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Hey Crossfitters,

I have a question that maybe you can help me with. There is a groupon deal right now for Crossfit classes. Its 10 classes for $29 or 15 classes for $39. I have always thought Crossfit was right up my husband's alley. Even though he is overweight he is very active (loves skiing, road biking, mtn biking, spin class, sports,working out etc...), food is just his weakness. He is having surgery June 1st. I was thinking about buying this deal for him, and he has until Nov 2nd to use it, but is Crossfit too hard that soon after surgery? After the 2 month "don't lift anything over 20lbs" rule, he'd have August, Sept, and Oct, and even Nov (you probably just have to start the classes by Nov 2nd) to complete them. My delimma is that I know how hard it is to comsume enough calories/protein during those 1st few months after surgery, and would Crossfit be too much during that time? It says the classes are beginner level for the Crossfit uninitiated. What do you guys think?

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I don't know but that sounds like an amazing deal. He could potentially be doing crossfit by August, as you say. If he goes twice a week the classes will be used up in 2 months.

And yes, fueling our tiny sleeves for intense exercise is a challenge, but it's doable. Many people recommend some simple carbs right before a workout, but I prefer some fats like almonds. Afterward a good Protein shake helps the muscles recover from the workout.

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I'm 5 weeks out and just started back to crossfit 1 week ago. I did it prior to surgery. I haven't had any issues yet.

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Thanks guys!! This was exactly what I needed to know. I bought the amazing deal on the crossfit classes for him right after reading your replies! He's going to love it :)

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Thanks guys!! This was exactly what I needed to know. I bought the amazing deal on the crossfit classes for him right after reading your replies! He's going to love it :)

are you in the socal area? if so, i'd like to get that deal as well. Do you have a link to it?

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Yes. It was an Amazon Local deal for the Inland Empire. It was a timed deal available for a week I think and it was good at the Crossfit Covert in Calimesa I believe. If I can find the link I'll post it. If the deal is over sometimes you can call the business offering it and they will still offer it to you. I have done that with hair deals before.

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Don't doubt it. Crossfit rocks. I'm not sure what I'm thankful more, my sleeve or crossfit. I'm 2.5 years out, and I'm in better shape than I have been for almost 15 years.

He'll probably struggle. I know that I'd have struggled at 5 months out. But for 29 bucks it will be good motivation to keep going. I wish that I had returned to weights earlier.

I'm 38, and I do the full crossfit routine, pull ups, handstand pushups, box jumps.

Honestly, I basically have forgotten how fat I was; before I started crossfit, I was starting to slide back to a little bit soft. Now, while I'm not with a full six pack, crossfit and the limited intake from my sleeve means I don't think about what I eat ever, nor do I worry about the pants not fitting. It's a relief.

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Make sure he shares with his trainer about his surgery and calorie restrictions when he starts. I previously did Crossfit and the trainer was soooo great about individualizing everything. (I had to stop due to a foot surgery) I think that's one of the best things about the program. You can go at your own pace and still get a phenomenal workout!

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