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Forum: Workout of the Day 06-08-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By John Ponzetti
Jesse, I scaled my WOD with 10-8-6-4-2. I know...

Jesse, I scaled my WOD with 10-8-6-4-2. I know for me, 4 and 2 seemed easy. At 170# I used 260# for the deadlift, 55# dumbells and 120# for the cleans. It took me 28 mins. How long should Linda be? I...
Forum: Exercises 06-08-2006, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By John Ponzetti
For the WOD, yesterday(6/7), I used 55#thick...

For the WOD, yesterday(6/7), I used 55#thick handle DB(2"handles). It was a little light. I did no fewer than 8 reps on each round. I had to scale the workout. At 170#BW, I did 260#deadlift, the 55#...
Forum: Exercises 06-07-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By John Ponzetti
Thanks guy's.

Thanks guy's.
Forum: Exercises 06-07-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By John Ponzetti
I only have two barbells at home. So I want to...

I only have two barbells at home. So I want to sub DB bench press. How should I adjust the load?
Forum: Exercises 05-10-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,381
Posted By John Ponzetti
On Sunday's WOD, I pulled 340# on my last set....

On Sunday's WOD, I pulled 340# on my last set. What should my goal in todays squat be?
Forum: Competitions 05-09-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,581
Posted By John Ponzetti
Did anyone see the Viking Obstacle Course...

Did anyone see the Viking Obstacle Course Challenge on ESPN2? I thought, "this is crossfit!".
Forum: Exercises 05-03-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,677
Posted By John Ponzetti
So, is it more practice than muscle? I know you...

So, is it more practice than muscle? I know you need to be strong to lift a big weight. Should I practice more with light weights, and worry less about how much is on the bar?
Forum: Exercises 05-03-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,677
Posted By John Ponzetti
I am also new to the O-lifts(and CrossFit).When I...

I am also new to the O-lifts(and CrossFit).When I do the snatch and clean using the bar, I find it hard to FEEL the movement. MY problem is speed. I muscle it up and do it as a power movement. I...
Forum: Fitness 04-29-2006, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,326
Posted By John Ponzetti
My conditioning is far off from a lot of the...

My conditioning is far off from a lot of the posted times I see.(Some of these people are Aminals!!) The weights I lift are ok.(bench:225, squat 245, deadlift 330 last night I did front squats...
Forum: Fitness 04-27-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,326
Posted By John Ponzetti
Thanks for the tips, and links. This forum is...

Thanks for the tips, and links. This forum is awesome! Everyone in this community seems to really help others.
Forum: Fitness 04-27-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,326
Posted By John Ponzetti
Why do I feel bad about taking a week off? In my...

Why do I feel bad about taking a week off? In my head, I know it's good for me. I just don't want to lose any ground. For the last month I've been doing CF/ME/CF. On week 4, should I still do the ME...
Forum: Fitness 04-26-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,326
Posted By John Ponzetti
Let me start by saying I love this CrossFit...

Let me start by saying I love this CrossFit thing! But, I need a break! I am 41 years old, wgt 170 w/11% body fat. I started Crossfit in Feb, after reading the Mens Journal story. I have not taken...
Forum: Exercises 03-23-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,508
Posted By John Ponzetti
I have just started to do something like this.(in...

I have just started to do something like this.(in the second week) My plan is to do the WOD as best I can(I have been crossfitting almost 2 months now)Then 1st day HEAVY deadlifts 5sets of 5reps, 2nd...
Forum: Nutrition 03-22-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,047
Posted By John Ponzetti
I drink A LOT of coffee. (no sugar or cream) I...

I drink A LOT of coffee. (no sugar or cream) I should drink more water, but coffee tastes better.
Forum: Exercises 03-17-2006, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,848
Posted By John Ponzetti
I also use straps, but not all the time. I wait...

I also use straps, but not all the time. I wait until I can not hold on any more. I work on my grip a little(probably should work on it more) I made a pair of 2" thick dumbells. So all my dumbell...
Forum: Exercises 03-16-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,749
Posted By John Ponzetti
Dan, I also can clean more from the floor, than...

Dan, I also can clean more from the floor, than the hang. My problem with cleans is in my legs. I do it more as a power clean or a hang power clean. I can't drop down into that low, low squat...
Forum: Exercises 03-14-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,749
Posted By John Ponzetti
Todays WOD called for hang cleans. Never having...

Todays WOD called for hang cleans. Never having done those before, I watched the video's. I worked up to 150#, but I did not drop down into a low squat. Any tips for that? In health clubs they drill...
Forum: Exercises 03-14-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,939
Posted By John Ponzetti
Hey Tim, that idea sounds great. With doing...

Hey Tim, that idea sounds great. With doing 3on/1off, on the third day I'll add 5x5. Maybe D/L one day, squat the next time and bench. That way I can get the benifits of CF, and the heavy work. The...
Forum: Exercises 03-08-2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,939
Posted By John Ponzetti
I want to be the GPP guy. But would like to have...

I want to be the GPP guy. But would like to have goals for my 1rm. For myself, I thick a 2x deadlift is not far away. But my back squat is very far from that.(it is at 225 now). My bench is also at...
Forum: Exercises 03-08-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,939
Posted By John Ponzetti
What about other lifts? What is a good squat,...

What about other lifts? What is a good squat, bench, snatch and clean? I have a body wt of 170, with 11.5% bf also in the 40's. The WOD on 3/7 the last set of deadlifts, I did 300x3 (thats all the...
Forum: Fitness 03-08-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,254
Posted By John Ponzetti
I am by no means a power lifter. But I like to...

I am by no means a power lifter. But I like to see those poundages go up. The other day when we did "Fran", that killed me. I need those weights and reps to improve too! Thanks for all the posts
Forum: Fitness 03-08-2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,254
Posted By John Ponzetti
In doing CrossFit, will my 1RM go up. I see we do...

In doing CrossFit, will my 1RM go up. I see we do heavy deadlifts, and squats.They are not in the WOD very often. So will the other WOD have a carry over to 1RM? What about benching??
Forum: Fitness 03-07-2006, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,015
Posted By John Ponzetti
I also get that mental burn out. I look at the...

I also get that mental burn out. I look at the WOD FIRST thing in the morning. Then plan my attack all day.(I have been doing CrossFit about 2 months now) Yesterday was "FRAN", I look at some of the...
Forum: Fitness 03-07-2006, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,152
Posted By John Ponzetti
I use calipers. I keep track of the numbers and...

I use calipers. I keep track of the numbers and then add them in to a formula. IMO, if you measure the same way, and compare them. If one time you use a tape, then a caliper, you can't compare the...
Forum: Nutrition 03-04-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,462
Posted By John Ponzetti
I am new to CrossFit. I also have downloaded all...

I am new to CrossFit. I also have downloaded all the CrossFitLive broadcasts. There is a lot of talk on nutrition. I have been doing the Atkins diet, for about 6 -8 weeks. (about the same amount of...
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