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Forum: Community 11-02-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,836
Posted By Neal Dickey
Re: Fire Departments Using Crossfit

It's becoming more and more prevalent at the station level within the LAFD. I know the drill tower is starting to implement more circuit-style training for the new recruits to prep them for the...
Forum: Community 10-28-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,916
Posted By Neal Dickey
Re: PAR-Q For LEO's/Fire

I have not run across anything like that here in Los Angeles.
I know we - Fire Dept. - are mandated to do daily wellness when on duty. Whether everyone adheres to that or not is a different...
Forum: Community 05-02-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,566
Posted By Neal Dickey
Re: to any firefighters

Bronson,

You're getting great advice from all that have posted.

If you're looking to make a move, Los Angeles City Fire Dept. will be hiring for the next couple of years.

Good luck! Let us...
Forum: Fitness 10-06-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,198
Posted By Neal Dickey
Re: Minimalist CrossFit?

There is an article in the May 2003 issue of the Journal about a beginner's routine requiring only a barbell and bumpers. That might help.
Forum: Testimonials 08-30-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,614
Posted By Neal Dickey
Re: Fran pr.

Nice work Gene. I just PR'd today with 5:06. The last time I did in 6:36.

Keep it up!
Forum: Starting 08-23-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,122
Posted By Neal Dickey
Re: Firefighter training

John,

Everyone here is giving you great advice on training. The only thing I can give you is to try keep your diet as tight possible. This will be increasingly difficult at mealtimes at the...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,746
Posted By Neal Dickey
Another thumbs up for BW's rack. They're solid. ...

Another thumbs up for BW's rack. They're solid. Jeff's a real pleasure to deal with, too.
Forum: Fitness 07-30-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,840
Posted By Neal Dickey
My motivation is my job. I train with a crew...

My motivation is my job.
I train with a crew of folks after shift who all want to be ready for the big one. The team building aspects, mental and intestinal fortitude training and just an overall...
Forum: Community 06-02-2007, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,296
Posted By Neal Dickey
Steve, I'm currently in my 12th week of...

Steve,

I'm currently in my 12th week of the Los Angeles City Fire Department's drilltower. Another 6 weeks and I get my first house as a rookie.

The whole hiring process took a little more...
Forum: Fitness 05-08-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,193
Posted By Neal Dickey
Jaime, I'm currently in LA City's...

Jaime,

I'm currently in LA City's drilltower.

You will not be running five miles. Stick with Crossfit and you'll be just fine.

Drop a line if you have any specific questions.

Neal
Forum: Fitness 04-18-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,402
Posted By Neal Dickey
Josh, I'm currently in my sixth week at Los...

Josh,
I'm currently in my sixth week at Los Angeles City Fire Department's drilltower. I am supremely glad I made Crossfit my focus the year and a half prior to getting the position.

We do a...
Forum: Community 02-14-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,054
Posted By Neal Dickey
It looks like I'll finally be joining your ranks!...

It looks like I'll finally be joining your ranks!

I got my call up to the big leagues from Los Angeles City Fire Dept. and begin drilltower training on March 19th.

Thanks to all for the...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,196
Posted By Neal Dickey
To echo Adam's post, I'd include rings in the...

To echo Adam's post, I'd include rings in the packages.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,308
Posted By Neal Dickey
Check out Chippewa's selection. I picked up a...

Check out Chippewa's selection. I picked up a nice pair of station boots that they made.
Forum: Nutrition 01-18-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,448
Posted By Neal Dickey
You'll never regret buying that slow cooker. I'm...

You'll never regret buying that slow cooker. I'm using mine today to make a chicken soup and stock for my family of sickies. They all got some variation of the flu.
Forum: Nutrition 01-16-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,448
Posted By Neal Dickey
Making some right now! I'm using a slow...

Making some right now!

I'm using a slow cooker, so, it should be ready for dinner.

1lb. of grass fed ground beef
1 chopped red onion
1 15oz. can of black beans (rinsed)
1 15oz. can of...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 26,001
Posted By Neal Dickey
Kristi, Check out Jeff at BW Products, ...

Kristi,
Check out Jeff at BW Products,
www.bwproducts.com (http://www.bwproducts.com) (SFW)
I picked up a set of portable squat racks from him a while back. Very sturdy and high quality...
Forum: Community 11-28-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,891
Posted By Neal Dickey
Dwayne, I'm in the fire technology program...

Dwayne,

I'm in the fire technology program at College of the Canyons around the corner from you.

Myself and couple of guys usually train at the college's track on Tuesdays and Thursdays...
Forum: Community 11-18-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,891
Posted By Neal Dickey
CRAP!!!! I'm out of town again!!!

CRAP!!!! I'm out of town again!!!
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,674
Posted By Neal Dickey
I get mine at REI. They stock it in the climbing...

I get mine at REI. They stock it in the climbing section. They have it in blocks or 1 pound containers.

You've got one nearby in Santa Ana.
Forum: Community 11-06-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,746
Posted By Neal Dickey
Sounds great! You can drop me a line at...

Sounds great!

You can drop me a line at jndickey@sbcglobal.net
Forum: Community 11-06-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,746
Posted By Neal Dickey
You're more than welcome to come and train with...

You're more than welcome to come and train with me in my garage. I'm right down the road in Canoga Park.
Forum: Community 10-31-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,500
Posted By Neal Dickey
CrossFit Eastside in Washington had shirts made...

CrossFit Eastside in Washington had shirts made with the logo "Get Some, Go Again," I assume in reference to the song by Henry Rollins. There's a photo in the archives on 10/05/2005. The ...
Forum: Community 10-26-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,621
Posted By Neal Dickey
Looks like the program is based on Arthur Jones'...

Looks like the program is based on Arthur Jones' protocol, same philosophy of Mike Mentzer's Heavy Duty program.
No thanks...
Forum: Community 09-15-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,228
Posted By Neal Dickey
Congratulations on the new addition! Coming...

Congratulations on the new addition!
Coming from a stay at home dad of 2 boys both under the age of 4, build yourself a garage gym, get up early and train hard.
I've had too many sessions...
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