With respect to trying to get going with CF, I have had more stops and starts than my daughter trying to drive a clutch! There are lots of reasons for this (but no excuses): I train alone (no box nearby…yet), I don’t have a lot of equipment (I’m making some stuff), my garage is very small, I travel a lot and, I’m very weak in the upper body, I also tend to go hog wild then stop (like trying to do 1000 squats in a week). plus I like to sleep in. :(
Anyway, since I like to run, I was looking @ CFE’s 6 week intro (http://crossfitverobeach.typepad.com/files/competitor_06_2011_cfe1.pdf) and thought, I should be able to do that. It turns out I can’t do a pull up. I don’t have a setup where I can do beginner pullups. I couldn’t even do one with a green band. With the the black (100# resistance!) I could do 1 set of 5 , and then failed at 3. Well, at least I can do pushups…but then I ran into some vids that showed correct form! My elbows stick straight out, 90 degrees from my body. When I tried one with correct form, well, it was just that…tried. Situps I can do! So, if I have this kind of problem with form and strength on the basics, imagine how I suck on the more complex stuff!
I obviously need to work on form (and strength) re: Pullups and pushups (http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/16064/P15/#284858)
Question 1: Should I work on both at the same time? If so, both on the same day? or alternate? Or start with one and a few weeks later at the other?
So, if I have this kind of problem with form and strength on the basics, imagine how I suck on the more complex stuff!
Question 2: Ok, I was going to ask if I should hold off start the WODs for a while, then I remembered http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/12442/ Asked and answered.
Oh, yeah, “Form, consistency, intensity.” Might be good to actually try that this time.
Ok, off to do leg killer (since I’m following behind for a change!)