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Mike Pietragallo
August 27th, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

This is AWESOME!

I started my CrossFti journey while on deployment just after my 40th birthday. My wife and I opened our own Affiliate the following year.

I turn 57 next week and I've loved every step along the way.

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Elizabeth Sutherlin
August 27th, 2020 at 5:31 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Love your story, Larry. I am 60 and have been doing CrossFit a little over 5 years. My kids got me started and I never looked back. I got my L-1 in 2018. Best class I ever took to help me understand how and why my body was being transformed by CrossFit. Keep up the great job of modeling the way for others our age to realize we don't need to rely on pharmaceuticals as we age, we need to show up and rely on the full spectrum of what CrossFit has to offer us. Thanks!

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Scott Frey
August 27th, 2020 at 3:41 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Right there with you Larry. Keep the great work going! I would love to see more people over 50 start CrossFit. I think there is a perception that it is "a young man's game". Absolutely not true!

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Jason Selman
August 27th, 2020 at 12:25 pm
Commented on: Members Of Crossfit’s Athlete Advisory Council Announced

Let me get this straight. CrossFit, which started as an all-inclusive, underground movement and hated elitism in its athletes, just hired four elite athletes to advise on issues within the community. Hmm...

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Tyler Hass
August 27th, 2020 at 10:56 pm

Jason,

The tagline underneath the CrossFit logo from day one was "Forging Elite Fitness" and the CrossFit Games proudly crowns the "fittest on earth". There is a big difference between elite and elitism, though. Most of the games athletes are incredibly humble and wouldn't look down upon a person struggling to get their first pullup. There's no reason a community can't be both elite and inclusive.


The Athlete's Advisory Council is meant to give the athletes more of a voice within the sport of CrossFit, so it makes sense to include competitors. Other professional sports leagues have similar councils. Over time, this council might grow and include other voices. There is a separate group of affiliate representatives who act as a layer between affiliates and HQ. I know a few of the people in that group and they're amazing people.

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Mark Blue
August 26th, 2020 at 7:48 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Great story and congrats Larry. I started CF 6 years ago and our stories have many parallels. As I prepare to turn 60 and begin the next phase of life (partial retirement - eventually full retirement) I decided to get my L1 and begin training masters. It's my hope to inspire others in our age group to take the chance, start, walk through the door. I've seen that leading by example truly does work well and I've convinced several to just start. So, far, all are staying with the CF program. I can't think of a better way to invest my "free" time! And no, I'm not the best athlete in the box either, but I do OK for me - and that makes me happy.


Best wishes on the active and healthy decades ahead!

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Fiona Noble
August 26th, 2020 at 6:25 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

As a 52 yo CrossFitter, I see many parallels with my fitness journey. I was incredibly sedentary until 5 years ago but now am the fittest I’ve ever been.

Absolutely great article & well done Larry!

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Shelly Nutt
August 26th, 2020 at 6:14 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

I was never an athlete.

And then I found Crossfit at 51 and got my L-1 at 53. I'm not awesome. I can't do a pull or chest to bar but so what?! I'm moving fast, I'm lifting heavy things, I'm pushing my body and now at 54, I feel stronger than I've ever felt in my life. Humble, Hungry and Happy!!

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Daniel H Chandler
August 26th, 2020 at 3:07 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

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CF Warrenton

Great article, exactly on point!!

Thank you Larry

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Mike McDermott
August 26th, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Spot on! Been doing CF for 10 years at CF Omaha. Great coaches who are focused on your health coupled with challenging workouts and an encouraging community really can expand quality of life. Keep going!


Mike McDermott

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CF Omaha

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Kim Taylor-Papp
August 26th, 2020 at 1:50 pm
Commented on: 200826

Such an inspirational story!! Having supportive coaches AND a supportive "squad" are paramount. If the aforementioned are lacking, CF leaves the athlete feeling isolated. I started CF January, 2019; I was 59; I stepped away in May, 2020. :( The big takeaways of this video are take ownership, give your best effort, be healthy, be strong, keep walking through the door, through exercise physical and mental health improve, AND work towards being the best version of yourself. Congratulations AND best wishes to you!!!!!

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Patrick Doyle
August 26th, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Great information. I am 56 years of age. I can relate to Larry's thoughts and desires of trying to stay healthy. As a retired LEO with very strong cycling background if find myself leaning towards Crossfit workouts more than riding or racing.

I do follow the national Crossfit website. So much information available. I have set up a complete box at my house !! And use it quite often too.

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Leslie Gordon
August 26th, 2020 at 1:08 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Wonderful message! So good to see the stories of Masters athletes being shared. Wellness is within everyone’s reach if we just show up! My husband and I are in our late 40’s and have been so positively impacted by CF that we have started a podcast to talk about it (Getting Swolder). Larry’s experience and message spell it out so clearly. Thanks for the inspiration!! -Leslie G.

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Nancy Binks-Lyman
August 26th, 2020 at 12:09 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

My husband and I are in our 60’s and have been doing CrossFit for almost 9 years! It has changed our lives for sure and I hope we are doing it well into our 90’s. Great video and thanks for focusing on athletes over 50!

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Rick Wedzinga
August 26th, 2020 at 12:08 pm
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Great video to watch.. Being almost 58 I can totally relate to this. Thought I was in shape ever since I started training in regular gym back in 2006. Then switched to Crossfit 6 months ago and boy was I in for a suprise. Felt like a complete newbie and had to learn new things and forget a whole lot of bad gym habits. I'm the only "old" guy between all the boys and girls half my age. But they do lift me up and are not afraid to challenge me... I know I have made tremendous progress in those six months and am now, already, in the best shape of my life

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Mark Strahler
August 26th, 2020 at 11:16 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Great video...so true! How do you get this in front of the people who need to see it?

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Chuck Rosenfield
August 26th, 2020 at 11:15 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Well done Larry. At 61 I can completely relate.

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Reza Dehghanzadehsuraki
August 26th, 2020 at 10:42 am
Commented on: 200826

Macro view template analysis


Workouts Structure:


First day followed “For Time” template. This heavy WOD was a single modality that combines 3 heavy weightlifting movements. These 3 movements were the teaching progression for clean & jerk. The primary purpose was to improve the strength. Furthermore, the main purpose of this WOD was to increase the clean & jerk record. Strength, muscular endurance and cardiorespiratory endurance played the major role in this exercise. Moreover, the aerobic system was the dominant energy pathway in this program.


Second day followed “As Heavy As Possible” template. This heavy day was a single modality that includes a heavy weightlifting modality. The purpose of the exercise was to improve the strength. The amount of resistance should be progressively increased per set to reach the athlete’s record in final set. Athletes can strive to maximize their maximum strength in this exercise. Strength played the major role in this exercise. Moreover, the phosphagen system was the dominant energy pathway in this program.


Third day followed 1 min all-out interval manner. This program cleverly used two templates of For Time and AMRAP together. This exercise was a triplet modality that combined a heavy weight movement from weightlifting with a sprint run from metcon modality and a high skill movement

from gymnastic modality. This WOD improves the strength, stamina and cardiorespiratory endurance. In this WOD, athletes learn how to control the fatigue and continue the reps for break the records despite being tired. Moreover, the ratio of work to rest was designed 1 to 2, so the athletes have enough time for recovering and this break time encourages athletes to try with their maximum effort. The lactic acid system was the dominant energy pathway in each 1 min all-out intervals. After each round, the athletes recover during 2 min rests.


Conclusion

In this cycle:

The combinations of W; W and WMG have been used, respectively.

7 movements were used.

Two single modality days were used in this cycle, similar to last cycle.

No couplet modality can be seen in this cycle.

Weightlifting modality used for all 3 days.

The focus of this WOD was on the weightlifting modality.


Overall, all 3 energy pathways (phosphagen, lactic acid and aerobic) were challenged in this cycle. Moreover, the Strength, muscular endurance and cardiorespiratory endurance played the major role in this circle of programming.

As a final note, “For Time”, “AHAP” and “For Time + AMRAP” templates were used for programming in this cycle.


You can see other analysis in my instagram page.

Enjoy your rest day and recover your physical and mental dimensions

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John Sullivan
August 26th, 2020 at 10:21 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Great job. At 75 Crossfit is salvation for me. It covers all the bases.

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Emily Jenkins
August 26th, 2020 at 9:35 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Love this story, thank you for sharing! Keep it up Larry.

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Helen Sharp
August 26th, 2020 at 7:55 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Great video and so relatable. I am a 53 year old who joined her local Box because her daughter pushed her into it. I’ve never looked back! I no longer need the statins the Doctor was beginning to suggest and I can run up those stairs without pain in my knees and I can run 10K!

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Michael Pettersson
August 26th, 2020 at 5:51 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Thank you Larry!

Let's kick it until we are 90 mate!

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Steve Huckle
August 26th, 2020 at 3:11 am
Commented on: 200826

Great video mate. I to like you found this life changing Fitness routine. Crossfit has changed my life. It is a daily part of my life now. More people over 50 need to get into it if only just for functional fitness. It would be less burden on our health systems. Age is not an excuse..

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Chris Manouse
August 26th, 2020 at 2:35 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Love this - so relatable... great article.

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Jim Milani
August 26th, 2020 at 1:19 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Great message Larry! Inspiring and I love the tag line of “just keep walking through the door”. What can I do to get more of us through that door?

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Tim Valente
August 26th, 2020 at 1:12 am
Commented on: Fit Over 50

Great article/video. I am in a similar place and CrossFit has been immensely helpful for me...am in better shape now than 10 years ago (maybe 15).

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