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Old 06-23-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
Rick Marquardt
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New to Crossfit

A couple of questions. I'm a 16 year old guy and i dont have much experience with the weight portion of things like bench press and squats. I was wondering what kind of weight i should start out with. I've always been working out just not with crossfit.

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Old 06-23-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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Re: New to Crossfit

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A couple of questions. I'm a 16 year old guy and i dont have much experience with the weight portion of things like bench press and squats. I was wondering what kind of weight i should start out with. I've always been working out just not with crossfit.
Start with no weight at all, just a broomstick or PVC pipe. When you've got the form down, try it with just the bar. Then start adding weight. Depending on the workout, you might go all the way up to the maximum that you can lift, or stop at a small fraction of that because you want to lift it for many reps.

If the number you pick is too small, you can always add more weight next time.

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Old 06-23-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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Re: New to Crossfit

Buy and read "Starting Strength." You don't have to follow its programming, but the technique instruction in there is the best you'll find anywhere. Watch all the videos in Exercises and Demos (WFS) and subscribe to the CF Journal--$25 will get you unlimited access to hundreds of gigs of videos and articles.

Then do what Katherine says...lift an amount of weight that seems easy at first then move up slowly. That way you live to fight another day, rather than getting injured or too sore to do anything for the next week.
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