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Forum: Health and Medical Issues 04-30-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,387
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Premature Atrial Contraction

I wouldn't be concerned about the PAC's. I would venture to say that probably every crossfitter experiences PVC's after a wod. The ventricles get a little oxygen hungry and irritable and start...
Forum: Starting 02-27-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Nursing mom interested in CrossFit...

I'm a 2 year CrossFitter and my wife is a doula enroute to becoming a midwife, and I work as a firefighter/paramedic. I am not an ob/gyn, but my thoughts are the wod as prescribed might be a bit...
Forum: Starting 02-27-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Nursing mom interested in CrossFit...

I'm a 2 year crossfitter and my wife is a doula enroute to becoming a midwife, and I work as a firefighter/paramedic. I am not an ob/gyn, but my thoughts are the wod as prescribed might be a bit...
Forum: Exercises 11-13-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,221
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Shoulders and Dips

Like Justin said, on a dip you should not have your shoulders shrugged. When you get far into the reps or are doing weighted dips with heavy weight this becomes a challenge. However, failure to pay...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-23-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,430
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Any input for my cleans?

I agree, you are getting more than enough elevation on the bar. It looks like you are just reluctant to get down there and catch it. I concur with Glenn, start at 135 lbs and catch it in a full...
Forum: Exercises 10-23-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,978
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: If I can overhead press 122.5 lbs, how much can I push press?

I'm in a similar boat, I can press 140; and push press 190. My push jerk is 215. I am nervous about trying to jerk more. As for the original question, I stalled at 125 lbs on the press doing...
Forum: Workout of the Day 09-24-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,758
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Nichole

Steve, I have the same attitude as you about going all out on the WOD's at the station. Even if you are tired you can still keep up with 90% of the guys fresh. Sore legs can be a rough dog though...
Forum: Starting 08-21-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: help for the new guy!

All of those subjects have to do with the Zone diet. A block is a simplified way to calculate your protein, carbs, and fat to keep a ratio of 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat. For more read...
Forum: Digital Coaching 07-31-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,197
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Muscle up transition

I'm with everyone else. Dude, you should thank God you didn't get the muscle-up with that setup, or you might be telling us how you knocked yourself smooth out doing a muscle-up. A big kip is...
Forum: Starting 07-31-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: New to Crossfit.

If you Crossfit, get ready to watch your pull-ups go way up. Have fun...
Forum: Workout Logs 07-27-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 314,862
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: AllisonNYC

OK, that's it, I'm doing heavy Fran and firefighter fran. At 192 lbs 135 is 70% of my body weight. I've done the pull-ups bunked out, but have never put it all together. Allison has inspired me.
Forum: Exercises 07-27-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,525
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Overhead Squat - Pinched Nerve

try this thread http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=33491 good luck...
Forum: Starting 07-27-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,642
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: how to quantify improvement

For your first wod I suggest the CFT... Do your 1 rep max for Deadlift, Back squat, and shoulder press. http://www.crossfit.com/journal/library/52-2006_CFTotal.pdf My first wod was Nancy, and I...
Forum: Digital Coaching 07-27-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,679
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Clean and Snatch

I didn't see anything wrong with that. I'm not a coach, but looks outstanding to me. You are well on your way to big stuff...
Forum: Digital Coaching 07-26-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,534
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Clean and Jerk coaching

You will be able to get more weight by getting under the bar in a full squat. Take your time on the first pull like has been said, and increase your load slowly as you are comfortable. My biggest...
Forum: Exercises 06-25-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,684
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: I have nowhere to do Oly lifts (even barbell squats)...

Wow, I'd have to crank out 150 burpees for time in the middle of the gym, and see if you can get completely kicked out... Jeesh. Anyhow, 5 sets of 50 double-unders, 50 squats. WOD's like Annie,...
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-24-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,117
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Firefighter Fran

My bottle time has gone up alot too. I am never the guy that makes the crew go out because of a ringing bell anymore. Patrick 450 is my goal. I'm at 365lbs at present.
Forum: Starting 06-15-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,570
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: What was your first WOD like?

My first was Nancy. I didn't know the grip on o.h. squats, and so was using a clean grip. I did the 400m run, and blew my wod. I got through the first round and immediately scaled it on the fly. ...
Forum: Starting 06-15-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,934
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Beginners WO question?

The attitude improvement sounds nice. I have 6 sons and a couple of them crossfit with me. My oldest got a great hit at baseball the other night. He hit the left field fence and got a triple out...
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-15-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,117
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Firefighter Fran

Holy cow, how much are you deadlifting there Patrick?
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,503
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: I Need a Good knot to attach a manilla rope

Two knots come to mind. Only on manila rope or other natural fiber rope a bowline knot is acceptable. The one I would lean to would be a retraced double figure eight. You should be able to find...
Forum: Exercises 06-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,662
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: cant do a handstand pushup.

OK Steven, I learned wrong... I have been kicking up into a handstand against a wall. My hands are about 12" from the wall. I'll keep my feet against the wall, and lower until my forehead touches...
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-14-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,117
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Firefighter Fran

Isn't this saying "it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission..." a mantra of the fire service?
Forum: Starting 06-14-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,574
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Another Firefighter joins the crossfit cult!!

Hey bro, another FFer here. I'm a CFing Engine man. Me and a couple of guys from my station have been doing it about a year and a half. Your strength background will pay dividends on alot of the...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,956
Posted By Shawn Morton
Re: Starting from Nothing

I agree with the previous posts. You are far too young to feel old. Hypertension and chest pains are no joke. I would strongly recommend seeing a physician, and possibly have a heart scan. Chest...
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