I started crossfit training

  • venue35

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    Jan 12, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    And im already sick...
    The box ie the gym , is so cold that after sweating like crazy - i now have the flu . The hottest guys ive ever seen tho. this G.I Joe mentality is funny to say the least.my annual membership expired and they charge you 100 dollars a month or 300 a year which is blackmail. Crossfit here has no annual program only 65 bucks a month or 80 bucks for two months. This guy fainted yesterday after 30 minutes.
    Wonder how long i will last...i can feel my legs today
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    Jan 12, 2015 2:20 AM GMT
    Welcome to the cult.
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    Jan 12, 2015 2:56 AM GMT
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    Jan 12, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    I started a new round of classes today. I had done 10 classes before at one point last year. It's definitely fun and challenging, but you've got to be careful. Today I saw a guy wipe out with a loaded barbell. I'm not sure what exercise he was doing but he had at least 70 lbs loaded and at one point was standing with it in his hands. Then I turned my head and he was on the floor. He looked to be fine and kept going, but sometimes people forget to be safe, and the atmosphere unfortunately encourages that.
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    Jan 12, 2015 3:30 AM GMT
    venue35 saidAnd im already sick...
    The box ie the gym , is so cold that after sweating like crazy - i now have the flu . The hottest guys ive ever seen tho. this G.I Joe mentality is funny to say the least.my annual membership expired and they charge you 100 dollars a month or 300 a year which is blackmail. Crossfit here has no annual program only 65 bucks a month or 80 bucks for two months. This guy fainted yesterday after 30 minutes.
    Wonder how long i will last...i can feel my legs today


    Temperature changes don't cause the flu. However intense exercise can cause flu like symptoms if you're not used to it. Don't forget to scale your workouts!
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    Jan 12, 2015 12:02 PM GMT
    It's like a freezer in there
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    Jan 12, 2015 1:59 PM GMT
    caveats here:
    "STOP TREATING CROSSFIT LIKE A HIGH-INTENSITY SPORT"
    http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/11/26/stop-treating-crossfit-like-high-intensity-sport/

    One coach's rules of thumb on intensity and where you should be during your wods:
    TZ STRENGTH RPE GUIDELINES

    @ 6: Warm-up/cool down pace. Heart rate should climb, but you should be able to maintain this almost indefinitely.

    @ 7: Heart rate is increased and muscular fatigue is noticeable after a moderate duration, but it should not be a limiting factor in performance.

    @ 8: Muscular fatigue is substantial and heart rate significantly elevated. You should not be able to hold more than a brief conversation. You should feel uncomfortable but be able to control your output to stay in this zone. This is about the level of output most events, in competition and training, should be completed.

    @ 9: Approaching redline. Going here is fine with known events. If you are unsure how you will respond to a particular event, going to this level presents an increased risk of crossing the threshold and being unable to recover for the duration of the event.

    @ 10: Point of no return. Rarely, if ever, go here. In competition, it should be saved for the last event of the last day. Pushing to this level represents a very high stress to the body and can take substantial time (measured in days) to fully recover from.

    When pieces are not assigned a particular RPE, I tell my athletes to be between @ 8 and @ 9. Pieces with which they are more experienced, such as benchmark workouts, certain combinations of movements, and events with relatively little variance – such as pure running or rowing pieces – are safer to push to @ 9. With new and unfamiliar events, it is hard to predict how the athlete will respond, and so in an effort to mitigate the risk of slipping past redline, I encourage athletes to stay closer to @ 8.
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    Jan 12, 2015 2:06 PM GMT
    venue35 saidIt's like a freezer in there


    LOL. Well yeah.....part of the training is working out in the natural elements. Try working out down here where it's freezing in the winter and like a steam room in the summer! We had a couple visiting from L.A. last summer. He was one of the fittest guys I had ever seen and his girlfriend equally as fit. We got ten minutes into the WOD and he turned to me and said "how do you do this?" He was completely soaked in sweat and looked like he was about to pass out. After another five minutes he got his girlfriend and left. Your body adapts. Give it time.
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    Jan 12, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    I wish my box was colder! At the end of most wods I am paying on the floor pretending to stretch (really trying not to pass out/puke) and I leave 'sweat angels' when I get up...
    Though I will say the shape of said sweat marks is getting more V like... icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 12, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidI wish my box was colder! At the end of most wods I am paying on the floor pretending to stretch (really trying not to pass out/puke) and I leave 'sweat angels' when I get up...
    Though I will say the shape of said sweat marks is getting more V like... icon_twisted.gif


    AWESOME!!

    Yeah we are all crazy. Welcome aboard it only gets better!!
    Definitely takes a certain mentality (or lack there of)to love crossfit icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 12, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
    Radd said
    venue35 saidIt's like a freezer in there


    LOL. Well yeah.....part of the training is working out in the natural elements. Try working out down here where it's freezing in the winter and like a steam room in the summer! We had a couple visiting from L.A. last summer. He was one of the fittest guys I had ever seen and his girlfriend equally as fit. We got ten minutes into the WOD and he turned to me and said "how do you do this?" He was completely soaked in sweat and looked like he was about to pass out. After another five minutes he got his girlfriend and left. Your body adapts. Give it time.
    i thought you were against crossfit maybe you changed your mind

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    Jan 12, 2015 11:46 PM GMT
    I'm really considering to begin training crossfit in September. I will try with just a light weights the first weeks, I don't want to get injured from the beginning, and will increase the weight and the exercise once I familiarize with this workout.

    Decrease the weights if you need to, there's no hurry. Progress will arrive, keep calm dude.

    Edit: your trainer should also realize where are your limits, if he doesn't, tell him you need to stop and rest a little, or decrease intensity
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    Jan 12, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    I just started myself. So far I'm enjoying it. Luckily we are in a climate controlled room. I still wind up sweating my ass off. All I have to say is that this had better be worth it. icon_lol.gif
  • venue35

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    Jan 13, 2015 12:11 AM GMT
    what surprised me was the number of women...
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    Jan 13, 2015 1:02 AM GMT
    venue35 said
    Radd said
    venue35 saidIt's like a freezer in there


    LOL. Well yeah.....part of the training is working out in the natural elements. Try working out down here where it's freezing in the winter and like a steam room in the summer! We had a couple visiting from L.A. last summer. He was one of the fittest guys I had ever seen and his girlfriend equally as fit. We got ten minutes into the WOD and he turned to me and said "how do you do this?" He was completely soaked in sweat and looked like he was about to pass out. After another five minutes he got his girlfriend and left. Your body adapts. Give it time.
    i thought you were against crossfit maybe you changed your mind



    You have me confused with someone else for sure. I LOVE CrossFit and always have.
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    Jan 13, 2015 2:08 PM GMT
    you need to start with anindvidualinstructor i amimover 40 with bad kneesand back so imfinifng a balnce
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    Jan 13, 2015 7:39 PM GMT
    We are going to cover crossfit on my 3rd season of my webradio recorded webradio fitness program. We have scheduled an hour long show with a trainer who owns the establishment, then in 2 follow up regular 30 minute shows, interview a participant when he first starts his crossfit workout, then later at the conclusion (or at a good point to interview). So much on this topic and many people in fitness either don't know or have preconceived notions.

    P.S. I hope it continues well for you!
  • venue35

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    Jan 14, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
    I did gymnastics today it was great. im really happy that i can outperform guys who are 10 years younger than me.
    ring pull ups were a little difficult as were the ring push ups
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    Jan 15, 2015 4:17 AM GMT
    venue35 saidI did gymnastics today it was great. im really happy that i can outperform guys who are 10 years younger than me.
    ring pull ups were a little difficult as were the ring push ups


    Be sure and get some hand protection before Summer gets here. Your hands will start tearing. But yeah, it's a great feeling when you beat the pants off of someone half your age! icon_lol.gif