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Forum: Fitness 04-10-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,819
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: creating the right recovery week

practice skills in a non-taxing way, e.g. olympic lifts with pvc/trainer bar/just the bar, 10-20 minutes of relaxed handstand practice, etc. If you get coached on these you won't be wasting money. ...
Forum: Exercises 02-07-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,990
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: single dumbbell press better than barbell press?

This is because during a challenging single-arm dumbbell press, the demand on sagittal plane core stability (esp. anti-extension) is much less than in the barbell press, as you noted. On the other...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-23-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,267
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: 100 HSPU for time?

Ok then this sounds like a great WOD for you for shoulder strength endurance.
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,267
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: 100 HSPU for time?

point taken... I agree with this assessment. Joey, it would still help to get a feel for your thinking behind doing the workout, however.
Forum: Exercises 12-22-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,837
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Thruster Dilemma:confused:

If you can't find a fix do thrusters with the bar behind the neck, as in a back squat. Problem solved... just don't ding yourself in the back of the head. This version removes any risk of breaking...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-22-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,267
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: 100 HSPU for time?

What is the maximum number of HSPUs you can do in a single set? For most mortals, I see this workout ending in severe soreness lasting a week or more. A sets X reps or "grease the groove"/frequency...
Forum: Exercises 12-21-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,479
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Programming for the 2012 CF Games "Open"...

So you have seven weeks to program. I think focusing on strength to the detriment of conditioning is out of the question. Write a balanced program while addressing a few weaknesses. Mobility is...
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,439
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Max attempt - Front Squat

This video could help your spinal integrity immediately:

http://www.mobilitywod.com/2011/12/episode-351365-one-joint-rule.html

Look especially at your setup on the video and compare to what K-star...
Forum: Exercises 12-16-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: My rack sucks because of poor shoulder mobility

search mobilitywod.com for "front rack"
Forum: Exercises 12-16-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,837
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Thruster Dilemma:confused:

Search mobilitywod.com for the following terms:
front rack, thoracic spine, triceps, lats

honestly if you just search for "front rack" that should cover it.
Forum: Exercises 12-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,825
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Knees drifting in front of toes OK for LBBS?

Your ankle flexion will establish itself in the first third of the squat or so. If your knees suddenly come forward at the bottom of the squat, you are dumping hamstring tension and/or have exceeded...
Forum: Exercises 12-16-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,977
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: "Clean" squat clean vs power clean

Here's some perspective from a weightlifting coach:



http://www.cathletics.com/exercises/exercise.php?exerciseID=59

link wfs
Forum: Exercises 12-16-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,084
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Wondering if this will suffice for a brutal Conditioning Workout?

Go to $tarting$trength.com and check out the article "Death by Prowler." There is a discussion of programming the prowler and sample workouts as well.
Forum: Injuries 12-14-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,504
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Shoulder pain/thoracic mobility issues on LBBS

I really appreciate your input, Brent. How do you recommend blocking the humerus when stretching the pecs? Can this be done alone?
Forum: Injuries 12-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,504
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Shoulder pain/thoracic mobility issues on LBBS

Lots of help available on mobilitywod.com. Just make sure whatever you do doesn't cause pain. Search for some of the terms above (thoracic, pec minor, etc.) on the site for some in depth discussion...
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-09-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,583
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Overhead Squat limitation

try searching mobilitywod for these terms: olympic lifting, squat, hips, hip capsule, groin, flexion external rotation, hip flexion, heel cord, ankles, thoracic, overhead

p.s. the lift is the Sots...
Forum: Exercises 12-09-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Isolating Shoulder Stretch w/o Involving Elbows

Good resources above. Look to improve shoulder external rotation and thoracic extension. Search mobilitywod.com and use the drills that Boris linked to.
Forum: Exercises 12-02-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,922
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: First I hated low bar squats. Now I hate high bar squats too. Help needed with sq

This could be because you don't have enough dorsiflexion and thus don't have enough leverage to get a good stretch out of the knee-bend variation (I assume this is the one John North is...
Forum: Starting 12-02-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: New comer to crossfit with some questions for you veterans out there

If you are taking a low-carb/paleo approach and have a lot of weight to lose, coaches like OPT have recommended just having post-workout protein with no extra carbs. At this stage in the game, the...
Forum: Fitness 12-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,375
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Mwod

The mobilitywod uses a conjugate approach so that you are hitting your tissues in new ways all the time so that each mobilization is as effective as possible and never stale. Keep it mind it takes 2...
Forum: Starting 12-02-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,164
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Two 70s big questions

Bar speed will slow well before the limit of one's strength. This is the method described in SS, 2nd edition. Nonetheless, I agree that erring on the light side is the best way. Getting unstuck is...
Forum: Exercises 12-02-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,180
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Weight balance and position on overhead squats

Make sure you are "ripping the bar apart" the correct way. see this thread:
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=71189

link wfs
Forum: Starting 11-30-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,164
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Two 70s big questions

Starting weights don't have to be so difficult. Warm up with the bar. Add 10 - 45 lbs and perform a set of five. Repeat this process, quickly tapering down to 10 lb. additions. Once the bar speed...
Forum: Fitness 11-30-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,868
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Tall vs. Small Strength Debate

Men's 56 kg Class Gold Medalists
2011 World Weightlifting Championships - Wu Jingbiao - 5'3"
2008 Olympics - Long Qingquan - 5'1"
2007 WWC - Cha Kum Chol - 5' 2"
2005 WWC - Wang Shin-yuan - 5'2"
2004...
Forum: Fitness 11-30-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 32,143
Posted By Ben Moskowitz
Re: Are rest days REALLY necessary?

Have those that CrossFit every day tried taking rest days since starting this no-rest experiment? What were the results?
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