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Forum: Fitness 10-19-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 32,082
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: What has been your biggest obstacle?

Degenerative discs limits my weights work. My job tends to be the other limiting factor.

My cardio progression is limited. I tend to reflux when I work out and medications don't help. So after...
Forum: Starting 03-15-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,675
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Overgeared for lifting?

It is not over gearing. They are worth the investment and will facilitate better technique.
Forum: Exercises 12-17-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,924
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Squat replacements

I'm definitely having to rethink my goals. My coach will support me and help with adaptive work in everything, but I noticed even this morning that he is still thinking in terms of we won't do...
Forum: Exercises 12-15-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,924
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Squat replacements

I have done a few sled pulls. It is a small box and we have lots of snow and ice right now, so not doing much in the way of pulls.
Forum: Exercises 12-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,924
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Squat replacements

I can do the Bulgarian split squat, just without added weight. Body weight movements will be fine as I am not loading the spine (anymore than it always is anyway). I believe dead lifts of any kind,...
Forum: Exercises 12-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,924
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Squat replacements

Due to injury and on-going degenerative disc problems, Iíve been directed by three independent medical professionals to give up movements that induce spinal compression, shock or shearing stress to...
Forum: Exercises 12-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,306
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Squat replacements

Due to injury and on-going degenerative disc problems, Iíve been directed by three independent medical professionals to give up movements that induce spinal compression, shock or shearing stress to...
Forum: Injuries 12-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,267
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Artificial disc vs. fusion

Well, two surgeons and a PT all came up with the same conclusions. I do not need and should not have surgery. The general consensus is that I have two fairly hashed discs and some good wear and...
Forum: Exercises 11-30-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,114
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Mobility - How much time do you spend on it.

Bar warm up, 15-20 min weights work and then mobility and/or extra core work, before every WOD. Roll and stretch after.
Forum: Injuries 11-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,317
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Constant Foot Pain

If the two hours standing at a concert was well outside of the norm (particularly if it is a harder surface with no contours), it might have been enough to irritate something in there. Tendon's,...
Forum: Injuries 11-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,267
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Artificial disc vs. fusion

Appreciate the input guys. One of the surgeons I am going to consult with, was involved with the initial artificial disc studies to get FDA approval back in the late 90s/early 2000s (they've been...
Forum: Injuries 11-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,267
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Artificial disc vs. fusion

BTW, I have quit all weights work and we are substituting and scaling any thing that would put pressure top down on the spine, anything that jars it (no box jumps, no running, no jump rope, no...
Forum: Injuries 11-20-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,267
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Artificial disc vs. fusion

I injured my back packing out a deer about three years ago. It has bothered me on and off. Less so since starting CrossFit and doing some extra Olympic lifting. Every once in a while it would act...
Forum: Exercises 10-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,807
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: What do you think is your one weakest link?

I'm a veritable chain of weak links, but relative to the worst:

My cardio holds me back significantly. I've started using my extra weights time on "two off days" to do some cardio instead. One...
Forum: Starting 09-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,178
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,577
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Blood pressure over 140

I think the diastolic (90) is of more concern than the systolic (140). Some of the longitudinal research out there has shown a significant decrease in life expectancy as the diastolic increases. ...
Forum: Starting 09-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,673
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Hello!

Welcome. I expect many of us can learn a few things from you as well.
Forum: Exercises 08-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,205
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Deadlift Help...Please!

I recently hit a wall with my dead lift trying to get my best 5RM. Your post prompted me to watch a few videos. Keeping the bar close has always been a strength of mine. I keep a couple of band...
Forum: Fitness 08-11-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,943
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: A WOD Is What You Make It

Nice article. Fits the bill for today. We did Chelsea and it left me trashed for a couple of hours. Not in the sense that I was injured or couldn't function, it just sucked every bit of energy from...
Forum: Starting 08-10-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,235
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Working with injuries, what can I do?

It tends to be my go to recommendation, but talk to a good physical therapist, talk the medical specialists that have a reputation you can trust. Find out what the limits are, and what you need to do...
Forum: Exercises 08-09-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,845
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: I am sadly considering giving up clean/front squats

"I really focused on flexing my delts and catching the bar instead of just letting it slam into me."

Soft Knees, Jordan, soft knees!
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,582
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Personal Gear That You Use For CrossFit

Wrist wraps
Jump rope
Lifting shoes
Nanos
Hand towel
Shaker with post workout recovery drink mix.

I need to add some form of shin guard as well.
Forum: Exercises 08-04-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,245
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Snatch troubles

I'll be curious about the coming discussion. The link below is to a Gregg Everett article that talks about the topic, as well as different camps/opinions on the matter. What ever you end up doing, I...
Forum: Injuries 08-02-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,454
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: Injured shoulder...

As stated above, scale. My wife has strict limits on her right shoulder as they are hoping for it to heal. She still does some lifting and WODS. The coach adjusts. As indicated above, a lot of one...
Forum: Fitness 08-02-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,586
Posted By Andrew G Parker
Re: how much is too much?

"Just because you are ABLE to withstand something because you're young doesn't mean it's good for you, or generating progress. "

Oh, the words so many of wish us we had heard and listened to when...
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