Beginner’s Workout
Posted: 01 December 2011 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I found Greg Glassman’s “beginner workout” in the crossfit journal and want to complete it while I am building up my crossfit equipment and was curious to know what, if any, type of warmup should I be doing? I’ve read numerous posts on the crossfit warmup and it seems like it would be a bit much for such a basic program.

My background: former marine trying to get past an old injury and get back into shape with the hope of going back to active duty. Currently a discouraging 220# at 5’9”,  and I am 24. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: 01 December 2011 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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kknachel - 01 December 2011 01:00 PM

I found Greg Glassman’s “beginner workout” in the crossfit journal and want to complete it while I am building up my crossfit equipment and was curious to know what, if any, type of warmup should I be doing? I’ve read numerous posts on the crossfit warmup and it seems like it would be a bit much for such a basic program.

My background: former marine trying to get past an old injury and get back into shape with the hope of going back to active duty. Currently a discouraging 220# at 5’9”,  and I am 24. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Kevin

From the FAQ (http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewforum/36/)
Warm-ups; http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/4819/
Preparing to start; http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/5138/

Our advice re getting started is just to start.

Follow a few days behind to give you time to practise movements and ask questions.
Scale much more then you think you need to to be safe. You can always do more the next time.

CF scales down to the point where anyone can do it so there is no need to condition yourself to do CF.
If you joined an affiliate, which we recommend, they will start you on an intro program where they’d teach you the movements, but if you’re on your own you’ll have to teach yourself so you may as well do that as you go along.

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