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Old 10-02-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
Sam Marusich
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I introduced my small box trainer to pukie yesterday

I'll start this story with a little history. About 4 months ago I began seeing a personal trainer at a small box gym. Nice guy, and after putting me on a Zone'ish diet and doing typical small box routines i knocked off about 30 pounds and got my self in fairly good shape (i'm currently 5'10" and 170lbs). But it got to the point that i needed more.

So then 300 comes out (yeah, i know, touchy subject), but it pointed me towards Gym Jones, and consequently towards crossfit.com. So, in addition to doing the small box work, i began putting together my garage gym, and doing my scaled back versions of the WODs after devouring the Crossfit Journal back catalog.

Well, i decided last week it was either time for me to let go of my trainer, or get him on board with crossfit, so i can just use his facility. Well, after telling him about it, he decides he'd like to do one of the workouts with me to see what it's about. So yesterday I come in, WOD in hand (scaled back of course, 2 rounds only) and at the start of the second set of thrusters i see him run to the bathroom and hear him talking to pukie.

To his credit, he did finish the WOD, and also gave me the okay to use his facility. He also offered to buy my set of rings from me.

Now it's time for me to cert, assuming I can find one thats not SOLD OUT.

So, thanks for the community, thanks for the information, and thanks for letting me lose my board virginity with this little tale. You had me at 3,2,1 Go!
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:50 AM   #2
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Re: I introduced my small box trainer to pukie yesterday

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I'll start this story with a little history. About 4 months ago I began seeing a personal trainer at a small box gym. Nice guy, and after putting me on a Zone'ish diet and doing typical small box routines i knocked off about 30 pounds and got my self in fairly good shape (i'm currently 5'10" and 170lbs). But it got to the point that i needed more.

So then 300 comes out (yeah, i know, touchy subject), but it pointed me towards Gym Jones, and consequently towards crossfit.com. So, in addition to doing the small box work, i began putting together my garage gym, and doing my scaled back versions of the WODs after devouring the Crossfit Journal back catalog.

Well, i decided last week it was either time for me to let go of my trainer, or get him on board with crossfit, so i can just use his facility. Well, after telling him about it, he decides he'd like to do one of the workouts with me to see what it's about. So yesterday I come in, WOD in hand (scaled back of course, 2 rounds only) and at the start of the second set of thrusters i see him run to the bathroom and hear him talking to pukie.

To his credit, he did finish the WOD, and also gave me the okay to use his facility. He also offered to buy my set of rings from me.

Now it's time for me to cert, assuming I can find one thats not SOLD OUT.

So, thanks for the community, thanks for the information, and thanks for letting me lose my board virginity with this little tale. You had me at 3,2,1 Go!
Heh... poor guy, first workout and he blows chunks. I've been lucky, kinda, on most WOD's my muscles fatigue before my cardiovascular gets too high, so I don't usually come close enough to yak.

But hey, if he was popping of 95lb thrusters in his first workout, that's pretty good.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:54 AM   #3
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But hey, if he was popping of 95lb thrusters in his first workout, that's pretty good.
Damn right!

My forearms still have trouble with that.
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:04 AM   #4
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so is he now doing crossfit workouts?
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:13 AM   #5
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I certainly hope so, this was the way I was introduced to pukie, c'ept it was fot Tabata this.....can't remember what routine though, it was rather hazy that day.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:26 AM   #6
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That rocks!
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:57 PM   #7
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so is he now doing crossfit workouts?
Yeah, he and a few others are starting to do the WODs with me.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:45 PM   #8
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Re: I introduced my small box trainer to pukie yesterday

Cue chorus music and rays of light from above!
What gym is that?
If it's cool, PM me with some contact info. I'm in Cruces too and could not see going to ABQ or El Paso regularly. I have been CF'ing guerrilla style at home. Only been at it 2-3 months (between rotating shifts and WOD induced delirium, I can't tell time anymore)
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:04 PM   #9
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That rocks! All hail Pukie!
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:37 PM   #10
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You have an awesome trainer.
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