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Forum: Digital Coaching 12-22-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,269
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Back squat, Deadlift, Power Clean form check.

Thanks to everyone for your input. So from what I gather the fixes that need done seem to be relatively easy. This makes me feel like I'm not too far off of proper form, which is definitely a...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-21-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 32,061
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Crossfit Total

Sorry it took me so long, but these videos take forever to upload to YouTube. Also, I have videos of heavier squats as well as videos shot from either my left or right side at a 90 degree angle if...
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-21-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,269
Posted By James Sowers
Back squat, Deadlift, Power Clean form check.

For those who haven't been a part of my log or my thread regarding the Crossfit Total, I am currently returning to weightlifting and Crossfit after partially tearing my hamstring. I recently...
Forum: Workout Logs 12-21-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,037
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Bouncing back from an Injury: Starting Fresh with Starting Strength

December 20,2010

Squats: 3-3-3-3-3

225, 225, 245, 255, 270


Not sure if these were all to be done a the same weight, or in the manner I completed them. Either way, I was shooting some...
Forum: Nutrition 12-20-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,368
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Those with more experience, pleease critique my dietary plan for the new year.

This all makes a lot of sense. Thank you all for the quick and informative responses. My original logic for using the zone was that by going up a couple of weight classes or "blocks" from what I...
Forum: Nutrition 12-20-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,368
Posted By James Sowers
Those with more experience, pleease critique my dietary plan for the new year.

Let me preface this post by explaining that I, like many other people in this world, love food of all kinds. That being the case, I am not looking to corral myself into a "strict paleo" or "strict...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 12-20-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 56,115
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Growing a beard

http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/jrs5193/beard.jpg WFS

The beard on the right is hearby submitted for approval. Sadly, this particular beard is no longer with us, as it does not allign...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-20-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 32,061
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Crossfit Total

Well, the Main Page WOD seems to fit right in with this equation. I'll make sure that this is a portion of my workout tonight.

I'm going to do my best to get a digital camera in there to get a...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-19-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 32,061
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Crossfit Total

As far as the deadlift/squat discrepancy...I would attribute it mostly to a pretty weak lower back and/or core (no real stability or core training for a while.) It could also be because I tended to...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-19-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 32,061
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Crossfit Total

Great job, everyone! I'll definitely check out the FAQ that was recommended. I must have skipped right over it, because all I noticed was a portion defining the CFT. Thanks for the responses and...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-18-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 32,061
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Crossfit Total

I'm 22 years old, 5'9", and I hurt myself playing rugby.

As far as goals go, here is a little summary I copied from my log:

Okay, so to make a long story short I suffered a partially torn...
Forum: Workout Logs 12-18-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,037
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Bouncing back from an Injury: Starting Fresh with Starting Strength

I did the Crossfit Total as my workout today to try to set a foundation to build my physical recovery and improvement upon. My goal was to crack 700 with an expected deadlift of 300, squat of 280,...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-18-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 32,061
Posted By James Sowers
Crossfit Total

DISCLAIMER: This is in no way meant to be a "****ing contest" of any sort. I'm just trying to give others the opportunity to share what they've accomplished. Ideally, it will be a way for me to...
Forum: Workout Logs 12-16-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,037
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Bouncing back from an Injury: Starting Fresh with Starting Strength

Modified the main page WOD to suit globo gym. I know, it's terrible, but I just can't afford to join a box right now.

3 rounds for time:

10 BW strict pull-ups
10 weighted back extensions...
Forum: Workout Logs 12-15-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,037
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Bouncing back from an Injury: Starting Fresh with Starting Strength

After a couple of rough workouts, I started to have a lot of pain in my leg. So, I opted to take a couple more weeks off to nurse myself back to health. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm in the...
Forum: Fitness 11-01-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,490
Posted By James Sowers
FitBit: An introduction

FitBit (http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/11/fitbit-tracker-pedometer-lifestyle-heatlh-lifetracking.html)

Just thought I would share this with a fitness-oriented community. I'm pretty sure I'm going...
Forum: Workout Logs 10-01-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,037
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Bouncing back from an Injury: Starting Fresh with Starting Strength

10/01

Bench: 3 x 5 @ 185, 190, 205
Squat: 3 x 5 @ 195, 225, 230
Pull-ups: 3 x 5 @ BW + 12.5

Extra-
Incline Bench: 3 x 8 @ 145
Dumbbell Fly: 3 x 8 @ 50
Jumprope: 3 x 100
Forum: Workout Logs 09-30-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,037
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Bouncing back from an Injury: Starting Fresh with Starting Strength

9/30

Two mile run: 15:23
Lots of back exercises...mostly machines.
A little bit of ab work.
Forum: Workout Logs 09-29-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,037
Posted By James Sowers
Bouncing back from an Injury: Starting Fresh with Starting Strength

Okay, so to make a long story short I suffered a partially torn hamstring about four months ago and as a result I lost about 10 pounds and apparently a whole lot of strength. Similarly, I started...
Forum: Competitions 07-17-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,306
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Crossfit affiliate teams in competition

Thanks. I was just trying to get an idea about some numbers so I have some targets to work towards. Obviously, I know that there are no official numbers that are the end-all and be-all of competing,...
Forum: Competitions 07-16-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,306
Posted By James Sowers
Crossfit affiliate teams in competition

I've been watching the live coverage of the CF games 2010 for about an hour now. So far I've seen three heats of affiliate team competition and I'm starting to gain interest in actually competing....
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 06-23-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,830
Posted By James Sowers
Re: Going to get LASIK, when to schedule

I had PRK about a month ago and had many of the same questions you do. As many of the others have said, you should ultimately trust the answers of the doctor, if only for the reason that you have to...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,853
Posted By James Sowers
Wall Timer

I was just wondering if anyone has seen any good deals on those digital wall clocks that most gyms use to time their workouts. I'm looking to get one for my home gym.
Forum: Starting 05-01-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By James Sowers
Re: A word of caution...

Currently I go to school at Penn State, but I'm about to graduate and move back home to Chambersburg for the summer. It's about 40 minutes west of Gettysburg. Can't say much else, since it's a pretty...
Forum: Starting 05-01-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By James Sowers
A word of caution...

So today, given that the weather in central Pennsylvania went from a dismal week of intermittent rain and temperatures in the low 50s to sunshine and low to mid-80s, I decided to incorporate mother...
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