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Forum: Community 04-12-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,804
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: 11 out of 14 test positive!!

The Greek lifters all tested positive to three substances

1. A steroid that was in common use in the 60's but which was generally discontinued because a bunch of people died taking it

2. An...
Forum: Testimonials 03-17-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,693
Posted By Don Stevenson
Some recent PRs including sub 7:00 2k

Well for the last couple of years i've been predominantly focused on O lifting but due to an injury sustained earlier this year that made lower body strength work impossible i've been working a lot...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,144
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Lifting shoes: high heels are for cheaters?

The Adidas shoes have a moderate heel and are very nice (make sure you get either the siler and black or silver and red ones, there are still some older white + carbon shoes around but the straps...
Forum: Testimonials 01-14-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,256
Posted By Don Stevenson
Police fitness testing

This one is a client testimonial for CF workouts and police fitness test.

One of my regulars who trains with me 2x a week and goes to the gym 2 x a week just did the fitness testing for our state...
Forum: Exercises 01-14-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,331
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Clydesdale Division (200+ lbs) Pullups

97kg/213lb 5'11" and I can do 18+ kipping pullups even though recently I have done buger all in the way of pullups/metcons.

Best ever is 30 but i was a few kg lighter.

I don't think being heavy...
Forum: Community 01-13-2008, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,884
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Daughter does first burpee!

Thats cool!

My little brother did his first proper chinups today, he's been practicing them GTG style while he's been staying with me for a week!
Forum: Community 01-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,671
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Mike Robertson Seminar Down Under

5 of us from CrossFit Sydney will be there.
Forum: Community 01-08-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,520
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: how did you find crossfit?

when i left the Army I was into powerlifting, bodybuilding and mountain biking but had to take a break from that stuff due to a bad knee.

Found Kettlebells through muscle media magazine.

Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-07-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,126
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Necessary Affiliate Equipment


When I started running CrossFit workouts I had a bunch of kettlebells, a cheap bar, no bumpers, a medicine ball made from a basketball full of gravel and nowhere to do pullups!

Do what...
Forum: Community 01-06-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,523
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: UK certification?

+1 here for Certifications outside the US!

We want one down here in Australia!!!!
Forum: Community 12-05-2007, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,372
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: West Aussie CrossFitters

I'd recommend anyone in WA hook up with Jason and do a few workouts.

1. He has a sweet home gym with lots of shiny toys (including some really nice red kettlebells ;) )

2. He's been doing recon...
Forum: Community 11-24-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,522
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Whose in Perth, Australia?

Not from Perth but i'll be flying over there next weekend to run a bunch of O lifting and kettlebell workshops.

No doubt we'll have a few people together for beers on Saturday or Sunday night and...
Forum: Community 11-12-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,634
Posted By Don Stevenson
Olympic lifting and Kettlebell workshop Perth - Australia

For all the Crossfitters in Western Australia.

First weekend of December I will be flying across to Perth to run 3 workshops in one weekend.

Saturday morning - 8am - 11am - Olympic...
Forum: Community 11-12-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Sydney Crossfit Workshop

I knew i'd forget someone!
Forum: Starting 11-12-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,788
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Hello From New Zealand

Hey guys, good to see some more southern hemisphere people around.

At this stage we are aiming to run a cert in May 08 and will be hammering out the details fairly soon.

As soon as we know any...
Forum: Community 11-12-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Sydney Crossfit Workshop

Hi Jerry,

Given the level of interest we saw on the weekend we will be aiming to run a cert in about May next year.

If you go to and...
Forum: Community 11-11-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By Don Stevenson
Sydney Crossfit Workshop

Just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who came along to the the Crossfit Workshop in Sydney over the weekend for making it such a great weekend.

We had 23 trainers and fitness enthusiasts...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 10-28-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,862
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: CrossFit Baghdad

Not sure if there is an organised group as such but there are some guys who do a lot of kettlebell stuff.

email me at and i'll send you their contact details.
Forum: Starting 10-24-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,115
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Total training time per week

When you start out the WOD as written + a short warm up is pretty much enough.

As your work capacity increases you'll be able to add additional stuff, for example when i train my clients the...
Forum: Starting 10-21-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,753
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Gday from Oz

I've just emailed Jason to lock in the date.

1st weekend of December.

We'll be doing three workshops in one weekend

Kettlebell basics - 3 hours

Olympic lifting - 3 hours
Forum: Testimonials 10-19-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,443
Posted By Don Stevenson
CF style PRs

Ok i'll admit that I don't do a huge amount of metcon work these days, having morphed somehow into a 9 session a week weightlifter but tonight I managed the following two PR's within 15 minutes of...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 10-18-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,599
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: camp victory crossfitters

Yep, they take their kettlebells very seriously there, so seriously that they've even got a couple of copies of my kettlebell manual and DVD :D

and in return i got one of their cool shirts.
Forum: Community 10-17-2007, 03:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,166
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: T-shirt search

I had one of those "Nice Snatch" T shirts from Crossfit Plano and thena few weeks ago some A#%^&*E stole my training bag including that shirt, a shirt from the royal military college in canada and my...
Forum: Starting 10-16-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,753
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: Gday from Oz

Hey Dave,

Good to see more Aussies on here!

I'm on the other side of the country but if things go to plan i'll be flying over to perth in a few weeks to run an olympic weightlifting,...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,768
Posted By Don Stevenson
Re: BowFlex SelectTech

I've had a pair of powerblocks for about 4 years and while they are a very good bit of kit i just find that i never use them so i'm selling them.

Personally i'd invest in a few select sets of...
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