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Old 05-21-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
Simon Bowley
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Hi there,

I've just done my first few WODs, adapted but I figure that's okay to start with. I'm pretty slim (6ft 160lbs) but am quite impressed with the definition gained even after such a short period. I just love the intensity - my HR goes through the roof and it feels great!

One question. I get lower back pain when doing proper pull ups (alwyas have done - am stuck with problem) so adapt by using rings, putting feet up on support (so body is horizontal) and do pull ups that way. They are alomost more like rows. I hope that does the trick and doesn't hinder my progress too much. Just one of those things one needs to work around I guess!?


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Old 05-22-2007, 05:41 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're off to a good start.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:30 AM   #3
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Welcome, Simon!

Not sure why you get lower back pain while doing proper pull-ups. Without seeing you do a pull-up, it's hard to tell. But, there may be something in your form you can change (maybe you're straightening out your back instead of letting it arch naturally).

I would post this on the "Injuries & Medical" section instead of this "newbie" section. There are some Docs & Chiropractors that CrossFit and they will be able to give you some good advice.

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