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#1 of 13 Old 11-02-2008, 01:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi I am just learning about crossfit and started today. I am using ideas off of Eva T's blog for my workouts http://skievat.blogspot.com/

I used to be really into working out and sports and spent a lot of time excerising. The WOD seemed to go really fast so I am wondering if you do crossfit how much time do you spend in excersing/training/playing sports a day?

My specific goals are-
1. Gain my pre-pregnancy muscle/energy back. (I need to lose about 10 pounds, but want to lose fat and gain muscle..not just be skinny)
2. Join a soccer team and play well...or field hockey if I can find it!
3. Be ble to backpack in the mountains with a 20+ pound baby on my back.

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I just started a crossfit program and I love it. I'm doing it 3 days a week and I'm only working out for about 20 minutes including a warmup. I just started this week though and of course will be ramping up. I'm not doing anything else besides some spontaneous walks to the park with the kids, my children are too young for me to really get a chance to get out and do much anything else besides just play with them.

I have about 20 pounds to lose but it's not really the pounds I'm concerned about rather than overall total fitness.

One of the things I love about crossfit is that it's not about focusing on what you're good at but on being good at everything so that we can attain complete fitness....agility, endurance, speed, balance, strength, coordination, etc.

Where at in California are you? I'm in Oregon but my friend who recommended crossfit to me is opening up her own gym in Napa. Are you in that area?
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I'm doing crossfit and love it -

I'm doing an hour three days per week, then about 30 minutes on two to three other days.

Overall I love the full-body workouts, the concentration on good form (I'm a personal trainer by trade and find CrossFit to be much better than anything I ever taught in a gym).

I'm working with Kalani Ng of CrossFit Windward in Hawaii.

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If you do a search you'll find several of us!

Welcome to the club!
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I have my program for January already written but I am considering starting Crossfit in Feb.
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Jen,
How is it feeling with the whole Lyme issue? Are you getting through workouts okay?
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I'm looking into Crossfit but as far as I know there is no gym near by that does it, so I'm on my own and a bit concerned that I will not be doing it correctly. I found the extensive videos at www.crossfit.com very helpful, but there's nothing like someone watching you, KWIM?

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I did CF for several months on my own late 07-08, but stopped as of May. I really, really like the principles behind it- I adore the fact CF peoples actually promote real food. However, I found it very hard to keep up the motivation on my own, I found it tedious hunting down workouts that I could do- either skill -wise or equipment wise and then finding a box to jump on , or stairs etc and doing things that were easy for me to do(not necessarily physically- but low on equipment) became kind of boring and I found it hard to keep pushing myself. I would love it if there was a nearby gym to do it around here (that I could afford). I have the weights, but a lot of the moves they do are kind of complicated and I don't feel comfortable doing on my own- espcially w/ no spotter- although I do *love* lifting weights. So, currently I am doing P90x- which I somehow ended up with and I love it. It is not all functional exercises, but has a hell a lot of them- tons of pushups, pullups, and squats. Cardio done in intervals and it really pushes me and I am thoroughly enjoying all the workouts and workouts on dvds work very well for me. So, I am doing this for a while, but considering maybe trying to do something cf orientated after this 90 days, who knows. My big thing about exercise is I have to enjoy it, I don't care how good it is to do if I don't enjoy it I won't do it. So, good luck to you- I think it is an awesome program- hope it works great for you!

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This is an old thread, but wondered if any of the Crossfit mamas were still out there? I have been Crossfitting for almost a year now!!! I cannot believe it has been that long. I am in the best shape of my life.

My question is this: I am pregnant now and would like to know how to modify. I do attend a CF affiliate about 3-4 days a week, but I am their first pregnant client (they're new). I am used to lifting very heavy weights...I hold the deadlift record for our affiliate for example. So, how do I modify when all of the info out there is so mixed. Some say not to lift heavy at all, some say to continue as you were in the first trimester (I am almost 6 weeks preggo), some say go with how you "feel". I am just a little confused. I know Panserborne has/had an affiliate, so I was hoping she or someone else with CF training experience could help me out?

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This is an old thread, but wondered if any of the Crossfit mamas were still out there? I have been Crossfitting for almost a year now!!! I cannot believe it has been that long. I am in the best shape of my life.

My question is this: I am pregnant now and would like to know how to modify. I do attend a CF affiliate about 3-4 days a week, but I am their first pregnant client (they're new). I am used to lifting very heavy weights...I hold the deadlift record for our affiliate for example. So, how do I modify when all of the info out there is so mixed. Some say not to lift heavy at all, some say to continue as you were in the first trimester (I am almost 6 weeks preggo), some say go with how you "feel". I am just a little confused. I know Panserborne has/had an affiliate, so I was hoping she or someone else with CF training experience could help me out?

TIA,

Jamie

Jamie,

Congrats on your pregnancy. I've been crossfitting for about 5 months now and I am in the best shape of my life. I'm fast, strong and am shocked at how I keep getting better. I love Crossfit.

Anyway...I don't have any training experience but we do have a pregnant girl in our crossfit gym. She is at least 20 weeks now. She also has some fused disks in her back so I'm not sure how much of her modification has to do with that.

She was lifting her normal weights for quite some time. It was until about 4-6 weeks ago that she sort of starting letting up on the weight for lifts like deadlifts and power cleans. She has had to modify her squats and not go as deep because she just can't but she goes as deep as she can. She also doesn't do burpees anymore....she modifies those to just touch her toes with knees bent and springs up into the air with a clap. She still does all of her running. She was on a resistance band for pull ups and had to move up one as she gained weight.

I would say the modifications should just come as you find out that you need them. I definitely wouldn't be trying to set any personal records or anything. Your trainer should be able to give you good subs. Like if you can even do the modified burpees then pull ups are a good sub. Or if you can't do sit ups then do squats. If you can't do deadlifts then do walking lunges.

There is also a discussion forum on the mother crossfit site. If you post there I'm sure you will get a lot of great feedback as there are quite a few trainers who post there.
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Hey there! Yup, we still have a CrossFit. We actually have a newly pregnant mama in ours too. One of the first CrossFit women actually maintained her workouts until the 9th month IIRC. There were great videos of her doing tabata squats and kipping pull ups VERY pregnant!

Anyway, start with http://crossfitmom.com/ and see if you have any additional questions. Happy CrossFitting!
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Thanks so much!

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