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Forum: Health and Medical Issues 05-16-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,803
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Graveyard Shifts and CrossFit training

You're right about getting the training in before work.
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 05-15-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,492
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Shoulder pain prevents me from doing pull ups

Hey Markus. Pre-existing shoulder injuries are tough to work with. I can understand your frustration. My suggestion would be to seek out medical professionals who can help you understand the...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-15-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,347
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Deadlift & Squat Clean Check

Deadlift
*Set-up needs to be fixed
-Feet need to be in between hip-width and shoulder width.
-the bar needs to make contact w/ your shins and shins need to be vertical
-Like others have mentioned...
Forum: Starting 05-15-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Am i even doing CrossFit?

The primary objective of CrossFit training is to be able to lift large loads long distances quickly (LLLDQ). If you're serious about achieving this objective, you need to learn the fundamentals of...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 05-15-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,401
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Bowed Legs

It's great that you're seeing a PT about this. "Bowed legs" and heavy weights make for a tough combination. I'm a firm believer that the "air squat" serves as a foundational and corrective...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 05-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,803
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Graveyard Shifts and CrossFit training

Hi, everyone. I just started working grave shifts this month and it has been tough, to say the least. While I'm grateful to have work, my CrossFit training has somewhat been compromised. I'm...
Forum: Digital Coaching 01-24-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,625
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: DL Critique

Hi, Joshua. Here's what you should do differently:

1. Proper Set-up: feet underneath hips, vertical shins, weight on heels.
Approach the bar until your shins touch it. Your feet should be...
Forum: Fitness 01-22-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,709
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Help improving cardio and endurance

Hi, Logan. It sounds like you're training "solo" at a local gym and acquired results that are less favorable than you've expected for yourself. I would encourage you to try something different. If...
Forum: Fitness 01-22-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,418
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Measurements - does anyone know?

Hi, Andrew. Are you comparing body measurements to fitness level? If so, you may find that the results are relative. Feel free to review the youtube videos of Chris Spealler WODing with Jason...
Forum: Starting 01-21-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,503
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Differance between 5 and 7 points in skin fold test.

Hi, Andre. Body Fat % can be taken multiple ways. Since you're curious about differences in skinfolds, you'll need to consider age and gender before you review % differences. I'm an ISSA certified...
Forum: Starting 01-21-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: N00b Question

I couldn't have said it any better than Andrew, Brendan and Jon. Take full advantage of the wealth of skills and knowledge you can acquire at your local CrossFit box. The gymnastics, MetCon...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 01-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,343
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Has anyone else had this or can you advise?

I understand. Patience, my friend. Recovery and rehabilitation involves crawling, walking...then running. Get medically cleared to train and then you will be on your way. Many GPs offer GXT...
Forum: Starting 01-20-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,945
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Scaling gone bad?

I would have scaled this one differently. Instead of scaling down the KB weight, I would have scaled the rep scheme to 15-12-9. If you're able to complete the above WOD in sub-7min, you should...
Forum: Fitness 01-20-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,803
Posted By Alfredo Mendoza
Re: Gassing to early

Hi Jeff! I have issues with my knee too so I can relate with the frustration. With regards to gassing too early, I would suggest to do the following:

Get Enough Sleep
Try different nutrition...
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