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Old 04-04-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
Shawn Michels
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Unhappy Crossfit is simply not enough

As you can tell from my signature I have been doing CF for quite a while now and it simply doesn't seem to be enough. With regards to my programming I have tried the main site WOD on its own and can do most Wod's as RX'd. I have tried CFB, CFSB, CFE, SS and every combination and permutation you can think of.

With regards to diet I follow strict paleo (except for dairy... which from time to time means a lot of ice cream and cheese) and zone. I do slip a little bit on my diet but never more than once or twice a week.

Anyway... despite all of these efforts and despite 2 years of busting my a$$ trying to make this work I simply can't seem to make any progress. My lifts are not getting heavier, my run times are not decreasing, and I weigh just as much as when I started.

My friends told me about this new program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UaW6...eature=related (WFS)....

At this point I am desperate and thinking about giving it a try. Any thoughts on how I should best incorporate these concepts into my programming?

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

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With regards to diet I follow strict paleo (except for dairy... which from time to time means a lot of ice cream and cheese) and zone. I do slip a little bit on my diet but never more than once or twice a week.

Anyway... despite all of these efforts and despite 2 years of busting my a$$ trying to make this work I simply can't seem to make any progress. My lifts are not getting heavier, my run times are not decreasing, and I weigh just as much as when I started.
Goals? Current numbers? Are you training on your own, or at a box? How long did you stick with the various programs you listed before deciding they weren't working?

244# is not all that heavy for 6'6" tall. So if you're eating for weight loss it may not be enough to support real performance gains. But that's just a guess without more information.

Katherine

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Old 04-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

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My friends told me about this new program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UaW6...eature=related (WFS)....
I believe you meant to post in Stuff and Nonsense.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #4
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

The video seems to be incorporating the best strength training concepts from all our favorite programs - CFFB, SS, and 70sbig.

I think your new program is definitely worth taking on... if you think you can handle it I bet you'll start making the progress you've been hoping for.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:47 PM   #5
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

Sure the woman in that video looks fit, but whats her 'Fran' time?
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:29 AM   #6
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

Your log(I realize it's old) indicates a lack of focus. By seeking another program you're not fixing the real problem. Over the course of 2 months:

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Technically a rest day in my new 3-1 - 2-1 scheme....
That said I did a 6 mile mountain bike ride. It wasn't too strenious and was a lot of fun!!!!
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10.12.09 - 10.13.09
Missed both days... I didn't have a gym.
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Last time I did the CFT was back in April and I have been on and off since then.
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Miss - I went mountain biking afterwork yesterday and wrecked pretty badly.
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10.18.09 - 10.26.09
Bunch of misses. I didn't miss because I was lazy but because of the Mt. Bike accident.
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10.29.09 - 11.02.09
Combination of being sick, rest days and change of schedule put me off track.
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11.18.09
Well... it has been a while again.
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11-19-09 - 11-23-09
A lot of misses for a lot of reasons (aka execuses)
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11.25.09
miss
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12.01.09

I have decided to change my training up a bit. Moving forward I am going to do:

Tuesday - Crossfit Football WOD
Wednesday - Mt. Athlete Workout
Thursday - Crossfit Football Wod
Sat or Sunday - CF Endurance WOD
I realize some of those are a result of injury, but that doesn't scream "busting your a$$' to me. I think you need to develop more self-discipline instead of trying to find a magic program.

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:49 AM   #7
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

Sorry all... this was actually intended as a joke / parody. It becomes pretty clear when you watch the video.

Should probably have posted in Stuff and Nonsense but I do appreciate everyone's willingness to contribute.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:59 AM   #8
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

How did she get the dogs to do that?
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:09 AM   #9
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

Hah, sorry. I almost never bother clicking the video links if the post seems straightforward.

So...how's progress been?
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #10
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Re: Crossfit is simply not enough

The real issue is the ROM on those military presses for the poodles.
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