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Forum: Starting 08-13-2006, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,920
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Jerry, I'm going to chime in here and agree...

Jerry,

I'm going to chime in here and agree with the others that a break is a good idea. Next time around, you might want to consider taking some rest before you feel beat up and weak--that might...
Forum: Community 08-11-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Hey Jeff, Welcome to the boards. I can't...

Hey Jeff,

Welcome to the boards. I can't answer your question myself, but a good resource is the USA Weightlifting site (www.usaweightlifting.org (http://www.usaweightlifting.org), I think). ...
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2006, 03:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,899
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Kevin, Just my two cents here, but I'd...

Kevin,

Just my two cents here, but I'd personally go for "max intensity" on most of the metcon workouts; if you have to stop a WO like Barbara because of muscle fatigue before you're really out of...
Forum: Exercises 08-10-2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Morning, Chuck. Go to the FAQ (on the main...

Morning, Chuck.

Go to the FAQ (on the main page, on the left, under "Navigation") and it's number 1.8.
Forum: Community 08-09-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,887
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Thanks for the link--they are an awesome and...

Thanks for the link--they are an awesome and inspiring pair.
Forum: Starting 08-09-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Also, Jason, the acronyms you quoted stand for: ...

Also, Jason, the acronyms you quoted stand for:

ME: Maximum Effort, meaning very heavy weights for very low reps
DE: Dynamic Effort, meaning training for explosive speed, usually with around 50%...
Forum: Starting 08-09-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,504
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Just to add a little-- The term "Black Box" is...

Just to add a little--

The term "Black Box" is widely used in lots of fields, from computer science to philosophy. It means only the input and output are of interest, without regard to why/how...
Forum: Starting 08-09-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,842
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Hey Jessica, I'll second Jeff's...

Hey Jessica,

I'll second Jeff's suggestion--that's a great site for scaled WOD's. As to your deadlift question, check out the "Performance Standards" link on August 8 (in the second paragraph,...
Forum: Community 08-09-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,280
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Wow, lots of good books on here. Just...

Wow, lots of good books on here.

Just finished:
Rabbit, Run by John Updike

Just started:
On Revolutions by Hannah Arendt

And next to my bed I keep a copy of Montaigne's Essays.
Forum: Testimonials 08-04-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,954
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Donald, I have to say I'm sorry you're...

Donald,

I have to say I'm sorry you're leaving. I've noticed your dissenting voice on the comments board a number of times, and frankly feel that challenges and criticisms, such as the ones...
Forum: Competitions 07-28-2006, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,616
Posted By Brendan Fournier
First of all, congrats! I think the challenge in...

First of all, congrats! I think the challenge in the challenge is that it's with dumbbells and Fran is with a barbell...makes it a lot tougher for me, at least. And for guys who are on the heavier...
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-28-2006, 03:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,039
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Wow, good read. Thanks for the link, Russ, and...

Wow, good read. Thanks for the link, Russ, and good luck with your goals.
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-26-2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,093
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Oh man, I totally agree with Matt and John. ...

Oh man, I totally agree with Matt and John. People are free to post whatever they want, I guess, but all the "This is gonna be sweet" comments sound kind of lame, and the "Oh, no, running is hard!"...
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-06-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,164
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Actually, Chelsea seems easier to imagine than...

Actually, Chelsea seems easier to imagine than 25+ rounds of Cindy. I can do the 5/10/15 split in one minute, full range and good form, without even really rushing. It's the other 29 minutes that...
Forum: Community 07-06-2006, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By Brendan Fournier
And thank god I won't have to watch all that...

And thank god I won't have to watch all that Portuguese diving and whining anymore.

Zidane is pretty awesome. Hope it's a good final.
Forum: Exercises 07-06-2006, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,412
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Hm, I personally haven't noticed a huge...

Hm, I personally haven't noticed a huge discrepancy between the two. I sub 1 20kg (about 44lbs) SDHP for every 10 meters, and it takes me about 10% longer than rowing--a 500m row in the middle of a...
Forum: Nutrition 06-28-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,186
Posted By Brendan Fournier
I like the research analyst's quote: "If half...

I like the research analyst's quote: "If half your meat is soy, you can have twice as many portions."
Forum: Nutrition 06-23-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brendan Fournier
One thing I've been doing, especially now that...

One thing I've been doing, especially now that the weather is getting hotter, is soaking my oatmeal overnight instead of cooking it. Just pour the milk over a bowl of oats before you go to bed,...
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-16-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,732
Posted By Brendan Fournier
It's an interesting question, although one thing...

It's an interesting question, although one thing I personally don't understand is the meaningfulness of comparing work and power done for different exercises. I get that, for a given movement, you...
Forum: Exercises 06-16-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Pierre-- That's a very cool site you've got...

Pierre--

That's a very cool site you've got there. Nice clips!
Forum: Fitness 06-16-2006, 01:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,749
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Hey, I just thought I'd weigh in with my two...

Hey, I just thought I'd weigh in with my two cents of anecodotal evidence here. I agree with a lot of what Keith posted above. I did yoga pretty often before starting crossfit, along with lifting &...
Forum: Nutrition 06-07-2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,648
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Hey Kevin, Wow, first off, congratulations on...

Hey Kevin,

Wow, first off, congratulations on the weight loss--or the fat loss, to be more precise!

My favorite simple veggie recipes are probably:

Spinach leaves sauteed in olive oil and...
Forum: Nutrition 06-07-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,294
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Yeah, I think they're pretty cool. They're...

Yeah, I think they're pretty cool. They're basically anti-fast food, which is good. When I lived in California, I hooked up with a local group and through them I got in touch with lots of...
Forum: Nutrition 06-06-2006, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,947
Posted By Brendan Fournier
Thanks for all those responses. Right now, the...

Thanks for all those responses. Right now, the only dairy I get is milk in my one cup of coffee a day, and two or three times a week homemade yogurt from raw milk. I don't think I feel any effects,...
Forum: Nutrition 06-05-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,947
Posted By Brendan Fournier
I'm becoming more and more intrigued by the Paleo...

I'm becoming more and more intrigued by the Paleo stuff I'm reading about, both here and on some of the linked websites. I had a couple of questions that I haven't really seen addressed yet:

1. ...
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