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      01-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #23
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Nice!!! all kiiiiinnddss of gains!
up 17.8pounds of muscle so far bro! getting there slowly sitting at 177.6 right now. 185 is the goal by the end of the year
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im sure all of you have no problem with handstand push ups/holds but for me it has always been for some odd reason hard for me mentally! but lastnight in class I was able to conquer it and did 6 hand stand push ups and 4 sets of 30 second hand stand holds. For me this was pretty cool!
I've done it once before, but somehow I keep missing the classes we have HSPU and rope climb. Double under is another thing that I have a hard time dealing with.
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bodybuilding lol
Crossfit and bodybuilding are 2 very seperate things..
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up 17.8pounds of muscle so far bro! getting there slowly sitting at 177.6 right now. 185 is the goal by the end of the year
Nice!!! Have you stopped eating Wendy's?

when did you start?
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^^lol gave up fast food 6 months ago, been doing crossfit for almost 2 months now. im excited to see my results after doing it for 6 months. Its def helping me out a lot.
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Joined crossfit two weeks ago and I am loving it. Reminds me a lot of the workouts we did when I played college football. I am so obsessed that the first day I could do maybe one or two DU's and was very disappointed. Been working on them twice a day and now can bust out 40+ in a row. The trick is to buy a good rope! I got one from http://rxjumpropes.com/

Also did my first muscle up yesterday. Felt pretty good about that!
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^^40 DU thats sick! I have been trying to do those dang things for 2 weeks, i have so many lash marks on my legs and arms from the stupid speed rope but Im getting there, I am up to 7 in a row I suck at DU for now.

muscle ups already after two weeks beast!
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I make my own hybrid crossfit workouts. Combines crossfit routines with normal lifting. Works great and gives me the best of both worlds.
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Joined crossfit two weeks ago and I am loving it. Reminds me a lot of the workouts we did when I played college football. I am so obsessed that the first day I could do maybe one or two DU's and was very disappointed. Been working on them twice a day and now can bust out 40+ in a row. The trick is to buy a good rope! I got one from http://rxjumpropes.com/

Also did my first muscle up yesterday. Felt pretty good about that!
Muscle up in two weeks. That's awesome. I'll look into investing in a good jump rope to practice DUs.
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^^40 DU thats sick! I have been trying to do those dang things for 2 weeks, i have so many lash marks on my legs and arms from the stupid speed rope but Im getting there, I am up to 7 in a row I suck at DU for now.

muscle ups already after two weeks beast!
I feel you! Those damn speed ropes with leave some nice welts. The first few days I was hitting myself in the shins so much I was bleeding.

If you're still learning I would stay away from the speed ropes until you find your rythm. I used a heavier rope until I figured out a good rythm. Plus a thicker rope is easier to see and believe it or not it helps with timing when you can see the rope coming around. Also a heavier rope doesnt need to be spun as fast to keep its form. You have to spin the speed ropes pretty fast to keep them from collapsing.
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I make my own hybrid crossfit workouts. Combines crossfit routines with normal lifting. Works great and gives me the best of both worlds.
I do a crorssfit class at 6am and then go back at 5pm after work and do the Wendler 5/3/1 program for strength. Works great cause both workouts are short and to the point. No more spending hours in the gym not making any gains.
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I do a crorssfit class at 6am and then go back at 5pm after work and do the Wendler 5/3/1 program for strength. Works great cause both workouts are short and to the point. No more spending hours in the gym not making any gains.
Wendler 5/3/1??? I'll look into that. Never heard of it.

It's a bit of a hobby of mine to make training routines and test them out on myself and my friends. Great results so far. I wish I had the luxury of having the time to go twice a day. If I could, I would def do what your doing. Instead I kinda of work one into the other. I use the crossfit to replace the cardio in my workout.
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Wendler 5/3/1??? I'll look into that. Never heard of it.
I've been doing it for just over three months now. Just started my 3rd cycle (one cycle is 4 weeks) and I have made solid gains each cycle. I bought the the ebook but you can Google "Wendler 5/3/1" and there are a few websites that pretty much tell you how to do it. Also there is an app called "Big Lifts" that you can use to track your progress. I like it cause I'm in and out of the gym and working hard the entire time (much like corssfit). If you want to put on strength I definitely suggest it. But don't expect to gain 40lbs on your bench in a cycle. Its' designed to make moderate gains and to kee you always improving.
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I feel you! Those damn speed ropes with leave some nice welts. The first few days I was hitting myself in the shins so much I was bleeding.

If you're still learning I would stay away from the speed ropes until you find your rythm. I used a heavier rope until I figured out a good rythm. Plus a thicker rope is easier to see and believe it or not it helps with timing when you can see the rope coming around. Also a heavier rope doesnt need to be spun as fast to keep its form. You have to spin the speed ropes pretty fast to keep them from collapsing.
interesting, never thought about using a heavier rope. Ill give it a try tonight!
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I've been doing it for just over three months now. Just started my 3rd cycle (one cycle is 4 weeks) and I have made solid gains each cycle. I bought the the ebook but you can Google "Wendler 5/3/1" and there are a few websites that pretty much tell you how to do it. Also there is an app called "Big Lifts" that you can use to track your progress. I like it cause I'm in and out of the gym and working hard the entire time (much like corssfit). If you want to put on strength I definitely suggest it. But don't expect to gain 40lbs on your bench in a cycle. Its' designed to make moderate gains and to kee you always improving.
I'll look into that. I've always been a fan of having consistent moderate gains rather than pushing the wait as hard as possible and then possibly injuring. Maybe i'll have a go at this.

Thanks for the tip.
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I do a crorssfit class at 6am and then go back at 5pm after work and do the Wendler 5/3/1 program for strength. Works great cause both workouts are short and to the point. No more spending hours in the gym not making any gains.
That's a nice combo.

Ideally, I'd like to stick to my regular workout in the gym and then do crossfit maybe twice a week for cardio. CF gyms are kinda pricey though if I'm not going to use it that much.
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Had my first today at a professional gym, and threw up twice. Leg day lolz. Damn sled push
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^^ lol there is a guy in the begiining class that has thrown up each of his 1st 3 workouts, so don't feel bad.

Anything with legs kills me! We had over head squats mixed in with some other stuff and my legs are tourched! Took my progenex recovery though so ill be fine in the morning
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About to complete my first 3 months of crossfit out here in Afghanistan and I'm hooked! I've never been into being that gym warrior and have always sought to train hard at the gym and take it to the mountains to get a fix on adrenaline. Now I certainly feel the advantage in core power and leg explosiveness.
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I will say cross-fit did a fantastic job of prepping me for ranger school..
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Ran my first 5k last night not to mention it also had 50 burpee's and 50 box jump included with it...that was the hardest workout I have ever done but Im glad I stuck with it and finished!

25 box jumps
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2 rounds

we are adding more running in the next few months here and there to get us ready for the tough mudder Las Vegas we are all going to as a class. should be fun!

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When i was just doing cross-fit, i never ran other than when rx'd. For my ranger pt test I had to run 5 mins in under 40 mins. Because of cross-fit, I ran a 32.48... #1 in my class. You'll be fine with out doing any extra running.
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