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Old 09-23-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
Paul Scott Suliin
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62:20

That was my time for yesterday's WOD (400m, 21 Situps, Back Extensions, Knees-to-elbows).

On one level, that's a pretty sorry time. There were guys getting that done in under 20 minutes. But I consider it a triumph.

I started doing Crossfit 23 days ago, and at that time on a roughly similar workout (400m, 21 KB Swings, 12 Pullups) it took me over 28 minutes to complete two rounds, at which time I had to stop or pass out. This time I completed 5 rounds with a significantly lower average time per round. Today I did something that I was physically incapable of doing just three weeks ago.

This stuff is amazing.
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Old 09-24-2004, 06:01 AM   #2
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Paul,

Good for you. My record for a WOD is just over 90 minutes. That was the one with all the bodyweight back squats. It's not your time that counts so much as showing up.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, Barry! Showing up definitely makes all the difference.

I'm going to beat that time though, next time around.
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Old 09-24-2004, 04:12 PM   #4
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i quit focusing on time and am now moving more quickly thru some of the routines. just like bunkering out, perfect practice makes for speed, speedy, imperfect practice makes for screwups.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:54 PM   #5
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The scariness continues.

I did today's deadlift WOD three weeks ago (it was the second WOD I ever did), and my PR then was 320lbs. I don't think I could have gotten another pound off the ground that day.

Today I lifted 360.

Now this is freaky. I've been lifting for a long time, and I have never, ever added 40 lbs to any movement in three weeks.

What's going on here?
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Old 09-25-2004, 01:09 AM   #6
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Paul - Congrats on that deadlift and welcome to club! I've made weird gains like that in my cleans and my deadlift. Every now and then I'll ramp up to a 1RM at the end of a workout and just be floored by the gains I've made. Same with pullups. I went from 22 a year ago to 31 last month. I guess we are all kind of freaks.
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Old 09-25-2004, 02:30 AM   #7
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Even my body is going "What the...?" after today's DL WOD, I never whudda thunk it possible to get 400# on any lift.

Barry - I hear that a lot at my job; 'Hey Jim, thanks for showing up today.'
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