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Forum: Fitness 04-09-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,392
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Hey, I'm coming back from a three week hiatus as...

Hey, I'm coming back from a three week hiatus as well. I'm just scaling back the workouts and am taking an extra day off to recover. I haven't seen the beginner's routine, so I can't comment on that,...
Forum: Community 03-27-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,937
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
I have a friend with a pit mix - She's a very...

I have a friend with a pit mix - She's a very friendly, people-oriented dog. The time I spend over at my friend's house, if I'm sitting, Jenna (the dog) is either in my lap or lying down leaning...
Forum: Community 11-18-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,695
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Travis, I had thought this might've already been...

Travis, I had thought this might've already been posted. I haven't been checking the board often so I must've missed it.
Forum: Community 11-18-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,695
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Some guy was kicked out of his gym for grunting...

Some guy was kicked out of his gym for grunting while squatting 500 lbs. Silly, really, but he's suing.

Here' the article:...
Forum: Starting 10-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,806
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
I do what I've read are called recovery workouts....

I do what I've read are called recovery workouts.

Basically, getting out and moving those sore muscles is good, but in a low intensity way for at least 20 minutes. Go for an easy walk with the...
Forum: Community 07-22-2006, 04:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,288
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
In retrospect, there is a lot about horses I...

In retrospect, there is a lot about horses I didn't (and don't know) for most of my riding carreer. I didn't have good horse handling instruction until the last few years I rode, so I'll defer to...
Forum: Community 07-21-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,288
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
I'll post this one for my mom, who I'm trying to...

I'll post this one for my mom, who I'm trying to get to try out crossfit. Last year, her horse bucked her off and she landed on her side/shoulder. She got really bruised up, and figured she'd be fine...
Forum: Community 07-21-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,288
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Horses are surprisingly dangerous! They're never...

Horses are surprisingly dangerous! They're never entirely predictable, and they don't seem to understand that they weigh 5x-10x more than us humans! Beautiful creatures however.
Forum: Exercises 07-21-2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,509
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
I got the notes (there really is a lot of good...

I got the notes (there really is a lot of good info on the FAQ page, by the way), and I'll read through them and see what kind of golden knuggets of info I can find. Thanks guys.
Forum: Exercises 07-20-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,509
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Thanks for the advice guys. Dan, I think I get...

Thanks for the advice guys. Dan, I think I get what you're saying about the shoulders being back and down. I just tried it a few times, and it feels different than what I was doing at the gym today....
Forum: Exercises 07-20-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,509
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Any advice on working up to overhead squats? ...

Any advice on working up to overhead squats?

I tried to do overhead squats for the first time today, and it was really difficult, even with a 20# bar. I can do overhead squats with a 20#...
Forum: Starting 07-20-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,423
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Thanks for checking out my site Peter. It's been...

Thanks for checking out my site Peter. It's been a while since I updated it, but the Ecuador pictures are from this January. I got my butt kicked by the mountains down there - Wish I had found...
Forum: Injuries 07-20-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,951
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Garret, thanks for mentioning the CFJ shoulder...

Garret, thanks for mentioning the CFJ shoulder rehab article, I didn't know about it. I'm looking at shoulder surgery this fall and the article could have some good info for me. Thanks.
Forum: Starting 07-20-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,423
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
I haven't used a gripper, but if you all are...

I haven't used a gripper, but if you all are interested in getting your forearms sore for 2-3 days, go rock climbing (if you haven't done it before). Pretty much everyone gets smacked down the first...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 07-20-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,576
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Scott, I'm in Glen Gardner, NJ up by Clinton....

Scott, I'm in Glen Gardner, NJ up by Clinton. Wish there were some people up in central/north Jersey. There is a CF New Jersey affiliate http://crossfitnj.com/ they're up off the parkway before rt...
Forum: Community 07-20-2006, 06:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,288
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Steve's post reminded me of a time I got my shoes...

Steve's post reminded me of a time I got my shoes knocked off. My mom and I had just moved our horse to a new a barn, and he was scared and stressed out by the new environment and horses. I was in...
Forum: Starting 07-19-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,798
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
I've been doing CF at a Gold's Gym in NJ and I...

I've been doing CF at a Gold's Gym in NJ and I haven't had any issues other than the usual issues with CFing. I do avoid peak times whenever possible, and try to go in the mornings and before...
Forum: Nutrition 07-19-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,654
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Hey don't forget - Guinness for...

Hey don't forget -

Guinness for strength!:wink:
Forum: Starting 07-19-2006, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,423
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Try timed one arm hangs. If you can't do that,...

Try timed one arm hangs. If you can't do that, hang with two hands, and lift a little weight off one to create more weight on the other.

I used to push 30 seconds on the one arm hang - It'll...
Forum: Exercises 07-19-2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,367
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Jumping pull ups have upped my lat pull weight....

Jumping pull ups have upped my lat pull weight. I've been doing jumping pull ups since I started crossfit 5 weeks ago and I could pull 70 lbs about 5 times. Two days ago, I pulled two sets of 4 at...
Forum: Community 07-18-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,905
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
I don't think it was a bad suggestion either,...

I don't think it was a bad suggestion either, Mechelle. It definitely brought out some strong opinions though! If you still have some questions, maybe you could post them. I'm sure they'd be well...
Forum: Community 07-17-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,905
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
"1.3. What if I can't use the recommended weight?...

"1.3. What if I can't use the recommended weight?

Use a weight that's manageable to you, or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Assume the "generic" male crossfitter weighs 175 and the...
Forum: Community 07-17-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,905
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
There are enough women here on the crossfit board...

There are enough women here on the crossfit board that if a woman had a gender-specific question or topic she wanted to post, it would be easy to get a response. Just look at how this thread is...
Forum: Community 07-17-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,905
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Peter, it sounds like your two girls are in good...

Peter, it sounds like your two girls are in good hands! It's important to help young girls know that there's a lot more to being a woman than being pretty.

I, personally, grew up as a tomboy....
Forum: Community 07-17-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,905
Posted By Erica Bergstrom
Russ, I'd love to see more women crossfiting,...

Russ, I'd love to see more women crossfiting, too.

I'd love to see more women working towards real fitness and athletic prowress. Too many women are working out to be thin and actively avoid...
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