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Forum: Equipment 05-29-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Wondering if anyone is selling equipment in the Toronto area?

Hey Daniel, check out Primal Athletes @ primalathletes.com (http://primalathletes.com).
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,831
Posted By John Vivian
Re: where to buy bumpers in canada??

Hi Kevin.

Our pricing is per plate. If you are looking for a larger quantity, please let me know. Also, please note that we have several bumper sets that go for a steal.

john
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,574
Posted By John Vivian
Pro-Style Kettlebells in Canada

At our sister company, Primal Athletes, we have a full range of Pro-Style, competition quality kettlebells, including in-between sizes like 20kg and 28kg.

If you have been looking for high quality...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,983
Posted By John Vivian
Re: York 7' Olympic Bar

Norman, if you are looking for a quality York bar, our sister company, Primal Athletes, carries a good selection of bars intended for Olympic-style lifting and power lifting. We use both the needle...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,831
Posted By John Vivian
Re: where to buy bumpers in canada??

We sell Wright Rubber bumpers through our sister company, Primal Athletes. You will be hard pressed to find lower pricing or better service in Canada. We ship across the country and use several...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,461
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Competition Kettlebells in Canada

Matt, we also carry the Agatsu brand of kettlebell along side our own.

john
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,659
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Sequence Training Rings

Hey folks.

Over at Primal Athletes we are carrying our own rings that you might be interested in (we come in a little less expensive than the ones at MEC, too). Check them out here:
...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,461
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Competition Kettlebells in Canada

Hey Jason.

If you are still in the market, we carry our own brand over at Primal Athletes that is of the same quality as other brands. Check them out here:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,238
Posted By John Vivian
Re: squat stand-bench press

York makes a pretty decent squat stand that will double for a bench press station (minus the bench). Not sure if you can get one of these in the US or not, however. We have 6 of them in our gym and...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,147
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Are you looking for kettlebells in Canada?

Along with Agatsu, we have aligned our prices with Fitness Depot. We also have a full line of Dynamax medicine balls in stock. Additionally, we are now shiping all of our products anywhere in...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,650
Posted By John Vivian
Re: cheap olympic weight set- found online

Dan, we do sell the whole package as a set, but just don't have it listed on our site. Drop me a note and we can chat about what your needs are and from there we can figure out what will work best....
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,650
Posted By John Vivian
Re: cheap olympic weight set- found online

Dan, we are a York retailer and have provided this same set to a couple of people now. It is a decent starter set for doing the slow lifts but is not intended for O-lifts (at least not if you plan...
Forum: Exercises 01-16-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,350
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Correct distance for jumping pullups?

Try to set things up so that you have about 8"-9" of dip for your jump. Our bars are 8'6" high so we often have to use a few bumper plates on top of plyo boxes for our clients to perform JPUs on...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,489
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Bumper plate?

We use both Kraiberg and York and have had no problems with either. i believe they come from the same manufacturer overseas with the only difference being the branding (name) that is put on them. i...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,681
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Yukon Fitness GHD preliminary review

A little extra info to do with as you will. Our Yukon GHD did not give out all of a sudden. The paint started to crack a while before the piece actually gave way. It was clear that it was failing...
Forum: Exercises 01-04-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,433
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Lack of Squat Depth

It sounds like it is definitely a hammie flexibility issue. In addition to searching the Web, check out the July 2007 issue of the CFJ...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,681
Posted By John Vivian
Re: Yukon Fitness GHD preliminary review

The Yukon GHD is probably the least expensive option that is still usable. Of course, the workmanship and quality of materials is not the same as on the higher end GHDs.

The main problem that...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,662
Posted By John Vivian
CrossFit Toronto Online Store

Hi folks.

Just a quick note to let everyone know that CrossFit Toronto has recently launched its new online store. We are aiming to be a one-stop-shop for everything CFers and CF Affiliates need....
Forum: CrossPit 03-19-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,730
Posted By John Vivian
As some folks have mentioned before, the hand is...

As some folks have mentioned before, the hand is made of small, delicate bones. As such, target selection is key to whether or not it is safe to strike with a standard punch. The body (torso) seems...
Forum: CrossPit 03-16-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,748
Posted By John Vivian
JKD Concepts and FMA for about 8 or 9 years now. ...

JKD Concepts and FMA for about 8 or 9 years now. Recently started some subwrestling and MMA classes, too, with a couple of Muay Thai classes thrown in just for kicks (no pun intended).

john
Forum: Nutrition 03-10-2006, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,642
Posted By John Vivian
Found this on another board and thought it...

Found this on another board and thought it interesting enough to share. Very interested in views and comments on this:




Effect of the pattern of food intake on human energy metabolism. ...
Forum: Nutrition 03-06-2006, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,562
Posted By John Vivian
Along with many other CFers, i have personally...

Along with many other CFers, i have personally had some very good results using a combination of Zone and Paleo diets. Use Zone food portions and Paleo-friendly foods and you should be well on your...
Forum: Nutrition 03-06-2006, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,343
Posted By John Vivian
i second Larry's advice. Steady state cardio...

i second Larry's advice. Steady state cardio (LSD -- long slow distance) work can have a determental effect on muscle mass and has little benefit to overall fitness, at least by CrossFit standards. ...
Forum: Nutrition 03-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,195
Posted By John Vivian
Bart, to lean out, stay strict on the Zone until...

Bart, to lean out, stay strict on the Zone until you lean out to your desired BF%. As for gaining lean mass (muscle), i think it is a matter of increasing your overall intake. Perhaps start out...
Forum: Starting 03-05-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,585
Posted By John Vivian
Lynn, if you ever have questions about the WoD...

Lynn, if you ever have questions about the WoD instructions, you can also post to the "comments" section where you are sure to get some helpful advice.

i'm also going to reiterate what John said...
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