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Forum: Starting 06-10-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,653
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Gee Mike, do you really think that "The thought...

Gee Mike, do you really think that "The thought process that general exercises will address a muscle imbalance is absurd"?

The question was about increasing arm strength, and maybe some of the...
Forum: Starting 06-04-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,396
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Kevin, Doing the men's journal workouts...

Kevin,
Doing the men's journal workouts isn't a bad idea - they're mostly based on WOD's anyway - but the WOD's are more varied and to some extent more intense (eg doing rounds for 20 min...
Forum: Starting 06-03-2006, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,396
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Less fat, more muscle - you should feel pretty...

Less fat, more muscle - you should feel pretty damn good, Kevin. And I'm sure you've noticed some improvement in you workout performances.

Are you still doing the Men's Fitness workouts? If...
Forum: Starting 06-02-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,336
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
You're right, Wayne - crossfit is a good example...

You're right, Wayne - crossfit is a good example of something you'll never understand just by reading about it or considering it; the only real understanding comes from doing it.

As you get more...
Forum: Starting 05-31-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,630
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Will, let me add my thanks to Kempie's. You...

Will, let me add my thanks to Kempie's. You obviously put a lot of time and effort into pulling all that information together. It's greatly appreciated.

Stay strong, Joe
Forum: Starting 05-31-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,615
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Great progress, Kevin. I think you're right -...

Great progress, Kevin. I think you're right - there might be something to this crossfit stuff.

I had a similar experience last month when I got on a bike for the first time this season. I 've...
Forum: Starting 05-07-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,326
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Dave Welcome. Crossfit will be a great...

Dave

Welcome. Crossfit will be a great experience for you. I'm new to it since Jan, and the progress I've seen has been remarkable.

One of the back issues of the e journal has an article...
Forum: Testimonials 05-07-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,399
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Impressive results. Keep us posted on your...

Impressive results. Keep us posted on your progress. And thanks for the reminder of the importance of diet for optimal results.

Are any of the guys you're now beating asking you what you're...
Forum: Testimonials 04-26-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,874
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
I just got back from my first bike ride of the...

I just got back from my first bike ride of the season and had to post some results. Now I'm fully aware that these are nothing for long term crossfitters, but they're big for me.

Some...
Forum: Starting 03-25-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,343
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
No suggestions, just my gratitude. Thank you for...

No suggestions, just my gratitude. Thank you for serving.
Forum: Starting 03-25-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,162
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Greg Welcome! You're right - it is a...

Greg

Welcome! You're right - it is a great community.

I agree with replacing your current program with the WODs, or your version of them, for a while.

I've been doing...
Forum: Starting 03-25-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,507
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Mike - very impressive credentials. With all...

Mike - very impressive credentials. With all your experience, you bring some special knowledge to the table. I'll look forward to your future posts.

And Josh, if someone like Mike finds...
Forum: Starting 03-22-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,618
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Jeanette, you have my respect. 45 min of...

Jeanette, you have my respect. 45 min of crossfit intensity as an intro is definitely trial-by-fire.
And in a group setting like that, you're putting yourself in a situation where you're going...
Forum: Starting 03-22-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,074
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Jamey, The gasping for breath and...

Jamey,

The gasping for breath and heart beating out of your chest does indeed sound about right for the crossfit experience. What I haven't quite figured out for myself is why, as soon as...
Forum: Nutrition 03-19-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,189
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Larry, that was good advice for all of us. ...

Larry, that was good advice for all of us.

Frank, since you mentioned it was a stomach flu, one thing you might consider trying to help get back to normal is taking some "probiotics" - capsules...
Forum: Testimonials 03-19-2006, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Joe Thanks for the inspiration. Doing a...

Joe

Thanks for the inspiration. Doing a muscle up is still a distant goal for me, but I'm making progress and I'm pleased with that. It's nice to hear from someone who's done it. I'll keep...
Forum: Starting 03-02-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,848
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Bryan, You've had a great five weeks!...

Bryan,

You've had a great five weeks! I can't wait to hear what happens in the next five.

Joe
Forum: Starting 02-27-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Rob, I couldn't agree more. I'm new...

Rob,

I couldn't agree more. I'm new at this as well and I've been extremely impressed with the crossfit philosophy of fitness and the quality of the information available on the site. ...
Forum: Starting 02-21-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,646
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Wow! What great comments, advice and insight. ...

Wow! What great comments, advice and insight.

Jeff, I had those reservations you spoke of, especially when I first looked at the WODs and some of the videos, so its good to know that's not...
Forum: Starting 02-20-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,646
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Frank, I ordered rings today before I saw your...

Frank, I ordered rings today before I saw your post, so I smiled when I saw your picture. I appreciate your perspective and example.

Peter, I also liked Beth's allusion to the CF as the...
Forum: Nutrition 02-19-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 2,599
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Krista Where's your site?

Krista

Where's your site?
Forum: Nutrition 02-19-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 34,488
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Ryan To me it looks like your diet is...

Ryan

To me it looks like your diet is great. Like anything else, there's always the next level. Here are a couple of thoughts I had.

Bill's post on the glycemic index of various...
Forum: Starting 02-19-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,646
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
Peter Thanks for the encouragement. ...

Peter

Thanks for the encouragement. CF is a whole new level, and the videos on the site are both instructive and inspiring. I'll let you know when I pass 20 on the way to 30.
Forum: Starting 02-19-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,646
Posted By Joseph McCaffrey
I'm 57 years old and new to crossfit. I rowed in...

I'm 57 years old and new to crossfit. I rowed in college and have worked out in the usual fashion (weights 3-5 days/week + cardio) most of my life since. My fitness was OK by conventional standards,...
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