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Old 08-11-2006, 05:34 AM   #1
Douglas Bell
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Hi All

This is my first day here at Crossfit and just astounded with the volumes of work going on, I also like the fact that each days training is different, at least workouts wont get stagnent!!

I was ill at the beginning of the year and it completly wasted me for like 5 months.. But i finally got the go ahead by the doc to do some serious fitness stuff..

After doing a google for some workout rotines I stumbled onto this site, and i thought yep sounds good!! I done kickboxing before i got ill and took it back up last month, my fitness is not even a fraction of what it used to be like, flexibility, stamina, strength and speed all shot, lol...

There is a competition at the end of the year i would like to compete in and so hopefully with the help of crossfit and all you superbeings :-) i may just get there..

Anyway thanks for listening to my rant, it was only meant to be a hello..


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Old 08-11-2006, 07:20 AM   #2
Douglas Bell
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Hi All

Well I decided to test myself and see what I was still capable of doing..

So I decided to do the Thursday WOD..

5 x 500m row (Havent got a rower so did 500m run)
5 x 45lbs Thrusters 30 reps
The above took me well 38 minutes shamefully and I hade to take a 10 sec pause after each ten on the last two rounds on the thrusters.. I also found restriction on how far down the squat i could go because of flexibility in my hamstrings..

After that i decided to try, Pushups, Pullups..

Hmmmmm not good results..

20 Knuckle BW Pushups
5 Palms-out BW Pullups
10 Palms-in BW Pullups.

I do have some targets for Christmas though, not sure how feasible they are.. (I have a Grading in December along with the competition)

150 Knuckle Pushups
50 Palm-Out Pullups
10 1 legged squats (Pistols)

Anyway thats my results for the first try ever..


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Old 08-11-2006, 07:47 AM   #3
Sam Michaud
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Welcome Dougie - you are going to love Crossfit.

Your first ever WOD results are not that bad and certainly nothing to sneeze at. You will only get stronger.

I've been doing Crossfit for almost three months now and am constantly impressed by the results.

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Old 08-11-2006, 10:11 AM   #4
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Welcome Doug! If you stick around and follow direction you'll be amazed by the results!
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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Give my good friend Davie a call.
His numbers are
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:25 PM   #6
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Hi Doug and welcome to CrossFit.

Give me a call on 07834809617 or drop me an email at

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Old 08-15-2006, 06:12 AM   #7
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Doug, good to have you with us at CrossFit!
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