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Forum: Equipment 12-19-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By Brad Smith
I'd like to be able to track splits and a LARGE...

I'd like to be able to track splits and a LARGE display so my old eyes can see it would be helpful. Is that asking too much???:blush:

If you would, please PM/email me. I don't expect a lot of...
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-12-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,042
Posted By Brad Smith
Hope this thread isn't too stale to get a reply. ...

Hope this thread isn't too stale to get a reply. FYI, I couldn't find the NorCal video referred to earlier.

My question was, what % body weight do you think is necessary to be able to do in a...
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-12-2005, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,183
Posted By Brad Smith
Coach Sommer, In the article in your...

Coach Sommer,

In the article in your signature, it mentions a book coming out titled Building the Olympic Body. The article was from 2004. Did the book come out yet? I looked on Amazon but...
Forum: Competitions 11-23-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,974
Posted By Brad Smith
Not quite the challenge as some of these, but...

Not quite the challenge as some of these, but here's some pics from our recent Senior Games competition. I'm the guy in the first pic holding the ball up.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2005, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,634
Posted By Brad Smith
I've been thinking about putting up chinning bar...

I've been thinking about putting up chinning bar in the back yard but this seems to be the way to go!!! Any reason why ring pull-ups wouldn't always be better than from a bar? Seems like rings...
Forum: Fitness 11-09-2005, 07:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,494
Posted By Brad Smith
I kept hearing in my head an old quote: ...

I kept hearing in my head an old quote:

"Everything works but nothing works forever."

I have never gotten to the point that I even COULD do some of the WOD's as written but I don't want to...
Forum: Exercises 09-25-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,863
Posted By Brad Smith
So, if you know the bar is too far forward,...

So, if you know the bar is too far forward, what's the best course of action? I've widened my stance and turned my toes out but I think it's a flexibility issue. Just keep working on the...
Forum: Workout of the Day 08-12-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By Brad Smith
Did thrusters and pull-ups again today. It was...

Did thrusters and pull-ups again today. It was FRAN-TASTIC!!!:biggrin:
Forum: Workout of the Day 08-08-2005, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By Brad Smith
Will, I don't do the WOD everyday. I've only got...

Will, I don't do the WOD everyday. I've only got two days a week "available" for XFit. I swim on two of the other days, play racquetball on one of the others and climb a local hill (sometimes) on...
Forum: Workout of the Day 08-08-2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By Brad Smith
I LOVE FRAN! I practice Fran. Am I misguided...

I LOVE FRAN! I practice Fran. Am I misguided for doing Fran today instead of the WOD? I had never done thrusters before so I'd like to just focus on them for a little while to get better at them...
Forum: Injuries 08-07-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,503
Posted By Brad Smith
James... awaiting the follow-up post.:wink:

James... awaiting the follow-up post.:wink:
Forum: Injuries 08-07-2005, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,888
Posted By Brad Smith
The EXACT same thing happened to me on Thursday...

The EXACT same thing happened to me on Thursday of last week... at least it sounded the same. Just a pop on the lower left side. Felt more like pelvis than spine. I iced it as soon as I could,...
Forum: Exercises 08-07-2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,633
Posted By Brad Smith
This is redundant but there was an article by...

This is redundant but there was an article by Pavel that I have the URL to at home (not there now) and it's titled "Greasing the Groove." Basically, it says to do them as often as possible to get...
Forum: Starting 08-07-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,511
Posted By Brad Smith
I woke up this morning thinking about your...

I woke up this morning thinking about your question and my post. Just wanted to clarify, if you do bench presses, my suggestion was intended to say to keep your grip narrow, about shoulder width...
Forum: Starting 08-06-2005, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,511
Posted By Brad Smith
Don't know what you are doing or how you are...

Don't know what you are doing or how you are doing it but here's some things that were recommended to me and seemed to have worked:

* Never bench wide
* Never use the pec deck
* Don't do...
Forum: Competitions 08-04-2005, 06:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,072
Posted By Brad Smith
I'm just glad that y'all are continuing the...

I'm just glad that y'all are continuing the conversation. I'm not doing my underwater laps consecutively but rather in between "sets" of laps. I'll 6-8 laps and then a lap underwater. *MY* goal is...
Forum: Fitness 08-04-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By Brad Smith
Again, thanks for the feedback! I couldn't...

Again, thanks for the feedback!

I couldn't do today's WOD so I did one from memory (although I don't remember the name) where you alternate thrusters and pullups. I LOVE that workout and it's...
Forum: Fitness 08-03-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By Brad Smith
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! Like I...

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback!

Like I said, I do think the biggest thing that I want to see is faster improvement on my endurance when I need to do a lot of anything. I had spent too much...
Forum: Fitness 08-02-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By Brad Smith
Thanks, Graham! The diet is keyed in and has...

Thanks, Graham!

The diet is keyed in and has been for years now. So is the rest aspect (bedtime now, as a matter of fact).

I am trying to follow what I consider to be the "doctrine"... that...
Forum: Fitness 08-02-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By Brad Smith
Wow, two replies right away and then none since. ...

Wow, two replies right away and then none since. Guess everybody has real work to do during the day!

Thanks for the feedback but my question was "Did/do you find overall progress to come slowly,...
Forum: Fitness 08-01-2005, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By Brad Smith
I knew I definitely needed to stop my focus on...

I knew I definitely needed to stop my focus on strength training because my endurance and aerobic capacity had really suffered. Then came along CrossFit about two weeks ago and I was giddy! Perfect...
Forum: Competitions 07-31-2005, 05:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,072
Posted By Brad Smith
Veronica, When I was going through the YMCA...

Veronica,

When I was going through the YMCA swimming levels as a kid (minnow, tadpole... and whatever used to follow), I was ahead of my age group. We had to do an underwater swim as far as we...
Forum: Competitions 07-26-2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,072
Posted By Brad Smith
My second time back in the pool in several years,...

My second time back in the pool in several years, I did 6 laps underwater with fins today. It was about all I could do to make each lap but they actually got easier after the first couple. I plan...
Forum: Starting 07-25-2005, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,958
Posted By Brad Smith
I SUCK AT THIS!!! ... but it hurts so...

I SUCK AT THIS!!! ... but it hurts so good!:biggrin: I completely recreated today's WOD - maybe I took too much license - but I got a great workout in and kept the intensity up to where I was still...
Forum: Competitions 07-25-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 37,917
Posted By Brad Smith
All I can say is that's one freakin awesome video...

All I can say is that's one freakin awesome video , Troy!!!

I had saved the one with Annie and Cill but this one blows my mind, like so many of the videos I've see here at XFit! That's why I...
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