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Forum: Community 11-22-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 82,814
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: Top t-shirt ideas

I saw this saying once, and thought it would work for a CF shirt: "Pain is the best teacher, but nobody wants to take her class"
Forum: Fitness 02-22-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 552,908
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Kempie, thanks for the reply. So just to clarify I would not do the low rep squats on Monday of my first intro week, but would still do the 15 min or less Metcon and the skill/gym work. Tuesday...
Forum: Fitness 02-21-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 552,908
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: CFSB - Ask your questions here!

Sorry if I'm missing this somewhere, but could somebody provide a little more clarification on the structure of the introductory cycle. The example in the CFSB article is confusing me somewhat. For...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-29-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 93,108
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

I've appreciated this thread as well. Regarding the "open gym" idea, I would be a proponent as well, but realize as Steve said, that there are probably not as many of us out there as I think?

I...
Forum: Fitness 03-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 40,204
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: A Compendium of Mark Rippetoe's Novice/Intermediate Program Templates

Not to muddy the waters any further, but I went to a barbell cert with Rip a few months back down in San Diego, and when discussing programming he threw out what is being called here as the "Onus...
Forum: Fitness 01-21-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,011
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: SS Program issues

For those that are drinking the gallon of milk a day, at what "intervals" and amounts are you drinking it throughout the day? In other words, how often do you swig the milk and what have you found...
Forum: Workout of the Day 10-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,508
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: "Toughest" WOD?

No doubt for me, "Linda" is the toughest. One of the few posted WODs that I still haven't been able to do as RX'd. At 195lbs, doing 290lb deadlifts for 55 reps (along with the cleans and BP) just...
Forum: Workout of the Day 10-20-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,621
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: CF Total after 5K/10K runs

I hear what you're saying Steven, but it seems to me that a Metcon type workout is different than a 5K/10K run. If the Crossfit Total was after a traditional Metcon WOD (i.e. one of the girls) I...
Forum: Workout of the Day 10-19-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,621
Posted By John Arthur Spear
CF Total after 5K/10K runs

I've noticed that more often than not the CF Total WOD follows a 5K or 10K run. To me this seems curious, and I wonder what the intended effect is? The only thing I can think is that doing a max...
Forum: Testimonials 09-23-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,302
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: The Road Continues ...

Anthony,
Great lift! Just curious why you use the sumo-style DL, with the arms inside the legs? I'm assuming you can pull more weight this way, but would that be the case for most people as well...
Forum: Fitness 09-23-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,638
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: Professional athletes

Agree with this. A professional athlete is pretty much a specialist by definition. An NFL player is a specialist just as much as the Tour de France rider, NHL or NBA player, etc. Crossfit would...
Forum: Starting 09-14-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,011
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Re: "Older" folks considering Crossfit...

Thanks for sharing Irvin. This is a very timely thread considering the video of 60 yr olds O-lifting posted on the main page!!
Forum: Injuries 07-09-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,429
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Yael, I'm not familiar with the myofascial...

Yael, I'm not familiar with the myofascial release on QL you speak of? Is it something similar to using a foam roller? Good advice on engaging the midsection. When doing high rep DLs (i.e....
Forum: Injuries 07-08-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,429
Posted By John Arthur Spear
About 3-4 weeks ago while doing "Diane" I noticed...

About 3-4 weeks ago while doing "Diane" I noticed a tweak in my left side lower back while doing the deadlifts. The days following it was extremely sore and I could barely bend over to put on my...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,135
Posted By John Arthur Spear
I have a Black & Decker "Flavor Scenter Handy...

I have a Black & Decker "Flavor Scenter Handy Steamer." I'm not sure if they still make this model (I got it over 5 years ago), but it is definitely a workhorse steamer and very easy to use. It...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,559
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Thanks for the suggestions/comments everybody. I...

Thanks for the suggestions/comments everybody. I actually have visited Petranek Fitness a couple of times, and have enjoyed the visits (and gotten great workouts). However, I live in Hermosa Beach...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,559
Posted By John Arthur Spear
I notice these self-storage type facilities...

I notice these self-storage type facilities popping up all over the place (especially here in Los Angeles where space is at a premium), and was thinking these might be a good option to set up a home...
Forum: Exercises 08-26-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,980
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Greg, Thanks for the insight and...

Greg,
Thanks for the insight and videos...that answers my question.
Forum: Exercises 08-26-2006, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,980
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Since today's WOD included Stiff-Legged...

Since today's WOD included Stiff-Legged Deadlifts, I thought I'd ask a question I've always been curious about: what (if any) is the difference between SLDLs and RDLs? I've seen them referred to...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,760
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Thanks Matt. I'll check out that site.

Thanks Matt. I'll check out that site.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,760
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Does anyone have specific suggestions for the...

Does anyone have specific suggestions for the best type/brand of portable pull-up bar? I'm looking for something that I could pack in luggage well, and would fit in most types of door frames or...
Forum: Workout Logs 05-20-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,657
Views: 483,308
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Anthony, Thanks for posting your journal. I...

Anthony,
Thanks for posting your journal. I really enjoy following your routine. I know you're still in a recovery mode from surgery, but I was wondering what you envision your split (between...
Forum: Injuries 05-17-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 32,781
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Yes, I agree it's probably best to get the knee...

Yes, I agree it's probably best to get the knee checked out just to be safe. The thing is I am one of those people that thinks about things too much, and part of the reason I compensate for the knee...
Forum: Injuries 05-16-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 32,781
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Garrett, Thanks for the reply. I can't...

Garrett,
Thanks for the reply. I can't really associate any specific injury that resulted in the noise. The only thing I can think was I mildly hyper-extended this knee playing basketball about...
Forum: Injuries 05-15-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 32,781
Posted By John Arthur Spear
Recently my right knee started making an audible...

Recently my right knee started making an audible "clicking" noise whenever I squat down. So far, there isn't any pain, swelling, etc. Mainly it's just annoying, and I notice that I tend to, almost...
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