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Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,420
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: The Premium on the Concept 2 Rower

I haven't seen a gamut erg in decades. If these are the older ones with weighted flywheel they are brutal, brutal machines. If these weren't in Seattle I'd jump all over them
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,449
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: IWF legal Platform

IWF only really cares about the dimensions and materials. From their technical manual (Sec. 3.2):

"All lifts must be executed on the competition platform.

The platform must be square, level and...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,731
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Old Guy's First Weghtlifting Meet

My advice for new lifters after doing 20 or so meets:

1. see if you can find a coach or experienced lifter to count attempts for you. One of the things that really throws first time competitors is...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,669
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Non-compete Contract

Talk to a local attorney, there's a good chance that the agreement you are describing isn't enforceable in Colorado. I am not licensed in Colorado, but I have worked on several M&A transactions...
Forum: Exercises 04-01-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,721
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Mike Jenkins Bumper Flip

If you are new to dedicated open-handed grip work (i.e., pulls with thick bars or globes, pinching or flipping bumpers, etc), be aware that it is very easy to overdo it early on. Frying your forearms...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-23-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,280
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Help with business aspects...

Legal and accounting are 2 areas where you are far far better spending some money up front. Smaller practices for both will be much more affordable than you think, and can keep you out of trouble you...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-11-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Taxes

In almost any business, it is much cheaper in the long run to have an accountant/bookkeeper and an attorney involved early and regularly. Preventing tax/legal issues is much much cheaper (and easier)...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-03-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,660
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Use Of Our Affiliate Name As A Headline In Adword For A Competing Box

Quite a few have, including several huge companies with very deep pockets (Rosetta Stone, Geico, American Airlines to name a few). Google has either won or settled every case. And perhaps most...
Forum: Community 12-11-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,723
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Bizarre Exercise Pics Found at Local Gym

Not bizarre, just old fashioned. Straddle deadlifts, staggered squats, weighted pistols. As Matt said, most of these have been passed over as free weights gave way to machines.

And that style of...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-28-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,084
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Investing in an existing Crossfit

Find an attorney with M&A experience, preferably one with experience buying/selling businesses that are based on personal services. They will help you with structuring the deal AND making sure that...
Forum: Exercises 08-24-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,873
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Power Clean Wall--A Mental Problem?

If its truly a mental block and not a major technique flaw, and you're just thinking about it too much, have someone else load the bar for you and not tell you what's on there. Works best if they use...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,263
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: An idea like Crossfit New England-loans for membership

Another thing to keep in mind is that even though you may think of them as loans from family and friends, your state may think of them as securities that you have sold to investors without...
Forum: Community 02-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 108,877
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Who has ownership of FGB?

Philip, you acknowledge that CF owns the rights to the name CrossFit, and that you are required to pay CF a fee for the right to use that name in your marketing. I assume that you are running your...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,714
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Difference between Track Speed Suits and Weightlifting Singelts

I use a rowing singlet (from here (wfs) (http://jlracing.com/), essentially the same as a track singlet. The only real difference I've noticed between it and the higher-end lifting suits is that the...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 49,838
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Wrist Wraps for Olympic Lifting

That position, as well as the top position of the jerk, are where I feel the most support from the leather wraps.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 49,838
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Wrist Wraps for Olympic Lifting

For olympic lifting, I prefer the old-style leather wraps ($25 from Risto Sports (wfs) (http://www.ristosports.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5&zenid=138mnqiu82gae5j34tevf2a4a0)). With leather...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,061
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: pommel horse?

Bad angle for construction purposes, but here's Alexeyev (wfs) (http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Field/7342/Abwrk.jpg)using stall bars and some kind of horse for weighted GHR's. All you really...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: The Perfect Pushup?

Scroll down to "Iron Cross" (http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/shenandoah/Grunt/Martial.html)(wfs) - something like this?
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,850
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Your Favorite Oly Shoes?

Throwing shoes don't have a heel - they are more like H Streets with a stiffer sole.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 03-25-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,503
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Why did Arnold look so much better than todays BB?

Its not just the weight, its the proportion.

Both Cutler and Zane are around 5'8"/5'9". Arnold is about 6'2". Cutler might only be 35# heavier than Arnold, but being 6" shorter makes it appear to...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 03-24-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,503
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Why did Arnold look so much better than todays BB?

He was one of the judges at my last meet, it was incredible. Great guy, spent a lot of time chatting with anyone who stopped by.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 03-24-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,503
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Why did Arnold look so much better than todays BB?

One hand reason for the change goes hand in hand with this complaint:



When AAU ran bodybuilding, there was a strength or skill component. Part of the score was based on the competitor's results...
Forum: Fitness 01-23-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,586
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: The Westside Book Of Methods

Its mostly a collection of his older articles, most (all?) of which you can find for free online.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Questions about Chains

Are you thinking of attaching the chain directly to the carabiner? I actually prefer to use about 2' of wire rope, like in the picture below (not me, by way, but that is how mine is set up). Set...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,977
Posted By Kevin Mueller
Re: Farmer's Walk handles

JV Askem put out a simple guide to making cheap farmer's walk implements:

dated, but wfs (http://jva.ontariostrongman.ca/TITEFW.htm)
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