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Old 07-19-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
Ted Apollo
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what it means to me to be a xfitter...

i have been doing xfit for over 2 months now and i could throw out all the numbers that prove my accomplishments under this system. but for me the letters on the screen can't describe what i feel inside while i am perfomring my wod's. to me what it means to xfit is...

... getting an extra burst of energy in the last round of a wod and completing that round faster then the previous.
...feeling totally drained at the end of a wod that i can't help but drool.
...looking in the mirror after a wod and feeling a sense of personal accomplishment.
...finding out that i can push myself harder then i ever expected.
...not being affraid of all the stares at the globo when your doing cleans to front squats to press to back squat to press.
...being part of a growing, supportive community of indivduals.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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Re: what it means 2 me 2 be a xfitter...

Rock on Ted!!!

I second your feelings...

I've been at it for 4 months now and keep gaining and gaining and gaining...

Sky's the limit, Bro!

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Old 07-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Re: what it means 2 me 2 be a xfitter...

I concur!

I've been doing it for about 2 months as well, and I still am equally excited about it was I was the first few weeks. I feel as though it has already drastically changed me for the positive (physically, mentally, emotionally!), and that it can only get better from here

On top of it all, everyone who CFs seems to be positive, hard working, and believe in actually giving a sh*t about health and fitness. These are the kinds of people that I want to surround myself with.

Cheers to us all!

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Old 07-20-2008, 10:16 AM   #4
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Re: what it means 2 me 2 be a xfitter...

I second that, it's been 8 months for me of excitment and adrenaline in my workouts, no other program gives me that !

Like david said, sky's the limit
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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Re: what it means 2 me 2 be a xfitter...

You said it all man!

Plus - does anyone else do this:

Look at a object and go I bet I can deadlift that...
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:11 PM   #6
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Re: what it means 2 me 2 be a xfitter...

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You said it all man!

Plus - does anyone else do this:

Look at a object and go I bet I can deadlift that...

HaHa...

You read my mind. I do that all the time!

We have a guy at work who is huge... in the realm of low 400's to 500 lbs. I was taking bets a while ago that if he laid down and I could somehow get some handles on this guy, I could pull a monster "human" deadlift... Damn, I really need to give this a shot...
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #7
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Re: what it means to me to be a xfitter...

This is what I love about the Crossfit Community! We are all experiencing the same feelings. People I work with that don't crossfit just don't see the big picture and sort of laugh or joke about how we workout. I'll head to the gym with my rings, board shorts, a couple other "crossfiters" and a smile and I'm out of there in 30 minutes drenched in sweat and completely satisfied.

I recently got to work out with a new group of Crossfitters at CrossFit Torii Beach and had an absolute blast. We performed a crossfit from the NavySeals website and held a classroom discussion afterwards. Even though we had strained our bodies to the point of exhaustion for 30-40 minutes, I was still able to look around as we discussed the workouts and see these "crossfitter's" legs bouncing up and down with excitement. Just talking about the concepts of Crossfit got everyone rejuvinated. When I noticed that my worn out legs were doing the same thing, I knew I was with the right group.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:52 PM   #8
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Re: what it means 2 me 2 be a xfitter...

did xfit a few years ago, was thinking of becoming an affiliate when I was doing Personal Training Fulltime... took time off from xfit.

Now I am back into it full force, doing ME Black Box and I have dropped 10 pounds so far and didn't lose much strength, if any... what I did gain is more energy, cardio fitness and I've REALLY noticed it in the boxing ring when sparring/bag work...

I am sticking to this fulltime till I drop.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:15 PM   #9
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Re: what it means to me to be a xfitter...

i love the superman feel you get after really blasting through a WOD... i seriously feel like the hulk afterward...
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:24 AM   #10
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Re: what it means 2 me 2 be a xfitter...

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You said it all man!

Plus - does anyone else do this:

Look at a object and go I bet I can deadlift that...
All the time, or I see a playground or tree branch and think, man that is a good place to do pullups.

I actually have a story where it paid off. My neighbor was removing his old fence and the concrete bases for the fence posts were these huge chunks of concrete the looked liked atlas stones. They were really big who ever laid the fence must have been drunk because they poured way too much concrete.

Well he was trying to move them into a dumpster he had rented, he had gotten them out of the ground but could not get them off the ground and in the wheel barrel, he and his son were trying like crazy.

He always sees me lifting and doing crossfit in the garage so he asked me to help. Well it was like a deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 WOD but I got the chunks of concrete into the wheel barrel no problem.... 1 try each all 12 of them.

Maybe it is because I can deadlift 460 now.... I don't know? I love Crossfit!
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