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Old 03-24-2009, 09:48 AM   #11
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Hell that's what we all need.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:08 AM   #12
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Maybe you need to take a step back. CrossFitting can get boring and unmotivating if you do it day in day out. Personally, I don't think a beginner needs to do more than 1-2 metcons per week to make gains. Much more than that is just overkill.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:31 AM   #13
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Steven,

This morning pwo I had a 3 egg spiniach omelet with a grapefruit and coffee.
lunch I ate 1 stuff pork chop and a troth of lettuce, tomatoes, olives, half an avacado. ~20 almonds.
Dinner
Large cut of rib roast and vegetables. I'll have to find some fat somewhere.

Thats a pretty standard breakfast. I pack everything. My gym recently moved, previously I had to come home after and shower before work. I would normally cook a 6 egg omelet with 4 slices of bacon and a piece of fruit. But now my wife makes the omelet to go, in her portions.

And I am 29 - 6' and ~195lbs

And I do the wod 5-6 days a week. Soon Sunday (Day 7) will be come Oly Practice.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:00 PM   #14
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I think Hybrid programming is perfect for beginners check into Gant Grimes stuff it is what I use myself at times and it is what I use in some form for all my clients.

For someone who doesn’t practice it specifically Dave was right on in my opinion.

Eit:For the super beginners all lifts are technique drills or higher rep type form work untill they become proficient then I load em up while paying attention to integrety and recovery. Just wanted to state that as to scaling in hybrid programing.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #15
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This is awesome spot on advice in more than just responsive to this thread.

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I will caveat by saying I'm an average lifter without an abundance of talent for this stuff. I don't do "crossfit".

But, I've made a lot of mistakes and have observed that only way to for a strength athlete to progress ( an yes, I'm loosely affiliating crossfit with strength athletics) is to work a semi focused program of bringing up weaknesses.
Sounds like you've been doing the WOD and lots of extra stuff and you need to retune and simplify a little.


My read of the stuff Gant does and the other hybrid programs like Rut's progressions is that it's about doing Less, not More adn cuttign out anythign nonessetial. Smart core instead of hardcore. It's seems absolutely perfect for a rank beginner. You don't need a ton of expereince do fewer number of things really well. In fact that's exactly what you need. Hell that's what we all need.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:28 PM   #16
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And I do the wod 5-6 days a week. Soon Sunday (Day 7) will be come Oly Practice.
Michael, based on your skill level this may not be enough rest. Especially with adding the 7th day of more work. Dedicated REST days of often overlooked when constructing a program and are arguably as important as the workout days.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:15 PM   #17
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Michael, based on your skill level this may not be enough rest. Especially with adding the 7th day of more work. Dedicated REST days of often overlooked when constructing a program and are arguably as important as the workout days.
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Michael,once you've had some proper rest, as in half of that volume, you're going to feel like a million bucks...
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:44 PM   #18
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I was thinking I was being a pussy and I need to work harder and I need to rest? and possibly eat more.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:32 PM   #19
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I was thinking I was being a pussy and I need to work harder and I need to rest? and possibly eat more.
Yes, that's the jist of it. Less volume, more quality... I'm totalling guilty of that too ATM.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:50 PM   #20
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I was thinking I was being a pussy and I need to work harder and I need to rest? and possibly eat more.
Rest, controlling stress, enjoying life more, and as has been mentioned; lifting heavy things a couple times a week and eating lots of good food.
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