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    Definitely subscribing to this. I have always wanted to see someone with a background like yours get into crossfit. Best of luck, can't wait to follow your progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    I will be following your log. We are making the transition at the same time so i think it will be useful to bounce training ideas off each other. Good luck, ill be seeing u, hopefully before Uncle Rhabdo drops by.
    Sounds good. Maybe you can take a trip out to La Jolla and we can hit the gym together.

    You still keeping your log over on EFS?
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    Shout out from OG

    Hey AJ! Just wanted to give a quick shout out and say Good on Ya for your new adventure. Hope all goes well. SoCal is certainly filled with resources. Think about dropping in on Jeff Martin at Brand X in Ramona. He spent a little time with Louie and I bet you've met.

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    July 4th, 2012

    Quick little cardio workout today

    KB Swings - 30 secs on 30 secs off x 10 rounds

    Had planned on 20 rounds but my back was fried by round 6. Pushed through to the 10 minute mark but enough was enough. Probably wasn't the best thing to pick after doing back raises yesterday but you live and learn.

    Elliptical - 10 minutes

    This didn't put pressure on the low back and so I was able to keep a pretty good pace.

    Overall though my conditioning is way off the mark so I think it's time to go to 2 workouts a day.
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    This should be a good read. This could be very good for the sport as well. Too many people are ignorant of Crossfit and make snap judgements, or just bash it incessantly with no real basis in fact.

    Two things..

    -What's your age?

    -How will you explain kipping to all the retards who tell you it's "cheating"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    This should be a good read. This could be very good for the sport as well. Too many people are ignorant of Crossfit and make snap judgements, or just bash it incessantly with no real basis in fact.

    Two things..

    -What's your age?

    -How will you explain kipping to all the retards who tell you it's "cheating"?
    Turned 27 back in March.

    I won't. You'll never convince them otherwise so it's best to let the hater hate and while they are doing that I'll be in the gym doing work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    This should be a good read. This could be very good for the sport as well. Too many people are ignorant of Crossfit and make snap judgements, or just bash it incessantly with no real basis in fact.

    Two things..

    -What's your age?

    -How will you explain kipping to all the retards who tell you it's "cheating"?
    Defensive much?
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    Make a run at next years games...250K bringing out the big boys now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.V View Post
    Defensive much?
    He speaks the truth.

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    AJ, i would be very interested to see how feed yourself throughout this phase too, i made the mistake of not eating enought whilst destroying myself doing metcons which= testosterone of an old woman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.V View Post
    Defensive much?
    Nah..lol. I just would imagine that the powerlifting community will give him a hard time. Then again, he's a legend in their community so that'll probably shut most people up.

    AJ..you're a prime age for this. I was afraid you were late 30's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    Nah..lol. I just would imagine that the powerlifting community will give him a hard time. Then again, he's a legend in their community so that'll probably shut most people up.

    AJ..you're a prime age for this. I was afraid you were late 30's.
    Nobody who's opinion is worth listening to will ever give AJ a hard time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Roberts View Post
    Sounds good. Maybe you can take a trip out to La Jolla and we can hit the gym together.

    You still keeping your log over on EFS?
    Yes im still at EFS and AnimalPak. Would love to get back out there soon. I was there for the 4th of July last year for a week. Only part part is every time i visit i get the impulse to pack everything and move out right away... if only it were that simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Roberts View Post
    Turned 27 back in March.

    I won't. You'll never convince them otherwise so it's best to let the hater hate and while they are doing that I'll be in the gym doing work.
    Thats smart. Its never a good idea to have a battle of wits with the unarmed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caino View Post
    AJ, i would be very interested to see how feed yourself throughout this phase too, i made the mistake of not eating enought whilst destroying myself doing metcons which= testosterone of an old woman
    This something ive been mulling over for a few days. Ive decided to cut protein back each meal from 10 oz to 8oz, cut carbs from 8 oz to 6oz, and add 1tbs olive oil or serve of nuts with each meal (normally dont add any extra fat, just from my 2 steak meals). Ive also cut starchy carbs back and replaced 1/3 with mixed veggies (so 1/2 cup rice w/ 1/2 cup mixed veggies [corn, green beans, peas, and carrots] instead of 3/4 cup of rice only. Not paleo, but little to no procressed foods except my pro shakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caino View Post
    AJ, i would be very interested to see how feed yourself throughout this phase too, i made the mistake of not eating enought whilst destroying myself doing metcons which= testosterone of an old woman
    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    This something ive been mulling over for a few days. Ive decided to cut protein back each meal from 10 oz to 8oz, cut carbs from 8 oz to 6oz, and add 1tbs olive oil or serve of nuts with each meal (normally dont add any extra fat, just from my 2 steak meals). Ive also cut starchy carbs back and replaced 1/3 with mixed veggies (so 1/2 cup rice w/ 1/2 cup mixed veggies [corn, green beans, peas, and carrots] instead of 3/4 cup of rice only. Not paleo, but little to no procressed foods except my pro shakes
    Sounds like you got much more of a plan than me Sam, but then again you've always had you diet pretty much dialed in.

    For me it's pretty simple right now..

    Breakfast - Eggs & Bacon/Sausage
    Mid Morning - Protein Shake
    Lunch - Red Meat + Green Veggies
    Mid Afternoon - Pre-Workout Shake
    After workout - Protein Shake
    Dinner - Red Meat + Veggies
    Before Bed - Protein Shake

    I do this for 6 days then on 7th last two meals are + carbs

    I was sticking to White meat but with this plan I need to keep fats high so red meat + fish oil is what I was told to do.

    I'll probably do this for a few more weeks and then look at changing things up to "shock" the body again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    Yes im still at EFS and AnimalPak. Would love to get back out there soon. I was there for the 4th of July last year for a week. Only part part is every time i visit i get the impulse to pack everything and move out right away... if only it were that simple.
    Sure it is. JUST DO IT!
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    Congrats on reaching your powerlifting goals and finding a new challenge to tackle. I just hope that crossfit doesn't use your strength as some sort of propaganda claim i.e. "crossfit causes a 1200+lbs squat."
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    July 5th 2012 @ Crossfit Invictus

    Headed over to CrossFit Invictus today to let Dave Lipson put me through a workout.

    We went on the minute every minute for 20 minutes straight alternating 7 Powercleans with 7 Pullups.

    We set up a band for pullups for when I couldn't do them anymore, I managed 3 rounds without. At the 10 minute mark I had to drop my cleans to 5's. Hit that for two more rounds then had to drop to 3. Did that for 2 round and then finished the last round with 7. The weight was never an issue but my lungs on the other hand were about to explode...well at least that's how it felt. Not being able to breath meant my technique went to shit and I starting missing reps and having to repeat. In my mind all I could hear was the infamous voice of the CF Judge "NO REP".

    Dave of course barely broke a sweat and completed all rounds for all reps with ease without modification.

    Here's a little video my amazing girlfriend Gracie put together from today...

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    Yeeeeeah buddy!! Great workout man, looks like you were pissed and wanted to die haha. Shits hard ain't it?

    I can't wait to see you're level of work once you get some more endurance.

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    I am super impressed with the work at your size. This is inspiring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Yeeeeeah buddy!! Great workout man, looks like you were pissed and wanted to die haha. Shits hard ain't it?

    I can't wait to see you're level of work once you get some more endurance.
    I was pissed off at how pathetically out of shape I am. It will come in time just have to do the work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    I am super impressed with the work at your size. This is inspiring.
    Don't you have abs now or something?
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    AJ, you doing any running/sprinting or rowing? That will definitely help speed up your cardio real quick.

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