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Old 05-17-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
Nabil Taif
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Hello all!

I am new to Crossfit and was hoping to get a little starters guidance.

First off a little about myself and my athletic background:

I started callisthenic exercises back when I was 16, I am now 26. I used to be pretty decent at those basic movements like pushups, rope climb, situps, chinups etc. I did these type workouts for about 5 years up till 21.

I stopped callisthenic workouts in favor for a solid weight training program that consisted of basic compound movements such as deadlifts, bench press, push press, squats etc. I have pretty much been doing these types of movements since 21 till recently when I was pointed towards Crossfit from a friend who's a Federal Agent in the Border Patrol.

I am working towards getting into the same position as my friend and wish to use Crossfit to help me obtain this goal.

As such to summarize my exercise goals, they would be;
1) Get bigger and stronger
2) Getting leaner never hurts although I am already fairly lean-ish (13% b/f)
3) Get better at the callisthenic movements
4) Bring my mile and a half run down to 9 minutes (currently at 13mins)
5) Become a more rounded athlete, good at everything.

I cannot really afford to attend a gymnasium so I pretty much have to figure out everything to do on my own.

Can anyone help point me towards WOD's or something that are more aligned to my goals?

From what I have found so far, the WOD's usually go for either solid calisthenics with the one or two weight movements per week, or, endurance training that really doesn't do anything for muscle size and/or strength, or, solely weight training in nature usually through strongman movements which does little for cardio-pulmonary work.


Thank you all for your time and help, I really appreciate anyone's input!
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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Yours is longer than mine lol, welcome to CF as well and I wish you the best.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:53 PM   #3
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Hello all!

I am new to Crossfit and was hoping to get a little starters guidance.

First off a little about myself and my athletic background:

I started callisthenic exercises back when I was 16, I am now 26. I used to be pretty decent at those basic movements like pushups, rope climb, situps, chinups etc. I did these type workouts for about 5 years up till 21.

I stopped callisthenic workouts in favor for a solid weight training program that consisted of basic compound movements such as deadlifts, bench press, push press, squats etc. I have pretty much been doing these types of movements since 21 till recently when I was pointed towards Crossfit from a friend who's a Federal Agent in the Border Patrol.

I am working towards getting into the same position as my friend and wish to use Crossfit to help me obtain this goal.

As such to summarize my exercise goals, they would be;
1) Get bigger and stronger
2) Getting leaner never hurts although I am already fairly lean-ish (13% b/f)
3) Get better at the callisthenic movements
4) Bring my mile and a half run down to 9 minutes (currently at 13mins)
5) Become a more rounded athlete, good at everything.

I cannot really afford to attend a gymnasium so I pretty much have to figure out everything to do on my own.

Can anyone help point me towards WOD's or something that are more aligned to my goals?

From what I have found so far, the WOD's usually go for either solid calisthenics with the one or two weight movements per week, or, endurance training that really doesn't do anything for muscle size and/or strength, or, solely weight training in nature usually through strongman movements which does little for cardio-pulmonary work.


Thank you all for your time and help, I really appreciate anyone's input!
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:18 AM   #4
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Awesome, thanks for the website link and welcoming words!
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