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Old 05-26-2015, 09:42 PM   #1
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Overweight/Obese & Crossfit

Hello everyone,

my name is Char and I am new to Crossfit. My first wad Will be on Monday, June 1st. I am seriously nervous about beginning but excited at the same time.

I weigh about 209 pounds and I'm look I'm looking to get more fit. I purchased a six month membership to test out Crossfit.

In addition to being overweight, I also cannot fully use my right hand. I received a total nerve damage from a medical procedure performed in February 2015. So holding a bar with both of my hands is going to be very difficult.

I look forward to getting to know you all.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:41 PM   #2
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Re: Overweight/Obese & Crossfit

welcome!

let us know how that first WOD goes.

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Old 05-27-2015, 04:35 AM   #3
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Re: Overweight/Obese & Crossfit

Welcome. Have fun, and keep pushing yourself.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:39 AM   #4
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Re: Overweight/Obese & Crossfit

Welcome! One of CrossFit's core ideas is:

1) Mechanics - How to do a movement correctly

2) Constancy -

A) Being able to repeat that correct movement
B) Working out on a regular basis

3) Intensity - Going hard and fast for your current fitness level.

Intensity is relative to each person's current strength and fitness level. In the beginning it may not take much to produce intensity, 6 months later it will require more and so on.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:23 AM   #5
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Re: Overweight/Obese & Crossfit

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Welcome! One of CrossFit's core ideas is:

1) Mechanics - How to do a movement correctly

2) Constancy -

A) Being able to repeat that correct movement
B) Working out on a regular basis

3) Intensity - Going hard and fast for your current fitness level.

Intensity is relative to each person's current strength and fitness level. In the beginning it may not take much to produce intensity, 6 months later it will require more and so on.

This ^

Consistency is key, I can guarantee when you wake up Tuesday and especially Wednesday, you are going to be so sore you'll think you can't go on. Do it. When that 6 month membership expires, if you do what Brendan said, you'll be paying in full for the longest membership they offer! Enjoy it!
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:24 PM   #6
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Re: Overweight/Obese & Crossfit

Maybe straps will help some for your right hand. Don't use them for cleans.

That can be one way to limit the weights you lift which can be a good thing at times.

More important is consistency of training enough and eating right, etc.
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