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Forum: Starting 01-08-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,628
Posted By John Messano
Re: New In Northeast New Jersey

for help with Oly lifting - may I suggest:

www.performancemenu.com

a Cf affiliate called Catalyst Athletics is programming Oly lift workouts.

see also Mike's Gym, another Oly lift daily...
Forum: Starting 08-22-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By John Messano
Re: Running Performance drop-off

Some other factors that may account for a drop in performance are not sufficiently recovering from your workouts, simply not eating enough food in the right combination of macronutrients, and not...
Forum: Starting 08-22-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,368
Posted By John Messano
Re: Seeking advice for the severely gravitationally challenged

Frank - No advice from me other than "Post time and loads to comments". Posting is an electronic history of your daily commitment.

You may find, like many of us, that you will eagerly anticipate...
Forum: Fitness 01-21-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,687
Posted By John Messano
I do not recall seeing your answer in any one...

I do not recall seeing your answer in any one place. You may piece it together by reading the site: What is Crossfit? Foundations, Start Here, message board, archives of WODS and comments, and...
Forum: Starting 01-10-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,989
Posted By John Messano
Kenny, Great post! Good Luck with your...

Kenny,

Great post! Good Luck with your training and meeting your goals!

You seem to be on the right track. Why don't you provide some specific details about your fitness background and...
Forum: Testimonials 10-25-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,820
Posted By John Messano
Great work, Jerry! I'm sorry to hear...

Great work, Jerry!


I'm sorry to hear about Thom. He was a genuine fun-loving guy. His PhysEd students will also miss his enthusiasm.
Forum: Community 08-30-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By John Messano
i've gotten 27 consecutive (kipping) pullups in a...

i've gotten 27 consecutive (kipping) pullups in a "Lynne" WOD.

most likely, i could get a few more than that. maybe 35. I use the chin-up grip most of the time because it feels easier on my...
Forum: Exercises 08-14-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,321
Posted By John Messano
Avi - you're right, the video on the exercise...

Avi - you're right, the video on the exercise page is confusing. the first three movements appear to be just warm-ups.

instead, check out the slide show. it shows the explosive hip movement...
Forum: Starting 08-09-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,899
Posted By John Messano
consider using only 45 lbs. and scaling the reps....

consider using only 45 lbs. and scaling the reps.

instead of 21-18-15...
try 11-9-8...

as long as your using a moderate weight, scaled to your abilty, and your moving realitively fast -...
Forum: Workout of the Day 08-06-2006, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,633
Posted By John Messano
consider that it could take up to a year or more...

consider that it could take up to a year or more of CF training to do most of the WOD's as Rx'd in a reasonable time - that is, middle of the pack.

I like the idea of Coach designing the...
Forum: Fitness 08-04-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,018
Posted By John Messano
i read "storm through for time" as under 20...

i read "storm through for time" as under 20 minutes. of course the key is finding your best combination of moderate weights that allow the greatest power output (load / time ). this may take some...
Forum: Testimonials 08-04-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,119
Posted By John Messano
3 months, that's it?!?

3 months, that's it?!?
Forum: Exercises 08-03-2006, 05:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,599
Posted By John Messano
Tim - consider that by doing deadlifts, squats,...

Tim - consider that by doing deadlifts, squats, cleans, presses, C&J and snatch, along with gymnastic exercises - in the context of the WOD, that you will develop POWER. oh, and your Pullup numbers...
Forum: Community 08-02-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,139
Posted By John Messano
"For me politics, religion, nutrition, and...

"For me politics, religion, nutrition, and exercise carry identically charged emotional baggage that souls more timid than I have learned to avoid per the age old advice as to what is proper or not...
Forum: Community 08-01-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,139
Posted By John Messano
Steve, I'm not an expert, but I'm rather certain...

Steve, I'm not an expert, but I'm rather certain that a belief in Christianity can be reconciled with science and evolution.
Forum: Community 07-31-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,688
Posted By John Messano
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens. It's...

"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens. It's hilarious. I was inspired to read it by a character on the tv show "Lost" who cherished this final and arguably best novel of Dickens. a mere 800 pages.
Forum: Starting 07-31-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,908
Posted By John Messano
David, "what happened" was Crossfit. ...

David,

"what happened" was Crossfit.

Of course, hitting the chest muscles 3 days in a row was not accidental. the workouts are designed to punish and crush elite athletes. Yes, this stuff...
Forum: Fitness 07-28-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,018
Posted By John Messano
Josh, most CF'ers are trying to maximize...

Josh,

most CF'ers are trying to maximize Power (Load / Time).

Linda is a good example. the WO calls for 1.5BW of DL's, 1*BW of BP & .75BW of CL.

completing her as Rx'd would take me...
Forum: Starting 07-04-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,495
Posted By John Messano
welcome, Neil! along with a CF warm-up, my...

welcome, Neil!

along with a CF warm-up, my workouts rarely exceed 60 minutes. often, there are less than 40 minutes.

Yes, the CFJ is worth it. I also bought many of the back issues.
...
Forum: Starting 06-15-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,307
Posted By John Messano
That's great advice. I agree. Also, you might...

That's great advice. I agree. Also, you might want to:

- start each workout with some version of the Crossfit Warmup

- ease into the WODs, because "this stuff could kill you". gradually...
Forum: Fitness 06-14-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By John Messano
to me, a 20 minute WOD, where I am focused on...

to me, a 20 minute WOD, where I am focused on nothing but movement and breath, is meditation.
Forum: Exercises 06-12-2006, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,213
Posted By John Messano
Jan - save the file to your desktop. play with...

Jan - save the file to your desktop. play with Quicktime.
Forum: Workout of the Day 05-03-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By John Messano
Greg, I have a similar problem with my...

Greg,

I have a similar problem with my pullups in Fran. My first set of pullups looks like: 9-stop to catch my breath-9-stop to catch my breath-9.

I have to slowly convince myself that if...
Forum: Workout of the Day 04-19-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,437
Posted By John Messano
this depends on one's level of fitness. if...

this depends on one's level of fitness.

if you're able, I say attack the WOD as written.

However, if attacking it means doing most of the 100 pullups in mini-sets of 1 or 2 reps, then some...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By John Messano
Bill, I like GAMMA Pro Wrap Overgrip. ...

Bill,

I like GAMMA Pro Wrap Overgrip. "Soft, High Traction, Super Absorbent".

www.gammasports.com (http://www.gammasports.com)

good luck!
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