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Forum: Digital Coaching 07-22-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,600
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Deadlift Form Check

Overall looks pretty good.

Hips look a bit high at the start of the first rep--your torso is almost parallel to the floor. The reps after that have a better start position. It looks like you have...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,572
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: 3 position snatch

Glad I can help. Ankle mobility takes lots and lots of time, in my experience, so be patient with it. I've been trying to fix mine for the better part of 5 years, and though it has gotten...
Forum: Fitness 06-27-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,277
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Conditioning going backwards

First off, do you have any quantitative measurements to determine whether your conditioning is or is not on the backslide? Times on particular conditioning workouts, HR measurements, recovery time...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-25-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,572
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: 3 position snatch

Form looks good overall. Your head is sticking "out" at the bottom because your torso is inclined forward--your torso angle is about where it should be in a back squat. It looks like you're...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-22-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,195
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Help with Overhead Squat

Snatch balance is a great exercise for helping build overhead stability and confidence in the catch phase of the snatch, but I wouldn't recommend mixing in snatch balances until you have built up...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-21-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,195
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Help with Overhead Squat

Thinking about "breaking the bar" might be of help. You've likely heard this cue for the bench press before--I always tell athletes to break the bar like they're breaking a handful of uncooked...
Forum: Fitness 06-18-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 24,819
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Anybody here try the StrongLifts 5x5?

Another great program that has conditioning built in is the 70s Big basic S&C template.
Similar principles as Starting Strength or Stronglifts (basic compound lifts, frequent squatting, progressive...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-17-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 25,195
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Help with Overhead Squat

Honestly, your positioning looks pretty good, and it looks like you've got the requisite shoulder and hip mobility. Ankles look like they might be hitting end range towards the end of the lift and...
Forum: Exercises 06-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,200
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: How much running is too much?

Everybody's already covered some solid guidelines for including running in weekly training, but I'll add this:
You mentioned that you've added running to what you were already doing. Was what you...
Forum: Fitness 06-17-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 24,819
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Anybody here try the StrongLifts 5x5?

Stronglifts is a good starter program. It's what initially got me into strength training a number of years ago. It's basically a 5x5 version of Starting Strength with barbell rows instead of power...
Forum: Fitness 04-08-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,977
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: 5/3/1 for olympic lift

I would not replace the 5/3/1 lifts with Olympic lifts.
As others have mentioned, you can add in some Olympic lifting and still do 5/3/1. It won't be a full on Oly program; it will be a strength...
Forum: Injuries 04-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 153,245
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

Received my copy of the book in the mail today. Thanks for the generosity, Crossfit HQ!
Plenty of reading to do now...
Forum: Fitness 03-25-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,905
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: How to Fix Crossfit - t-nation article

The author may have hinted at some good ideas, but overall I didn't get much from his article. The "thesis" he landed on is pretty much: "if you're proficient in movements, do them with intensity; if...
Forum: Injuries 03-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 153,245
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

I agree, the human body has a wonderful way of figuring things out for itself. When you feel thirsty, drink. When you feel satisfied and your thirst is quenched, stop drinking. However, I was using a...
Forum: Injuries 03-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 153,245
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

"Under drinking" seems kind of vague, so I guess it depends on how that's defined... but as far as I know, dehydration (do we have a working definition for dehydration for this discussion yet?) can...
Forum: Injuries 03-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 153,245
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

Interesting topic, glad it has been brought up here for discussion.

It seems pretty evident that Gatorade and its partners have botched the science to better peddle their product. And...
Forum: Exercises 05-31-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,381
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Squat Depth Question

Check your ankle mobility.
Difficulty squatting with an upright torso (front squat, overhead squat, air squat with arms overhead) is often a result of poor mobility in the ankles, and most people...
Forum: Exercises 05-30-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,050
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: deconditioned athlete routines

Sounds like you know the answer already...
Not sure what your position is (CF trainer?), but regardless, it is never in your best interest to harm a client/friend/athlete/etc. Having her perform...
Forum: Fitness 05-29-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,051
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Need to get Stronger for Crossfit

Edit/addendum:

I went back and read your original post, kind of skimmed it before, so my reply was a bit indirect/off-topic.
Sounds like you really are interested in making strength a big...
Forum: Fitness 05-29-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,051
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Need to get Stronger for Crossfit

If your #1 goal is fat loss and your performance goals are just a stronger core, pull-ups, and gain some overall strength, you will probably have success just attending your CF box's classes, maybe...
Forum: Exercises 05-28-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,808
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Sots Press Pain

Just search the mobilitywod site for shoulder, scapular mobility, snatch, overhead, and other such tag words. There's plenty on there. Hip and ankle mobility may also be something to work on, as you...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-20-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,304
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: New Deadlift PR - 580# for 2 singles @ 196 bw

Interesting, sounds like you developed something that's really been working for you. Good luck at your meet.
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-20-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,304
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: New Deadlift PR - 580# for 2 singles @ 196 bw

Strong work. Congrats on all the PRs.

Are you still on 5/3/1 with BBB assistance?
Forum: Fitness 05-08-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,070
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: Are You a Supple Leopard Yet??

To be fair to KStar, all 500 and something episodes that he has made up to this point are still free, and (according to the site) will be free indefinitely. He also says that he will continue to post...
Forum: Fitness 03-28-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,820
Posted By Preston Sprimont
Re: No energy -> No motivation?

I'll echo what Chris said. In addition, I suggest trying to get more sleep. For some folks, 7 hours is plenty, but it's entirely possible that you need more (especially if you are handling lots of...
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