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Forum: Fitness 10-29-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,269
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Scratching head with my first non-athlete client..

As already mentioned, start slow, break things down, like you have been doing. Any controlled movement is good. Slowly increase the intensity, weight, reps, ROM, etc. Don't push the 'for time' yet....
Forum: Exercises 10-14-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,718
Posted By David Ristau
Re: hating burpees

Yeah Burpees!

THERE IS NOTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT BURPEES! Just do them, and if you are getting a little bored of the same old burpees here are a couple of variations:

- db burpees {already...
Forum: Fitness 10-01-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,513
Posted By David Ristau
Re: WODs and Mixed Gas Diving on the same day?

Jerry, I used to do some extended range diving {mainly nitrox in doubles and an O2 bottle for decompression stop at 15'} in cold water {wreck diving in Canada}. At the time I was not a gym rat, for...
Forum: Fitness 09-29-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,947
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Swimming

Heh I just did my swim workout this morning. 30 laps {using different strokes every 6 laps} and every two laps I put in squats, situps, pushups, or db thrusters.

Yep, yet another place where I get...
Forum: Fitness 09-28-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,804
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Crossfit for seniors?

Sara, personally I don't like the leg-press machines. Mainly the angles they place your body at and the poor feet-knee-hip positioning it generates. Try him on air squats or lunges, let him use a...
Forum: Fitness 09-26-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,804
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Crossfit for seniors?

I have a group of ladies that are all over fifty, and everybody has something wrong with their bodies, including planter fasciitis, knee replacement {one with both replaced}, hip replacement, backs,...
Forum: Starting 07-26-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 32,692
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Biggest Dude Doing Crossfit

A year and a half ago I was 6' and 260, now I'm still 6' but am under 240. It was a combination of better life style, active living, smarter eating, martial arts, Crossfit and my girlfriend. Maybe...
Forum: Fitness 07-26-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,489
Posted By David Ristau
school fitness posters

I'm looking for a small series of fitness posters for an elementary school {grades K-5} gym. Something that includes warm-up information, exercises for kids {either no equipment or the typical school...
Forum: Community 07-25-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,551
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Casey Burgener NOT on Olympic Team now? wt*???

HE IS LIFTING!!!!!!!!

HE IS LIFTING!!!!!!!!

See you at the lifting cert in Sept and you can tell us all about his lifts!
Forum: Exercises 07-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,970
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Box Jumps

I do a jump with full extension at the top and have to step down after a just a few box jumps. My ankles do not like the landing from any good box jump height, something to do with getting old,...
Forum: Exercises 05-22-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Invent a new exercise and share it!

Only an adaptation, but... Heavy bag thrusters. Start with the bag on one shoulder, squat, on the way up thrust the bag and have it move over your head and down on the other shoulder. Remember,...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,035
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Are you looking for kettlebells in Canada?

You can also check out Twist Conditioning in North Vancouver, although I'm not sure of the shipping costs. {http://www.athleteconditioning.com/securestore/c53878p17000580.2.html w/f safe}.
Forum: Fitness 03-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,286
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Bullhooey in the Fitness Industry

I'm a trainer in a community rec center {as well as on my own} and my manager sees no problem with 'whatever' I give my clients. I know I'm lucky that way. A couple of things come to mind and may...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-08-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,970
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Do you worry a lot about new clients and potential heart trouble?

I've done the CPR course and re-certs every year. For the non EMS people out there when a person collapses onto the floor it's different from the classes. The classes are usually fun, but need to be...
Forum: Exercises 02-08-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By David Ristau
Re: when do you work on your weak spots?

I try to add the 'technical' moves into the warm up. Right now I'm alternating between Oly lifts {bergner warm up and dowel work} and body weight {HSPU, pullups, etc}. Makes for a nice long warm up...
Forum: Fitness 01-10-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,050
Posted By David Ristau
Re: personal trainer

I try to get my clients to come in early and start their warm-up on their own, then:

10-15 min dynamic stretching/skill work for the wod
20-30 min wod
5 min rest, for water, recover, and the chat...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-21-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,190
Posted By David Ristau
Re: color/paint schemes

Nothing dark and dreary. That being said, colors are personal, but do get good quality paint that will still look good and clean in two years {aside from the fresh dents in the wall...}. There is...
Forum: Fitness 12-21-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,862
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Barbells, Dumbells, Cables, & Bands

My affiliate did a 'December is DB month!' Every workout involved dumbbells, the majority of skills work and lifting was done with dumbbells. Oh what fun...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-31-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Who's using CrossFit?

Here's the Canadian Army's adaptation of Crossfit {w/f/ safe}:

http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/land_force_doctrine_training_system/ex_aita_trg/acim/courses/acim/acim.swf
Forum: Fitness 10-28-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,426
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Functional Strength Example -

Driving in the truck with both girl with me in the front seat. The little one {8 years old} beside me told me 'not to get stronger' as the muscles are interfering with her cuddle!

From the mouths...
Forum: Community 10-25-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,546
Posted By David Ristau
Re: It's not nice to tell people you're going to work out.

I would say just get them involved at this point. Sports, hiking, cycling, anything. My step girls want nothing to do with me working out, but they do like to play with the 'toys'. They are about the...
Forum: Starting 10-25-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,947
Posted By David Ristau
Re: New to Crossfit, sore as hell, should I skip today's WOD? Scaled it?

Eat right, plenty of fluids, keep moving. If your just starting you may want to give yourself a break. If you are that sore, when do your next workout look at scaling it down then building yourself...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,415
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Winter Training (like -20C or -4F)

Insulation and ventilation! Biggest return on your investment, if done properly {even a little half-a!@##} it will be a lot more comfortable than what you now have. Take a look at some of the sealed...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,415
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Winter Training (like -20C or -4F)

Two words ~ space heater! There are a number of different options here from the old junkers, to new sealed units. Turn it on {or more than one if needed} an hour before your work out or time it as...
Forum: Exercises 10-02-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 30,159
Posted By David Ristau
Re: Any substitution for Double Unders?

As already mentioned, plyo and met con. Plus you are working on speed, cordination, agility, balance, accuracy, all the while breathing properly. Out of this you get efficency of movement and quick...
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