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Old 02-20-2009, 07:09 PM   #11
Renee Lee
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Re: Without Further Ado...Renee's Testimonal!!11!eleventy!1!

thanks everybody! and yes, my pig slippers are totally awesome, thanks for noticing bob!


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Nice job!

Are you training at CF Boston with Neal, Jon, EC, Jason, etc.? (If not you should be, they are awesome!)
my mother and i did the intro class with Neal about a month ago. I'm waiting until she's ready to take the elements class with me...but i'm starting to get impatient.


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Nice job, keep up the hard work. How's your mom coming along?

By the the way, how have your lifts improved?

My mom's been hit with a lack of motivation and stress/no time because of tax season. i told her that's no excuse and i try to push her...but she's not talking to me at the moment...so it doesn't work all that well. she does get one good CF worthy workout per week, but it's totally not enough. it's driving me nuts

As for my lifts:

the only "real" lift i was doing BC (before crossfit) was the bench press. I was STUCK at ~55. i worked it every chest day (), but i just couldn't move it up. Last time i tried (which was a while ago) my 1RM on the bench was 100.

Shoulder Press: when i started CF i was struggling with the 45lb bar. Currently i'm at 77.5lbs.

Deadlift: i did straight leg deadlifts with 10# DBs and terrible form. So i went from having no clue what a real dead looked like to 155x3.

Clean: I tested my heavy squat cleans last week for the wod. Last time (november?) i couldn't get 80. Wednesday i cleaned 90 easily (then psyched myself out when i was told i wasn't getting under the bar fast enough and failed the next time i tried...lol)

Split Jerk: again, I went from not knowing what a jerk was, to 90lbs

Snatch: I'm scared of them...i haven't even tried them with a broomstick. Not sure why. lol

Squat: I never really squatted before crossfit. my first CFT yielded 90 on my back squat in november. my last cft at the end of january was 110. (my knee was just getting better...i was nervous to go higher. i probably could have, though)
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:29 PM   #12
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Re: Without Further Ado...Renee's Testimonal!!11!eleventy!1!

Sweet. I'm inspired, hope I can look that good! In a manly way of course.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:42 PM   #13
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Re: Without Further Ado...Renee's Testimonal!!11!eleventy!1!

hey renee!!!

awesome gains you're making!!! keep it up!!

don't wait for your mother, join first, and when she starts seeing your improvements, it'll motivate her more!!!

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:03 PM   #14
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hey renee!!!

awesome gains you're making!!! keep it up!!

don't wait for your mother, join first, and when she starts seeing your improvements, it'll motivate her more!!!

carter
she's already seen my improvements. i called her when i weighed in at 177 a couple weeks ago and this was the conversation:

me: i'm 177!!!!!!!!
her: OMG! wait...and all you've been doing is crossfit? those ~15min workouts
me: yep! i told you! it works!
her: and you've been eating...bacon?
me: yep! i told you! it works!
her: ...

she told me a couple days later that she's "almost convinced"

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Old 02-21-2009, 02:01 AM   #15
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Re: Without Further Ado...Renee's Testimonal!!11!eleventy!1!

Congratulations Renee!! That is an amazing achievement.

I hope your mom comes around to the CrossFit way of life soon.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:10 AM   #16
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Re: Without Further Ado...Renee's Testimonal!!11!eleventy!1!

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she's already seen my improvements. i called her when i weighed in at 177 a couple weeks ago and this was the conversation:

me: i'm 177!!!!!!!!
her: OMG! wait...and all you've been doing is CrossFit? those ~15min workouts
me: yep! i told you! it works!
her: and you've been eating...bacon?
me: yep! i told you! it works!
her: ...

she told me a couple days later that she's "almost convinced"

ALMOST CONVINCED!!! Seems to me like the proof is right there. Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:46 AM   #17
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Re: Without Further Ado...Renee's Testimonal!!11!eleventy!1!

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her: and you've been eating...bacon?
LOL priceless.

Congratulations, Renee, you've made some great improvements to your appearance and performance both!
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:56 PM   #18
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Looking great! Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:47 PM   #19
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Re: Without Further Ado...Renee's Testimonal!!11!eleventy!1!

Wow, that's amazing! If you don't mind me saying, you're looking great! And strong progress on the lifts, too.

I used to be afraid of snatches myself (ok Jamie, I'm asking for it...), but doing broomstick OHS's convinced me that the snatch wasn't going to kill me outright. Give 'em a shot, once you get comfortable in the bottom of an OHS, snatches should be no problem.
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Re: Without Further Ado...Renee's Testimonal!!11!eleventy!1!

Hey Renee: AMAZING progress!! Thanks for sharing!! As a "newbie" I am especially impressed with your progress--both with your lifting/CF workouts and your body changes!!! You JUST started CF in Sept and have already made that much prgress!!? I hope I can say the same soon. Do you train with an affiliate? How many days a week do you work out? Just wonderin' what is your "secret". I really am impressed!! good job!
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