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Old 05-06-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
Jacob Schrier
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Baby steps

Im in Bagram now and have officially started crossfit. Im being trained by an Ex Spec ops guy and that has me kinda worried! After my first CFT 5'10 220lbs 675 and a Tabata I passed out walking up the steps and could barely walk for two days. Is this normal? I wanna keep up as hard as I can. But the elevation here is 5000ft above sea level and Ive been at about 10 ft above sea level for the last 2 years. Should I try and ask my trainer to scale back the intensity till my leg muscles adjust?

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Old 05-07-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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Re: Baby steps

Welcome to the boards.
If you are just starting CrossFit, you should not jump and try to do the workouts as Rxd. Is your trainer CrossFit Certified? Whether or not, scale back using BrandX scaling (main site link) and get your form and slowly move toward Rxd
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:56 AM   #3
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Re: Baby steps

Soreness at first is normal, but sore != good workout. I agree, scale. If you were training before, you may not need to scale all the workouts. Also, don't feel like you have to do 3 on 1 off. DO no more than that, but do less if you need extra time to recover. You can build up to both Rx'd workouts and 3 on 1 off over time.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:42 AM   #4
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Re: Baby steps

Well, its good to know that Soreness is usual, the guy training me used to be a crossfit trainer. I downloaded all the videos of the exercises that were posted and studied them thoroughly. So my trainer says my form is not bad at all for a couch potato like me. I just felt like I was breaking a commitment by not going every single day, kinda felt like a jerk really lol. But now that I can walk normally without my leg muscles spazzing on me. I plan to hit it as brand X.

Thanks for your insights!

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Old 05-07-2009, 11:50 AM   #5
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Re: Baby steps

No problem

Whats CTM3 mean?
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:21 PM   #6
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Re: Baby steps

Lol man I hope I'm right here...

CTM3 = Cryptologic Technician - Maintenance, 3rd Class ?
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:32 PM   #7
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Re: Baby steps

I was going to let Jacob answer but CTM3 is a junior supervisor (3rd class Petty Officer) who fixes crypto gear for the Navy.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:39 PM   #8
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Re: Baby steps

Man, I'm a jerk.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:30 AM   #9
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Re: Baby steps

Hit the Nail on the head. Except Ive never done my job in the Navy. I am indeed a Cryptologic Technician Maintenance. However, Im stationed at Fort Meade, MD if anyone knows what that implies. So that answers why a Navy dude is in the middle of Afghanistan lol.

Im gonna be traveling a bit and just found a 6page list of body weight workouts. Freakin AWESOME.

Now I just have to get the motivation to talk to my lapsed trainer after 2 days off. Im pretty sure hes mad at me. But I need this...

Thanks again!

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Old 05-08-2009, 11:21 AM   #10
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Fort Meade has a CF affliate and they rock. Implies you work with the NSA
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