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Forum: Fitness 11-01-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 46,938
Posted By David Strand
Re: Hardest workout you've ever done?

I know that this thread has been quiet a while, but I want to revive it because 1) I think its great and 2) I have a personal workout that I did that was KILLER!
It goes like this:
20 burpees
sub...
Forum: Fitness 09-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 379,323
Posted By David Strand
Re: Gslp

I get the idea of the carb curfew, but for those who work out later in the day (with workouts starting anywhere from 3:00 to 8:00), is the lack of post work out carbs going to effect my performance?...
Forum: Fitness 09-05-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,365
Posted By David Strand
When to sprint?

Hey all, I am finally starting to get around to the GSLP program (having an inconsistent schedule and a slight laziness about sticking to a program had to be conquered first) and was wondering about...
Forum: Nutrition 08-29-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,996
Posted By David Strand
How Much Water? Benefits/Problems

Hey everybody, I decided for the heck of it to count how many 20 oz water bottles I drank throughout the day. After a day that included school, mma, and a brief gym visit, I found that I had drank 10...
Forum: Exercises 08-12-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By David Strand
Soreness in Chest/Sternum during dips?

Hey all, when doing dips (both weighted and non) I have experienced some pains in my chest area. While, obviously, there is strain from the exercise, it doesn't feel muscular exactly. In fact, I...
Forum: Fitness 08-04-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 46,938
Posted By David Strand
Re: Hardest workout you've ever done?

I didnt fare all that much better: between pacing issues, overly long self given breaks, and the forming of and later breaking of blisters on my hands, I did it just shy of 16. I look forward to...
Forum: Fitness 08-03-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 46,938
Posted By David Strand
Re: Hardest workout you've ever done?

I'm gonna pretend I didn't read this one and try the first version out first.. But as for the hardest workout I've done, today i did 100 burpee pullups for time and that was seriously brutal,...
Forum: Fitness 07-31-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,542
Posted By David Strand
Re: Co-ordination in Crossfit?

Cool, makes sense.
Forum: Fitness 07-30-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,542
Posted By David Strand
Co-ordination in Crossfit?

Hey all, was wondering if you could shed some light on something I was wondering about: aren't balance and coordination important to General Physical Preparedness? I rarely if ever see much work...
Forum: Fitness 07-28-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,081
Posted By David Strand
Re: PT Tests

The Marine Corps PFT (Physical Fitness Test) tests the following:
3 Mile Run (Under 18 mins scores 100 points)
Dead-hang Pull-ups (20 pull ups scores 100)
Sit Ups In one minute (one point each, up to...
Forum: Nutrition 07-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,567
Posted By David Strand
Is the Atkins Diet good?

My friend has recently started on the Atkins Diet. I remember back somewhere in the 2000's when it was really popular it had some problems with it, but I don't remember what they were. Basically, I...
Forum: Exercises 07-17-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,402
Posted By David Strand
Re: Touch and Go for Cleans?

Well, that absolutely makes sense: depending on the context. Well, I'll keep what you guys have said in mind. Thanks for your time!
Forum: Exercises 07-17-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,918
Posted By David Strand
Re: Squat ROM

When you quote Starting Strength and Eric, when you recommend I buy Starting Strength, do you refer to the first or second edition? In attempting to order the book I found that there are two...
Forum: Exercises 07-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,402
Posted By David Strand
Touch and Go for Cleans?

Yesterday I started experimenting with the power clean. I'll probably end up taking a video for digital coaching next time, but for now all I'm curious about is if I should drop the weight and reset...
Forum: Exercises 07-13-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,508
Posted By David Strand
Re: how are new WODs created??

No idea how WODs are created, but this one sounds fun. Next time I need inspiration I may try this one out. Out of curiousity, what time did you get? And where did you get a sandbag?
Forum: Fitness 07-13-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 379,323
Posted By David Strand
Re: Gslp

Can someone give me either their own personal explaination of the Frequency Method aspect of it, or, if its there, simply link me to the part in the forum discussion where it is covered? After...
Forum: Exercises 07-12-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,787
Posted By David Strand
Re: 5 exercises for awesome Abs

hahaha, ouch. Just offering the best excercise I knew, considering the subject is about excercises for awesome abs. But I can see why people would find ab-specific excercises to be a waste of time.
Forum: Nutrition 07-12-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,422
Posted By David Strand
Re: Effective Post-Workout Nutrition?

Thanks for the explanation, totally covered my questions.

As for everbody else, thanks for the thoughts. Is it possible to get *too much* carbs or protein post workout? Because between the variety...
Forum: Workout Logs 07-10-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,326
Posted By David Strand
Re: PR Bonanza - Doug's journey from lightweight to...

Douglas,
I'm in a similar situation with both my weight, numbers, and goals, and seeing this has gotten me to begin considering making my own log. Whether or not I end up doing it, I wish you luck!...
Forum: Nutrition 07-10-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,422
Posted By David Strand
Re: Effective Post-Workout Nutrition?

Andy, thanks for the reply, but one bit of confusion: Waxy maze? Is that the variety of carbohydrate or is that a company or..?

Also, out of curiosity, does anyone have a kind of in depth...
Forum: Nutrition 07-10-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,422
Posted By David Strand
Effective Post-Workout Nutrition?

Quick question on post workout protein:
After workouts, I currently drink one scoop of Met-RX Protein Plus Powder with milk. How effective is this? From my admittedly minimal knowledge of nutrition,...
Forum: Exercises 07-10-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,787
Posted By David Strand
Re: 5 exercises for awesome Abs

My friend is a really high level swimmer and he showed me this ab workout once. I agree that the heavy lifts are excelent for building a strong core, but this workout is undenaibly challenging for...
Forum: Fitness 07-09-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,050
Posted By David Strand
Re: Military Fitness?

To clarify, when you say conditioning you mean cardio work right? Like running, rowing, grappling (BJJ), sparring or bag work for kickboxing, etc? Please correct me if I misunderstood you or are...
Forum: Exercises 07-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,918
Posted By David Strand
Re: Squat ROM

OK, I'll definitely look into getting both that and the GSLP book.. and start squatting lower. I think I've been doing alright with depth, but I tend to accidentally fudge my final squat(s) in the...
Forum: Exercises 07-09-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,918
Posted By David Strand
Re: Squat ROM

So does that mean I should be going really low to the ground with my squats? Or does going with thighs parallel to the ground offer adequate glute/ham involvement?
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