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Forum: Fitness 10-12-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,035
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: crossfit with a herniated disk

I am definately not an expert so would try not to offer advice but having been in the situation feel I can offer my experience of the injury. The only thing I recommend is getting the injury looked...
Forum: Fitness 10-10-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,035
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: crossfit with a herniated disk

I am currently receiving treatment for/recovering from a herniated disk and would strongly advise anyone suffering from it to seek specialist help. The first time it happened to me I just rested and...
Forum: Fitness 12-19-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,517
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Are you self righteous?

I don't think I'm self righteous but I have started to be a little bit judgemental while in the gym.

I don't believe that I'm looking down on others, I think its just the fact that I know I wasted a...
Forum: Starting 12-19-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,372
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Chest Exercises

My chest is more pumped looking than ever and my max bench higher than ever since starting crossfit. Definately more so than when I was doing BB type chest exercises.

If you want to develop your...
Forum: Starting 12-19-2007, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,032
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: First crossfit day...met a lady named Fran

Fran was one of my first CF workouts when I started and even a scaled version had me feeling like pukin. Hang in there though, its amazing how quick the body adapts under crossfit. I'm now doing...
Forum: Starting 12-15-2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,027
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: The Crossfitter "Physique"

I just have to say that I have the best physique I have ever had and see improvements constantly. This is only my second month into crossfit and I am truly amazed by the changes in appearance,...
Forum: CrossPit 12-14-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,036
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: debating to take what martial art...could use some opinion

I'm currently training in kickboxing, which is great as a sport but probably not so much for self defense. I'm gonna check out commando krav maga in the new year. I've seen some videos and talked...
Forum: Exercises 12-14-2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,527
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Wall-sits

my kickboxing coach has us do wall sits as a rest in between sets of air squats. Talk about feeling the burn :smiley_ev
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 12-13-2007, 03:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,347
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Career Advice

Great thread guys. I'm going through the whole what next step in my career (at 30: where'd it all go).

Anyway I feel I want to do something more fulfilling. Always wanted to join the forces,...
Forum: Nutrition 12-08-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 196,335
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Breyers every night (seriously), explain this

Oh I am so adding an ice cream supplement to my diet on training days. I haven't been this excited since I discovered crossfit!!:pepper:
Forum: Nutrition 12-05-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,874
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Getting off of sugar

I find it hard with the junk food cravings too so I have made a deal with myself... on days when I'm training (3 days on 1 off) I eat clean then on rest days I can cheat a little. I find it is much...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-05-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Second Michael and feeling proud

Yeah, I've been doin crossfit for just over a month now and last months Michael was my first. Feel that I'm starting to get the speed back in my legs after not running for a while.

I think that I...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-04-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By Martin McVitty
Second Michael and feeling proud

Did my second Michael and took my time from 26.02 down to 19.52 :D
Forum: CrossPit 11-26-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,004
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Mayweather vs. Hatton

i've found that crossfit, along with my normal kickboxing training, has brung my conditioning on in leaps and bounds in such a short space of time. a lot of boxing coaches tend to speak negatively...
Forum: Exercises 11-26-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,433
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Iron Maven on CF Oly technique

excellent video, wish my technique was as good!! i'm learning the o lifts at the minute and lifting really light to try and get the technique down. flexibility is still an issue but i'm working on...
Forum: CrossPit 11-24-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,079
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Fighters roll call

currently training in Muay Thai, but considering expanding that to include some Bjj as well. Used to box as a kid also.
Forum: CrossPit 11-24-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,369
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Matt Serra out of commission.

I am gutted for Serra cos I really like him as a fighter, but on a selfish note I am in vegas that week and wasn't sure if I could stump up enough cash for good seats at the fight. I needn't worry...
Forum: Starting 11-22-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,813
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

i've started using the zone too, but i find myself continuously hungry. i keep gettin cravings like some sort of junk food junkie. i'm pushing myself to soldier on with the diet because i do feel...
Forum: Starting 11-22-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,813
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

hey Eugene, good to see a fellow 'norn irish' crosfitter on here. how long have you been doin crossfit? how are u finding it?
Forum: Exercises 11-21-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,499
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: weighted pull ups

thanks guys, i'm gonna craft myself a belt and test it out. i'll let you know how it goes!
Forum: Exercises 11-21-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,499
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: weighted pull ups

excellent Tom thanks! i have similar belts from kickboxing that i can use. i never even thought about a home made belt device, d'oh
Forum: Exercises 11-21-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,499
Posted By Martin McVitty
weighted pull ups

does anyone have any advice on the best way to do weighted pull ups? would it be better to hold a dumbell between my legs and move from a box onto the bar, or put some plates in a rucksack on my...
Forum: Workout of the Day 11-21-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,090
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: First "Helen" results

don't be so worried, i did my first helen tonight in 15'11, so your time seems pretty good to me.

tho maybe if i hadn't been playin with my new rings before doing the wod i would've been quicker, ah...
Forum: Starting 11-21-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,813
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Hello from Northern Ireland

aah guinness... my cheat meal :D
Forum: Exercises 11-21-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,163
Posted By Martin McVitty
Re: Ring Strength DVD

there is some good ring training advice on http://www.powerathletesmag.com/ wfs

theres a particular article on there which looks at developing the muscle up which is really good. just look in the...
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