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Forum: Injuries 01-24-2008, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,059
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Fractured pelvis -- don't want to lose my progress!

Now would also be a good time to be creative and make your own WODs that work around an injured pelvis. For example;

Elvis
5 rounds for time of;

Pull Ups x 8 reps
Renegades x 8 reps
...
Forum: Nutrition 12-16-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,497
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Need encouragement for Paleo diet!

Yep, it feels great. I went a step further recently and hiked through mountains and rivers in bare feet, wearing only a loin cloth (seriously). I must have looked a little crazy, but it was a...
Forum: Community 12-13-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,605
Posted By Matt Emery
Thumbs up Crossfit #4 for fitness in Google Zeitgeist 2007

Here is a list of the most searched for terms (relevant to Fitness) in Google for the year 2007.

1. pilates
2. bikram yoga
3. spinning
4. cross fit
5. zumba
6. kettlebells
...
Forum: Nutrition 12-02-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,869
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Resisting temptations!

Overdosing on one of my 'craving' foods usually keeps me away from said food for several months.

It's probably not the best way to achieve abstinence, but it works for me. I'm very much an...
Forum: Nutrition 11-17-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,497
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Need encouragement for Paleo diet!

Christine,

I find that I crave sugar more frequently when I lack adequate sleep, which I believe is something to do with Leptin or Ghrelin (the chemicals that control appetite).

I use to eat...
Forum: Fitness 11-11-2007, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,334
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Marathon swimmer and very fat?

I was in an amateur swim team for a while and was amazed that some of the fastest swimmers were quite overweight and looked "soft".

My hypothesis is that they become very efficient at the task,...
Forum: Nutrition 11-11-2007, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,163
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Fat loss for a worker?

Canned tuna :notworth:
Forum: Nutrition 11-11-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,966
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: A Very Paleo Thanksgiving (Add your recipes)

Mix up some Chicken, Avocado, Cashews, and Baby Spinach for a wonderful salad. It's simple, delicious, and very healthy.
Forum: Nutrition 11-11-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,983
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Fainted after workout

When I cut down on carbs I was tired for 5 - 7 days, especially after exercise. After that my energy levels returned to normal, and eventually became much higher than when I was eating a lot of...
Forum: Fitness 11-08-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,448
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: The Bear = Mental Challenge

Are your clients still alive? Or are they like me; rocking back and forth in the foetal position (sucking thumb) in the corner of the room, moaning incoherently about some Bear creature.
Forum: Fitness 11-08-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,448
Posted By Matt Emery
The Bear = Mental Challenge

I did "The Bear" for the first time last night. I've done quite a few of the WOD's as prescribed, but this one devastated me mentally, it's a deceptive workout to say the least.

For those...
Forum: Community 11-07-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,392
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: I laugh alot at the gym now

I would love nothing more than to have everyone in the gym convert to Crossfit, and containing my excitement is surprisingly difficult.

Pride usually comes before a fall, that much I have learnt. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,040
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: What weight KB to buy?

I use 12Kg and a 24Kg KB's. I've had quite a few people use them, and i've found them to be a great all-round size, suitable for most people.
Forum: Community 10-24-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,947
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: It's not nice to tell people you're going to work out.

I've found that a lot of women (and men) are embarrassed to be seen working out in public. So, I show them a simple Push/Pull/Sit/Squat circuit they can do at home. And then I follow up by asking...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,715
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Interesting Email from Dynamax

Probably good advice.... I bought an 11Kg (24#) medicine ball and did Karen for the first time with it tonight. It seems I grossly under-estimated the devastation that would ensue.... :rhabdo:

I...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,471
Posted By Matt Emery
Kettlebells and Medicine Balls in Australia

I found some good prices on Kettlebells and Medicine Balls on Ebay, so I went and visited the vendor in person and bought some stock.

Thought i'd mention it because I had a tough time finding this...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-18-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,431
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: I don't think I can take one of these personal trainer exams, but still need insu

Ditto that.
I'm studying for a Certificate in Fitness Instruction in Australia and it's painfully lame... :ranting2:
Forum: Workout of the Day 10-08-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,902
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: WoD Programming

See issue 6 of the CF Journal.
Forum: Exercises 10-04-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,792
Posted By Matt Emery
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-25-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,999
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Website software

Another vote for Wordpress.

I'm a web developer *sigh*, and I prescribe it for all my clients.

There are literally 1000's of free templates and plugins available for wordpress. I have about 10...
Forum: Fitness 09-21-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,055
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: Yahoo Article on High Intensity Fitness

From the article:
"The soccer players were having more fun, so they were more focused..."

CF has this one nailed.
Forum: Starting 09-19-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,751
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: G'day from the Central Coast, Australia.

Thanks Frank, i'll certainly throw my spirit into it, hip joint or not :)

Good to hear your wife is getting into it (considering her immobility) good on her!
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-19-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,769
Posted By Matt Emery
Fused Hip (arthrodesis)

Hi, i'm interested in discussing/learning from other x-fitters; in regard to how they work around fused joints.

I have a fused right hip, there's actually a metal rod that is embedded into my...
Forum: Starting 09-19-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,751
Posted By Matt Emery
Re: G'day from the Central Coast, Australia.

Thanks Darren. I have a mate who lives at Newcastle, I might bring him a along as well. I'll yell out first.

I'm doing farmer walks, waiter walks, and lunges on my left leg etc... i've also got...
Forum: Starting 09-19-2007, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,751
Posted By Matt Emery
G'day from the Central Coast, Australia.

Hi everyone, it's good to finally get here after lurking on the blog for a month or so...

If anyone of you goes to Woy Woy Gym, you may have seen a guy grunting and collapsing around the place -...
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