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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-12-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,335
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: New (non-affiliate) box opening ...what am I forgetting?

Pay your affiliate fee. If you're using the resources from CrossFit, inc. doesn't make sense to say thank you by paying for affiliation? Paying your dues is a big form of respect.
Forum: Community 02-16-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,195
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Basic Workouts


What is your exposure to CrossFit? Are you going to be leading the group? From what it sounds like is that you're still fairly new to CrossFit. A couple suggestions.

1. Read the journal as...
Forum: Community 01-26-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,568
Posted By Polo Lopez
T-shirt Clearance sale!!

Hey Guys and Gals,

We're having a t-shirt clearance sale here at South Nashville CrossFit. Shirts are made from the Hanes Beefy-T collection. They're $12 (normally $20) for Large only. The black...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Concept 2 - What model is this?

Have you checked with Concept 2 or Garage Gym store? They were selling Model D's for $825 in the box. I wouldn't pay more than $500 for a used Model C. There was a guy here in Nashville selling a...
Forum: Workout of the Day 09-15-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,186
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Modifications to improve Fran?

CrossFit is about "constant and varying functional movements." Keyword is "varying." True there are benchmarks, and they don't change, but if you're just doing one WOD or trying to figure out a...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-05-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,499
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: New Affiliate - H.O.T.Side CrossFit

Congrats!! Exciting time. We have a Garage Gym as well. Wish you the best of luck.
Forum: Testimonials 08-07-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,977
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: From no confidence to CrossFitence

3, 2, 1....Bust'm

Get Fit or Die trying.
Forum: Nutrition 07-31-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,386
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Pre-workout Supps. Do You All Use Them?

Hey David,

I used to spend so much cash on supps but when I started the Zone after doing the Paleo, I no longer find a need for them except one. And I do a cup of Jo in the AM or sometime during...
Forum: Starting 07-31-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,136
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Best money$ you spent

Bumpers, pull-up bar set-up, Concept 2, squat rack, Dynamax med balls, kettlebells, GHD, jump box and everything that order
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,747
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: making different plyobox sizes

Has anyone here ever built a box larger than 24"? I've been stacking bumper plates on top of my 20" so that I can have something taller to jump for fun. It's taken a while but now I can flat-foot...
Forum: Testimonials 07-29-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,977
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: From no confidence to CrossFitence

Jason- Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

Zach- Also thanks. Realizing you may be or are an inspiration to someone isn't easy. I had one of my athletes write down his goals. One of them was to challenge...
Forum: Testimonials 07-29-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,621
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Gaping hole

Even though you may not have had a massive improvement in your run times, you did have improvement. If you're doing the daily WOD and not some additional running, it seems that the WOD is...
Forum: Testimonials 07-29-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,977
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: From no confidence to CrossFitence

First off, congrats on your progress so far. I think you're beating yourself up a bit, which is understandable. You're trying to find a blend of becoming a new person outside, the new found...
Forum: Testimonials 07-15-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,451
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: One Armed FGB

Skip you are a true testament to working with pain. A real inspiration for trainers and athletes alike. Dedication personified. I can only hope to be at your level when I'm as young as you. I say...
Forum: Exercises 07-15-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,284
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: I want to do 1 Overhead Squat!!

Unfortunately this may not be what you want to hear but I promise it will help.
First, bite the bullet and go see a CF coach.
Until then I offer the following. By all accounts it appears...
Forum: Starting 07-15-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Critique Temporary Routine Please

I second Andrew's suggestion. Your desire to gain a level of fitness prior to starting CrossFit is understandable but unnecessary. Regardless of your lack of equipment, you might have all you need...
Forum: Fitness 07-09-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,743
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: bjj help, again

Your speculation that more strength not translating into Bjj was more or less correct. It will help your stand-up game, i.e. Judo, however, on the ground, you're going to need anaerobic conditioning....
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-08-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,105
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: New Clarksville Affiliate

Congrats on the new affiliate. Good to see that CF is picking up steam in TN. All the best.
Forum: Fitness 07-08-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,619
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: this POSE method...

If you're looking for help with the POSE technique, try speaking with Brian Mackenzie of Newport Beach CrossFit, (wfs), and (wfs). He's a level 3 POSE tech...
Forum: Community 07-03-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,154
Posted By Polo Lopez
August Oly lifting cert in Atlanta

Going to the August 2-3 Oly cert in Atlanta and was looking to share a ride plus a hotel room. I'm leaving from Nashville which is only about 3-4 hours from Atlanta. If anyone is headed the same way...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,663
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Elite II Rings - Strap Colors

Sorry to hijack, but I ordered some rings from Tyler almost 2 weeks ago and have yet to see them or hear from him. Does anyone know the skinny on what's taking so long?
Lisa- don't fret. My fiance...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 06-19-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,032
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: CrossFit in Nashville, TN.

Hey Nicolas- The answer to your question about what are we going to do that day is ,....Yes. We are going to do a WOD but first skill work. I always try to show something new to my athletes every...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 06-19-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,032
Posted By Polo Lopez
CrossFit in Nashville, TN.

Hey guys and gals,

I posted once before about free classes in Centennial park and got a great response. We want to help bring CrossFit to Nashville, so we are teaching a free class in the park....
Forum: Fitness 06-19-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,881
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: CrossFit versus HIT

The article itself is on the outset articulate but with so many references it's hard to know if Mr.Baye has conducted any tests himself. I can appreciate his attempt to define his training but to use...
Forum: Fitness 06-17-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,377
Posted By Polo Lopez
Re: Burned out MetCon-wise

I agree with Elliot.
With all due respect, by "Grinding through it", I mean with all things being equal, sometimes the only way to reach new limits is to push. I train and compete in Brazilian...
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