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Old 01-12-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
Justin Holmes
 
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I really can't emphasize how much I love this website. It borders on obsession. I check the damn thing every 10 min after 9pm EST until I see the new WOD. Why do I do this? What's my problem? I'll tell you:

I heard of CrossFit through a link on www.thesealquest.com. I started CrossFit on 4/1/05. The WOD that day was:
21-18-15-12-9-6-3 Rep Rds. for time of-
35# DB Burpee/Hang Squat Clean/Thruster
Pullups

This was the hardest thing I had ever done. I have no idea how long it took me, I only know that I finished. I was completely wrecked afterwards. I was also completely hooked. I started following the WODs exclusively, eschewing the bodybuilding/powerlifting workouts that I had done in the past for football. I've been doing the WODs for a steady 8.5 months now, and here are some of my accomplishments:

Pullups from 8 to 25
Pushups from 50 to 90
Mile from 7:55 to 6:58
Deadlift from 385 to 415
Fran = 4:22
Elizabeth = 4:30
Chelsea +1 completed
FGB from 286 to 344
Bodyweight from 220 to 194
And many more amazing (to me) PRs...

Basically I just wanted to thank Coach and all of the contributors to this fantastic revolution called CrossFit. I owe more than I can ever repay.
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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the best part is you could be telling this story to someone and have them answer -- "oh, I've heard of crossfit, that's the workout my mom (or grandma) does" <g>
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:53 PM   #3
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Justin,

That had to be the most difficult WOD I've been through and that was after consistantly doing the WODs for several years. Kudos to you for finishing!

Great improvements - keep up the good work.
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Old 01-13-2006, 07:43 AM   #4
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Thanks Kelly. I will continue to bust it in the WODs, and one day maybe I will be in the upper echelon of CrossFitters with you.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:44 PM   #5
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Just to clarify my fraudulent Liz time, that was recorded with 1:1 bar dips and power cleans. This time I'm going to suck it up and attempt squat cleans (though I suck terribly at them) and 3:1 bar dips (can't wait til my rings get here!!!).
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