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    So I've bumped CF up to three times a week, and I've been tracking my baseline weights for specific lifts. I'm especially pleased that two of the three days I go are dedicated to strength training, and the third day is HIIT. I have this crazy notion that at one point, I'll go M-F. But for now, I'm happy with 3x/week.

    I **will** do an unassisted pull up. Eventually, maybe. But I will.

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    Hi JackieK
    I just checked back on this thread and am really happy to see you are having a good experience with this CrossFit. I found my visits creeping up at mine also--now I usually am between 3-5 days depending on what else is going on. You will get that pull up!

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    Thanks, missblue! I'm glad it's working for you too.

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    Just renewed my CF membership, this time for three months. I really, really like this one. I like that I'm challenged. I like that I'm supported. I like that the trainers are mindful and encouraging but not coddling. I like seeing improvements in such a short amount of time. I like becoming stronger. All in all, it's going very well. Rah!

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    I'm glad it has worked out for you like it has! My experience has been the same - except I didn't have a bad experience to compare it to. In fact other than walking & some body weight exercises I had no real fitness backgound.

    I started 2 days/week in March this year, then upped it to 3, & now I go 4-5 days/week. I still scale a lot, but I'm now able to do more & more as prescribed. It's sort of (ok it's very!) exhilerating when I learn a new skill/see strength gain - as in I screeched for joy after doing my first double under, totally shocked myself when I did my first 20" box jump, rocked the 1 pood kettlebell (started at 10lbs!) & now I'm always using the 14# ball for wall balls. Overhead heavy lifting still freaks me out but I'm not pushed to do anything I'm not comfortable with - just that I keep coming & trying & scaling as needed.

    I wanted to have my pull-ups sooner but I'm getting better (using the red band now, down from the green/blue combo I started with). We'll get there!

    Anyhow just wanted share sentiments. Crossfit isn't for everyone, but it has been great for me. In the context of PBP I see Crossfit as my sprinting, lift heavy things, & play (maybe I'm derranged but I think it's fun). ;o)

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    This my first post ever! :-) I'm considering trying Crossfit and love reading everyone's concerns and comments. Also am going to start paleo and see how that goes. I pretty much eat paleo now, but want to try being a bit more dedicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceAnne View Post
    I'm glad it has worked out for you like it has! My experience has been the same - except I didn't have a bad experience to compare it to. In fact other than walking & some body weight exercises I had no real fitness backgound.

    I started 2 days/week in March this year, then upped it to 3, & now I go 4-5 days/week. I still scale a lot, but I'm now able to do more & more as prescribed. It's sort of (ok it's very!) exhilerating when I learn a new skill/see strength gain - as in I screeched for joy after doing my first double under, totally shocked myself when I did my first 20" box jump, rocked the 1 pood kettlebell (started at 10lbs!) & now I'm always using the 14# ball for wall balls. Overhead heavy lifting still freaks me out but I'm not pushed to do anything I'm not comfortable with - just that I keep coming & trying & scaling as needed.

    I wanted to have my pull-ups sooner but I'm getting better (using the red band now, down from the green/blue combo I started with). We'll get there!

    Anyhow just wanted share sentiments. Crossfit isn't for everyone, but it has been great for me. In the context of PBP I see Crossfit as my sprinting, lift heavy things, & play (maybe I'm derranged but I think it's fun). ;o)

    Take care!
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    That's fabulous, AliceAnne! Congrats on the red band, and the 1 pood KB (that stuns me; I'm on 20 lbs and have a hard time imagining that I'll be strong enough to move up!) and everything else. I know what you mean about the box jump! I stopped last week and started stepping up because I have a TKD test tonight that includes a running jump off a chair; after my test, it's back to challenging myself with the jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelav View Post
    This my first post ever! :-) I'm considering trying Crossfit and love reading everyone's concerns and comments. Also am going to start paleo and see how that goes. I pretty much eat paleo now, but want to try being a bit more dedicated.
    Hi, angelav! I hope that the CrossFit box you go to is the perfect match for you. If it's not, keep looking -- it may be there for you! And good for you for your dedication to paleo! You're doing the Whole30 challenge, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieKessler View Post

    I **will** do an unassisted pull up. Eventually, maybe. But I will.
    You'll get there, when I first came to my gym, I had to use the green band to do pull-ups, but within 9 months, I could do 3 unassisted pull-ups in a row, and I'm a fairly heavy person (145 lbs). Just keep challenging yourself and using thinner bands as time progresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOfRound View Post
    You'll get there, when I first came to my gym, I had to use the green band to do pull-ups, but within 9 months, I could do 3 unassisted pull-ups in a row, and I'm a fairly heavy person (145 lbs). Just keep challenging yourself and using thinner bands as time progresses.
    Thanks! I also splurged for a pullup bar, which is here in the house. I'm going to try it every day. (Did two days ago. Laughable. But one day...!)

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