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Forum: Exercises 11-14-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,384
Posted By Chris Williams
A good all-round exercise

This is nothing new, but just wanted to share a very effective exercise that I throw in now & again with some good results. Basically just a variation of Farmer's walk:

I just walk a set of...
Forum: Exercises 11-14-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,002
Posted By Chris Williams
A good all-round exercise

This is nothing new, but just wanted to share a very effective exercise that I throw in now & again with some good results. Basically just a variation of Farmer's walk:

I just walk a set of...
Forum: Nutrition 03-18-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,043
Posted By Chris Williams
Re: Created a New Paleo Recipe

Sounds good, thx, but quick question, what's "TJ" mean? Is it a brand, or does it mean something? Also, do you use the egg yolks or just the whites?
Forum: Injuries 03-18-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,711
Posted By Chris Williams
Re: Tight ACL graft limiting ROM

Ok thx. I'm not technically minded, so may take a while to post a video clip of me squatting. But from what i can see in the mirrors at the gym, I'm going down into a standard "globo gym" parallel...
Forum: Injuries 03-13-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,711
Posted By Chris Williams
Tight ACL graft limiting ROM

Hi,

I had ACL reconstruction a few yrs ago but the ACL graft was too tight, limiting the range of motion in the knee. I've only got a ROM of around 90-100%, so I cannot do AtG squats as...
Forum: Exercises 02-09-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,892
Posted By Chris Williams
Re: Problems doing the "3rd world squat"...

yep, that's exactly my problem, a tight acl, so little flexibility in the knee bend.

So my question is...can i try to work on stretching etc to ease the problem (even though the surgeon...
Forum: Exercises 02-05-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,892
Posted By Chris Williams
Problems doing the "3rd world squat"...

Hi

It is often mentioned here about the benefits of deep ATG squats, and the damage that squats to parallel or above can do to the knee & hamstrings.

My knee only bends to about 90-100degs...
Forum: Technical Support 11-14-2007, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,083
Posted By Chris Williams
Re: Qu for any tecchies out there...

Hi Lynne, thx for the response, and i'll answer as best i can, as i'm not v. computer savvy. I'm on windows, and have tried both the types of files under the wods, and neither ever works. Strangely...
Forum: Technical Support 11-12-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,083
Posted By Chris Williams
Qu for any tecchies out there...

Hi, I can't view the WOD demos. When i click on the links, the downloading just goes on forever, and never finishes. I've got high speed broadband & can watch vidoes on Youtube etc (in fact this is...
Forum: Fitness 04-23-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,353
Posted By Chris Williams
Tom, I cycle quite a bit (road & mountain), doing...

Tom, I cycle quite a bit (road & mountain), doing the odd race etc, and try to keep up my x-fit too.

It is true that I cannot follow the WODs exactly as most of them hit the legs quite hard, so...
Forum: Fitness 04-04-2007, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,789
Posted By Chris Williams
I've done Sprints & Olympic distances, and tried...

I've done Sprints & Olympic distances, and tried to keep going on X-fit (though I did tilt the balance for the more specific training for the longer events).

I think X-fit will give you the...
Forum: Exercises 12-11-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,712
Posted By Chris Williams
Steve, a word of advice from someone who pushed...

Steve, a word of advice from someone who pushed his acl rehab too hard, and now needs another repair...the repaired acl actually weakens for the first few weeks/ months after surgery while the...
Forum: Injuries 12-11-2006, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,894
Posted By Chris Williams
Steven, sorry to take so long to reply,...

Steven, sorry to take so long to reply, particularly as it is your first post. Folks here normally pretty good at replying, but maybe you should have started a new thread to get a quicker response. ...
Forum: Injuries 11-27-2006, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,894
Posted By Chris Williams
Thx for the feedback. Tom, I've found a...

Thx for the feedback.

Tom, I've found a local Dr that does the electrotherapy, so will try that for the healing process. But I'm not sure if we have "structural integrators" in Switzerland.
...
Forum: Injuries 11-23-2006, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,894
Posted By Chris Williams
Hi Anyone out there know if it is possible...

Hi

Anyone out there know if it is possible to muscle up the leg to the extent that it is possible to lead an active lifestyle (particularly skiing, hiking, biking) without an ACL?

The...
Forum: Injuries 08-29-2006, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By Chris Williams
Thx for the advice. I'll look into the...

Thx for the advice. I'll look into the supplements you guys mentioned, and sounds as if running may have to stop, even though i've been trying the pose method (i'm not really addicted to it anyway). ...
Forum: Injuries 08-29-2006, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By Chris Williams
I'm looking for some advice as i've just been...

I'm looking for some advice as i've just been diagnosed with mild, early stage arthritis (in the knee), due to previous injuries/ accidents.

X-fit (& the message board) really helped me get over...
Forum: Injuries 02-13-2006, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,542
Posted By Chris Williams
Hi For the last month i've not fully...

Hi

For the last month i've not fully recovered from a cold and cough a lot after exercise.

According to 2 seperate Doctors, i've got an infected trachea, and have been given an inhaler to...
Forum: Exercises 11-29-2005, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,921
Posted By Chris Williams
Even if it true that squatting below parallel...

Even if it true that squatting below parallel puts more pressure through the ligaments & tendons, my gut feel is this may not neccessarily be a bad thing, done in moderation. Surely you need to...
Forum: Exercises 07-21-2005, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,156
Posted By Chris Williams
Ryan, Yes I used to do a lot of MT, and...

Ryan,

Yes I used to do a lot of MT, and think it will be a very long time until i feel comfortabe at even trying the twisting motion the supporting leg goes through for a kick.

My physio...
Forum: Exercises 07-20-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,156
Posted By Chris Williams
OK thanks a lot guys. Ryan I've already read...

OK thanks a lot guys. Ryan I've already read about your amazing recovery with much jealousy!

Thx for the advice, I'll try doing 3 easy days rather than one intense session.

By the way,...
Forum: Exercises 07-11-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,156
Posted By Chris Williams
I did the usual, air squats, cycling, & swimming,...

I did the usual, air squats, cycling, & swimming, but i'm beyond rehab now, i'm just not quite able to do several WODs a week, and i also want to focus on strengthening up the knee in particular.
Forum: Exercises 07-11-2005, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,156
Posted By Chris Williams
Hi, I'm just about recovered from ligament...

Hi,

I'm just about recovered from ligament & meniscal tearing in the knee. I can now do most CF WODs but the knee is very sore & weak for a couple of days afterwards, so I can't often do more...
Forum: Injuries 05-25-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,954
Posted By Chris Williams
Nothing much to add to what's been said above,...

Nothing much to add to what's been said above, apart from i can verify it is the truth. I've had a lot of knee problems (rebuilt ligaments, then damaged meniscus), and squats really seemed to be a...
Forum: Fitness 05-23-2005, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,574
Posted By Chris Williams
I'm not sure if i agree with Matt's point. I was...

I'm not sure if i agree with Matt's point. I was an occassional swimmer who had awful technique, but over the last few months i've improved a lot just by regularly practising the stuff I picked up...
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