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Forum: Fitness 12-02-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 186,724
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Conjugate CF article

Bob, thank you for the clarification on band usage and chain usage; it is a huge clarification that I've been wondering myself.

Having just watched Louie's Part 1 video on the Conjugate System,...
Forum: Starting 08-09-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,119
Posted By John McBrien
Re: How to fail at Crossfit

Katherine, I might add to that, "Trust the programming." So many people want to make CrossFit main site, CFE, CFFB, strength-bias, SS, Catalyst Athletics, SEAL Fit, Military Athlete, etc. etc. etc....
Forum: Nutrition 08-04-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,364
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Paleo Question

Robb Wolf at the Paleolithic Solution Seminar I attended said that in the example he provided of a woman eating a Paleo day, she gets 67% of her calcium RDA from all of the foods. Is that a problem?...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Proper Footwear for CFE Cycle

First, as a quick clarification, what we teach at the endurance certification is very similar to the POSE Method (and shares similarities with several other methodologies as well) but is not the...
Forum: Starting 08-02-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,522
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Starting a Black Box/CF regimen next week.

I personally recommend purchasing the Max Effort Black Box journal series from the Performance Menu. Coach Rutherford was one of the first individuals in the CrossFit community to create a strength...
Forum: Fitness 07-29-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 32,530
Posted By John McBrien
Re: SealFit/MilitaryAthlete vs. Crossfit

In addition to the above, it is my understanding that SEALFit recommends candidates NOT utilize a combination of different programs given that it can lead to overtraining. They appear to have an...
Forum: Workout Logs 07-28-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 151,339
Posted By John McBrien
Re: SAD efforts

Sean, my friend! Hope you are well. Quick question for you: how do you determine what is 30% bands or 30% chains, etc.? Is it 30% of your percentage for that day, 30% of max, or what? (so 30% of the...
Forum: Community 07-26-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,353
Posted By John McBrien
Re: There's a cheater in my box!

As a coach, my personal goal and expectation is excellence from my athletes, which can be defined through integrity, effort, commitment, etc. I think we all share that as coaches. An athlete who is...
Forum: Fitness 07-23-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,309
Posted By John McBrien
Re: When are your strength days?

The Anaerobic Endurance WOD, which is the S&C WOD for CrossFit Endurance, has 1 strength day per 3 day cycle usually programmed in the middle of the 3 days.

And I don't necessarily know why (or...
Forum: Fitness 07-23-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,167
Posted By John McBrien
Re: CF in relation to Marathon/Iron Man Training

Great questions, Jonathan. For the first question, it really depends on the athlete in my opinion. I trained an athlete who had run 1 previous marathon but had a very well developed aerobic engine /...
Forum: Fitness 07-22-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,167
Posted By John McBrien
Re: CF in relation to Marathon/Iron Man Training

Max Wunderle is one of the CFE head coaches, check out his site, www.gotrimax.com (WFS). We have plenty of athletes who have performed well utilizing CF/CFE for marathons and Iron Mans or Half IMs....
Forum: Injuries 07-22-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,199
Posted By John McBrien
Re: FiveFingers & stress fracture

At the CrossFit Endurance certifications, we used to not see any problems from runners wearing Vibrams. However, that was very short lived. Now whenever I travel to a certification, I am almost...
Forum: Fitness 07-12-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,451
Posted By John McBrien
Re: To Scale or Not to Scale

There's an excellent article in the Performance Menu (not sure which issue) entitled, "Getting Scaling Right: A Systematic Method for CrossFit Programming."

It essentially outlines what has been...
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-11-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,794
Posted By John McBrien
Re: CFE Anaerobic WOD

Charlie, if you're utilizing both our endurance WODs and the Anaerobic Endurance S&C WOD, then ideally you'll want to keep the integrity of the programming as it is outlined, even if that means...
Forum: Fitness 06-11-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,377
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Getting to sub 19 minute 5k time?

The minimum cadence we teach at the CFE Certification is 180 spm or 90 on a tempo trainer, so great point Jae. Also, there's an excellent article in the Performance Menu about speed training that I'd...
Forum: Workout of the Day 05-20-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,588
Posted By John McBrien
Re: CrossFit Endurance WODs

I don't know about that quote from the website; the author seems suspect :smiley_ev. In regards to strength, the Anaerobic Endurance S&C WOD usually includes a strength portion 3-4 days per week....
Forum: Workout of the Day 05-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,588
Posted By John McBrien
Re: CrossFit Endurance WODs

Brian, CrossFit Endurance does not coincide with the Main Site WOD. We used to but we have evolved to the Anaerobic Endurance S&C WOD, which is programmed by Carl with input from the other head...
Forum: Fitness 03-24-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,989
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Half-marathon in two months

Indeed it is, if following as prescribed, but much like with CF, the CFE.com WOD is not the program in and of itself. There is considerable flexibility to follow the CFE principles without...
Forum: Exercises 03-23-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,117
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Sprints

Steven, how are you defining speed endurance in this case? Just for clarification on my part.
Forum: Fitness 03-23-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,989
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Half-marathon in two months

What kind of injury? I can tell you right now that if you're developing an injury or injuries as you increase intensity, it is extremely likely your mechanics need work. Injury often results from too...
Forum: Fitness 02-18-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,058
Posted By John McBrien
Re: CFE vs. Traditional Endurance Training

She does have an aerobic base, true. However, I do know that she herself has commented that switching over to CFE has proved extremely beneficial
Forum: Community 02-16-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,529
Posted By John McBrien
Re: What's up with the Crossfit Wikipedia entry?

Wait. You're telling me CF cannot end poverty and war? :rofl:. I'll admit, there are some very entertaining articles on Wikipedia, and useful as it may be, it is very much prone to quality issues.
Forum: Fitness 02-16-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,327
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Returning after 2 months off... how to get endurance back?

Andrew, I have to respectfully disagree that utilizing the Zone prescription is a prerequisite for handling the WODs and recovering well. It certainly can contribute positively to my athletes'...
Forum: Injuries 02-14-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,474
Posted By John McBrien
Re: Knee pain after running

Brent, can you post video of you running from the profile view? That would be a big help. I can't diagnose anything but I can certainly help with seeing if your mechanics are to blame.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,152
Posted By John McBrien
Re: nike free and pronation

Drew, based on your statement, your shoes are not the issue. The underlying issue stems from your running mechanics. ITBS is also likely resulting from your mechanics. And weak hips, or more...
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