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Forum: Equipment 07-27-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,518
Posted By Rene Renteria
Try the search function for "home made climbing...

Try the search function for "home made climbing rope". This will turn up:

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/12623.html

I made one with a nylon (or was it polypro? cripes, don't...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,378
Posted By Rene Renteria
Mine weighs 4.75 lbs. 5', 1" i.d., sch. 40 PVC,...

Mine weighs 4.75 lbs. 5', 1" i.d., sch. 40 PVC, filled with sand, duct-taped ends.

To me, it's not much better than just having empty PVC. It's not enough weight to change much; a piece of rebar...
Forum: Community 06-04-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,694
Posted By Rene Renteria
Where is the gym going to be and when is he...

Where is the gym going to be and when is he scheduled to open? I might be taking a job (several months from now) at the Medical Center (Health Science Center). Is that field/tennis courts near...
Forum: Community 05-31-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,057
Posted By Rene Renteria
I just got and have been reading Vern Gambetta's...

I just got and have been reading Vern Gambetta's Athletic Development. (You can find a link on the sidebar of his good blog here (w/f s):
http://functionalpathtraining.blogspot.com/ .)

In it,...
Forum: Exercises 05-26-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,840
Posted By Rene Renteria
Try Pierre's suggestions in the second post here:...

Try Pierre's suggestions in the second post here:

http://www.performancemenu.com/forum/showthread.php?t=950

w/f safe but maybe some language
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,193
Posted By Rene Renteria
Some relevant info from the Ivanko site, w/f s: ...

Some relevant info from the Ivanko site, w/f s:

http://www.ivanko.com/products/html_stuff/bar_strength.html

http://www.ivanko.com/products/html_stuff/article6.html
"How to Bend an Olympic Bar"...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,193
Posted By Rene Renteria
Are they supposed to bend even when loaded like...

Are they supposed to bend even when loaded like that? Consider a better bar. Check out C. Burgener abusing this bar with some heavy high pulls (w/f s):
...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-09-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,940
Posted By Rene Renteria
To me, you look like you have some of the same...

To me, you look like you have some of the same squat issues that I do. Check out Pierre's suggestions in the 2nd post (and others' in subsequent ones) in this w/f s thread (edit: may have some foul...
Forum: Exercises 05-07-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,885
Posted By Rene Renteria
I posted a similar question and got some great...

I posted a similar question and got some great responses over at the Performance Menu forum. Check out Pierre's and the others' suggestions:
...
Forum: Community 05-06-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,557
Posted By Rene Renteria
I wear something like this to stay visible when...

I wear something like this to stay visible when it gets dark or near-dark:

http://www.rei.com/product/744614
(w/f safe link to safety reflective vest)

Thinking as a bike commuter, I think...
Forum: CrossPit 05-05-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By Rene Renteria
Sports Illustrated is blogging the fight...

Sports Illustrated is blogging the fight round-by-round. Fignt's almost over, but here it is:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/si_blogs/more/boxing/counterpunch/2007/05/de-la...
Forum: Exercises 05-04-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,573
Posted By Rene Renteria
This thread has good info: ...

This thread has good info:

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/36531.html
Forum: Injuries 05-04-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,304
Posted By Rene Renteria
Make sure you're not bending your arms (even just...

Make sure you're not bending your arms (even just a bit of flex) in your start position. The weight (relatively high in the deadlift) will pull your arms straight for you, and your biceps is at its...
Forum: Community 04-30-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,408
Posted By Rene Renteria
The swearing and the misogyny are two different...

The swearing and the misogyny are two different issues but are being conflated here. Similarly, I don’t view this as a business decision but as a moral one. (Oh no! Slippery slopes!) It’s the...
Forum: Community 04-27-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,408
Posted By Rene Renteria
Greg casts the worm: What does granny and the...

Greg casts the worm:
What does granny and the kids have to do with "Forging Elite Fitness"? Are they really CF's target demographic?

I believe they are a significant demographic for many of the...
Forum: Community 04-27-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,548
Posted By Rene Renteria
I pushed the kids home from daycare today, and...

I pushed the kids home from daycare today, and Rachel, the 3-1/2 year old, announces she's going to work out. She asks me to put on her favorite CD, then starts alternating a deadlift with a 10 lb....
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-27-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,789
Posted By Rene Renteria
Link to squat video (w/f s) ...

Link to squat video (w/f s)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym185o4gub0

I’m looking for any comments on my form, particularly about that butt tuck I have at the bottom of the movement. Also...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,026
Posted By Rene Renteria
I read somewhere some SEALs use it to train or...

I read somewhere some SEALs use it to train or that it was recommended as training prior to BUD/S. Here's a product with similar ones on the page. Check out the "customers also bought":
...
Forum: Fitness 04-24-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,785
Posted By Rene Renteria
For the last few years I've been doing 1 HIT...

For the last few years I've been doing 1 HIT workout every 3-5 days and running 4-5 days a week. My concern isn't aesthetics, but strength.

Aren't these things opposed to one another? (meaning,...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,527
Posted By Rene Renteria
Why not bring most of them UP to 0.75 lb, by...

Why not bring most of them UP to 0.75 lb, by gluing on small washers or adding duct tape to them or something like that? Maybe, too, you'll find a pair that are close to 0.5 lb each. Also glue...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rene Renteria
Tried to get this; emailed this afternoon, but it...

Tried to get this; emailed this afternoon, but it was already gone. (I asked but wasn't told what model it was.)

"Thanks for the interest in the rowing machine, however, it found a new home...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By Rene Renteria
Rutman's site (he's a CrossFitter; author of the...

Rutman's site (he's a CrossFitter; author of the "ME Black Box" template); it's where I got mine:

http://www.bootcampfitnesskc.com/gear.php?productID=20

$30 + $10 shipping (unfortunately)
Forum: Fitness 04-13-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,570
Posted By Rene Renteria
"only able to go up a few kilos each time" ...

"only able to go up a few kilos each time"

Each workout, that's what you mean? That's huge progress. 5 lbs. each workout is 15 lbs/week, 60 lbs/month, 120 lbs. in 2 months. Don't knock it,...
Forum: Fitness 04-13-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By Rene Renteria
If you're not particularly strong to start (i.e.,...

If you're not particularly strong to start (i.e., if you haven't been specifically training at high weight/low reps), CrossFit WODs will lead to 1 RM increases, in my experience. For example, I got...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,792
Posted By Rene Renteria
Half Moon Bay, CA (Bay Area, south of San...

Half Moon Bay, CA (Bay Area, south of San Francisco):

I paid $45 each (before taxes; not on sale) for 2 mats, 4'x6', 3/4" about 6 months ago.

Man, did they stink for a couple of weeks. Not bad...
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