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Old 05-06-2009, 02:08 AM   #1
Lindsay Mamone
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New to Cross Fit

Hi,

Just wanted to say Hi, I'm new to this game. I've tried a few
WOD before I signed up today and then today I did TUE 050409
workout of Ten rounds for time of:

3 Weighted Pull-ups, 45 pounds (In my case equals 20kg)
5 Strict Pull-ups
7 Kipping Pull-up

I really struggled. I tried this after a Pec workout and was
only able to last 5 or so sets without the kipping pull ups though!

Cheers,
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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Re: New to Cross Fit

The best approach to CrossFit (CF) for those who are new to it is to read through the FAQ on the main page and then follow the links from Start Here to the BrandX scaled workouts. You probably have little or no experience with many of the movements that CF uses, so you should use the scaled workouts as your starting point. Start with the Buttercup level and go through it as fast and as hard as you can, while maintaining good form. Learn the substitutions for the exercises that you can't do or don't have the equipment for. You might find it useful to stay a day behind the workout of the day (WOD) so that you can review the technique for any exercise that you are not familiar with. When the Buttercup level starts to easy, move up to the next level. You will find that some WODs are easier to improve on. Work on your weaknesses.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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Re: New to Cross Fit

"I tried this after a Pec workout"

Umm, what are your goals?
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:38 PM   #4
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Re: New to Cross Fit

C'mon Jamie, the OP literally just started (tried a few before signing-up today). Prior to that WOD the OP was likely doing traditional Bodybuilding-style workouts. (Hence, the pec workout.) So, I would expect the workout prior to this one to be non-CF.

I think the "pec workout" is a greater indication of where the OP was vs. what the OPs current goals are.

But then again, I could just be reading to much into what was originally said, not to mention into your response.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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Re: New to Cross Fit

Coming into a new work out, which is highly intense, and adding adaptive training on top of it is a recipe for over training. Add in that the OP couldn't finish the workout.

If her goals are strength oriented, then something along the lines of one of the hybrids or CFSB or CFFB would be better for getting what she wants. I'm not sure what her goals her, so I can't make any suggestions about modifying or adopting a program, but I do know that doing extra training on top of a CF workout you can't finish will get you no where quick.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:18 PM   #6
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Re: New to Cross Fit

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Hi,

Just wanted to say Hi, I'm new to this game. I've tried a few
WOD before I signed up today and then today I did TUE 050409
workout of Ten rounds for time of:

3 Weighted Pull-ups, 45 pounds (In my case equals 20kg)
5 Strict Pull-ups
7 Kipping Pull-up

I really struggled. I tried this after a Pec workout and was
only able to last 5 or so sets without the kipping pull ups though!

Cheers,
gday lindsay!!!

noticed you were in sydney.... if you can, sign up for a foundations class with one of the affiliates so you can learn the movements and how to scale workouts.

coaches can spot some form flaws and help you make corrections... otherwise, check out the videos and take out a subscription to crossfit journal and download the video instructions, they're pretty good!!

cheers!!

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Old 05-06-2009, 04:24 PM   #7
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Re: New to Cross Fit

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Hi,

Just wanted to say Hi, I'm new to this game. I've tried a few
WOD before I signed up today and then today I did TUE 050409
workout of Ten rounds for time of:

3 Weighted Pull-ups, 45 pounds (In my case equals 20kg)
5 Strict Pull-ups
7 Kipping Pull-up

I really struggled. I tried this after a Pec workout and was
only able to last 5 or so sets without the kipping pull ups though!

Cheers,
Welcome!

Yes, read the FAQs thoroughly.

Basically, CrossFit is a COMPLETE program...so ditch the "back & bi, chest & tri days".

Have fun!
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:52 PM   #8
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Re: New to Cross Fit

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