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Forum: Exercises 09-10-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Wall Ball question

Not sure if it's right but I jump when I do wall balls, although less now that I can use my arms more. I'm relatively short and light at 5'8", 160#.
Forum: Exercises 09-07-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,716
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: When to wear a lifting belt

I did a bunch of reading on weight belts recently including searching here. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

The conclusions I got were that weight belts help move more weight but do not increase...
Forum: Exercises 08-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,423
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Double Unders

Sound is an important cue for me. It tells me how hard the rope is hitting the floor, the relative timing of my jump and the rope movement, rope speed from the whishing through the air, etc.

I do...
Forum: Nutrition 09-07-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,947
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: New Taubes Blog Post

Thanks for posting. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Forum: Nutrition 08-16-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,040
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: How long after workout till hydration window closes.

There's no hydration window as far as I know. Glycogen replenishment OTOH is most efficient within a 1/2hr to an hour. The body can only absorb about 750 ml of water per hour under ideal conditions...
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,763
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: 205 Snatch Fail (Agonizingly Close)

I'm at nowhere near this level but I had a serious mental block at 135#. I knew I had more in me though so one day when working up to a 1RM I failed at 135 and just went on to 140 and made it. It's...
Forum: Exercises 06-18-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,898
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Usefulness of wall balls

There is also a stability element to wall balls. There is a certain amount of randomness to the motion that isn't found in KB swings or thrusters which are relatively similar but more controlled...
Forum: Competitions 06-15-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,865
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: A much better scoring system for the Games.

I think the current system would be fine if they didn't cut the number of competitors.

If they want to showcase the top athletes in some kind of grand finale, let the remaining athletes do the WODs...
Forum: Competitions 06-12-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,649
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Testing Fitness and Removing Judging Problems

I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Chatman.

I think that one of the most amazing aspects of crossfit competition is that so many shapes and sizes can compete in the same event. I think that with the...
Forum: Competitions 06-11-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,902
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Regional Rankings (World) - First two weekends

I am only familiar with the Canada West people but found it interesting that the men who came in 3rd, Tyson Takasaki, and 4th, Steve Howell, came ahead of Jeremy Meredeth who came in 2nd. I'm not...
Forum: Fitness 06-10-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,170
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Crossfit's definition of health

Crossfit is by far the safest sport I have ever done although that's compared to climbing, skiing, mountain biking, skateboarding and even soccer. Crossfit is done in an incredibly controlled...
Forum: Fitness 06-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,170
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Crossfit's definition of health

I was being facetious and playing on some of the criticisms I've read of movements used in crossfit.

A lot of KB advocates think that swinging to shoulder height is adequate and that going above the...
Forum: Fitness 06-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,170
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Crossfit's definition of health

Crossfit is based on doing movements that shouldn't be used for conditioning metcons. How long is the list now?
kipping pullups (don't even think about doing them with a weighted vest)
Olympic...
Forum: Fitness 06-08-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: How to train the "softer" aspects of fitness

Any of the juggling or balance hobbies would be a start but the skills are pretty activity specific.

hacky sack, balance boards, slack lining, unicycling, soccer ball juggling, etc.
Forum: Nutrition 06-06-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,426
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Paleo from a PhD.

Another +1. Sums up exactly how I feel as well.
Forum: Exercises 06-06-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,404
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Your first HSPU - what was your weight/shoulder press?

When I started crossfit
BW 160
Strict press 115

The first time I ever did a handstand pushup was when I was 18 @ 145# and I had never done any strength training.

My strict press might be 120 now...
Forum: Competitions 06-06-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,551
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Bloody torn hands and bloody barbells at Regionals makes CF look dumb.

I remember hearing at one point that some boxers pride themselves on a pretty face. Means they don't get hit.

My interpretation of what Pär is trying to say is that it should be common practice to...
Forum: Exercises 06-04-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,911
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Curing Pull-up Asymmetry

Do pullups with the strong arm holding a towel wrapped around the bar. Most of the pull will come from the arm on the bar. It's a technique for developing one arm pullups.
Forum: Competitions 06-03-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,551
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Bloody torn hands and bloody barbells at Regionals makes CF look dumb.

I thought I heard somewhere that some boxers pride themselves on having a pretty face. Means they don't get hit.

Getting injured when pushing yourself hard for the first time is proof of finding...
Forum: Fitness 05-31-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,409
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Squatting Variations

How heavy are the sandbags? We do goblet squats with kettlebells every once in a while. 2.5 pd is as heavy as we've got. I do like the idea of working with awkward objects. Gets you out of the...
Forum: Competitions 05-31-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,551
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Bloody torn hands and bloody barbells at Regionals makes CF look dumb.

They had volunteers cleaning all of the bars and equipment between heats with antiseptic at the Canada West Regional. They swapped out a bunch of rings during Amanda as well. The major...
Forum: Competitions 05-30-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,551
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: Bloody torn hands and bloody barbells at Regionals makes CF look dumb.

I saw a lot of torn hands at the Canada West regional especially during the team event with the chest to bars. Apparently the bars were really grippy. One of the guys on our team who can usually...
Forum: Exercises 05-30-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,969
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: are power cleans useful for the majority of lifters?

I have pretty rudimentary knowledge of strength training but from what I've read, explosive movements are incredibly effective in increasing strength. My understanding is that fast twitch muscle is...
Forum: Competitions 05-29-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,673
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: How can this be??CF Games scoring

So if only one person completes every workout but does poorly in all the others they should win? They would have to get really generous with the time caps if they want to start weighting the WODs...
Forum: Competitions 05-29-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,673
Posted By Geoff Archibald
Re: How can this be??CF Games scoring

I don't think he's saying that it there wasn't a precedent or that it was a surprise, just that he thinks it's unfair. He sort of has a point but there will always be drawbacks with any scoring...
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