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Old 11-01-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
John Frazer
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Well, I'm still skinny and weak, but after a year and a half of Crossfit, plus a month adding Rutman's "Black Box", I racked up a few PRs in October:

Bench press 160# (previous best was 145 in Feb., now closing in on bodyweight of 185);

"Helen" in 16:07 with 40# KB (previous PR was 16:25 in May with 36# on the Ironmind handles);

Back squat 190# (first 1xBW squat; previous PR was 180 in July);

Push press 130# (previous PR even close was a 115# clean & jerk in Sept.)

Weighted pullup 25# for 5 reps (previous best single was 27.5#);

"Fran" in 14:10 with 75# thrusters (previous best at the same weight was 14:40; all-time was 13:43 with 65# in July, but I pulled a lat in August and am still recovering on pullups);

Deadlift 5 x 225# (previous best single was 250).

This isn't that unusual a month for me, but I'll still give myself a bonus day, today:

"Tabata Something Else", 227 total reps (previous best was 221, twice -- once in March and once in July).
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:10 PM   #2
Eric Moffit
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nice work. keep 'em comin.
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
Michael J. Joyce
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Good work John! It's only the beginning.
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Old 11-02-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
Jay Swan
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I saw my buddy John Frazer's post here and figured I'd post mine. I am not a strict Crossfitter--I do some long distance running and usually make up my own CF-ish workouts, with a lot of inspiration from Gym Jones.

I started doing Crossfit-ish stuff regularly again in August after a 50-mile ultramarathon. The train-up for that left me feeling pretty run-down and weak. But in less than 3 months of Crossfit-inspired work I have the following PRs at a bodyweight of ~150 pounds (5'10" tall):

1 RM pullup at BW + 100
1 RM deadlift at 255
1 RM clean & jerk at 135

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