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Forum: Pukie's Bucket 03-15-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,689
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: PSA - Be careful ordering from suppliers offering big discounts

Yeah, it looks like their license/branches in other countries fell. Left people with no refund/no recourse besides trying to call their CC company.

From what those threads said, there is a lot of...
Forum: Pukie's Bucket 03-11-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,689
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: PSA - Be careful ordering from suppliers offering big discounts

If you're at work or something, then just wait... there is a ton of information on there from people inside the equipment industry / inside mdusa, etc. giving great perspectives.

Just trying to...
Forum: Starting 03-11-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 31,736
Posted By Jon Hanover
Forum: Pukie's Bucket 03-11-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,689
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: PSA - Be careful ordering from suppliers offering big discounts

Did you read the threads I linked to? Has it all pretty explained there with a lot of different perspectives.
Forum: Pukie's Bucket 03-10-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,689
Posted By Jon Hanover
PSA - Be careful ordering from suppliers offering big discounts

There seems to be a strong trend here from some recent equipment suppliers in the crossfit scene, and some of the other forums have a lot more details. I'm not sure why nothing has been posted here,...
Forum: Starting 11-27-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 23,805
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Learning the Olympic Lifts

Agree 100%. You can transition out of a gym, but if you're learning the lifts, a keen eye and proper coaching is worth the initial investment.
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,735
Posted By Jon Hanover
What did you buy on Black Friday?

How is everyone's shopping going? Post what you got!!
I'll start.

Rep Fitness adjustable bench, rated to 1,000 lbs. Also got a sweet deal on a Squat Rack with pull up bar. With all the added...
Forum: Fitness 11-24-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,196
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: TRAIN with Julie Foucher

She is a cool cat. I remember competing alongside her a long time ago and was amazed at the engine she had... blew by everyone. Her movement was so efficient.
Forum: Nutrition 11-24-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,909
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Crossfit and Coke

Meh. Don't look at Rich F as an example. Dude is a genetic freak, probably takes a bit extra, and has such a low % BF, that he is a energy burning machine who ALSO trains a ton... you just can't...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,744
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Crossfit gloves

Damn. Never knew gloves were that popular. I've used tape very occasionally... but just toughed up my hands.

Any reason so many of you are wearing gloves? I've done crossfit/lifting for 8 years...
Forum: Starting 11-23-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,745
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs

We use 112.75lbs and 87.35lbs at our gym for males/females. We just bring out our fractional plates and TI-83's
Forum: Starting 11-23-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21,151
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: WOD without equipment

Yes, absolutely. Just get creative with our bodyweight exercises and adding weight and difficulty to those exercises. Fran? no problem. Use both kettlebells and switch on each set. Helen? No...
Forum: Starting 11-22-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 24,725
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: joining a box

Yes. Just be ready to learn, and be safe about it.
If you have good coaches, you'll have a blast.
Forum: Exercises 11-22-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,043
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Comparing exercises

I go outside with in 2-3 feet of snow, do sprints, burpees, and find a big log to do squats and presses with.

I recommend doing the same.
Forum: Exercises 11-22-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,904
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: knee stability

Good advice above.

After you fix this problem, I'd probably do some 1 legged goblet squats. They helped a ton with my knee stability.
Forum: Nutrition 11-30-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,745
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Anyone using the Nutribullet ?

roomie had one and it seemed to work well! Way to small for my fat butt though :)
Forum: Starting 11-30-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,137
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: grip strength

:)

Rock climbing man... it will give you both great endurance, grip, AND finger strength.
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 50,917
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Black Friday 2014 deals

Just picked up a ton of gear at www.RepFitness.com - WFS

I grabbed it all locally, but checked their site prior, and there are a ton of good deals on packages...
Forum: Starting 10-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,674
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Shoes for newbie....previous Plantar fasciitis issue

Glad I came back to this thread!

I always cringe when I hear people dropping hundreds on orthopedic wear. Been there and done that. I can't believe that after heading story after similar story...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,204
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Equipment Packages for New Box

Rep Fitness
Rogue Fitness
Again Faster
MDUSA

Top 4 I would look at and compare - I've purchased from all 4, and more recently Rep since I moved out to Colorado(local). Looked around on maverick,...
Forum: Starting 10-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,164
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Namastey!

Welcome and nameste mi amigo!
Forum: Starting 10-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,774
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Went to my first "box"

Haha, I thought the same thing. Impressive physique.

Definitely just work with the coaches to improve your technique and use weights that are MUCH lower than what you can lift. This will ensure...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,547
Posted By Jon Hanover
20% off Rep Fitness kettlebells

Always like spreading the good news to my fellow CFers. Got a newsletter from Rep Fitness a few days ago, thankfully the sale is still going on! I called them to see how much longer it is going on...
Forum: Exercises 09-17-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,968
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: How to grip a pull up bar?

Build up callouses.. use some tape... and grip the bar with whatever technique works for you. Never had a problem doing tons of pull ups this way. Also, keeps your hands dry with some chalk. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,250
Posted By Jon Hanover
Re: Eleiko vs. "Rongue" Barbell Comparison

I guess if the point of the video was to say, this bar is not good, and here is a bar that is very good... I guess he made his point. These were never supposed to go head to head. Much the same...
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