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Old 05-19-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Hey all, I'm almost 17 years old and weight around 170#. I have been crossfitting on and off for about a year and have recently finished a 6 week cycle of CFSB. I will continue to do this for another 6 weeks and will experiment with Crossfit Football later. Here are some starting stats:

Back Squat: 260x3

Front Squat: 225+

Deadlift: 330+

Press:~145

Clean and Jerk:~190

Snatch:~135

Kipping pullups:~30

Don't really know my times on benchmark workouts because they are improving so fast.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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5-19-09

1. Bench Press: 1rm
205-215-225 fail- 225 fail

2. Deadlift: Heavy 3 rep; 15 rep
280x3
200x15

3. Skill work: Handstand pushups
4 sets of 2, failed on last rep of 4th set.

No metcon today, raining heavy outside.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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So Brian, you're a year younger than me, but you're a lot heavier and a lot stronger than me...I need to get to work. Also, welcome to the boards.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:28 AM   #4
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I owe my progress to my diet, paleo + dairy. Not too long ago, my 1rm squat was 235.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:47 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard!

There's plenty of great information to be found here, and many knowledgeable people. It can make it easy to second guess what you're doing. If you're making progress and enjoying yourself, keep doing what you're doing (and keep it consistent!)
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:27 PM   #6
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5-20-09

1. Metcon

12-9-6:
135# powercleans
knees to elbows
ring dips

7:47 PR

last time I did it, 4-10-09 in 12:52

2. Skill work


4 rounds tabata pushups
21-18-7-4= 50 pushups in 2 minutes, goal is 100+
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:45 PM   #7
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5-21-09

1. Grip skill work, 2 sets of thumbless hang on bar for 50 seconds

2. 135# overhead practice, managed to get 7 push jerks in a row!

3. Metcon:
10 Overhead squats 94#
25 double unders
8 Overhead squats
25 double unders
6 overhead squats
25 double unders
4 overhead squats
16 double unders, 9 tuck jumps (got so ****ed that I was going so slow with double unders)
2 overhead squats
25 tuck jumps

12:38

Double unders were more horrible than expected. Was doing them one at a time. Had to switch to tuck jumps or else I would have cut the rope in half out of anger.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:01 PM   #8
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I like that powerclean, k2e, ring dip metcon. Might have to steal it. Do you make up your own?
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #9
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Ya, did it a while ago and wanted to see how much I've improved.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:39 AM   #10
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Ordered a pair of W/F safe Rogue weightlifting shoes and they're on their way! Woohoo
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