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Forum: Exercises 04-24-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 27,728
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Death by 10m - what's the world record?

20 isn't that outrageous. i'm sure a pretty fit professional athlete like a basketball or soccer play could do 30, 40, or 50.

i've done 20 before and i'm just a mid 30's guy who plays soccer and...
Forum: Nutrition 12-20-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 34,856
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Weight loss question on LC Paleo

that seems like at least a 1000 calorie deficit per day.
maybe switch your macros up to 40/30/30 and eat real carbs (like potatoes and rice). something obviously isn't working. and 1700 calories a...
Forum: Nutrition 10-28-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,935
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: inflammation and paleo

" I eat lots of salads, so plenty of calories anyway."

this statement confuses me. do you track your calories? i'd love to know how many calories you get by just eating animal protein and...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-28-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,544
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Globo gym competition prep

take the time to get strong. make double bodyweight back squat a priority. you're not advanced or 'world class' until you're around triple bodyweight so get at it. you're a globo so get strong! good...
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,210
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Opinions on hang clean

while I normally wouldn't look at an American lifter for technique, I'd say Norik might be an exception. he was taught by his father, who is one of the top 2 or 3...
Forum: Competitions 12-09-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,096
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Gettting ready for my first O-lifting meet

what everyone else has said! yes! congrats/good luck!

open very conservatively, your adrenaline will be pumping! the idea is usually to open with a lift about 92% of your max. first meet, make...
Forum: Fitness 11-25-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,302
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Push Ups

1. do more push ups: do slow eccentric push ups, push ups where you pause at the bottom (chest not touching floor), slow concentric push ups. that will help a ton

2. get stronger triceps: yes...
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-23-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,210
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Opinions on hang clean

those side by side pictures? I'd take the one of the left over the picture of the girl. this 'layback' that you seem to think is a good idea, isn't.
I'd imagine her bar will have some horizontal...
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,210
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Opinions on hang clean

i disagree. the straightness of the pull is good. just don't need to use your arms to get the bar UP, use your shoulders and traps to get the bar up and then arms to pull under. bar doesn't...
Forum: Injuries 11-16-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,128
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: left elbow is hurting

after rest and heat the best results I've had on myself and other lifters I help is to start doing curls once a week. hammer & reverse curls with slow eccentric for 3 -4 sets of 10-12. give it a...
Forum: Exercises 08-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,214
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Snatching Around Shoulder Injuries

I will echo with what everyone says. I just spent 5 months not lifting AT ALL. it sucked. get your shoulder super strong and THEN snatch. patience. you won't get anywhere otherwise.
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,858
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Any tips for squatting and keeping back straighter/more vertical.


your squat isn't THAT bad. try to get your butt/hips between your ankles. but with the weight more evenly distributed on your feet

the whole push your hips back, i wish it'd stop...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,689
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Ugly PR - Snatch

move your feet when you catch it. you'll be more balance and have a stronger base of support.
Forum: Fitness 05-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,689
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: New T-Nation Steroid Article

1. just like he said, crossfit doesn't use WADA or USADA to do the testing. so they use someone cheaper who most likely doesn't have tests that are as good.

2. even then you can most likely beat...
Forum: Competitions 04-20-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,191
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Crossfit in the Olympics - yes or no?


it's called the DECATHALON. check it out and tell me those guys are the 'fittest on the planet'.
that's all.
Forum: Fitness 09-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 31,714
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Klokov performs workout DT (3 round version)

first off, I love the talk about klokov's form in the first few posts. you guys crack me up.

you really think if he wanted to he couldn't win the cf games? come on. he is a true world class...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,883
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: looking for Eleiko/Werksan/DHS bar

Im always looking on CL but never found any. Ill keep looking!
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,883
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: looking for Eleiko/Werksan/DHS bar

when I hit the lottery I won't have to make these posts anymore haha.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,883
Posted By Brett Valego
looking for Eleiko/Werksan/DHS bar

i'm looking for a use men's and/or women's eleiko, werksan or dhs barbell

if anyone has one they'd like to get rid of or knows anyone, please let me know
thank you!
Forum: Competitions 08-20-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 100,110
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: How thorough is the crossfit games drug testing? Surely some athletes are doping

it's also crossfit hq doing the testing, no? not an independent 3rd party or USADA/WADA? then it's all BS to me. even if froning or someone else who is 'known' tested positive (not that they'd even...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,971
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: C2 Model C Rower for sale

i'm willing to entertain offers. i'd even ship it but it would probably be expensive.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,971
Posted By Brett Valego
C2 Model C Rower for sale

C2 Model C Rower for sale. We have many others and this one just isn't needed any more. 100% great working condition.

asking $500.
located in Hadley, MA. pick up only

email me at...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,305
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: fs: eleiko bar werksan bumper plates weightlifting set

i just want the bar and 10/15/20/25kg plates!

anyone else reading this want to split the package? I already have jerk blocks and squat rack, etc.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 03-02-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,898
Posted By Brett Valego
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Forum: Digital Coaching 02-18-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,594
Posted By Brett Valego
Re: Snatch problems

from beginning to end i see a lack of tightness in your back/core. arch your back hard and squeeze your abs!

then keep your butt down and drive with your legs to get the bar off the floor!
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