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Old 01-03-2007, 12:08 AM   #1
Donna Aponte
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Hello All,
I am a 39 year old mother of 3 (my last born just 3 months ago). I am a teacher and my husband is a crossfitter/kettlebeller. I am facinated by this site, but am a little intimidated as I am definitely starting at square one. Can someone point me to where I can find some substitution exercises if I am unable to perform something on the WOD? Do I need to do this everyday, or 3x a week, or what would be a good starting point? Also, anyone know where I can buy some gymnastics rings?
Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:44 AM   #2
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Donna,
first welcome I'm sure you will enjoy yourself.

secondly you can find rings at http://ringtraining.com/

thirdly you can use the scaled workouts for any skill level at http://crossfitkids.typepad.com/

I suggest working on skill based progression to get you going make sure you spend adequate time learning the proper movement patterns and techniques for each exercise. The movements we use are where the magic of the program is. Learn the movements thats the key.

http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html
look at these consistantly until you don't even have to question what an exercise is and if you need more info check out
http://www.performancemenu.com/resou...ises/index.php

these are both great resources, as well as this message board, some fine people peruse these pages and will gladly answer any questions you may have.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:32 AM   #3
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Hi Donna:
I think Pierre might of meant this link (work/family safe): http://www.brandxmartialarts.com/
All workouts scaled with suggestions on how to build up or substitute.
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:13 AM   #4
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Welcome Donna. Don't be intimidated, it's our job to help you and get you on your way. The links above are excellent. Take it slow, you have the rest of your life. I came from an athletic background, with gymnastics and strength training, and it took me six months to do the WODs as written. Do your best, and try as hard as you can. Focus your efforts on diet...ASAP. Again, welcome.
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:43 AM   #5
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If I were you I would use the above links to learn the movements in this workout. This seems to be a great start for someone new to this.
http://www.crossfit.com/journal/
Scroll down the the beginners workout.

(Message edited by beaub on January 03, 2007)
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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No Mike I meant exactly what I posted.

just so you're aware...
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:07 PM   #7
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Pierre:
Your right, didn't realize the link was there as well:bowdown:
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:09 PM   #8
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Thank you to ALL, I am underway! Can't wait to do my first pullup...:banana:
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #9
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Ya know, no matter how many times I see those dancing banana icons, i always get a chuckle.
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