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Old 04-10-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
Mike Atherton
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New to this...

Hello all,

I just thought that I would post a quick message to say hi, and introduce myself to the CF community.

Well, what to say? I'm 31, somewhat out of shape, and i'm looking to get back into shape. I live on a small island just off the coast of England, and I have no CF gyms within about 150 miles (nearest is Manchester, I think), so i'll be going the CF route alone.

I am familiar with a number of the exercises listed as I boxed as an amateur until a few years ago, although I stopped training almost immediately after hanging up the gloves, and have been fairly sedentary ever since

I will be starting on this CF journey shortly, although I will be scaling the workouts down quite a bit, atleast until I get back into the groove of training again. I might also have to substitute some exercises as I will be training out of a commercial gym in the short term, and I think that the management might frown on some of the movements - I would like to gradually build up a home gym in the long term, but this is a long way off yet.

So, that's me anyway, and I look forward to joining you all on the path to better health and fitness.

Mike Atherton

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Old 04-10-2009, 05:59 AM   #2
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Re: New to this...

So you're no newbie to intense worouts, just read the FAQ's, start with the crossfit/burgener warmups, watch the videos, do 'functional movements', get the journal, do the workouts, watch the vids, read the journal, wash rinse repeat. I did plenty of crossfit work at a globo gym also, you determine the intensity. Also, change the statement, looking to get back into shape - to - I am getting back into shape. No better time than NOW! 3-2-1-go....100 pushups for time....clocks running.

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Old 04-10-2009, 06:07 AM   #3
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OK - I am getting back in shape!

Thanks for the input John.

I have had experience of intense training in years gone by as I used a lot of Ross Enamait's conditioning drills for the boxing, this is a good few years ago however.

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Old 04-10-2009, 07:09 AM   #4
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Ross' stuff is great. If you used his workouts you should be no newbie to intensity. I'm fairly new to training specifically with crossfit and like you used his training before and I can tell you that it helps having known that intenisty is really important. Stay focused, get strong and good luck!
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