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Crossfit For Life

While paleo may predominate in the Crossfit world, let's show what we can accomplish with compassion, commitment, and carbs.  

Feel free to discuss your personal achievements, fueling strategies, box social interactions, or any and everything WOD related.


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The Open - 2016

Started by Niki. Last reply by Windlord Apr 19, 2016. 10 Replies

How was it for folks??! 16.2 was the most brutal for me. I should have gotten through round 2, 75 pound clean, but I was BEAT after a long week of my day job too. Here are my stats. Kicked some ass…Continue

Video mocking crossfit on durianrider youtube channel

Started by Niki. Last reply by Windlord Nov 2, 2015. 1 Reply

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp2BpOpFaeYWatching this video is what prompted me to find this group and fellow 80-10-10 crossfitters. I'm not…Continue

WOD Veg Style

Started by Windlord. Last reply by Windlord Oct 13, 2015. 4 Replies

Though not hcrv (yet!), it's good to see someone leading the way:…Continue

Post your WOD!

Started by Jack McKenna. Last reply by Windlord Jan 28, 2015. 29 Replies

Man I love crossfit workouts... I feel like such a monkey.Post yours here!Here's what we did at Crossfit Oakleigh yesterday and a pic of Coach Scott teaching the finer points of rope climb.…Continue

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Comment by Windlord on November 2, 2015 at 2:52pm

Welcome in, Niki!  

Props to you for staying true to your convictions even in the company of others with differing views.  The good news is that you'll find that protein is the most overhyped nutrient in the fitness world.  As long as you're eating plenty of your whole plant fruits and greens (2500k minimum/ 10grams carbs per kilo of bodyweight), protein is a non-issue.  

Focusing on performing safe movements, progressively heavier or more challenging + ample rest is what will drive your performance improvements over time.  

Stay in touch, and let me know any way I can be of assist.

You on FB?  Some great plant strong athletes there too.

Comment by Niki on November 2, 2015 at 5:20am
I'm SO glad this group exists. I started crossfit 3 months ago and almost everyone in my gym eats paleo. I am new to weightlifting so I am playing with a raw vegan protein supplement from whole foods. Other than that, I do 80-10-10 for all meals.
Comment by Windlord on August 6, 2015 at 5:13pm

Grateful that I've recently achieved Level One Trainer status, and honored to be able to pass on what I've learned to others that their lives might be improved as mine has.  

Oh, and DL 1rm has climbed to 345 :)

Comment by Windlord on March 4, 2015 at 4:20pm

Lifetime PR of 315 Dead today!  

Comment by RAMONA A. CADOGAN on February 3, 2015 at 10:15am
Please subscribe to my vegan athlete YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJ1bf0-d6-1IQkSP0rHdDg and at YouTube.com/holisticvegan
Comment by Bart Shields on February 3, 2015 at 6:35am

Sweet... I've been looking for you guys... I've been crossfitting for about 6 months now... Nobody at my box knows I'm a HCLF vegan. I've totally avoided that lecture... :) But secretly I'm laughing inside at how much freaking energy I have during or WODs.. Before choosing this lifestyle I was dragging through the WOD's now I'm PR'ing almost every week. It's Awesome!!

Comment by Windlord on February 1, 2015 at 3:49pm

Comment by Windlord on January 28, 2015 at 3:27pm

No, Linda, a wannabe is someone who watches from the outside and wishes.  

You're already actively pursuing goals, so that makes you an official crossfitter :)

For DU's, I recommend watching as many how-to vids as possible, including Ramona's, writing down the important technique points .  Assuming you work in a box, engage the practiced eye of a coach or a highly experienced member to give you feed back.  

Something you can do is rather than attempting to string multiples DU together, do just one DU, then a few singles, then another DU, repeat.  Over time, reduce the singles, until you're alternating reps between a DU and a single.  This builds the confidence and the muscle memory to begin stringing sets together.  

Feel free to track your progress with these and any other wods/movements here :)

Comment by RAMONA A. CADOGAN on January 28, 2015 at 12:13pm
Linda double unders will come in time. Just visualize what double unders look like before you try each time. I will post a video next week for double unders. Check my profile on the Olympic lifts. I am a vegan(coach, personal trainer, meal planner) and compete in Olympic weightlifting as a vegan athletes. If you have IG you can view me doing double unders as rawveganlifter.
Comment by Linda Jaquie on January 28, 2015 at 9:20am

Hello guys, I want to thank you for accepting me in the group and tell you a bit about me.
I am a wannabe crossfiter since I just started. I am doing the beginners' version of the workouts (lady style push-ups, pull-ups and dips with assistance). My lower body strength is better than my upper body strength since I like riding my bike but there is always room for improvement. I can't do double under yet. :)

Thanks again,



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