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Forum: Equipment 09-29-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,071
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: Garage gym in the making

Very nice! Is there a box nearby? I visit family in Oakland a few times a year and would love an escape excuse
Forum: Starting 08-18-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,258
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: Starting A Crossfit Gym


There is an entire sub forum on your question. Scroll down brother.

Running a CrossFit Facility: Tips and guidance on how to open and operate a CrossFit...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-08-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,935
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: Failure, startup costs, more

Fort Leavenworth, KS has a military affiliate on base, in the bubble behind Hogg Barracks. (wfs)
Forum: Starting 07-15-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: Newbie Intro-Website Question

One of the latest barbell shrugged podcasts discussed a lot of things that you need to consider when thinking about opening a gym. It might be worth a listen.

I don't want to be that guy but...
Forum: Starting 07-13-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: Ready to Begin CF

Research the boxes within acceptable commuting distance. There are a lot in your area. I would imagine picking a box is not like a college ... Most people go for the community aspect and working out...
Forum: Community 07-09-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,356
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: New CrossFit Gym in Burke, VA

Congratulations. This makes my ongoing box search that much harder.

Where are you located in Burke? I live in Kingstowne and depending on the time of the the 286 (7100) or the beltway can mean a 10...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 07-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,442
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: I say its Asthma, Doc says its CrossFit!

Did your dr discuss exercise induced asthma as a possibility? It wasn't a common diagnosis but I remember a few cases diagnosed in the Army TMC I ran when I was in uniform. -- as an enlisted medic,...
Forum: Starting 07-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,767
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: GYM Jones vs Crossfit

I'm sure long time members will add a lot to the question, but essentially gym jones contains a lot of crossfit, as the "creator" was an affiliate early on. The gym itself is invite only and they...
Forum: Community 07-05-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,426
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: books on crossfit, mobility, paleo...

Becoming a supple leopard was worth the money and the time to read

Mobility is something that there seems to be a void in.
Forum: Starting 07-05-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,913
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: Too fat for crossfit?

Crossfit offers exercise,coaching and nutrition advise ... Which will help you lose weight.

What trainer gave the advise? A CF coach?

I am a big man also- the main concern was pace - start at 2...
Forum: Starting 06-24-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,698
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: Thinking of joining CF, but have a minor permanent disability.

The cf FAQ page addresses some options

3.2. How does running compare to rowing, biking, etc.?
To compare the different aerobic exercises,...
Forum: Testimonials 06-15-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,836
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: CFE Progression and an APFT

Congrats Shane!

Have you read the Leavenworth study on crossfit? They demonstrated increases also using standard CF as well. (wfs)
Forum: Starting 06-15-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,200
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: Level 1 Course.


There are a ton of military affiliates. They don't have paid coaches but they have coaching opportunities. The box finder on main site has a section for military boxes....
Forum: Starting 06-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,702
Posted By Craig Dickson
Re: One week free or CF Fundamentals (box choices)

Blair, et al.

Thank you for the replies. I am leaning towards Liberation because they have foundations and a 5am-6am group session. I begin my commute at 0740 into DC. A 6-7am course might be...
Forum: Starting 06-10-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,702
Posted By Craig Dickson
One week free or CF Fundamentals (box choices)

I have lurked for a little while, however this is my first post, so if I ask some taboo questions or say something stupid it is without malice, it is simply my CF information comes from a plethora of...
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