CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Starting
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Starting For newcomers to the CrossFit methodology

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
Scott W Underwood
Member Scott W Underwood is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lake Havasu   AZ
Posts: 11
Has anyone else experienced certain aspects of their fitness suffering. I experimented and did the P90X workout for 3 weeks and seemed as if my fitness actually got better. I could do more pushups and pullups than when doing CF.
But when I went back to CF, I sucked like I have never sucked before.
I know CF is superior, but has anyone else experimented with this and what are your words of wisdom?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2007, 01:30 AM   #2
Jason Lopez-Ota
Member Jason Lopez-Ota is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Honolulu  Hawaii
Posts: 1,528
Can you lift heavier weights now?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2007, 06:05 AM   #3
Ben Kaminski
Member Ben Kaminski is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Cincinnati  OH
Posts: 875
Sounds like your recovery might not be cutting it for you with CF, but it did work for you with p90x. Try scaling the CF workouts down a bit. What are the p90x workouts? Are they anything like a WOD?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2007, 06:00 PM   #4
Robert Olajos
Member Robert Olajos is offline
 
Robert Olajos's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Bay  Ontario
Posts: 308
http://www.beachbod.com/jump.jsp?ite...emType=GATEWAY

wfs
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
Steven Low
Member Steven Low is offline
 
Steven Low's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: silver spring  maryland
Posts: 12,221
Looks like a program from an advertisement... e.g. one that isn't very good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2007, 08:49 PM   #6
Scott W Underwood
Member Scott W Underwood is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lake Havasu   AZ
Posts: 11
I was suspicious that recovery was a part of it. Beside the Plyo workout. Most of the other P90X workouts are long, but not hard.(After a couple of month's of CF)
I normally work 10-13 hour days, so I'm pretty wound up when I come home. Then after a scaled WOD, I don't get to sleep until 12PM-1PM.
Mornings are out because of my work schedule.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2007, 06:31 AM   #7
Ben Kaminski
Member Ben Kaminski is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Cincinnati  OH
Posts: 875
Well you can adjust in two ways at least: scaling CF WODs down or improving your recovery somehow. Is it possible for you to adjust your routine to change the time when you work out? Or to get more sleep? Both of those might be something to try. Also, how's your diet? That is also a big part of recovery.

Until a foundation of minimally decent nutrition and adequate sleep is laid, your results might not have as much to build upon as they could.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 10:37 PM   #8
Scott W Underwood
Member Scott W Underwood is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lake Havasu   AZ
Posts: 11
Thanks Ben.Sometimes it takes another to point out what we know we should do. Yes I could alter my routine, but as a human being, I too fear change.

I'm a Former Marine, and in The Corps I developed the ability to function on minimal sleep. Something that to this day still stays with me. I can sleep or not sleep at will. I just choose the latter. I've been experimenting with Zone Nutrition and Michael & Mary Eades Protein Power. I find both leave me wired.

Time to start exercising some discipline.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My gains... Skylar Cook Testimonials 7 06-13-2007 10:12 AM
Slowing my own gains? Ben Nance Nutrition 2 04-11-2007 06:53 PM
Gains Scott Schactler Fitness 1 02-23-2007 08:04 PM
Pull Up Gains? Adam Johnson Fitness 14 01-04-2007 03:37 PM
Stregth gains Steven Stackpole Testimonials 1 02-26-2005 02:50 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.