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Forum: Nutrition 05-10-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,068
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Family Man diet help!!

PNB is peanut butter? Looks pretty good to me; some might not like the peanut butter, milk, and hummus.

I sure hope your hamburger patty isn't 300 calories with 30g fat... Fats are ~9 kcal/gram, so...
Forum: Exercises 04-02-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,611
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: List your pullup max reps and weight!

205#, 21 years old

25 strict
45+ kipping (haven't maxed in a while)

~120# Weighted
Forum: Fitness 03-12-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,748
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Please discuss: Your squat drives your deadlift

For me, deads help my squat more than the other way around. I have a really long torso, so supplemental deadlift/lower back work really helps my squat: most times when I fail in a squat, it's because...
Forum: Nutrition 02-05-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,552
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Eat A Squid

http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/07/how-to-clean-whole-fresh-squid-instructions.html

Good resource on cleaning it, also that website is fantastic.

I haven't cooked much squid, but from my...
Forum: Nutrition 01-12-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,553
Posted By Skylar Cook
Forum: Exercises 01-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,790
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: HBBS or LBBS

HBBS is definitely more quad-dominant. It's higher up on the back, so your torso will by necessity be more vertical to keep the bar centered over mid foot. This prevents you from sending your butt...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,838
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Heating PVC

I've heard submerging it in boiling water also works, might be easier to get hot water outside than your oven.
Forum: Nutrition 01-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 45,545
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Sushi on a Paleo diet?

To my knowledge there is no "binding agent" used to keep the rice together... But there is usually a mix of sugar and vinegar used as seasoning for the rice.

In my opinion, the benefits of eating...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Med Ball Dimensions

According to Again Faster, Dynamax balls are 14" in diameter. For squats you could emulate this with a stack of books or build a box.

However, proper squat depth will vary based on physiology. The...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,700
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: lashing straps from harborfrieght

I've had my plywood rings hanging from a pair of these for years now (99c each from HF on sale). No problems yet, even with heavy kipping.
Forum: Fitness 11-26-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,107
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: muscle-ups

I don't think it's that uncommon. I can usually bust out sets of 3 strict/deadhang MUs for the duration of a workout, but around 7+ fresh. Kipping probably around 6 (I believe the last 30 MU WOD I...
Forum: Exercises 11-19-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,845
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Squat Form

Yes.

Though if you're just following mainpage WODs or affiliate Metcons (i.e., not a "CFSB" type or pure strength program) it's probably far more important that you learn the Oly lifts, which they...
Forum: Exercises 11-18-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,845
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Squat Form

The question was asked at my L1: "What about high vs. low-bar squats?"

Response (from trainers) was a nervous laugh followed by "We're not going to talk about that. For us, there's just 'The Squat.'...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-18-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,752
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: New Box in West Palm Beach, FL | CrossFit iQ

Nice! I'll be sure to stop by next time I'm home.
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-18-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,388
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: HPC form check!

+1 for side view or diagonal from the front. It does look like you're catching it too far forward, land with your whole foot instead of with your weight on your toes.
Forum: Exercises 10-16-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,667
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Stiff-legged power clean

I wouldn't say he looks ignorant, but I would expect more out of someone with his reputation. The standards are simply higher for Louie.

Anyway, the first thing that got me (other than him not...
Forum: Fitness 10-15-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,478
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Crossfit Cert Practice Test?

There's a test at the end now? When did they implement that?
Forum: Exercises 10-13-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,667
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Stiff-legged power clean

I agree with Brian, think it's supposed to be a muscle clean.

I hope Louie knows more about the Oly lifts than that video indicates...
Forum: Fitness 10-13-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 255,158
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: An Effective, Yet Simple Strength and Conditioning Program

Still an awesome program. Did a cycle last year and made awesome gains, back at it this year and still gaining :D
Forum: Nutrition 10-13-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,835
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Priceless Kitchen Utensils

This (although I like shun knives, too), and my french press. I usually drink 4+ cups of tea a day.
Forum: Nutrition 10-13-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,196
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Paleo Brain

As a student, I find that I crave carbs after hard classes, lots of work, etc. The brain runs off glucose, so give it the fuel it needs, IMO. Usually a square of TJ's dark chocolate in the afternoon,...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-07-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,530
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Clean and Jerk critique

Looks pretty good, but get moving on that jerk. I thought my internet had kicked out waiting for it.
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-07-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,677
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Squat form check.

Good input so far.

Lower, slower. Watch the knees.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Had these made for my pull up/ring bars. What do you think?

Looks solid. What kind of screws did you use? The "tapcon" style screws that are literally just big fat screws, or the expanding anchor ones where you screw into a pre-drilled anchor? Sorry for the...
Forum: Nutrition 10-01-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,999
Posted By Skylar Cook
Re: Paleo shopping at an Asian grocery

I love asian groceries for fruits and veggies, spices, and occaisionally meat/proteins. Usually they're a lot cheaper than the alternative, and have harder to find ingredients.

Oh, and tea.
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