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Old 09-29-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
Frank DiMeo
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I started CrossFit training this past week.
I am thankful to have a fresh challenge in front of me again.
My weak spots are showing very clearly, and now I can work on them.
Thanks for setting such a fine example for the
fitness world.
Frank
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:11 AM   #2
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Frank-- welcome, and good luck. Let us all know how it goes for you.
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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My 55-year old father started CF'ing in February. At the time, he couldn't do a pullup; last week, he hit his first set of eight.

I think you'll be pleasantly shocked by how quickly things start coming together.
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:07 PM   #4
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Had a 49 year old member ( started in pretty weak condition) do his first pullup this morning. He's been Crossfitting about three months. Have a 61 year old client who did a modified Angie last night(20 reps of each) just modified- pushups off wall, body rows for pullups. She told me she really had fun with that one ! You will notice positive changes quickly, good luck and stick with it !
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:14 PM   #5
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CrossFit- Fountain of youth. CrossFit- turning back the clock. Could go on and on. Good to have you here. Let us know how you are doing.
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:27 PM   #6
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Hi Frank. I turned 56 three weeks ago. Have been lifting since I was 13, but this is definately a lot different. I do the warmup, and have to water down the WOD's somewhat, and have to use substitutions to bypass my physical restrictions - an extremely arthritic right hip that exludes impact such as running, so I just jump on my bike, or get on my rower, or do 1 arm repition snatches with DB's, but for some reason squatting and the OL's don't really bother it, in fact they help. Good choice, and good training to you.
Glad to see you posting from the Gulf Coast. Must mean you all are over the worst.
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:14 PM   #7
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Welcome Frank! I'm 53 going on 26. Crossfit presents us with new challenges that produce a younger athlete at heart. I hadn't performed exercises like ring dips since high school and today I did my first ring hand stand since my senior year. Without CF, I would not have even thought about trying it. This is my 6th week CF'ing. I am thinking about celebrating my 21st birthday again!!!!!:rofl:
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:30 PM   #8
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Hey Frank. Welcome! 55 here. Started CF about a year ago. My background was strong on cardio and endurance, pitiful on strength. Gymnastics? What's that? I'm having a blast and I'm sure you will, too. You said your "weak spots are showing very clearly." Mine jumped up and slapped me silly! So many weaknesses, so little time. That's part of the fun for me. Even though I still need to lower weights on many WODs, and often need to work around some elbow tendinitis, I otherwise go as hard as I can, and I feel that I am more fit now than I have ever been. And, at a time of life when I would have expected to have my fitness in decline, I fully expect to be stronger next year. Like Jeff said, CF can turn back the clock for a lot of us starting in our, uhh, more "mature" years. Get ready to be impressed by how your times and numbers will improve.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:38 PM   #9
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Welcome Frank. Start easy and take your time learning about the form of each exercise. Don't start loading up weight until your range of motion is decent. Stay hydrated and watch your diet (can I plug the Zone diet...?). Ask questions and have fun!
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Old 09-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the great welcome, it is appreciated!
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