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Forum: Exercises 09-01-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,202
Posted By Mark Edwards
Why are my squat weights so low?

I one-month new to crossfit, and all of my weights and abilities are terrible but even among them my squat weights are horrendous. They seem out of balance with the rest of my scores.

When we do...
Forum: Starting 08-26-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,987
Posted By Mark Edwards
Re: Veterans: How long did you s*&K?

I am so impressed at the thoughtful responses to this thread!

I know I am improving substantially already in the few weeks I've been doing the WODs. I think the key for me, to be honest, is not...
Forum: Starting 08-21-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,987
Posted By Mark Edwards
Re: Veterans: How long did you s*&K?

Thanks for the encouragement. And the insight.

My favorite part about these workouts is when they leave you 110% spent, laying on the floor, realizing it pulled more out of you than you thought...
Forum: Workout of the Day 08-21-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,078
Posted By Mark Edwards
Re: Help fill in standards for Named workouts

According to the charts, I'm not so much a well-rounded beginner as a very, very round beginner. :(
Forum: Starting 08-21-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,987
Posted By Mark Edwards
Veterans: How long did you s*&K?

Edit: I mean veterans at Crossfit, obviously, not military veterans.

How long did you suck at Crossfit WODs before you started to feel like you were turning out performances that were other than...
Forum: Exercises 08-20-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,519
Posted By Mark Edwards
Re: Front Squat and Elbows up

My wrists made it too painful to do this exercise with any weight on the bar at all, so I switched to back squats. I'll practice FS form with the empty bar and flexibility as rx'd above. Thanks for...
Forum: Exercises 08-09-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,883
Posted By Mark Edwards
Thanks, guys. You had me at "superfluous." ...

Thanks, guys. You had me at "superfluous." Rings it is.
Forum: Exercises 08-09-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,883
Posted By Mark Edwards
Well, I'm trying to decide between (a) building a...

Well, I'm trying to decide between (a) building a dip station, and getting rings later, or (b) not building a dip station, getting rings now and just doing assisted ring dips. Until now I've been...
Forum: Exercises 08-09-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,883
Posted By Mark Edwards
I know there's no clear answer, but if you've...

I know there's no clear answer, but if you've settled this debate for yourself, or have an opinion one way or the other, I'd like to hear it. In your opinion, is it more beneficial to do assisted...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 47,598
Posted By Mark Edwards
My wife complains I never tell her what I want...

My wife complains I never tell her what I want for Christmas. This year, no problem. Thanks guys.
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 47,598
Posted By Mark Edwards
Hey all -- Obviously Olympic barbells are...

Hey all --

Obviously Olympic barbells are cooler and better quality and a little more convenient, but is there any real fitness disadvantage to using my old one-inch standard barbell and plates?...
Forum: Exercises 07-31-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By Mark Edwards
Got it. I was thinking of kipping as 'whatever...

Got it. I was thinking of kipping as 'whatever gets you over the bar w/o assistance' rather than as a technique with an exact form.
Forum: Exercises 07-30-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By Mark Edwards
Hey all -- long, long time reader, first time...

Hey all -- long, long time reader, first time poster.

I have a question about form, generally. I notice that with regard to some exercises, CF is much more about functional result than about...
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