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Forum: Equipment 01-26-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 81,509
Re: Pull-up Bar Diameter

I went with 1-1/4 schedule 80 pipe for the pullup bar. It's great for working your grip, but if I had it to do over again, I'd probably go with 1". For me chins (palms facing me) are especially...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 32,024
Re: Best Way to Heat Garage Gym?

I installed a PTAC heat pump/air conditioner in my Garage gym. These are the same units that are used in hotel rooms. The unit is completely self contained, no ducting or piping required. Just...
Forum: Fitness 01-19-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,571
Re: Height Classes in CF Games/CF in general

At 6'4" and 255#, I'm certainly handicaped in many of the WODs except for rows and CFT. Sorry Lynne, wallball kicks my butt too. The last thing I'd want to see is classifications for the games, or...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,093
Re: 8' span pullup bar

My garage is 10'6" across and I hung a 1-1/4 schedule 80 pipe across as a pullup bar. It turned out to be too flimsy so I hung two supports using 1/4" allthread hooked to the ceiling joists. I...
Forum: Exercises 12-31-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,838
Re: Clydesdale Division (200+ lbs) Pullups

Hi Eric,

I'm 250/6'4" and was able to squeeze out 25 kipping pullups for Eugene's Birthday Pullup Challenge. I started out where you were about 14 months ago and built from there by doing pullups...
Forum: Exercises 12-13-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,316
Re: pull up substitutions: when you don't have any equipment

Some utility poles have horizontal bracing that is attached to the pole on one end and to a guy wire on the other end. They make a pretty good pullup bar, even if they are a little fat @ 3"...
Forum: Exercises 12-11-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,195
Re: Handstand Pushups

This is just a datapoint. At a bodyweight of 250 pounds and a strict press of 185, I can just squeak out two nose to floor handstand pushups. My experience matches up with the 75% number mentioned...
Forum: Competitions 11-28-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 204,485
Re: 1000lbs club CrossFit Total

I almost posted on this thread last time with a total of 995, but I held off thinking it was yet another incentive to break the 1000 barrier. Had I carried the one, I'd have notice that it was...
Forum: Competitions 11-27-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,924
Re: Eugene Allen's Birthday Pullup Challenge

Happy birthday Eugene!

I was able to get 25 which is a new PR for me. My age is 45 and thanks to CrossFit, I've never felt better. Thank you so much for putting this thing together.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Re: question for the Equipment builders out there

I'll second what Lincoln said. To help get a straight line use a chalk line and take a very shallow initial cut with your razor knife, focusing on accuracy. On subsequent passes, follow the...
Forum: Fitness 10-13-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,025
Re: POLL: How many people REST "as Rx'd"?

I'm doing the 3on/1off cycle as Rx'd from the main site. It seems that life forces me to take a few days off here and there. For example after Thursday's 3 bars of death, Friday's Murph and today's...
Forum: Competitions 09-26-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,924
Re: Eugene Allen's Birthday Pullup Challenge


November 27th is right around my 1 year CrossFit anniversary. I started with 1 pullup and am now at 15. I should be able to get another 5 by then, so put me down for 20.

Forum: Equipment 09-15-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,411
Re: Timer recommendations

The Gymboss has the most well thought out, and intitive user interface of any consumer electronic I've used. The beeper isn't that loud, but it's at a frequency that I can hear as long as the music...
Forum: Exercises 09-11-2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,542
Re: is there a warmup for pullups?

Hi Rich-

I've wondered the same thing about a pullup warmup. The best I've come up with so far is to play the first set by ear and do a reduced set if needed. For me at least, the subsequent...
Forum: Exercises 09-06-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 127,387
Re: 500 Meter Rowing Time?

After work today I did the 500M/1:00rest workout from the C2's PM3 menu for 4 intervals:

1st 1:45.1
2nd 1:37.4
3rd 1:42.0
4th 1:45.5

3rd and 4th interval were like death for the last...
Forum: Exercises 08-24-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,953
Re: How often do you row?

Right now, I only use the rower when it's called for in the WOD. But Ithink it's time to make it part of the warmup, at least twice a week. Good poll, it got me thinking. :o
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,853
I'm wondering if my Dynamax medicine ball can...

I'm wondering if my Dynamax medicine ball can stand the abuse of being used as a slam ball. If not, what are the recommended commercial alternatives? I've thought about building a sandball, but...
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-12-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,529
I didn't have a 2 pood kettlebell so I duct taped...

I didn't have a 2 pood kettlebell so I duct taped two 10 pound plates to the bottom of a 1-1/2 pood KB. Worked great!
Forum: Exercises 07-05-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,124
44/m/235 315/425 working on improving...


working on improving my squat numbers...
Forum: Community 05-11-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
I sent in my registration yesterday. I've been...

I sent in my registration yesterday. I've been doing CrossFit for about 6 months. Pullups and pushups/dips are still my weakness, but I'll be working them hard between now and then.

See you...
Forum: Injuries 05-04-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,893
Thanks for the comments. Depending on how you...

Thanks for the comments. Depending on how you look at it, I may not have diabetes, since my HbA1C is 5.7 and Fasting Glucose is 87. Last year, sedentary and 40 pound heavier, I was at 165 fasting...
Forum: Injuries 05-04-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,893
My doctor recently recommended that I start a low...

My doctor recently recommended that I start a low dose of Lovastatin due to a LDL reading of 111, HDL 39, Tri 39. While these numbers would not cause action in a normal person, I have additional risk...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,222
Joshua- I'm the same height, maybe a...


I'm the same height, maybe a little taller, and have exactly the same ceiling dimensions in my garage. While I had to re-orient the florescent light fixture so that it's perpendicular...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
My new gymboss arrived yesterday. The unit...

My new gymboss arrived yesterday. The unit exceeds all expectations. Even though their website could use a little work, the unit itself is very well executed and believe it or not the User...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
I was looking at interval capable watches from...

I was looking at interval capable watches from Timex and Nike, but I couldn't hear the beep due to some high frequency hearing loss. Does the gymboss have a deeper/louder tone?
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