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    Too old for crossfit?

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    I will be 43taken July 1st and I am wondering if that's too old to start CrossFit?

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    Yep too old... you should stick to water aerobics, tia chi, and walking. lol.

    No... 43 isn't too old... what's your fitness background?

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    Nope, not too old! We have people in their 50s who do CF at my gym, and I know there are folks older than that out there doing it. My partner is 39 and just started last year, so it's definitely doable at 40-ish.
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    http://jasonferruggia.com/no-excuses-no-limits/

    This should give you your answer in short order.
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    ah..no...I am 47!

    I am 47 and I just started Cross fit 2 weeks ago and am loving it (see my thread in the *other* cross fit thread) As I said in the other one, it's all scaled to your ability and you don't have to do the same level as the hard core athletes that train there (or the buff 23 year olds!!) LOL..

    good luck!

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    How long is a typical Crossfit workout at a Crossfit gym?

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    Our classes are usually an hour. That's usually 10-15 minutes to warm up, 25 minutes for strength, and then 20 minutes for the WOD. This may vary depending on whether it's a 20-30 minute WOD or a quick 5 minute one (in which case the other bits will be longer, often with skill practice thrown in such as learning muscle-ups or doing mobility work).
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    How much fitness would one have to have as a base to start CF? (I think it ties in with the age question well enough.)

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    I am 50 yrs old and up until last month could not figure out what was making me sick (diagnosed with Celiac Disease May 25, '11) and even while getting sick i pushed myself to do as much as I could. Remember Jack LaLanne? He cross trained until he died at age 97. As long as you are alive you are never too old.

    Make sure you work around any physical issues you may have by starting slow since you are so old!

    Richard

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    What is a muscle up?

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