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    Any advice for someone starting CROSS FIT tomorrow at 6am?

    Any pitfalls?
    Any questions I should ask?
    Any bullets to dodge?

    Any advice, thoughts, comments?

    My weight is stable -- nothing more to lose but looking to tighten things up.

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    Start with no more than 3x/week. Took me MONTHS to get to the point where I could recover well enough to go 4-5x/week, and even then, on the rare occasions I've gone 6 days a week - which is how often my gym is open - I feel very fatigued and wornout by the end of the week.

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    What is Cross-Fit?

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    I tried to look up cross-fit using the search engine, but so much stuff came up and I'm still lost, but everyone's talking about it! lol

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    Do they offer an on-ramp program of some sort? I would be uncomfortable with any CF gym that threw people directly into the regular classes.
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    My box (CrossFit gym) has a six week "Boot Camp" for beginners. One of our coaches will first do an assessment of a newbie's fitness levels and then advise them where to begin. Our coaches also modify the workouts depending on how long someone has been Crossfitting, if they have any physical limitations, etc.

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    Thanks for your input, everyone. Ag my age (48), I'm looking to start 3 days per week and see how it goes. I'm starting their modified programme until I can work up into their general classes. I don't intend to hurt myself -- will likely work at a modified level for the rest of my days. I intend to kick the shit out of some car tires and then go to work feeling primal, alive and fulfilled. :-)
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    Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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    I would be uncomfortable with any CF gym that threw people directly into the regular classes.

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    Listen to your body, if you feel uncomfortable at any stage which may lead to injury then say something to a trainer and they should modify the exercise to suit you. Also make your focus technique not speed, speed comes later. The crossfit I go to doesn't do a ramp program, you join a regular class but in all sessions they separate out the newbies and those that want extra coaching and do a training class, form is first and foremost before being allowed to do the full wod. And sometimes they don't allow you to do a wod until you get it right.

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    Like others said, start out slowly and allow your body time to recover. A couple years ago when I got into crossfit I got injured because I didn't listen to my body and just listened to the trainers who said come 6x per week. You can't go from 30 pull ups a week to 300 in a week without some sort of injury.

    I hope to start at a new crossfit gym soon, but when I do, I will be sure to take it easier, despite all the macho man stuff that goes on.

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