CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > Search Forums
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 25 of 128
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Mark Roughton
Forum: Fitness 01-20-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,279
Posted By Mark Roughton
Medicine Ball Golf: Find a frisbee golf...

Medicine Ball Golf:

Find a frisbee golf course and do it with a medicine ball instead of a frisbee. Vary the throw on each "stroke," i.e., throw it overhead, thrust it from your chest, scoop it...
Forum: Fitness 12-29-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,062
Posted By Mark Roughton
Uh, Ben Johnson vs Hicham El Guerrouj? Really? El...

Uh, Ben Johnson vs Hicham El Guerrouj? Really? El Guerrouj, hands down. No contest.

One way to judge the relative "worthiness" of a record is to look at how long it stands, or the amount by...
Forum: Fitness 09-22-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,311
Posted By Mark Roughton
Mike, funny you should mention Walden Pond - I've...

Mike, funny you should mention Walden Pond - I've heard it said that Thoreau used to walk upwards of four hours a day.

A commenter on Devaney's site recently paraphrased Cordain as saying...
Forum: Community 08-03-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,959
Posted By Mark Roughton
Finally finished Tolstoy's War and Peace earlier...

Finally finished Tolstoy's War and Peace earlier this year. It's worth the effort. (The good thing about taking the bus to work every day is the extra half-hour of reading time...)

Currently...
Forum: Injuries 07-22-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mark Roughton
http://www.discover.com/web-exclusives/weightlifti...

http://www.discover.com/web-exclusives/weightlifting/

Seems to me the real risk factor here is having an undiagnosed pre-existing medical condition. I think the take-home lesson is, "Get a...
Forum: Competitions 06-23-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,467
Posted By Mark Roughton
Hey, Lincoln, are y'all safe and out of the path...

Hey, Lincoln, are y'all safe and out of the path of the wildfires burning in your area? You know we've got our fingers crossed for you...stay safe!

IIRC, the old Navy gymnastics book lists...
Forum: Nutrition 05-18-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,638
Posted By Mark Roughton
Another perspective: the Kung San of the Kalahari...

Another perspective: the Kung San of the Kalahari apparently got more than half of their daily calories from the mongongo nut. Far from being difficult to find and gather, it was the staple in their...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,685
Posted By Mark Roughton
I understand the thinking about the stress...

I understand the thinking about the stress points, but the "slit" I made is about 3/16." It more closely resembles a puncture wound than a drilled hole would. The string patch is actually a larger...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,685
Posted By Mark Roughton
Finished my second ball this weekend, a...

Finished my second ball this weekend, a mini-basketball which weighs in at 12.5 pounds. Took about 3-1/2 hours to fill it, approximately 1/2 tablespoon at a time. Seriously. After a while it gets to...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,685
Posted By Mark Roughton
I looked all over for a small funnel - finally...

I looked all over for a small funnel - finally found a "perfume funnel" at The Container Store for 64 cents. It's perfect. (They were hiding on a bottom shelf in the kitchen section, near the little...
Forum: Exercises 02-09-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By Mark Roughton
Thanks Coach! I'll keep working at them.

Thanks Coach! I'll keep working at them.
Forum: Exercises 02-08-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By Mark Roughton
I could have sworn I saw a picture of Sage doing...

I could have sworn I saw a picture of Sage doing these on the main page a couple days ago, but now I can't find it; please forgive me and point me in the right direction if y'all have discussed this...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2006, 12:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,644
Posted By Mark Roughton
Joe, you're right: Whenever you are barefoot, you...

Joe, you're right: Whenever you are barefoot, you will perform whatever activity in which you are engaged in a "more biomechanically natural" manner. One could argue that wearing shoes is always the...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,644
Posted By Mark Roughton
If you're serious about olympic lifting, get the...

If you're serious about olympic lifting, get the shoes with the wooden heels. It's like night and day.

There are lots of options: I just got a pair of Do-Wins through Glenn at...
Forum: Nutrition 01-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,109
Posted By Mark Roughton
As a former vegetarian (seven years), I was...

As a former vegetarian (seven years), I was always baffled when people would ask whether that meant I could eat chicken or fish. I also became convinced during that time that the first time we...
Forum: Nutrition 01-03-2006, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,109
Posted By Mark Roughton
Another alternative - if you can get past 'yuck,'...

Another alternative - if you can get past 'yuck,' the protein profile is excellent, the hard-core paleo rating is through the roof, and any lingering moral qualms are...*smack*...easily overcome:
...
Forum: Fitness 12-31-2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,455
Posted By Mark Roughton
Thanks Rene and Robb. Y'all may be familiar with...

Thanks Rene and Robb. Y'all may be familiar with a paper by Seth Roberts called "Surprises from Self-Experimentation: Sleep, Mood and Weight." Apparently, for the author, standing didn't help with...
Forum: Fitness 12-30-2005, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,455
Posted By Mark Roughton
I think this is a great topic. My impression is...

I think this is a great topic. My impression is that many of the Crossfit stars are folks who spend a lot of time on their feet, like military folks or fitness instructors. And it seems somewhat...
Forum: Community 12-21-2005, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,628
Posted By Mark Roughton
Most definitely interested. All of the above...

Most definitely interested. All of the above topics, as well as any specific suggestions you might have for masters (i.e., longer warm-ups?).

Another topic I'd like to see is what to expect at...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,389
Posted By Mark Roughton
Lincoln, Kevin A. linked to these Zhang Kong sets...

Lincoln, Kevin A. linked to these Zhang Kong sets a few threads back:

http://zhangkongusa.com/productdirectory.html

Might be cool to get a set of 25s from Turkey, 20s from China, 15s from...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-22-2005, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,849
Posted By Mark Roughton
I've only been o-lifting for a few months, but...

I've only been o-lifting for a few months, but I'll get the ball rolling, FWIW.

Overall, you're looking pretty good -- you're obviously strong and you have good flexibility. The thing that jumps...
Forum: Fitness 09-10-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,831
Posted By Mark Roughton
Not sure I'd pile all the plyometrics into one...

Not sure I'd pile all the plyometrics into one session as in your first example. Seems like a lot of impact. Maybe split them up and do one plyo exercise on each of the other days, then use Saturday...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2005, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,535
Posted By Mark Roughton
I'd go with the platform. You want a fairly...

I'd go with the platform. You want a fairly solid, even surface under you for the o-lifts. The mats will compress a little beneath your feet, which will dissipate some of your power transfer. Rubber...
Forum: Fitness 08-21-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,216
Posted By Mark Roughton
Well, Phiddipedes is also probably mythical...

Well, Phiddipedes is also probably mythical (http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Phidippides-(Marathon-runner)). The closest modern equivalent is probably the Marathon des Sables...
Forum: Fitness 08-19-2005, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,216
Posted By Mark Roughton
Well, you almost always get a t-shirt and a medal...

Well, you almost always get a t-shirt and a medal for finishing. Someone around here said something about how men will die for points...just look how far we'll go for a medal, gosh darn it.
...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 128

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:24 PM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.