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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-28-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,154
Posted By Mark Beck
Re: Crossfit Westcountry, Devon, UK

Chris

Many congratulations on getting crossfit westcountry off the ground. It was a very long time ago when we first exchanged emails about this! I wish you every success. The gym and website...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By Mark Beck
Re: UK Bumper Plates - Interested?

Always interested in a bargain. We'd probably be in for some pairs of 10s if the price is right. Let us know what you come up with.
Forum: Starting 09-16-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,807
Posted By Mark Beck
Re: Crossfit Manchester U.K

Hi Daniel

David has it pretty much spot on. We will have you join in our group warm up which consists of a steady run round our building (about 400m) followed by several rounds of simple...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,622
Posted By Mark Beck
We have the York stands too Chris. They get tons...

We have the York stands too Chris. They get tons of use and are generally holding up well.

Would you let me know if the York Factory has any more returned Rubber Hex Dumbbells when you go...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,030
Posted By Mark Beck
I've said it before, I will say it again, using...

I've said it before, I will say it again, using wd40 makes a world of difference.
Forum: Community 05-28-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,242
Posted By Mark Beck
Nice work Davie and the gang. Glad to see you...

Nice work Davie and the gang. Glad to see you having a great holiday.

P.S. It's lashing down here
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Mark Beck
I contacted Yukon about shipping their GHD to the...

I contacted Yukon about shipping their GHD to the UK and they would do it for 300 dollars. However, I've been stung with import duty on some things I've ordered from the states, I also saw some...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,656
Posted By Mark Beck
Utility/Stanley Knife, keep a bend in the mat,...

Utility/Stanley Knife, keep a bend in the mat, pull the mat apart along the cut and use WD40.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mark Beck
Chris, Simon Let me know if you get...

Chris, Simon

Let me know if you get anything going with a clubbing together order. We may well be interested in joining with you for more bumpers and bars.

Cheers
Mark
Crossfit...
Forum: Community 04-17-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,070
Posted By Mark Beck
Colin Thank you indeed for the kind words...

Colin

Thank you indeed for the kind words and many congratulations on the outstanding progress you've made. It has been a pleasure to work with you and see the change in your performance. Your...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,286
Posted By Mark Beck
Just put extra of spring collars on each side....

Just put extra of spring collars on each side. They way about a pound each.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,059
Posted By Mark Beck
You'd be very welcome to come to Crossfit...

You'd be very welcome to come to Crossfit Manchester and try them out!
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,059
Posted By Mark Beck
Simon, I'd be careful with those jordan ones. I...

Simon, I'd be careful with those jordan ones. I strongly suspect they are metal plates with a rubber coating. This is VERY different to the solid rubber plates made by York.

Of the plates...
Forum: Community 01-22-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,867
Posted By Mark Beck
Crossfit Manchester was delighted to welcome...

Crossfit Manchester was delighted to welcome visitors from Crossfit Central Scotland and the soon to be Crossfit North East England last weekend. It was great to see the familiar faces again and...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,196
Posted By Mark Beck
Jeff Those are the exact same ones that a...

Jeff

Those are the exact same ones that a company in the uk was selling about a year or so ago. I bought a few and wouldn't recommend them to anyone for anything other than swings. (and if that...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-03-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,891
Posted By Mark Beck
Sarena that is great news. We are operational...

Sarena that is great news. We are operational now. The first two days of official crossfit classes were yesterday and today. It would be absolutely fantastic to have you visit us in February. Let...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-23-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,891
Posted By Mark Beck
Hi Sarena There were some initial problems...

Hi Sarena

There were some initial problems with the link from the main crossfit.com website. They seemed to have been sorted out. The website is certainly up and operational on...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-22-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,891
Posted By Mark Beck
Thanks Frank and Sarena. Hope to hear from your...

Thanks Frank and Sarena. Hope to hear from your friend too Sarena.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-21-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,891
Posted By Mark Beck
Cheers Mate. We eagerly await your arrival! Let...

Cheers Mate. We eagerly await your arrival! Let us know when you will be available.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-17-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mark Beck
Good luck Keith. We are at pretty much exactly...

Good luck Keith. We are at pretty much exactly the same stage as you just across the pond in Manchester, England.

Hope things go well.
cheers
Mark
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-17-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,891
Posted By Mark Beck
Karl Steadman and I are proud to announce the...

Karl Steadman and I are proud to announce the birth of Crossfit Manchester, England.

Our premises are almost complete and have been a very long time in development. We will be launching a full...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2006, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,917
Posted By Mark Beck
I will second and confirm Kempie's comments about...

I will second and confirm Kempie's comments about UK PVC. I weigh a measly 135lbs and the pair of paralletes I made from our domestic UK PVC crumbled under my mighty weight on first use!

As a...
Forum: Starting 11-10-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,873
Posted By Mark Beck
you could also use the Crossfit North Skill...

you could also use the Crossfit North Skill Levels (again see FAQ) or the Starting Strength standards to gauge your progress. But to be honest, just by sticking to the WOD and recording your results...
Forum: Nutrition 09-05-2006, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,230
Posted By Mark Beck
I'd say give the zone a month. Strict. No...

I'd say give the zone a month. Strict. No cheating. And watch your chunkiness begin to evaporate. Crossfit Journal 21 is your friend.

Forget the extra cardio. Get those measuring cups out.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2006, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By Mark Beck
Hi Patrick As you've already got the...

Hi Patrick

As you've already got the gymboss timer, I'd recommend the following two options.
Online timer:
http://www.speedbagforum.com/timer.html

Or the stopwatch recommended in the...
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