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Forum: Competitions 03-02-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 177,193
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Crossfit Open 2016

The lack of bounce on those deadlifts would cause you many sadz. Though one could probably pull off something similar with a pair of rubber 45s (or gorilla 65s) and just add iron.

At the end of the...
Forum: Competitions 01-14-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 177,193
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Crossfit Open 2016

The world is a A LOT bigger than we like to think. For every one of you that have done CF/The Open for several years now, there are MANY others who have never done a CF workout even.

There is a...
Forum: Exercises 12-01-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,937
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Not training the snatch?

Happy to help. Yeah feel free to PM me if you have more specific Qs.
Forum: Exercises 11-30-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 40,937
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Not training the snatch?

I understand where you are coming from on this. For a few months I reduced the Snatch to basically an accessory in our main gym programming because we had a lot of beginners and so many had much more...
Forum: Competitions 11-18-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,607
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: The CrossFit Games Needs an Enemy

Hah, +1 for humor.

I don't think this will happen. CrossFit is unlike a lot of other sports where a very talented and arrogant athlete can "dominate" the field pretty consistently. The Games, and...
Forum: Competitions 07-20-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,116
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Swole Cypher 1: August 29th at CrossFit Cypher (NorCal)

SWOLE CYPHER 1
https://www.facebook.com/events/500193913476980

On Saturday August 29th, CrossFit Cypher will be hosting SWOLE CYPHER 1!

This will be an opportunity to showcase your abilities and...
Forum: Competitions 06-03-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,416
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Retiring from Comp/Life After Peak Performance

Thanks for all the replies guys.

I love training no matter what, and in some capacity I will keep either lifting, doing CF, or doing something else active for its own sake indefinitely. But the...
Forum: Competitions 05-06-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 537,868
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

:horse: Everyone's got their opinion about this or that movement or workout, or heck, entire competition being a more or less valid test of fitness.

I know it really rubs some people the wrong way,...
Forum: Competitions 05-01-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,416
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Retiring from Comp/Life After Peak Performance

I thought I'd try to seek some wisdom and just start a conversation (couldn't find anything in search) with respect to people that have pushed a high level in sports/athletics/fitness/strength, and...
Forum: Exercises 01-22-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,204
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Heavy deadlift reps, TnG or no TnG?

Coaching in an affiliate with a bunch of beginner-intermediate athletes, we almost exclusively practice TnG style Deadlifts. 5RM mostly, 3RM occasionally. 1RM only on special occasions or if we have...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-09-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,312
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Library of cues

I've daydreamed about this before... Basically it's a ton of work if you want it done right, most of the coaches who have the breadth and depth of experience to do this -- Chuck Carswell comes to...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-05-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,363
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: 24 access

One of the rules in the affiliate agreement is a certified CF trainer must be present at all times on the floor (that people are working out at least, presumably). So, even if we can get past the big...
Forum: Fitness 11-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,775
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: competition debate

The question to me is really simple: are you/your gym culture about growing or about winning? Unfortunately many choose the latter, and even if at the end of the day it is an indefensible position,...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,645
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Floor issue

You could also put some sort of non-messy filler in the gaps, like gravel, which is typically what is put down under concrete and above the base dirt layer to disperse the loading. Just gotta make it...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-11-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,201
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Reducing Member Churn Rates

We offer M2M and 6 month or 12 month memberships with single lump sum payments. No cancellations/refunds (except in exceptional circumstances as per the law), but we do have a grace/buyer's remorse...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,550
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Putting a Kid on a loadable sled. Possibilities?

I could think of lots of other things that a sled could catch on... a divot in the dirt or a slight change in grade.

But, assuming you are confident that nothing like this can happen, I'd recommend...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,550
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Putting a Kid on a loadable sled. Possibilities?

I would not recommend faster than walking speed with a little person on the sled. And if it is heavy and you are basically walking, a seat belt shouldn't be necessary. It's not so much the speed or...
Forum: Competitions 08-24-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 131,055
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Have we all seen this yet?

:shrug:

I was watching the first event replay last night and I hate to say it but I don't see this going anywhere as is. I realized basically you gotta care about the athletes and their stories,...
Forum: Competitions 08-24-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 131,055
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Have we all seen this yet?

I'm no expert, but all these sprints with really heavy and explosive movements over and over -- often to failure or max unbroken -- has got to be pretty taxing, esp. on the connective tissues, even...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-22-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,585
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Rig, Bumpers, and WODs on a basketball floor

It was from a comp in 2011, so pics are hard to find. Tried to attach one I found online here but it just shows the obvious. You would need to use countersunk bolts to keep it laying flat, same as...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-19-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,585
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Rig, Bumpers, and WODs on a basketball floor

I'd build some lifting platforms specifically for heavy lifting (esp. C&Js) or drop intensive workouts with moderate weights (e.g. 135# Grace with a lot of singles). You can probably drop 95# or less...
Forum: Fitness 08-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,133
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Average Joe vs the Elite few - when do we know we are good at something?

Beyond the Whiteboard is probably as good as it is going to get for a long time. The main problem with self-reported data (besides dishonesty, bad reps, etc.) is the selection bias. Those who report...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,300
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Power Rack Mounting Question

You can also lay down a mini platform with 2-3 layers of 3/4" plywood underneath it and anchor it to that.
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Unathleticism & Dynamic Lifts

Haha awesome then he really has no excuse ;).
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mauricio Leal
Re: Unathleticism & Dynamic Lifts

Meh, lots of things to work on is right. Kid needs a real life coach. It's always harder to fix someone with a lot of ingrained bad habits, and teens are the hardest to deal with because they ...
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