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Old 08-10-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
Kev Wyness
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Crossfit beginner and older

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I have not tried crossfit before and am nearing 50. I lift weights, cycle and played rugby however are there WOD's for beginning old folks? If so where do I get them....please??? Thanks
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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Re: CrossFit beginner and older

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Hello All
I have not tried CrossFit before and am nearing 50. I lift weights, cycle and played rugby however are there WOD's for beginning old folks? If so where do I get them....please??? Thanks
Hi Kev

Older folks follow the same WODs as younger folks.

With this said there are several things to keep in mind for everyone.

1) Most older athletes find warming up to become more and more important and often takes longer to accomplish.

2) Scale workouts into your personal correct range. See BrandX scaling to get scald down versions of Mainsite programing.

3) Beware of your mobility. In the beginning lack of mobility will most often show up in the inability to maintain good form. Got tight shoulders, racking the bar well will be tough. Work slowly and carefully through mobility issues.

4) The older we get the more rest it takes to recover from heavy lifting and long met-cons. We can do both no problem but we may need an extra day for recovery the younger ones don't need. Get 7+ hours of sleep every night.

5) Be more risk adverse when working out. It takes us older folks much longer to recover from injuries then the young ones. As a result of this we should not push the edges of the envelope as much. Because we pay a higher price in terms of length of recovery then the young ones.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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Re: Crossfit beginner and older

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I have not tried crossfit before and am nearing 50. I lift weights, cycle and played rugby however are there WOD's for beginning old folks? If so where do I get them....please??? Thanks
Ken - check out the "Over 50 CrossFitters" fourm for some truly inspiring men and women. http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...9&goto=newpost WFS
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