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Forum: Starting 12-04-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By David Werner
Re: CFNorth Athletic Standards

I developed those standards 5 years or so ago. We have used them when we were known as Crossfit North, we have grown and are now Crossfit Seattle.

Here is the link...
Forum: Workout Logs 06-17-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 27,694
Posted By David Werner
Re: The separate-but-equal fit guy's fitness challenge log

The original intent was simply not to put the bar down during the set. If weights touch floor - set is over, this allows all kinds of squirming around:)

I don't really recommend resting in the hang...
Forum: Competitions 05-22-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,912
Posted By David Werner
Re: Integrity called into question

I don't mind being asked to justify the money we took in, or being asked to explain what goes into running an event. Being called a liar bothered me though.

Being accused of cheating our community...
Forum: Competitions 05-21-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,912
Posted By David Werner
Integrity called into question

We hosted the NW regional qualifiers last weekend. I just received the following e-mail


Dave,

My name is Bob Cook and I was one of the judges at this past weekend’s CrossFit regional qualifier....
Forum: Fitness 11-05-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,093
Posted By David Werner
Re: How strong is strong enough?

It's a good question, but there are other questions. How fast is fast enough? How much endurance is enough? How much skill at (for instance) Olympic weightlifting or gymnastics is enough?

Each of us...
Forum: Exercises 10-24-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,229
Posted By David Werner
Re: 45 1/2 bodyweight thrusters

Sean

"but he requires that anyone attempting to get "cleared" as a certain level perform all the tasks within one 30 day period."

That requirement is has been part of the Athletic SKill Levels from...
Forum: Fitness 10-22-2007, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,939
Posted By David Werner
Re: CF maintenance routine, while facilitating LOTS of recovery

Matt

You answered the question when talking about skating - just go through the motions.

Do some functiional movements, mix them up, don't time the effort, essentialy just warm up.

This is how I...
Forum: Fitness 09-28-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,609
Posted By David Werner
Re: Walking+Candy bars does not equal weight loss? REALLY?

Well, ...cough..cough.. Yeah, of course there are complications - at least one anyway.

It is a fairly fussy business to follow the Zone Diet and lots of folks who start don't succeed in changing...
Forum: Fitness 09-27-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,609
Posted By David Werner
Re: Walking+Candy bars does not equal weight loss? REALLY?

I got something very different from this article, and it is right on.

What he is saying is that the weight loss/gain subject is more complex than "calories in versus calories out", and that what...
Forum: Exercises 09-26-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By David Werner
Re: Leaving the ground on SDHPs

Leaving the ground - just a little bit - is perfect, I coach people to try for this. Driving so hard with your hip extension that you come a tiny bit off the ground is a very good way to make sure...
Forum: Exercises 07-25-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By David Werner
Ted The Athletic Skill Levels are now found on...

Ted

The Athletic Skill Levels are now found on the Crossfit Seattle web site

http://crossfitseattle.com/athletic_skill.html

Snatches can be done with DBs but there is no rest between arms....
Forum: Fitness 07-25-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,267
Posted By David Werner
Justin The reference to the physics meaning of...

Justin

The reference to the physics meaning of work capacity is right on.

Work = Force x Distance

Work capacity means exactly that, the ability to exert a force over a distance. To increase...
Forum: Fitness 07-03-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,477
Posted By David Werner
Ken Accuracy is inherent in some of the more...

Ken

Accuracy is inherent in some of the more advanced moves like Olympic snatch and the clean & jerk. As moves get more complex coordination accuracy agility and balance come more and more into...
Forum: Fitness 06-13-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By David Werner
Garth Big game hunting? Elk? I live in...

Garth

Big game hunting? Elk? I live in Washington State and Elk hunt When I can, Colorado has some spectacular Elk and Mule deer hunting. Elk tastes so good!

The Athletic skill levels were...
Forum: Exercises 06-09-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,117
Posted By David Werner
Charles Shoulders should be "active" meaning...

Charles

Shoulders should be "active" meaning pulled down tight with lats engaged, this is just a basic shoulder preservation skill.

Please note we have changed our name and are now Level...
Forum: Community 05-17-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,746
Posted By David Werner
The book is "Rings - methods, ideas,...

The book is

"Rings - methods, ideas, curiosities, history"
by Ivan Cuk and Istvan Karacsony, 2002
ISBN 0-9666104-1-5

follow this (work/familiy safe) link http://intlgymnast.com/, then click...
Forum: Competitions 05-11-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,541
Posted By David Werner
An annual event at Crossfit North has been the...

An annual event at Crossfit North has been the Crossfit Championship. The 2007 Championship will be held this year on Sunday May 20th. All are welcome.

The following links are all VERY work/family...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-12-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,290
Posted By David Werner
Yes I'm going through this process now....

Yes

I'm going through this process now. Depending on the regs in your city you will have to go through a fair amount of regulatory trouble to get a space that is permited as a "wharehouse" - no...
Forum: Community 04-10-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,924
Posted By David Werner
Robb Wolf, Nick Nibler and I started Crossfiting...

Robb Wolf, Nick Nibler and I started Crossfiting in early 2002 and started Crossfit North in early 2003. Nick and I visited Santa Cruz in 2003 where Coach put Matt Mast, Greg Amundsen, Lani Lau,...
Forum: Exercises 04-10-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,334
Posted By David Werner
People who have not had disk injuries should not...

People who have not had disk injuries should not comment about disk injuries. Anthony you are normally pretty sharp but you've missed the boat here. There is nothing about disk herniation that is...
Forum: Testimonials 03-16-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,464
Posted By David Werner
Skip Fantastic, you are a real inspiration....

Skip

Fantastic, you are a real inspiration. Next challenge - doing several in a row.

On a related note, I struggled for years to get a bar muscle-up but found the false grip on the bar very...
Forum: Exercises 03-12-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By David Werner
For years now in our gym I've been noticing the...

For years now in our gym I've been noticing the direct connection between chalk use and ripped, bleeding hands. Chalk provides enough extra friction that the folding/squishing Dave Winchester...
Forum: Fitness 02-28-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,671
Posted By David Werner
Pull-ups are as important to the upper body as...

Pull-ups are as important to the upper body as squats are to the lower body. Pull-ups are also a gateway movement to other cooler stuff, like levers, muscle-ups, clapping pull-ups, and all maner of...
Forum: Exercises 02-28-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,632
Posted By David Werner
It's almost certainly a technique problem, squats...

It's almost certainly a technique problem, squats done properly are generally well tolerated even by folks with serious knee issues. Poor squats on the other hand, can cause knee issues.

Do you...
Forum: Exercises 02-27-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,971
Posted By David Werner
DB and KB cleans, jerks and snatches are all...

DB and KB cleans, jerks and snatches are all excellent exercises. Especially DB snatches and cleans. I've trained many many people with those movements and have not seen any of the troubles Polliquin...
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