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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 68,670
Posted By Neal Thompson
Re: How to have a successful CrossFit

Guys, I have been involved in CrossFit since there were only 4 affiliates. My affiliate was the 22nd established. Everything you are speaking to is the antithesis of what this community was founded...
Forum: Community 12-07-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,821
Posted By Neal Thompson
Re: Help, Looking for Fire Depts. using CF

Thanks guys. Appreciate the info.
Forum: Community 12-06-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,821
Posted By Neal Thompson
Help, Looking for Fire Depts. using CF

Hi Everyone,

I am about to approach the Boston FDHQ in regards to their Physical Training Program. Could the Fire Depts. using the CrossFit platform, officially and/or unofficially, please let me...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-05-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,673
Posted By Neal Thompson
Re: CrossFit New England is on board

Congratulations Ben. I would love to stop by and see your facility some time.

Neal
Forum: Community 08-02-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,924
Posted By Neal Thompson
Hey all! This WILL be an awesome workshop. If...

Hey all! This WILL be an awesome workshop. If any CrossFitters are coming in from out of town let me know. I would like to catch up with you all.
Forum: Fitness 07-31-2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,410
Posted By Neal Thompson
Larry, I know that the Coast Guard is...

Larry,

I know that the Coast Guard is ramping up to use CrossFit, one of my members just returned from OCI, and he said CrossFit is all they are talking about at the Academy and a few may have...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,572
Posted By Neal Thompson
Hey Karl, I too am waiting on a few things...

Hey Karl,

I too am waiting on a few things to clear and then I will be in touch with you soon.

Neal
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,459
Posted By Neal Thompson
Scott, Call Karl at gill. He is great to...

Scott,

Call Karl at gill. He is great to work with.

Neal
Forum: Community 04-15-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,012
Posted By Neal Thompson
I'll be there.

I'll be there.
Forum: Testimonials 04-04-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,141
Posted By Neal Thompson
Don, Have you tried just using the push...

Don,

Have you tried just using the push jerk instead of the jerk? Might be a better option for you if you feel like you cannot get under fast enough.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,091
Posted By Neal Thompson
Lisa, If you want to get your husband a...

Lisa,

If you want to get your husband a pair of Oly shoes on the cheaper side(generic), check out VS Athletics. I bought a pair for $50 for all of my Oly training, deads, and squats. They are...
Forum: Community 03-23-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,302
Posted By Neal Thompson
Jason and Pam, Great work. The two of you...

Jason and Pam,

Great work. The two of you have definitely done an outstanding job down there in Philly. I hope to see you both in Santa Cruz in May.

Neal
Forum: Community 02-02-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,741
Posted By Neal Thompson
Pablo, Welcome! I know many who came from...

Pablo,

Welcome! I know many who came from both training disciplines, OLY and BB, as well as some using military PT. Nice creativity with your previous workouts.
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2006, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,647
Posted By Neal Thompson
Ryan- I bought a pair of weightlifting...

Ryan-

I bought a pair of weightlifting shoes from VS Athletics online for $55 and they work great. They are damn ugly, but they are just as functional as the Addidas.

-Neal
Forum: Exercises 01-13-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By Neal Thompson
Brad- The idea is to do a couple of...

Brad-

The idea is to do a couple of warm-up sets and then for the seven singles you are looking to do the maximum weight you can and increase each set as you go.

-Neal
Forum: Community 01-07-2006, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By Neal Thompson
You know, I get accused of smiling way too much...

You know, I get accused of smiling way too much as my students are crying. HMMMM
Forum: Injuries 01-04-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,321
Posted By Neal Thompson
Steven, I have had both of my shoulders...

Steven,

I have had both of my shoulders operated on due to severe impingement. Couldn't even raise my arms to shoulder height. The bursa sac had exploded and the bicep tendon was so frayed the...
Forum: Exercises 01-04-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,194
Posted By Neal Thompson
Frank, Definitely incorporate some form of...

Frank,

Definitely incorporate some form of the warmup prior to your workout to ensure that all muscles are a go for the WOD. At my facility every workout begins with the CF warmup. Now for...
Forum: Community 01-03-2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,821
Posted By Neal Thompson
One of my female clients in her mid 50's is a...

One of my female clients in her mid 50's is a former professional ballet dancer. After a few weeks of squatting to get change her movement pattern, damn plie, she has done quite well. Her upper...
Forum: Injuries 01-01-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,773
Posted By Neal Thompson
Nick, Just read the post. Sorry to hear...

Nick,

Just read the post. Sorry to hear of the injury and I hope your recovery is quick and steady.

Neal
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-01-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,342
Posted By Neal Thompson
Garrett, I know there is a group out of...

Garrett,

I know there is a group out of MIT that Drew Barker runs. I am not sure if it is an official club or not but I can e-mail him to get him to chime in for you.

Neal
Forum: Community 01-01-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,634
Posted By Neal Thompson
Definitely interested here! I think just the...

Definitely interested here! I think just the basic reintroduction of foundation techniques is invaluable itself. Thanks Coach for taking this on.

neal@crossfitboston.com
Forum: Competitions 12-30-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,746
Posted By Neal Thompson
Talk about cliff hangers!

Talk about cliff hangers!
Forum: Testimonials 12-30-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By Neal Thompson
Graham, Great work! I hope next time you...

Graham,

Great work! I hope next time you can get some vids of it so we can share with others.

Neal
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-20-2005, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,865
Posted By Neal Thompson
Anthnoy, Here has been my experience with...

Anthnoy,

Here has been my experience with CrossFit Boston thus far. When I first opened up the majority of my members opted for the 2 class per week enrollment that requires an investment of...
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