Any Crossfit athletes out there?

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    Nov 01, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    I’d like to start working Crossfit into my exercise routine. Can anyone offer suggestions or sample routines/schedules? I recently moved to a small town where there are no Crossfit groups, so my workouts will be largely self-led. Thanks fellas.
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    Nov 01, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    WoDs are free. Start out 1-3 workouts per week. Since you are doing it on your own make sure you are doing things correctly.
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    Nov 01, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    I agree. Slow and steady. Make sure the technique on the oly lifts are near perfect before moving the weight up. I started with terrible technique and it is taking a long time to "unlearn" what I "learned." I also found that I need a bit more rest than what is recommended.

    Check out sealfit also. It's geared a bit more to longer distance and "industrial" operators. It seems to suit me a bit more. Just another way of looking at fitness I guess. Hope my two cents helps!
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    Nov 02, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    Check out crossfit.com - there's a daily WOD posted there. Also check out the Crossfit Journal - there's a link on the crossfit main site, some free stuff but it costs $25 a year for full online access - there's daily updates with videos of technique etc. Great if there's something in the daily WOD you're not sure of technique wise you can find an instructional video.

    I have the luxury of a great local crossfit affiliate, not sure if I have the motivation to put in 100% if I was doing it on my own - plus my technique sucks so I need all the coaching I can get.
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    Nov 02, 2011 7:28 AM GMT
    Here is a WOD link to the crossfit I go to:

    http://oregoncrossfit.com/category/workouts/

    It's just the WOD, the rest of the workout isn't posted.
    We start with a warm up, then the challenge, then WOD and end with play time.
    The daily challenge is usually some type of weight max, timed fat burning exercises, or an obstacle course. The warm up is usually a combination of stretches, sprints, pushups, pullups, abs and plyometrics. Then on to the WOD!! icon_twisted.gif And play time is a chance to focus on personal things with a coach, cool down, stretching, meal planning, and running or more lifting.

    I've done it for about three months now and I've noticed some serious change in my back and legs.
    Hope this helps!