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Forum: Fitness 12-27-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,736
Posted By David Plakos
Re: New Year's Resolutions

A couple of these may change as priorities shift, but here are my specifics:

1. drop to 185 max. I've lost 10 in the last month, and have 10 more to go.
2. deadlift 350x5 or 400x1. i hit 290x5 on...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,813
Posted By David Plakos
Re: My little piece of Heaven - aka 1/2 of the garage:

woe is you only until you get your climbing wall built. then happy is you. :kicking0:
Forum: Testimonials 12-11-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,187
Posted By David Plakos
Re: First unassisted pullups

numbers don't matter, only effort and progress. you gave one and made the other, so you're all good. congrats on the good work. :highfive:
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,271
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Your Best Stuff

in no particular order, with proper obeisance paid to family, friends and critters ...

1. my weights. it's a cheapy 300-lb. set from academy, but my wife bought this set for me for Christmas a few...
Forum: Fitness 12-03-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,647
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Workout in dorm room

check out Jim has some great tutorials, particularly on levers.
Forum: Competitions 11-30-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,090
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Eugene Allen's Birthday Pullup Challenge


you could send that pallet to my parents' house in olympia. that way, when my wife, son and I come up for Christmas to see the folks, i'll have something to do when i'm not fishing with...
Forum: Nutrition 11-29-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,946
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Apples: good or bad

i love validation. :kicking0:

my wife is all about the fujis, too, which is great when it's time to shop for more, but is bad when we're running short.

i read a study on t-nation (never wfs)...
Forum: Competitions 11-29-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,090
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Eugene Allen's Birthday Pullup Challenge

Happy Belated, Eugene,

10 deadhangs. not the 12 i wanted, but a bump up from five was certainly welcome. most of the improvement was due to having about eight fewer pounds to pull. to further the...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,111
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Pull-up frame/squat rack for the "cozy" gym

very good idea on the lower crossbars. i'm not sure if any other affiliates are using the idea (wouldn't surprise me), but twenty bucks says more of the upcoming ones will. two points for team Kelly.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,260
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Pictures of my Garage Gym


imagine you have six hooks bolted (solidly, mind you), two at each of three heights on the walls behind the pullup bar (say, at one foot, three feet and five feet high). you then hang your...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,260
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Pictures of my Garage Gym


if you find yourself (now or later) having to adjust the ring straps for length on anything resembling a regular basis, you may want to add a carribiner at the non-ring ends and mount some...
Forum: Exercises 11-13-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,132
Posted By David Plakos
Re: leg cramps while doing pistols, L-pullups


why put off what you can at least practice now? even if you're not good at L-sits (i'm not), i still practice them as more of the post-WOD skills stuff like levers, handstands, etc. a few...
Forum: Fitness 11-12-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,220
Posted By David Plakos
Re: What would you do...?

either someone won the lottery or got told to clean out their locker by 5. either way, you get more time to train, so it's all good.

jay's right -- put it in writing. that'll help you keep track...
Forum: Fitness 11-09-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,800
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Thoughts about pavel's books?

just check e-bay for used copies of the books. they're quick reads that you'll refer to occasionally until you get your bearings, but a huge chunk of the books is taken up by chatting about old-time...
Forum: Nutrition 11-08-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,110
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Verdict on eggs?

omega 3 eggs in large quantities, particularly these (wfs -- it's an egg website): an article on the news for that website mentioned they're going to sell them at...
Forum: Nutrition 11-07-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By David Plakos
fish oil supplementation and infants/toddlers

Has anyone come across any research on fish oil/CLO supplementation on infants and toddlers? I have me an incredibly smart, cute and amazing 19-month-old little man, and am curious to know if i...
Forum: Nutrition 11-01-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Omega-3's from Algae

was interesting to hear this on the radio this morning on the way to work, because it's more kicks in the bum for me to convince my wife of certain dietary goodnesses (like such supplements). the...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,298
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Promaxima or York Glute Ham?

Ron, you just made my day. I had no idea that a decent manufacturer for a GHD was anywhere near here. Promaxima is 1.9 miles from my office. Two words: Christmas list. :evilsmile
Forum: Exercises 10-30-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,801
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Mostly upper


try to do the CFWU regularly. for exercises you can't do, like pullups, alternate between jumping pullups, gravitron pullups, negatives, etc.

also doing what's called gtg (greasing the...
Forum: Starting 10-26-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,541
Posted By David Plakos
Re: My body-building friend won't start Crossfit until he can do a full WOD

if you want to go the nice recruiting route, find a workout he can do. i suck at most squat- and pullup-heavy workouts, but if it involves deadlifts, hspus and/or dips, i'm your man (my fave is the...
Forum: Fitness 10-26-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,518
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Functional Strength Example -

same idea last month as the first post. driving by with the relatives, i saw an older gentleman fell getting out of his car at a kinkos. he had decided to go home, but couldn't get back up into his...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,956
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Ideas For Pullup and Dip Bars

masonry fasteners (including anchors) and epoxy. hang some homemade rings or, if you have the scratch, buy some of tyler's rings.
Forum: Exercises 10-23-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,389
Posted By David Plakos
Re: kipping vs strict debate

why are you even arguing over which one is better. it's apples and oranges. one exercise is more suited for power, one is more suited for hypertrophy. what between those two is "better?" that's a...
Forum: Nutrition 10-16-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,051
Posted By David Plakos
Re: Anchovies: crunchy protein snack

plus you get your 3x-5x fat blocks as well. :pepper:
Forum: Fitness 10-12-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,491
Posted By David Plakos
Re: heart rating for conditioning

some trainers use them because they feel they are a useful tool as part of training. some trainers don't bother with an hrm, because they don't find them useful. as craig said, it's a niche thing...
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