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Old 10-21-2011, 10:11 AM   #2501
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There are so many variables in that equation that is impossible to calculate for anyone but the author. That being said, 3 months is a relatively short amount of time. You may or may not notice changes. Stick with it for 9 months and you won't recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror.
I agree with this. What's your current body composition like? What's your diet like?

The author of that article was scrawny going in, and clearly didn't eat in any manner to try and gain muscle, so he lost 7 pounds.

I was athletic and trim before starting CF 6 months ago. I've leaned out and developed more muscle in a noticeable way.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #2502
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its junk.. I've lost 10 lbs since starting and I've developed some crossfit muscles for sure.

just over 2 months and I only go about twice a week + sports


I've been doing it for about 4 months and my wight hasn't changed a single pound (202). I have started to notice more definition and regular weight days have given me a bit more muscle mass, though.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:39 AM   #2503
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I definitely gained weight at the beginning too. Lost waist sizes at the same time. That's what happens when you start off deconditioned and add some muscle/lose some fat.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:45 AM   #2504
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To counter that article from Men's Health:

http://westpalmbeach.crossfitiq.com/...tina-martinez/

Not the most attractive cousin of Creeees but impressive!



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It’s February 2011, Danny (my husband) and I are sitting at home watching TV and surfing the internet. This was kind of our “norm”. I don’t know why it is once you are married for a while, you become complacent and “let yourself go”. Danny will tell you that is was all my fault, I cooked too many good meals throughout the years. I on the other hand will say “life got in the way”. Working full-time, raising children, taking care of a husband/3rd child, and maintaining a home is no easy task. In reality all are really poor excuses.

As I surfed the internet I came across a special rate for one month at CrossFit iQ. I told Danny we should try it. We both figured what did we have to lose (ummm..besides weight, lack of self confidence, etc.). We thought we would do it for a month and probably go back to our “norm”. Boy were we wrong!

Our mistake was watching the videos online of what CrossFit iQ was all about. I thought to myself, this program was boot camp on crack, to say the least. We remember our first day coming to class. I will admit (Danny is too manly to admit) it was scary. The WOD was KB SDHP, ring rows, burpees, and singles. And to whoever is reading this and have never done CrossFit, yes that is the same feeling we had. It was like we stepped into another planet except for this planet was full of lean and strong people. The first day was very overwhelming but we got through it. The next day we were sore and beat up but guess what…we came back for more.

Now almost 8 months later, I still get butterflies before I come in. We are absolutely ADDICTED to CrossFit and what it does for us. No more “yo-yo” diets either. With the help of Nicole, Danny and I have embraced the Paleo lifestyle with open arms.

With the help of CrossFit iQ and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (yes, I said tears) Danny and I have managed to lose over 160 pounds. I also have been released from taking blood pressure medication that I was dependent on for the last 5 years. We are two different people discovering new things about each other daily. Our life has been transformed completely and we have never felt better. Our daughters are also reeking the benefits of their new and improved mom and dad.

Our journey with our CrossFit family is just beginning. We cannot wait to see how much more we can push ourselves mentally and physically. Thank you CrossFit iQ for helping us find the life we should have had a long time ago.
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I agree with this. What's your current body composition like? What's your diet like?

The author of that article was scrawny going in, and clearly didn't eat in any manner to try and gain muscle, so he lost 7 pounds.

I was athletic and trim before starting CF 6 months ago. I've leaned out and developed more muscle in a noticeable way.
I'm what you would call athletic, but I have really let myself go since I got out of the Marine Corps. I've always been steady at 165, and look in decent shape, but I want more definition and some size. So I quit smoking and started eating regularly then picked up cross fit. I now eat clean and try to abide by the paleolithic(sp?) method as often as my time lets me. I generally eat four meals a day because I'm just that hungry.

I do crossfit 4x a week, and I warm up with a mile run (10 mins cardio) and after I lift, generally with my trainer to work on my form for my olympic lifts. I'm not expecting anything over night but in 3 months I intend on at least feeling much better.

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #2506
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I'm what you would call athletic, but I have really let myself go since I got out of the Marine Corps. I've always been steady at 165, and look in decent shape, but I want more definition and some size. So I quit smoking and started eating regularly then picked up cross fit. I now eat clean and try to abide by the paleolithic(sp?) method as often as my time lets me. I generally eat four meals a day because I'm just that hungry.

I do crossfit 4x a week, and I warm up with a mile run (10 mins cardio) and after I lift, generally with my trainer to work on my form for my olympic lifts. I'm not expecting anything over night but in 3 months I intend on at least feeling much better.
You will notice a significant difference in 3 months.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:31 AM   #2507
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I took a before picture today, and set a reminder to dig this thread up in 3 months and check back to see what my progress is, pictures for proof. Then I'm going to email that a**hat who wrote that article with them.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:35 AM   #2508
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I definitely gained weight at the beginning too. Lost waist sizes at the same time. That's what happens when you start off deconditioned and add some muscle/lose some fat.
this. i gained about 2 pounds so far but i can see much better toning and definition and i need to use the next hole in my belt
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:39 AM   #2509
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I took a before picture today, and set a reminder to dig this thread up in 3 months and check back to see what my progress is, pictures for proof. Then I'm going to email that a**hat who wrote that article with them.
He wrote for Men's Health and weighed a 141 lbs when he started. Consider the source and you'll understand his point of view. He isn't worth your time. Do this for your own edification and post the pics here. Here, we will all appreciate and understand what it is you set out to do and what you've accomplished.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #2510
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I started a year ago 5'9" 214 lbs and a waist size of 34 was starting to get tight.

I now sit right at around 190 and my new 31s are even loose.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:09 PM   #2511
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ok, i need to buy new shoes to work out in so i need some advice. i am currently using Nike Lunarglide's and i don't like them at all except for when i am running. i know that there are tons of new "crossfit" shoes like the new Reeboks and even nike free and i also know that tons of people swear by thei Inov8 f-lite 230 (i would say that a good 70% of my box uses these) but i want to know if you guys have any other recommendations. oh and i tried the NB MT10 today and didn't like them.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:13 PM   #2512
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hehe, i was just looking at Youtube for reviews on the f-lite 230 and the first video i saw is this:


both of my coaches are in this video so i guess they really do like Inov8
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:14 PM   #2513
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My favorite are the NB MT101 right now. I also have the NB MX20 and those are pretty good.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:18 PM   #2514
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CrossFit meets real life...and exceeds:

Headed hunting for a 3 day weekend. No fridge at camp, so I bought a 120qt cooler. You know the kind, about 4' long, looks perfect for a body.

Filled it with food and 40lbs of ice. Then realized I had to get it up to my hitch rack. So I grabbed on and deadlifted it. Found it surprisingly easier than I thought it would be.

See, that's why you do this stuff. So that when you reach a situation in real life where you need strength, you have it.
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So, you lifted about 100 or so lbs?
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My garage door's tension spring snapped while the door was down. My car was stuck inside. The door is HEAVY. Bent down, cleaned then pressed it up, wife drove car out.

Like a mother****ing boss.
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hahah I lol'd.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:41 PM   #2518
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ok, i need to buy new shoes to work out in so i need some advice. i am currently using Nike Lunarglide's and i don't like them at all except for when i am running. i know that there are tons of new "crossfit" shoes like the new Reeboks and even nike free and i also know that tons of people swear by thei Inov8 f-lite 230 (i would say that a good 70% of my box uses these) but i want to know if you guys have any other recommendations. oh and i tried the NB MT10 today and didn't like them.
Have you ever worn Vibram Fivefingers? I wear them to the box and they're great.

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My garage door's tension spring snapped while the door was down. My car was stuck inside. The door is HEAVY. Bent down, cleaned then pressed it up, wife drove car out.

Like a mother****ing boss.
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I have done front squats with my 7 year old...she laughs the whole time trying to keep herself straight.

Front squats at 40lbs? No problem!
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Have you ever worn Vibram Fivefingers? I wear them to the box and they're great.



**** yeah!
i tried them but just can't do it. i find them really uncomfortable especially around my little toe. i do like minimalist shoes though and i am actually wearing my Marrell Trail Glove as we speak right now it is down to these 3:

Inov8 f-lite 230
NB MX20
and i also found some good reviews for the new Reebok crossfit shoe but i don't think that it is out yet...
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:21 PM   #2521
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Why don't you wod in your trail gloves? They're supposed to be great.
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Why don't you wod in your trail gloves? They're supposed to be great.
This. I'm about to buy a pair to do just that.
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Why don't you wod in your trail gloves? They're supposed to be great.
they are great. the only thing that i don't like about them is that the sole is pretty narrow and since i am kinda new, my stability is not that great to begin with.

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This. I'm about to buy a pair to do just that.
i might just try 2-3 more WOD's in mine and see if i can get used to working out in them. i normally use them for everyday and for running and they are great for that.
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I'm what you would call athletic, but I have really let myself go since I got out of the Marine Corps. I've always been steady at 165, and look in decent shape, but I want more definition and some size. So I quit smoking and started eating regularly then picked up cross fit. I now eat clean and try to abide by the paleolithic(sp?) method as often as my time lets me. I generally eat four meals a day because I'm just that hungry.

I do crossfit 4x a week, and I warm up with a mile run (10 mins cardio) and after I lift, generally with my trainer to work on my form for my olympic lifts. I'm not expecting anything over night but in 3 months I intend on at least feeling much better.
It's been my experience that if you want size then you should look elsewhere unless you're willing to eat like a maniac.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:28 PM   #2525
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Down almost 30 lbs in almost 6 months. Started off going 3x a week. After 2 months felt I needed more and now go 6x a week. Been on paleo for almost 3 months now. I'm 5'6". Started off at 213 lbs and down to 184 lbs. I was the fattest I've ever been and completely out of shape. Went from a size 38 to a size 34. I can even see a muscle in some spots.
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