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ANGIESLP80
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7/10/12 8:39 A

That's great! I am similar goals as well and while I've only been tracking food a few days I am amazed at the structure it has given me!
I hope your soreness eases and you feel better!



WILDRESCU
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7/9/12 1:35 A

Only been Crossfitting for 4 weeks so maybe that explains the continued pain. Most days I survive on Advil, Biofreeze, baths, and ice. Anticipating A change in pain/soreness soon. Well, I am very far from you....right on the Pacific coast in Ventura, Ca. No real humidity and temps in mid 60s. I try to focus on hydration too. So important. This week I developed major pain in neck and shoulder, doc says I sprained them so I need a couple weeks to recover. Bummer on my CF development. I'm not sure what your fitness goals are, but mine are to lose weight and get healthy and fit. Tracking every bite I eat has made a huge difference and I believe the key to my weightloss. Cardio just helps the calorie deficit more and strength training is important too. I'm glad to hear CF I going well for you!!



ANGIESLP80
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7/8/12 8:22 A

That's very interesting. This is my first attempt at tracking food/weight while doing CF. I am curious if I'll have similar results. Let's keep in touch so we can troubleshoot this :) This week after WODs. I have been very sore! Upper and lower body. I am not sure where you live but it has been very humid here near Boston, MA. I am thinking maybe I am not hydrated enough. How long have you been CrossFitting? I was extremely sore for the first 4-5 weeks then less sore as time went on (besides this past week). (with an occasional WOD that kills me and leaves me taking advil the next day!)



WILDRESCU
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7/8/12 1:33 A

Happy to share and eager for more responses from knowledgeable folks. When I wasn't doing Crossfit I was steadily losing weight with running, cardio DVDs, and general strength training. But since I started CF a month ago Ive been too sore to do my regular cardio and my weight loss has stalled. Not losing inches either yet. I know I'm getting stronger, but since my measurements and scale haven't budged, it leads me even more to believe this isn't true cardio. so much to learn here and tinker with, but we'll figure it out. Quick question...what is your level of soreness after your WOD. I almost never can workout the next day I'm so sore. Just wondering when/if this will go away? Thanks!!!



ANGIESLP80
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7/7/12 2:19 P

Thanks for your response!



ANGIESLP80
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7/7/12 2:18 P

Thank you! This really sums it up for me and how to track it. I agree with you that it would be strength rather than cardio. I also think it would be great if a professional weighed in! :) THANKS AGAIN!



WILDRESCU
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7/7/12 1:18 A

I do Crossfit as well, but I consider it strength training more than cardio. Yes I'm drenched in sweat and breathing heavy during most of it, including the conditioning section, but because my box's conditioning program is mainly squats, kettle bell swings, pull ups, pushups, dips, box jumps, and other body weight/DB exercises, I don't feel it's truly cardio. However on days we run, row, or do jump rope drills, I count that. Monday's WOD was power snatches and then 400meter lunges for time. I was dying but I wouldn't call that true cardio for the sake of calorie burning on the fitness tracker. Wish I could, and I would love to hear different, but I believe this is the standard way to track Crossfit on SP. I have worn my HRM the entire hour including warm up and the WOD and I personally burned 350-450 depending on the day. But still, I hear HRM can't tell difference between strength training and cardio. Would LOVE to hear a proessional response here cause I'm curious too. I just wanted to share my thoughts/experience.



UNIDENT
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7/6/12 4:52 P

Here's an article not on crossfit specifically but on tracking things that aren't in the tracker:

www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=87




ANGIESLP80
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7/6/12 2:30 P

Today is my FIRST day on SP! I am very excited about the aspect of community and accountability.
I was searching message boards to see if this topic had been addressed before but I haven't found an answer My main form of exercise is CrossFit. Does anyone else have a way that they track the strength/cardio/intensity of the workout? I don't have a heart rate monitor right now and probably can't afford one at the moment. Any other suggestions?
I appreciate all your answers!! THANKS!



 
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