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Forum: Starting 05-20-2006, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Kevin, while I'm not familiar with the total gym,...

Kevin, while I'm not familiar with the total gym, I'd say you have about everything you need, but you gotta be able to do pullups.

Best money I spent was on a squat rack that has a pull up bar...
Forum: Starting 05-20-2006, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
CF has gotten me in the best shape of my life....

CF has gotten me in the best shape of my life. Not that I care much anymore, but I think I look the best as well. At least that is what my wife tells me.

Function is the biggest benefit for me....
Forum: Nutrition 05-09-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,977
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Jeff, what saves me is cooking lots of certain...

Jeff, what saves me is cooking lots of certain things ahead of time. I'll use chicken as an example for me, but you can apply it to any veggie product. Whenever I have a day off, I cook a huge batch...
Forum: Exercises 05-07-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,434
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
I just posted almost the same question at almost...

I just posted almost the same question at almost the same time! I'll be watching yours and mine; I'm doing the same thing with the lower back. I am able to move the weight, and I only use my back...
Forum: Exercises 05-07-2006, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,666
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Hey all, got a question about deads after the WOD...

Hey all, got a question about deads after the WOD this morning.

As my weight gets heavier in a workout, I notice that when I initially pull on the weight, I briefly use my back to pull the...
Forum: Starting 05-04-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,453
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
I'm at day 5 now using the patch. Been here many...

I'm at day 5 now using the patch. Been here many times, this time seems tough as ever. Funny, I'd think quitting would get easier. Got alot of new stress in my life now, mainly in the form of a 3...
Forum: Starting 05-02-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,603
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
CrossFit is the best program out there to prepare...

CrossFit is the best program out there to prepare you for both the agency physical fitness test and the reality of life on the street.

I agree strongly with the above suggestion about getting...
Forum: Fitness 05-01-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,713
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
I have no idea if the US mil uses it, but Federal...

I have no idea if the US mil uses it, but Federal law enforcement uses a variation of something called the Cooper's Institute for Physical Fitness (or something close to that). That is what my agency...
Forum: Starting 05-01-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,453
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Shawn, I have smoked on and off since I was a...

Shawn, I have smoked on and off since I was a kid, not for several years now though. What I have done is chewed tobacco for many years, about 2/3 of my life. I'm trying again now to quit, using the...
Forum: Nutrition 05-01-2006, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,249
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Yes, the yogurt is specifically low carb, I think...

Yes, the yogurt is specifically low carb, I think it is either 0 or close to it; some kind of artificial sweetner, I'm sure. MMMM, more chemicals.

Well, I'm hoping with a few tweaks, I'll be...
Forum: Nutrition 04-30-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,249
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
I just finished "Top 100 Zone Foods" and after 3...

I just finished "Top 100 Zone Foods" and after 3 Zone books a big question I've had has come up. In this book, Sears discusses subtracting fiber in a food from the carbs to come up with the "true"...
Forum: Starting 04-28-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Welcome Hampton. I'm sure you will find CF to be...

Welcome Hampton. I'm sure you will find CF to be an outstanding change to the traditional weights and cardio routine, and if you're like me, will soon discover both that you weren't previously in...
Forum: Nutrition 04-28-2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,600
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Any chance you can get something down before...

Any chance you can get something down before 0430. I know that's damn early, but I have experienced the same thing. For my body, it's almost like it feels cheated because it didn't get something as...
Forum: Nutrition 04-28-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,267
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Is Carlson's a pharm grade oil?

Is Carlson's a pharm grade oil?
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,267
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
I'm just finishing reading the Omega Zone book...

I'm just finishing reading the Omega Zone book and my wife and I are getting ready to start using the fish oil. After searching the threads here on fish oil and reading the book, I have one major...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-26-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,288
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Working in LE, I can tell you even if you offered...

Working in LE, I can tell you even if you offered a 50% discount, you would be overrun with LE personell. We love to get hooked up, plain and simple. Please build in Houston.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-26-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,727
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Working in LE, I can tell you what would be...

Working in LE, I can tell you what would be important to me, and what I would look for if CF ever opened up in Houston, my hometown.

1. Access- I almost never can work out when others do. At 6am...
Forum: Starting 04-26-2006, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,327
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
I would definetly check out the Brand X scaled...

I would definetly check out the Brand X scaled workouts. My wife just started CF after having a baby 2.5 months ago. Many of the CF workouts would be too much for her right now, both because of the...
Forum: Nutrition 04-26-2006, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,931
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
I feed my dog once per day, at the same time (6...

I feed my dog once per day, at the same time (6 pm), and it seems to work great for her. Always have, and she rarely wants food otherwise, even if I leave it out, not counting people food, of course....
Forum: Exercises 04-25-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Anybody have an idea on what might be an...

Anybody have an idea on what might be an appropriate sub for ring dips? My rings haven't come in yet, and I haven't got around to making the DIY version.

I'm trying to increase my push ups and...
Forum: Nutrition 04-25-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,654
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Hey everybody, My wife and I are about to...

Hey everybody,

My wife and I are about to start the Zone diet full time. We've been dabbling with it for about a week, trying the recipies, etc. Today is our first full day. I read the book...
Forum: Starting 04-19-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,876
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Same exact thing here. My wife had a baby 10...

Same exact thing here. My wife had a baby 10 weeks ago- lost the weight but feels like she's lost all muscle tone and strength. Can't do 1 pushup or pull up- could before baby. I talk about it all...
Forum: Exercises 04-11-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,106
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Got it, thanks. I really appreciate it and I'll...

Got it, thanks. I really appreciate it and I'll give it a try starting today.

Next question: In attempting to complete the 100, is it better to try to bang them out as fast as possible, or pace...
Forum: Exercises 04-11-2006, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,106
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
"Note that as sets become longer, what isn't...

"Note that as sets become longer, what isn't mentioned here is that the rest period moves up to a full minute (no more, no less) between sets. As long as one is progressing in density (more work in...
Forum: Testimonials 04-10-2006, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,654
Posted By Patrick O'Neil
Last week I took the Physical Fitness Test for...

Last week I took the Physical Fitness Test for the agency I work for. After several months of nothing but CF, I improved in every single category, EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T SPECIFICALLY TRAIN FOR SOME OF...
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