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Forum: Injuries 08-11-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,103
Posted By John C Blattner
Shoulder stuff

I've had a shoulder issue for some time now. The simplest way to describe it is to say that it hurts when I reach up to take a book off the shelf. Any straight-arm elevation north of horizontal...
Forum: Starting 05-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,397
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Did you take a free intro class before signing up at your Affliate?

I got a 20-minute rendition of the basic Glassman spiel (the 10 elements of fitness, constantly-varied-high-intensity-functional-movement, etc). Then did a "Benchmark" workout that consisted of 500K...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 02-26-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,418
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Sleep issues

My doc has recently suggested I look into this. Curious as to what your sleep issues/symptoms were. Also, are you now using a CPAP?
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 02-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 61,328
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: What do you guys work as?

As little as possible!

I wish...I'm a trademark lawyer.
Forum: Starting 02-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,797
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Im so weak

I like to remind myself that if I do the work my muscles really have no choice but to get stronger. So just keep doing the work.

Also, I agree with what several others have said - we all have to...
Forum: Starting 02-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,634
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Should I do the open?

I agree. If an Open WOD were to require, say, muscle-ups - and it's a very safe bit that one of them will - that would be the end point for me because I simply don't have muscle-ups. Aside from...
Forum: Exercises 01-13-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,234
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Hip thrusting on the snatch

Okay, can't help but say: This is the most, uh, interesting thread title I've seen in a while... :rofl:
Forum: Exercises 01-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,903
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Movement Standard For Burpees

Not positive but I think that in competition there is a ring or some other item suspended at the six-inch-reach point that you have to touch (not just "the air").

Other than that I think it's just...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-30-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,724
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Affiliate Name rules / regulations??

Zack, you mention "no trademarked names." Do you have someone routinely check the federal trademark register to make sure new name ideas haven't been registered as trademarks? If not, PM me and...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-30-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,299
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Dumb Question - Quad Ache while Driving?

Dumb question, perhaps, but is it really your quads? I ask because for a long time I had discomfort in the hip flexors in my right leg - apparently because I was using them to hold my foot in...
Forum: Exercises 12-17-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Significance of 21-15-9

Oh yeah...it's the mound that's 60-feet-six-inches from home. My bad.
Forum: Exercises 12-14-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Significance of 21-15-9

I always figured it was like the way the distance between bases got to be 60 feet in baseball. For decades people have rhapsodized about this being the perfect measurement: a sharply hit ground...
Forum: Fitness 12-07-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,577
Posted By John C Blattner
O-lifting: Too dangerous?

Here's a post from a non-CF forum, by a former CF-er who says he liked it but has since turned to other modes of training:

"A serious problem with Crossfit is that it advocates things like high rep...
Forum: Injuries 12-04-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,453
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Saga

Today is the first anniversary of my TKR procedure. It's interesting to re-read this diary and be reminded of some of the things I went through.

The most consistent aspect of the experience has...
Forum: Starting 12-04-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,169
Posted By John C Blattner
"The Ten Things That Will Happen When You Begin Crossfit"

Excellent article (WFS):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-m-brown/crossfit-beginners_b_3867924.html
Forum: Nutrition 11-12-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,213
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Metabolic Flexibility "Met Flex"

Taking nothing away from Daryl or any of the resources he cites, what you would get for the $50 isn't just the basic info but access to a number of people who will review your diet, make suggestions,...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 101,690
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Black Friday

Some of these posts sound like "Dear Santa" letters! :)
Forum: Exercises 10-10-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,901
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Master Level Rx

And it's basically what another poster said: Rx for Masters Men is same as for the younger women, and Rx for Masters Women is another step down from Masters Men.

I'm a 61-yr-old male and I use the...
Forum: Community 10-10-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Good App For Measurment

"Runtastic" is pretty good too
Forum: Exercises 10-04-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,872
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Arms vs Hips... i cant figure it out

Kettlebell swings will never be the same...
Forum: Community 09-27-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,870
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Another question about the "Crossfit" trademark :S

Kristian, take it from a trademark lawyer: pick a different name.
Forum: Nutrition 09-10-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,651
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Progenex Alternative

Same here. Haven't used ProGenX but have tried some other protein powders and haven't noticed anything conspicuous. Is this something you feel immediately or just sort of "generally over time"?
Forum: Competitions 08-26-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,869
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Thumbs around pull up bar during competition?

This has recently become required at the box I belong to, not just for competition but at all times. We are told there have been several serious accidents in the Crossfit world recently from people...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 07-31-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,587
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Knee crepitus anyone?

You don't mention your age. I'm 60, had crepitus in both knees for years. The only thing that got rid of it was total right knee replacement surgery last December. Right knee is now quiet, left...
Forum: Exercises 07-31-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,292
Posted By John C Blattner
Re: Kipping Pull-ups with band?

At my box we've been told that because of a number of recent injuries caused by people trying to kip while using bands (getting tangled up, falling and landing on their heads etc), we may now use...
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