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Old 10-10-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default Crossfit Level 1 cert--advice

Hey all -- just wanted to ask if anyone had any advice in preparing for the level 1 cert....besides what on the CF site...thanks
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:33 AM   #2
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The level one basically IS what's on the site. If you have read the main page & links you'll be hearing it again. Eugene's notes are comprehensive, as well.

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Old 10-10-2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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Agree - its a 2-day intensive hands-on to all the basics you see on the site. Drink water, and come ready to learn. I personally don't think people need a huge rest going into it, just go with an open mind, ask questions if you have them, and bring a notebook.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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Don't be stupid and work out too hard too early in the weekend. You'll be doing a lot, so pace yourself and don't be macho.

Then again, we are talking about the group that brought us Pukie and Rhabdo...

Honestly, I think your $1000 would be better spent on private sessions with an OL coach, a gymnastics coach, and maybe even a PL coach as well. All the didactic stuff from the weekend is online, whether given away for free or in the CFJ. That is, unless you have decided you are on the road to becoming an affiliate.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:07 AM   #5
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I was about to say you're going to get better advice about CF on the CF forums. Then I consider the cast of characters here. Don't let it get out.

$1000 can get you a pretty good used XC mountain bike. That would be my advice.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:32 AM   #6
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I was about to say you're going to get better advice about CF on the CF forums. Then I consider the cast of characters here. Don't let it get out.

$1000 can get you a pretty good used XC mountain bike. That would be my advice.
I figured he'd already spent the money on the cert, but if you have $1000, spend it on your own gym. I put together a complete gym + C2 rower for $2300.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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$1000 can get you a pretty good used XC mountain bike. That would be my advice.


Best advice on any forum, ever.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:31 PM   #8
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Agree on better uses for a Grand, but if money is spent, go and enjoy, then start saving for a Cert with Rip, buy a good bar + some bumpers, C2 and of course, some toys to put your improved level of fitness to use, i.e. Mountain Bike, Scull, some climbing gear, what ever.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:26 PM   #9
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Yeah, you'll be doing at least ~5+ workouts over two days.. so pace yourself. Unless you're very highly conditioned I would not go all out though.

Learn as much as you can before and then go into it to refine what you have learned.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:03 PM   #10
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I attended a level 1 CF cert. and thought it was actually a great experience. I'd been injured and was poorly conditioned, but I went balls out and did fine.

I was sore for maybe 3 days afterwards, but not to where I couldn't function.

I'd just continue to work hard, maybe take the day off Friday (especially if it's a travel day) and then enjoy the weekend.

The atmosphere is awesome, the information is solid and some of the information on affiliation is good too.

You could get better at the barbell stuff by going to a barbell cert., the oly stuff by going to a Coach B. cert or a PMenu seminar etc. Or you could find out just how hard you're not working now by going and hitting it with a bunch of people who are like minded.

Just my two cents.
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