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Forum: Nutrition 06-29-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,325
Posted By Mike Marin
High blood pressure

Hey guys,

I took my first physical in who knows how long yesterday.
Turns out my blood pressure was pretty up there (158/98)...and now the doctor is telling me I might be a diabetic (I'll get...
Forum: Nutrition 08-22-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mike Marin
Zone Fat Blocks

I just want to be clear on something:

If I'm eating 15 blocks 2x Fat (30 blocks fat), do I calculate the additional fat at 1.5 g/block or 3g/block?

Should I be consuming 90g or 67.5g of fat...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,808
Posted By Mike Marin
Treating Manila rope

Does anyone know how to properly treat manila rope? What the best oil would be to use, etc. Or can atleast point me in the right direction.

thanks guys!

-MM-
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,599
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Manila Rope

I just put an order in a few days ago with UH...2 free ft. of rope with every 10 ft. you buy...GOOD deal.

Has anyone used Poly Dacron rope? Does anyone know how much it is per foot?
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2008, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,599
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Manila Rope

Unfortunately, I have absolutely NO place to hang the rope from so I'm using it for pulling and dragging.
I've seen the ropes from CFHQ's videos and also from -dare I say it- Gym jones and they look...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,147
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Bumper Plate advice

Hi-temps it is, then!!!:)
I also found a good deal on some Ivanko's...from what I saw in the pictures, they're all rubber, no steel or brass.
Anyone worked with Ivankos?
If they're a good brand,...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,147
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Bumper Plate advice

Cool, I'm starting to get it.
The Hi-temps seem to get the best reviews...I actually bought a pair of 10 pounders from Rogue Fitness last week, I'm just worried I'll pay $400 for the set and have...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,147
Posted By Mike Marin
Question Bumper Plate advice

I've been "researching" all kinds of bumper plate brands the last few days and feel a little more confused than I did when I started.
I want to buy some 25# or 10Kg bumpers (to start training some...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,599
Posted By Mike Marin
Manila Rope

How does Manila rope hold up when wet? Does it loosen up, fall apart or shrink? I'm looking to buy some rope...I found the standard Manila and "Pro" Manila - "Pro" manila doesn't shrink and has a...
Forum: Nutrition 06-11-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Block prescription

Thanks, Elliot.

One thing did strike me last night...18 blocks, will that maintain what I have or will I still lose the weight? Assuming I stick with all the good foods (no doritos or twinkies...
Forum: Nutrition 06-10-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Block prescription

Lean body mass has always been around 155-160#. Not sure where it's at exactly right now tho, but I'm guessing it's not too far off.
Forum: Nutrition 06-10-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By Mike Marin
Block prescription

Hi guys, I'm trying to get some input from all you zoners out there. I'm trying to lose some weight (about 30-40#) AND improve my performance. The Zone calculator prescribed 18 blocks for me. Does...
Forum: Fitness 05-20-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,564
Posted By Mike Marin
Old WOD's and New WOD's

Can anyone give some insight or opinion as to why some of the old gems from the WOD archives don't rotate anymore?
Like:
030706 (June 7, 2003)
Clean 5-5-5
-Rest-
For 10 minutes:
12 Pushups...
Forum: Workout Logs 05-15-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Mike Marin - CF & Zone Journal

Michael:
I completely agree with you on Coach and HQ's mastery of the WOD. But just for the sake of knowledge and understanding it'd be fun to play and toy around with. You know, for S**ts and...
Forum: Workout Logs 05-15-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By Mike Marin
Mike Marin - CF & Zone Journal

Since attending the last level 1 Cert. at CFHQ back in February ('08), I've become obsessed with Fitness knowledge. Everything from Crossfit philosophy to nutrition, some of the science behind it...
Forum: Fitness 05-15-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By Mike Marin
CF for some with Asthma

A good buddy of mine FINALLY decided that the Globo-gym thing wasn't cuttin' it and wants to start working out with me and a few of my buddies. The only concern I have with that is the mere fact...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,207
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Crossfit Essentials for the broke

Camille:
thanks for that link, it is AWESOME! What some metal or PVC pipe and a little creativity can achieve.

I'm planning on making a pullup cage outta metal pipe...I'm thinking 8' tall, 6'...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,207
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Crossfit Essentials for the broke

Andres:
No joke! I have a few friends that come over to workout with me...and I'm trying to get/buy equipment that we can use.

I'm down to make the sandbags - trip to Home Depot!

Has anyone...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,207
Posted By Mike Marin
Crossfit Essentials for the broke

I've been slowly picking up equipment for my home gym - I DO NOT have alot of money, so I'm trying to get the most important essentials and work my way down. I've read CFJ 1, but would like some...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mike Marin
home made Parallettes

I just built some parallettes using the instruction from CFJ 13. I used the schedule 40 PVC pipe and they look freakin' AWESOME! But I've been reading alot about people having issues with their...
Forum: Community 04-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,654
Posted By Mike Marin
Level 2 certs

Does anyone know when there'll be more Level 2 Certifications scheduled?
Forum: Fitness 04-17-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,013
Posted By Mike Marin
WOD's on the Main Page

I read a thread not too long ago that basically stated that the WOD's posted on the main site are not the full expression of Crossfit, but a version aimed to fit the masses.

Is this because they...
Forum: Nutrition 04-12-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Morning snack before breakfast

Gave it a go today - and it worked like a freakin' charm!!!!! I went the entire game without thinking about the bathroom. And, I had the same amount of energy as if I had eaten a full-on meal.
...
Forum: Injuries 04-12-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,207
Posted By Mike Marin
Working out after knee surgery

A friend of mine is going into knee surgery this Tuesday (didn't get the details as to what exactly happened to it). Doctors told her that she'll be on crutches for atleast a month and then Physical...
Forum: Nutrition 04-12-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By Mike Marin
Re: Morning snack before breakfast

thanks for the replies/advice, guys!

A couple of weeks back I ate about an hour 1/2 before game time -to give the food time to settle- but I still had to go to the bathroom. I think it's the...
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