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Old 02-20-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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Well I guess since several others are coming on maybe I should as well. I am 31 years old and a firefighter. I've done this job for a couple of years and have never been required by department standards to maintain a workout routine. When I went to a rookie school several months ago, I was definitely in shape by the time it was done. We played football on the last day and I cracked some ribs so I lost all that work over the previous months.
When I was at the Alabama Fire college a few weeks ago, I heard another department talking about Crossfit so I checked it out. I still am amazed at the exercises and the amount of strength and skill of all your members. We don't have a Crossfit center even remotely close so I'm kind of on my own. Most of my co-workers are skeptical and think this is just a workout fad. The WOD's are a little out of my range right now. I'm 6 ft. and 170 lbs. I really need to increase strength and cardio just so I can keep up with the demands of out job. Any help or advice you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. I would love to be able to do muscle-ups and a complete WOD. Thanks


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Old 02-20-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
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new to crossfit and I'm trying to outfit my barn into gym. Is there any lists of equipment I might get for this. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:51 AM   #3
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This is a site put together for beginners. Please give it a try and let me know if you find shortcomings and so it can be improved. www.crossfitfoundations.typepad.com

Much of the basic information is there. Contact me if you need specific help with a skill.

Here are two links to outfit your barn. http://www.crossfit.com/journal/2006...pt_02_cfj.html

http://crossfitweekendwarriors.typepad.com/homegym.htm
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:56 AM   #4
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Thank you, Jason. This whole concept is still kind of new and with mascots like Pukie still meakes me skeptical LOL. I live in an apt. right now but a garage gym sounds nice. Our dept. buys us memberships to a gym but the gym doesn't have ropes or kettlebells or wall ball. Any ideas?
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:17 AM   #5
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:yahoo:Jason...just in time I read your suggested links they are a huge help. I am in the mid of making my very own pukie station in my garage.....
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:33 AM   #6
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dumbbells for kettlebells, towel pullups for rope climbs, and thrusters for wall ball.

just about every exercise has a substitution, but rarely does a sub really give you what the prescribed exercise does. subs are merely something to get you close until you get (access to) your own bell, rope, ball, etc.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:48 AM   #7
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Appreciate it David. The gym we go to is limited in size but I think I can get away with it. Nutrition will be a big thing as well. Those firehouse meals are hard to resist and they are far from healthy. I read a little on the paleo diet and am thinking about trying it. I appreciate any help or advice anyone can give.
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