would be like the top 3 or 4 things I would start with. Im overweight and haven't worked out in over 15 years. Im 6'2 280. Please help with what advice you can. I was thinking pull up bar, medicine ball or kettlebell. If you recommend that please tell me what what weights to get. Thank you
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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Jeff, most people start with a bar and a set of bumpers because you can do so many different things with them. A kettlebell would be a good start especially for conditioning(read: cardio). More importantly, make sure you get a coach for at least a session or two to critique your form on the exercises to make sure you dont set yourself up for an injury due to poor form. Good luck man, and stick with it!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:24 AM   #3
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Re: newbie crossfit

Welcome, Jeff!

Here is a great article that prioritizes what to buy based on how often the equipment is used in the mainsite workouts: (wfs)

My wife would rave to you about a kettlebell. If you learn all the different exercises that can be done with the kettlebell, it's pretty versatile.

We've worked on building our home gym for two years. We've got everything on the list except the benches, GHD, body armor, and dumbbells. (How I don't have dumbbells yet is beyond me, but the GHD is next on my wish list.) Start simple, and grow when you're ready, when you start to get bored with what you're using.
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