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Forum: Fitness 03-03-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,627
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Re: Efficacy of running downhill?

Elliot-I hike North Mountain across from Tapatio Cliffs and see a LOT of people running down the trail. I too had heard this is a speed enhancement technique but I would be surprised if everyone I...
Forum: Exercises 08-23-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,721
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Re: Glut Ham Raise with no G.H. Bench?

I work out in my garage so what I have found works best for me is to kneel down on a rolled up bath mat and hook my ankles under the frame of my car. This works perfectly.


Matt
Forum: Exercises 12-19-2006, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,410
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Travis, Good luck finding a keg.You...

Travis,

Good luck finding a keg.You shouldn't have too much trouble.I had to call around a bit to find a store that had a keg and was willing to part with it, but they are out there.

Re the...
Forum: Exercises 12-18-2006, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,410
Posted By Matt Toupalik
If you are new to keg lifting, I would start out...

If you are new to keg lifting, I would start out with no more than 3 or 4 gallons of water in it.A 15.5 gallon keg (the average size) weighs 29-30 pounds and a gallon of water weighs just over 8...
Forum: Community 08-11-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,004
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Tim, I'll get ahold of you in a couple of...

Tim,

I'll get ahold of you in a couple of weeks and maybe we can set up a day and time to get together.



Matt
Forum: Community 08-10-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,783
Posted By Matt Toupalik
I'm currently reading several books: Inca...

I'm currently reading several books:

Inca Gold (Clive Cussler)
A Time To Kill (John Grisham)
The Criminal Law Handbook (Bergman and Berman-Barrett)
Forum: Community 08-10-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,004
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Tim, I'm in Scottsdale (Frank Llyod Wright...

Tim,

I'm in Scottsdale (Frank Llyod Wright and Shea).However, I haven't trained Crossfit-style in awhile and at present, am in pretty poor shape.

The next three weeks are going to be pretty...
Forum: Community 07-03-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,782
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Christian Bale (Batman Begins)

Christian Bale (Batman Begins)
Forum: Injuries 09-12-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,359
Posted By Matt Toupalik
"his spine could, at any time, snap shut and cut...

"his spine could, at any time, snap shut and cut off all function to his lower body."

WTF?


I'm going to second this.I have a bulging disc at L4-L5 so I am always wary about doing too...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Thanks for the responses guys.I'll make sure to...

Thanks for the responses guys.I'll make sure to take them down after each use.

Matt
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By Matt Toupalik
I have a crazy question for anyone that has...

I have a crazy question for anyone that has outdoor mounted rings.Has anyone ever had squirrels try to chew through the straps attached to their rings?I went through all kinds of hell rearranging the...
Forum: Community 08-26-2005, 06:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,718
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Kalamazoo, Michigan.Strong possibility that will...

Kalamazoo, Michigan.Strong possibility that will change to Phoenix, Arizona in the very near future.
Forum: Starting 08-11-2005, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,570
Posted By Matt Toupalik
LOL.I went back to re-read through my post to...

LOL.I went back to re-read through my post to make sure I spelled your name right, Lynne.I just finished a wall ball workout, so Tabata HSPUs would not go over well.
Forum: Starting 08-10-2005, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,570
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Brian-I'm not a Marine and not on deployment, but...

Brian-I'm not a Marine and not on deployment, but I have one idea for you; sandbag training.I'm assuming you guys still use the top-loading seabags to stow your gear in?I think those are perfect for...
Forum: Community 07-25-2005, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,292
Posted By Matt Toupalik
I visit Phoenix once every year as well (and may...

I visit Phoenix once every year as well (and may be moving back within the next year), so I will definitely stop out when I hit town in October.
Forum: Exercises 07-24-2005, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,043
Posted By Matt Toupalik
I used them as an anaerobic conditioning exercise...

I used them as an anaerobic conditioning exercise for boxing.The hill I used was about 75 meters and very steep.I would sprint up and jog down, then repeat for 10-12 sprints total.I found them great...
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-28-2005, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,158
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Bill-I tried your Russian Angie several days ago...

Bill-I tried your Russian Angie several days ago but am too embarrassed to post the results.Needless to say, it is a great workout.Nice idea.Thanks for contributing.
Forum: Exercises 04-14-2005, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,532
Posted By Matt Toupalik
http://www.ringside.com/articles/archives/coaches_...

http://www.ringside.com/articles/archives/coaches_corner/stairs.htm
Forum: Exercises 04-13-2005, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,349
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Gary-Try here and scroll down to good morning...

Gary-Try here and scroll down to good morning variations:
http://www.midwestbarbell.com/videos.htm

The chain suspended ones are extremely tough.
Forum: Exercises 04-13-2005, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,349
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Good mornings involve a stretch of the hamstring...

Good mornings involve a stretch of the hamstring muscles.Maybe your hamstring flexibility needs work.
Forum: Exercises 03-15-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,513
Posted By Matt Toupalik
I never got much muscular development out of...

I never got much muscular development out of pull-ups until I focused on the range-of-motion.I use to pull until my chin cleared the bar.Now, I pull until the bar touches my lower chest.I can always...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2005, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,950
Posted By Matt Toupalik
I have about 5 homemade medicine balls and for...

I have about 5 homemade medicine balls and for slams, I have found that using a heavy bag laid on the floor is a great target which will not destroy your ball (or the bag since the bag is intended to...
Forum: Exercises 03-01-2005, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,761
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Here is an article that deals with isometrics for...

Here is an article that deals with isometrics for punching for those who may be interested:
http://www.rossboxing.com/thegym/thegym25.htm
Forum: Exercises 02-08-2005, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,761
Posted By Matt Toupalik
Ross' stuff is definitely top quality, not to...

Ross' stuff is definitely top quality, not to mention inexpensive.I have all five of his books.Excellent material.
Forum: Exercises 02-07-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,761
Posted By Matt Toupalik
They have dipping and pull-up bars in the county...

They have dipping and pull-up bars in the county lock-up?They must have accidentally put you in the celebrity holding cells;)Interesting workout though.
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