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Forum: Fitness 08-16-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,030
Posted By Graham Hayes
Mate I'm sure you just made all that stuff up, I...

Mate I'm sure you just made all that stuff up, I understand what you're saying. But I don't think that would work, unless...you have evidence to back it up?

Here's one for you, Aaron Athlete wants...
Forum: Fitness 08-16-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,030
Posted By Graham Hayes
Richard you nut, you should make time to go to...

Richard you nut, you should make time to go to CrossFit Manchester to see 40 year old+ athletes new to the Olympic lifts training perfectly safely. Isn't a fast deadlift almost a clean pull?...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2007, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,186
Posted By Graham Hayes
I'm not sure what you expect from a different...

I'm not sure what you expect from a different pair of shoes. It is a good idea to wear running shoes but you won't go much faster. Spend more time at the track than the shoe store and you'll go...
Forum: Fitness 08-12-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,564
Posted By Graham Hayes
I've been doing it using roughly the program to...

I've been doing it using roughly the program to get a 39 min 10km in his book. It has the benifit of getting miles on my legs without taking too much out of the system which I'd rather use...
Forum: Fitness 04-22-2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,831
Posted By Graham Hayes
You shouldn't run with weight unless you have a...

You shouldn't run with weight unless you have a vendatta against your knees...Instead you should do what is called doubling, which is more of a shuffle keeping the feet as close to the ground as...
Forum: Community 01-18-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,322
Posted By Graham Hayes
It was probably a .gif file. You'd need a art...

It was probably a .gif file. You'd need a art program with animation like Paintshop Pro for example.
Forum: Fitness 01-01-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,591
Posted By Graham Hayes
If you are at a point where the ability to do...

If you are at a point where the ability to do HSPU is dependant on you regularly performing them, then you could put them in your warm up. Maybe 5-10 reps will be enough. However you will find that...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-21-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,530
Posted By Graham Hayes
Congrats! Can't wait to come up!

Congrats! Can't wait to come up!
Forum: Testimonials 12-21-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By Graham Hayes
Congrats Karl! Keep putting more on that bar!

Congrats Karl! Keep putting more on that bar!
Forum: Testimonials 12-03-2006, 03:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,835
Posted By Graham Hayes
One of the annual fitness tests I have to do is...

One of the annual fitness tests I have to do is get over a 6ft wall with 20.7kg of weight including webbing, helmet and rifle. I find it easy but one of my mates couldn't do it, he'd had about 15...
Forum: Fitness 11-25-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,878
Posted By Graham Hayes
I do mostly kipping pull ups like 95%. I can get...

I do mostly kipping pull ups like 95%. I can get over a 9ft wall 7 times in a minute, and get over a 6ft wall with 23kg of kit faster that grease shifts ***** off a shovel. Both strict and kipping...
Forum: Competitions 11-19-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,186
Posted By Graham Hayes
So far so good mate, just 3 tough weeks to go and...

So far so good mate, just 3 tough weeks to go and I'm almost certain to pass out in January. I'll be in touch, probably for the January Painstorm.
Forum: Competitions 11-18-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,186
Posted By Graham Hayes
Good to see Painstorm going from strength to...

Good to see Painstorm going from strength to strength. Can't wait to get back to them next year. Actually can't wait to get my hands on a barbell, practicing O-lifts with an ironing bored...well it's...
Forum: Exercises 10-06-2006, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,591
Posted By Graham Hayes
Neglecting the back squat is as mad as training...

Neglecting the back squat is as mad as training it in such a manner as to injure yourself...either way you'll be left weaker than you could be.
Forum: Fitness 10-05-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,298
Posted By Graham Hayes
My back squat (130kg) is about 75% of my deadlift...

My back squat (130kg) is about 75% of my deadlift (175kg). I spent a while doing 5x5 back squats which increased both my squat and deadlift numbers...I think it increased my squat more, but I can't...
Forum: Fitness 10-05-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,546
Posted By Graham Hayes
I wish I could complain about having that body...

I wish I could complain about having that body composition to play with. I'd stick with just the WODs until you have some decent strength levels. The WODs will build the best foundation for whatever...
Forum: Testimonials 07-26-2006, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By Graham Hayes
After much toil in the squat rack, I spent about...

After much toil in the squat rack, I spent about 3 weeks ramping up my Olympic lifts. At a bodyweight of 77kg I got an 80kg snatch and a 97.5kg clean and jerk. CrossFit rocks! Thank you CrossFit!
Forum: Competitions 07-02-2006, 05:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,417
Posted By Graham Hayes
1:00:12 7 rounds, with 2x10kg dumbbells for the...

1:00:12 7 rounds, with 2x10kg dumbbells for the manmakers and deadlifts, and 1 dumbbell for the other exercises. Surprisingly intense for the volume, I wanted to cry after the 5th round but I had...
Forum: Competitions 06-30-2006, 05:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,417
Posted By Graham Hayes
I'm doing this today, and using the same weight...

I'm doing this today, and using the same weight as Laura...I counted the reps before and screwed my sensible head on.
Forum: Community 06-18-2006, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By Graham Hayes
David, the only proper CrossFit gym in the UK at...

David, the only proper CrossFit gym in the UK at the moment is in Motherwell, Scotland. Regular gyms are usually tolerant of CrossFitters, I believe there is quite a hardcore of CrossFitters in the...
Forum: Competitions 06-13-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,096
Posted By Graham Hayes
Forgot, power cleans and snatchs all from the...

Forgot, power cleans and snatchs all from the hang. Also contracted "Martin's shuffle syndrome" following the burpees.
Forum: Competitions 06-13-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,096
Posted By Graham Hayes
56:42 Bloody hard! Finished the last 800 at...

56:42

Bloody hard! Finished the last 800 at the 42 min mark and spent forever doing those power snatchs...95lb is too heavy for 50 reps! Traps very sore today.
Forum: Testimonials 06-09-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By Graham Hayes
Congrats mate!

Congrats mate!
Forum: Fitness 06-09-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By Graham Hayes
It's all good. The thing I don't like is starting...

It's all good. The thing I don't like is starting with 1 rep or even doing less than 10 reps with exercises like sit ups and push ups. For these sorts of exercises I like ladders that go something...
Forum: Fitness 05-30-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,753
Posted By Graham Hayes
I like that chart a lot, mostly because it says...

I like that chart a lot, mostly because it says I'm almost 'advanced'...printed it out and am using it direct my training.
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