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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-11-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 53,292
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Level 1 Testing and Certification...extra $1000 every 5 years?

I understand about continuing education, and am all for it, but per their text that is NOT what this would be.

HQ seems to think that anyone with a Level 1 cert will fall into 2 categories;...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-11-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 53,292
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Level 1 Testing and Certification...extra $1000 every 5 years?

I just received an email from HQ outline the testing process. I was quite concerned to read the following:

"I will be required to retake the course & test every 5 years in order to maintain a...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 04-27-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,554
Views: 2,647,867
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

When I PR'd my DL this fall, on my second single, I had a 5 lb difference between the two ends of the bar. I can tell you, first hand, that at 430+ lbs, you won't notice the imbalance.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 04-27-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,554
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Silly BS or Hooray for the BMI?

From today's Wall Street Journal, link is W/F/S

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704464704575208082569868428.html?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLESixthNews#articleTabs%3Darticle

Glad to know...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 04-01-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,468
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Bike Gear Problems

Andrew, I'd also suggest as you are getting more serious about biking or more appropriately bike repair get the book Zinn and the Art of Moutainbike Maintenance,...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 03-25-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Anyone own a land rover freelander?

Luke, I presently have an LR3 and previously had a Disco 2. I love Landrovers....but, I will never buy another one without a warranty.

I bought my 2002 Disco used, with a fair number of miles...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 02-24-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Toasters?

Best possible use for a toaster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h69it_56K4U

not at all W/F/S
Forum: Community 02-02-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Disabled Marine+Crossfit at WSJ

A great video article from the Wall Street Journal involving a marine, Hecot Delgado, injured in Iraq and his experiences with Crossfit. Hooray Crossfit Suffolk.
...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 01-28-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,380
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: What do you want to do before you die?

what are you saying about a dude like me?
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 01-28-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,380
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: What do you want to do before you die?

READ THE AUP.

You guys need to re-examine your priorities as I'm the first to post this.
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,912
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: What "Schedule" Pipe for Pullup system?

Ian, I was going to attempt to calculate this for you this morning, however, according to my pipe book, 1" doesn't come in Sch 20. Now, I'm not saying my books are infallible, but we don't use 1"...
Forum: Fitness 01-13-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,713
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Speed and Power Programming

You may want to start here:

http://www.crossfitfootball.com/ w/f/s...I think
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 12-01-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,227
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Failed at 1 gallon in under 15m but finished it within 2h+

Today is Gallon of Egg Nog Day. I've already killed one quart and am half way through my second. Anyone else?
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 11-09-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,227
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Failed at 1 gallon in under 15m but finished it within 2h+

Blair, I wanted to let you know that you inspired me and, a buddy of mine and I have declared December 1st "Gallon of Egg Nog Day." We will each be drinking a gallon of egg nog over the course of...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 10-15-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7,554
Views: 2,647,867
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Anyone who can curl what I would be 3x5 DL is free to work in with me. Hell I wouldn't even get too angry if they curled in the squat rack at that point.

my max DL is 450lbs
Forum: Exercises 10-14-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,032
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Forum: Exercises 10-14-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,032
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: hip position on deadlift vs. power cleans

After reading the OP's question and where this thread is now, I would ask that someone concisely explain the difference in starting hip position (between the DL and Clean), SPECIFICALLY including the...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-22-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,319
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Hunting Season Is Around The Corner

...and to take this back on topic. Everett, Oct 1 is also opening day in Wyoming for antelope. I"m looking forward to a trip up there later next month.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 08-04-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,897
Posted By Michael Schaefer
How Tough are You?

This left me shaking my head, so I had to share.

My 89 year old Grandmother fell, on Friday. Yesterday (Monday) she decided to go to the doctor, who promptly pointed out to her that she had a...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 08-04-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,547
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: A Skinnier, Safer America

Does this remind anyone else of the book, Freakonomics? link is WFS,
...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-28-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 40,598
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: THE BEST Action Movie Quote..Ever.

again from FireFly

Jayne Cobb: It ain't impossible! Saint Jayne, it's got a ring to it.
Book: I'm just trying to remember how many miracles you've performed.
Jayne Cobb: I once hit a guy in the...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-09-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 145,336
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: What are you reading?

Has anyone else read "Battle Cry of Freedom?" It is a fantastic history of the Civil War, starting long before the war began so that the reader will understand the societal and political situation...
Forum: Nutrition 07-08-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,524
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Free Range/grassfed/wildgame Meats

Justin, MS is Mississippi right? Easiest way to get fresh game in MS involves deer season and a rifle.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-07-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 145,336
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: What are you reading?

Here's another vote for the Patrick O'Brian books. In a similar vein, but sci-fi, are the Honor Harrington Books by David Weber. The first one starts out a bit silly, but once you get over that...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-06-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 29,711
Posted By Michael Schaefer
Re: Jeans for dudes with big legs

Wall Street Journal article about skinny jeans, link is W/F/S

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124683780090998061.html


I rather think that anyone who can fit into skinny jeans, needs to work...
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