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Forum: Fitness 03-26-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,670
Posted By Ross Burke
I took Tim's meaning to be not that 400/800...

I took Tim's meaning to be not that 400/800 meters were too long to be all out sprints (although for me they are on the long distance end of sprinting), but that when mixed with other exercises they...
Forum: Exercises 02-15-2005, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,249
Posted By Ross Burke
And you seemed like such a nice guy in person...

And you seemed like such a nice guy in person Stephane......
Forum: Fitness 02-15-2005, 08:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,859
Posted By Ross Burke
Matt, I'll throw this subjective bit in. It's...

Matt, I'll throw this subjective bit in. It's subjective because I'm no scientist. I have the most rudimentary understanding of the science of athletic performance which translates into a bare bones...
Forum: Fitness 02-15-2005, 12:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,859
Posted By Ross Burke
And Don? Above all know that we're all...

And Don?

Above all know that we're all pulling for ya. (Think I'd spend all this time writing if I wasn't in your corner?)

Give 'em hell!
Forum: Fitness 02-15-2005, 12:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,859
Posted By Ross Burke
***The fartleks also give me some additional...

***The fartleks also give me some additional training volume, which will, over time, help with adaptations such as increased capillary density.

But at what cost? There are no free lunches. Yep,...
Forum: Fitness 02-14-2005, 01:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,859
Posted By Ross Burke
Don, I see a couple of 'holes' in using this...

Don, I see a couple of 'holes' in using this challenge as the sole training preparation. The first that caught my eye was the Lat Pull downs. It's a non-functional movement, never in nature am I...
Forum: Exercises 02-14-2005, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By Ross Burke
Troy, The short answer to your question is...

Troy,

The short answer to your question is 'yes.' The longer answer I'll leave for someone better qualified but there's an important point that may be missing. That is that the rings are not...
Forum: Fitness 12-17-2004, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,745
Posted By Ross Burke
Jeff, Classic post! 'My own case study...

Jeff,

Classic post! 'My own case study would be my six year old son who........'

I'm gonna steal that one and use it anytime someone asks me about kids lifting weights in the future!
...
Forum: Exercises 12-17-2004, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By Ross Burke
Noah, Your first question is being...

Noah,

Your first question is being answered quite eloquently.

As to your second question; 'Why dips? Why not push ups or another chest exercise?'

Simple, dips AND push ups, not...
Forum: Starting 12-13-2004, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,900
Posted By Ross Burke
One last thing that David may have forgotten to...

One last thing that David may have forgotten to answer Alexander (though his post is thorough as heck and even includes links to illustrate movements, bravo David!) and that is yes, please feel free...
Forum: Fitness 11-29-2004, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,744
Posted By Ross Burke
Paul, Well no, not that you'd test your...

Paul,

Well no, not that you'd test your max DL every day. But if you have a goal of increasing your DL, or pull ups you'd regularly (although not necessarily frequently) do a test set or two...
Forum: Fitness 11-29-2004, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,744
Posted By Ross Burke
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that 'goals' are more practise adaptations and that they clearly fall outside of training. Remember the free issue of the CrossFit Journal and the list...
Forum: Fitness 11-26-2004, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,018
Posted By Ross Burke
Don't I recall a comment to the...

Don't I recall a comment to the effect....'protocol, I HATE the word protocol!'

My memory is a little hazy though. A result of traumatic shock induced by torturously long moments spent in a deep...
Forum: Starting 11-25-2004, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,659
Posted By Ross Burke
Beth, there are several video equipment makers...

Beth, there are several video equipment makers who make VHS to DVD converters. I believe that Pioneer makes one that will also record TiVo TV to DVD. And at almost a grand, it's a bargain!:sad:
...
Forum: Exercises 11-25-2004, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ross Burke
Ryan, David, Let's not forget the push ups...

Ryan, David, Let's not forget the push ups starting in the up position hands balled into fists, knuckles on the mat, then rolling the wrists out so that the back of the hand is to the mat as you...
Forum: Community 11-24-2004, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,528
Posted By Ross Burke
What do lawyers and sperm have in common? ...

What do lawyers and sperm have in common?

Both have a one in fifty million chance at becoming human.:uhoh:

And my sister is one.
Forum: Community 11-20-2004, 12:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,030
Posted By Ross Burke
I met this feller named Greg, a little over 20...

I met this feller named Greg, a little over 20 years ago now, and been tryin' to keep up ever since!
Forum: Exercises 10-19-2004, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,142
Posted By Ross Burke
Shhhh, don't anyone remind Coach about the two...

Shhhh, don't anyone remind Coach about the two ten pound bags of sand, one on each shoulder for a lunging 440. :-)
Forum: Exercises 10-17-2004, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,273
Posted By Ross Burke
I could be mistaken Justin but I see the deadhang...

I could be mistaken Justin but I see the deadhang pull up as being almost an isolation movement, rather like a bicep curl. You're using considerably more bicep than back, unless you're really good...
Forum: Exercises 10-17-2004, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,434
Posted By Ross Burke
Hi Hank, and welcome aboard. Typically whenever...

Hi Hank, and welcome aboard. Typically whenever you see a weight mentioned it will refer to a total combined weight, that is bar, weights, collars, etc. And likewise, when you see a reference to a...
Forum: Fitness 10-17-2004, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,677
Posted By Ross Burke
I've always been fond of the quasi-experimental...

I've always been fond of the quasi-experimental approach. That is you tell the person asking; 'I know it will but will my telling you it will really make you believe it? Why not measure your ________...
Forum: Fitness 10-17-2004, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,767
Posted By Ross Burke
Just to back up for a minute to Ron's question...

Just to back up for a minute to Ron's question about brain chemistry and sugar....

MaryDan Eades, MD. has done some good work in that area and well describes the addictive cycle of high glycemic...
Forum: Fitness 09-22-2004, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,954
Posted By Ross Burke
I just finished The Perfect Mile yesterday. I...

I just finished The Perfect Mile yesterday. I think it is worth mentioning that Roger Bannister reached an amazing level of running, while training about as long as the average cross country...
Forum: Exercises 09-21-2004, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,458
Posted By Ross Burke
Are squat cleans and jerks the only acceptable...

Are squat cleans and jerks the only acceptable clean and jerk variety for crossfit workouts, or are power clean and jerks acceptable? The ironic thing about squat clean and jerks is that in low reps...
Forum: Fitness 09-13-2004, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,489
Posted By Ross Burke
After reading my first post over, I realize I...

After reading my first post over, I realize I actually gave a wrong example of how the scoring would work. 6 overhead squats + 67 situps would be 12.7, not 12.67. Anyways I tried this today and it...
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