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Old 02-18-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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I have just begun Crossfit and cannot believe how unfit I am..... Well you have to start somewhere I guess....

Onwards and upwards......

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Old 02-18-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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Re: Newbie

You'll be sore a lot at first, but the soreness will be come less and less prevalent as you get more conditioned. Certain workouts will still make you sore though.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:12 PM   #3
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You'll be sore a lot at first, but the soreness will be come less and less prevalent as you get more conditioned. Certain workouts will still make you sore though.
Indeed - having done a multitude of squats already is making my golf stance very unstable to say the least.... <----- crying not laughing
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:41 PM   #4
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Re: Newbie

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I have just begun Crossfit and cannot believe how unfit I am..... Well you have to start somewhere I guess....

Onwards and upwards......

Hello Bratt !
Im also a newbie to crossfit and to this forum.

I must say, today in particular, after 5 weeks of crossfit I've noticed 2 things. First, I gained 4-5 kilos extra (!!!!) but I look much better and fitter. Muscle is growing FAST. Second, Im noticing the muscles grow and Im growing a lot firmer!

Stay motivated and you will see results quickly. Cheers !

ps.- the first week i did 1 workout, because after the first one i coulnt walk properly for the rest of the week
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:42 PM   #5
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Indeed - having done a multitude of squats already is making my golf stance very unstable to say the least.... <----- crying not laughing
You'll get past that in due time. I remember a point a few years ago when I was on the tee box for a big drive and it actually hit me as I took my stance that I just felt so much stronger and more stable than I ever had before.

And then I hooked the hell out of the drive.

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Old 02-18-2014, 03:32 PM   #6
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You'll get past that in due time. I remember a point a few years ago when I was on the tee box for a big drive and it actually hit me as I took my stance that I just felt so much stronger and more stable than I ever had before.

And then I hooked the hell out of the drive.

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I'm just jealous that it is warm enough to play golf where you're at! (OP) To Mark, a hook is better than a slice! So you should be happy with that!
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:06 PM   #7
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To Mark, a hook is better than a slice! So you should be happy with that!
Generally, yes, but not that time. That time it got wet.

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Old 02-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #8
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Hi folks. Im also new to crossfit.

6 weeks now at the minute. In the first 5 weeks i dropped five kilo, but i had it to lose anyway. im 6'4 and was 116 kg. I have a decent amount of muscle definition but carry weight on my gut and arse!!!

My aim would be to get down to 105kg and long term hit 100kg.

Hopefuly along with that ill improve my cardio and flexibility. Ive already felt a huge improvement in my squat/deadlift technique.

Im struggling with pull ups though!! Hoping they com along shortly.

Im currently on protein, whey and caesin aswell as amino acids. Contemplating going on the creatine as im still feeling the pain after workouts for a day or two. My main problem is im afraid to go on it and gain back in a couple of days the 5kg it took we 5 weeks to lose!

Anyway, looking forward to all the tips and advice, i need massive improvement in my diet!!!!!!

Good to get started here, looking forward to posting.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:51 AM   #9
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Hi folks. Im also new to crossfit.

6 weeks now at the minute. In the first 5 weeks i dropped five kilo, but i had it to lose anyway. im 6'4 and was 116 kg. I have a decent amount of muscle definition but carry weight on my gut and arse!!!

My aim would be to get down to 105kg and long term hit 100kg.

Hopefuly along with that ill improve my cardio and flexibility. Ive already felt a huge improvement in my squat/deadlift technique.

Im struggling with pull ups though!! Hoping they com along shortly.

Im currently on protein, whey and caesin aswell as amino acids. Contemplating going on the creatine as im still feeling the pain after workouts for a day or two. My main problem is im afraid to go on it and gain back in a couple of days the 5kg it took we 5 weeks to lose!

Anyway, looking forward to all the tips and advice, i need massive improvement in my diet!!!!!!

Good to get started here, looking forward to posting.
Welcome

I crawled onto the scale this morning and was surprised that my weight has increased, at 118.7kg I know im carrying alot on my stomach but I have worked my butt off these past 2 weeks and the diet is coming right.

Have any of you experienced this sudden weight gain?

Have outdoor workout tonight, looking forward to it but tomorrow I play golf hmm lets see how that goes - will post accordingly lol
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:57 AM   #10
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Re: Newbie

I'm new as well, having started about three weeks ago...and while it is certainly a struggle, I'm having the time of my life. Also, for what its worth, I've found that the worst of the soreness goes away after a week or so and is replaced by soreness typical of a regular lifting/HIIT schedule.
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