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Forum: Fitness 09-25-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,813
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: What are the benefits of this chosen fitness 'philosophy'?

I get bored easily. There are very few things that I'm really passionate about. Crossfit is NEVER boring. Aside from the obvious health benefits I just feel ready for anything life will throw at me....
Forum: Starting 09-23-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,739
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Beginning Weight loss quest, please advise!

Welcome! I'd say get crossfit journal 21, that will tell you what you need for diet. And check out the BrandX martial arts scaled WODs. Start light and ramp up the intensity over time. Enjoy the ride!
Forum: Exercises 09-23-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,750
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Clean and Jerk & Snatch - Question

I don't know if this is right or not, but I usually start in the hang position and lower it down to the correct height, then explode out.
Forum: Testimonials 09-21-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: First pullup

Congrats! Being able to do even one pullup puts you in a class well above most of the population. (i'm still working on my first one) But the important thing is that you're improving. There will...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-21-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,715
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Do you work out when you have a cold?

If its just a simple cold I try to stay active. I don't go hard for sure, but I don't see anything wrong with it as long as you're not REALLY sick.
Forum: Nutrition 09-19-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,330
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Meal Timing

Thanks for your answers guys. I always listen to my body and my body usually doesnt scream for food after a workout so i figured i'd be alright, i just wanted to make sure. i think i might just save...
Forum: Nutrition 09-18-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,330
Posted By Zach Wright
Meal Timing

I searched for awhile and couldn't find an answer to this one...

My daily schedule usually looks something like this

breakfast at 10
training at 11:30
lunch at 4
snack at 7 or 8
dinner at 11 or...
Forum: Workout of the Day 09-11-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,083
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: 9 Sept 07 WOD

If its available to you, you really want to find someone who can teach you the way to do a front squat properly. I watched all the videos I could find and still couldn't figure it out, then I finally...
Forum: Nutrition 09-11-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Zone

CFJ 21 man, thats all I read to get into the zone. I'm loving it and seeing real results.
Forum: Community 09-10-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,450
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Tool for CrossFit data collection -

Fantastic job, this is going to be an awesome way for me to track my progress. Thanks!
Forum: Exercises 09-10-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,973
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Are deadlifts bad?

See, thats a tough question. Part of me would want to set him straight. The other part of me would want to tell him off. In the end I'd probably just smile and tell him that he can work out the way...
Forum: Exercises 09-10-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,621
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Using belts for the Olympic Lifts?

From my understanding, people use belts to support their back. The way I see it (and correct me if I'm wrong) is that it kind of defeats the purpose of doing the lift. If you need a belt to lift a...
Forum: Testimonials 09-09-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Deadlift PR

I was feeling good about my 20 pounds over bodyweight deadlift PR for a minute, haha. I've got a long ways to go. Congrats!
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-09-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,344
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Any ex-smoker CFers out there?

I've never smoked so I can't offer any advice from personal experience. But I know lots of people who have quit and the thing they always told me is that you have to think positively about it....
Forum: Exercises 09-08-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: The most fucntional exercise

I'm definitely in with the C&J crowd. Not only from an exercise standpoint, but from the standpoint of every day life. Its basically training to pick heavy things off of the ground and get them...
Forum: Starting 09-08-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,197
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Crossfit Beginner - A Serious Question.

I was in sort of the same situation when I started Crossfit. Diet is the most important thing. If that's in line the weight will come off (I'm saying that from experience) You obviously want to scale...
Forum: Nutrition 09-06-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,723
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Losing weight too fast?

I've had a similar experience. I started doing strict zone about a week ago and have already dropped four pounds. I've been eating relatively healthy and working out since February, and I dropped 50...
Forum: Community 09-05-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: (Another) Obesity News Article

I definitely agree that obesity is a big problem in our country. But my question is why is BMI used as an indicator when it doesn't take body fat into account. Using that calculation some of the...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-02-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,760
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Funny Video

that is exactly the reason i look forward to having kids some day. i'd be so proud if he were mine.
Forum: Fitness 09-02-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,912
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Assessing the Cool-Down

I usually try to avoid laying down, i just sit. I really concentrate on my breathing and try not to come down to fast or too slow, then I just walk around for awhile and stretch until I'm cooled down.
Forum: Fitness 09-01-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,641
Posted By Zach Wright
Forum: Community 09-01-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,382
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Thank you, Crossfit Westchester!

I recently had a session with Ben as well, and I have the same to say. Great guy, great trainer.
Forum: Community 08-31-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,485
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: mp3 with one minute intervals

Sent to all! But Randy is definitely right, anyone else who wants it, feel free to send me a PM. Oh and by the way, anyone who's curious, here's the playlist...

Dillinger Escape Plan - Sugar Coated...
Forum: Community 08-31-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,310
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: Fat is spreading like air!

Peter, its all good man. Fellow geek here...But anyways...I blamed my inability to lose weight on genetics for a long time. When I stopped making excuses and starting taking action, lo and behold I...
Forum: Exercises 08-31-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,872
Posted By Zach Wright
Re: tried overhead squatting today for the 1st time- advice?

I had the same problem at first. I went to see the local Crossfit trainer (thanks Ben!) and he set me straight. My biggest problems were that I was not shrugging my shoulders all the way up. Its...
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