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Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 09-15-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,850
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Giessen, Germany

Ah dang, I'm not really sure about any crosfitters out that way. You're about 3-4 hours away from where I am. Sorry, best of luck finding somewhere
Forum: Starting 09-15-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By Mike Barin
Relatively New

Hi all,
I've been on the forums for a little bit now...posted in a few threads. I've been trying crossfit for about 3 months now. I was introduced to it by a buddy of mine at work who has his L1...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-12-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,415
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Life of a Drill Sgt?

You'll meet NCO's at your upcoming duty station who have been on the trail, they'll give you information. Give yourself some time though, you got some development as a soldier and eventually as a...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-12-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,415
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Life of a Drill Sgt?

Most prefer it to Recruiting or OC Duty, not that they necessarily love it it's a demanding job...and to be honest your drills should never have been talking to you like that, it's unprofessional.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-12-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,424
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: changing the Armys PT test?

I don't know Doug, there's a lot of pressure to put people out right now. I know they've done away with medical and moral waivers at MEPS too. Now if they could tighten the reigns a bit more and...
Forum: Nutrition 09-11-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,588
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: paleo to MREs?

:yeahthat: Best advice here.
Forum: Starting 09-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Started learning crossit after BCT, want to keep going.

Don't expect to do Crossfit with your unit, you'll do the usual run of the mill Army PT in the mornings. Plan your workouts for after work, unless you can convince the NCO in charge you know PT...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 09-11-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,850
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Giessen, Germany

What major city is Giessen near?
Forum: Starting 09-11-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Started learning crossit after BCT, want to keep going.

You're going to 2nd Stryker Cavalary Regiment and they're just back from Afghanistan. They do pt, at least they do everytime I've been over to Rose Barracks ;)
Forum: Starting 09-11-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Started learning crossit after BCT, want to keep going.

Actually Vilseck is "Rose Barracks" and it's a part of USAG Grafenwoehr...considered the biggest garrison in Germany :P

I'm stationed at Grafenwoehr, main post. The only gym nearby that has a...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-11-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,424
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: changing the Armys PT test?

They're always talking of changing the PT test, although now it seems to be official. The new PT test is actually supposed to be 2 different tests, a Physical Fitness Test and a Combat Readiness...
Forum: Starting 09-11-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Started learning crossit after BCT, want to keep going.

Hey Summer, where in Germany are you heading to?
Forum: Nutrition 09-11-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,588
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: paleo to MREs?

I would go ahead and adjust your diet now to reflect the changes you'll go through. Even if basic has relaxed as much as some people state, you're not going to get the chance to select food...you're...
Forum: Workout Logs 09-05-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: My Daily Routines

03-04 Sept 2011 - REST

05Sept2011

A.M. 20 Min AMRAP
-400m Run
-Rest For same time as it took to finish the previous 400m

6 Rounds
1) 1:23 2) 1:28 3) 1:34 4) 1:39 5)1:41 6) 1:42
Forum: Workout Logs 09-02-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: My Daily Routines

01Sept2011


Not Scored.

2mi Run
2x 30 Sec. Hill Sprint
2x 25 Sec. Hill Sprint
2x 20 Sec. Hill Sprint
2x 15 Sec. Hill Sprint
Forum: Workout Logs 08-31-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: My Daily Routines

31AUG2011
-Morning Workout: Log PT (No Time, No Score)

2mi run with 60lb log divided between 6 people
30 Log (60lb) SitUps (2 People on log at time)
30 Log (60lb) Squats (2 People holding log...
Forum: Fitness 08-31-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: advice on making due with resources

Awesome, glad you were able to find a way to do your workouts
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Bumper not fit bar?

Yea, what brand?

And then I'd contact the manufacturer/retailer you got it from and explain that you have 335lbs worth of other bumpers that fit just fine on your bar and this one doesn't so it must...
Forum: Fitness 08-30-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,303
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Military boots and orthotics

I'd continue wearing the orthotics, if they're prescribed to you. If they're just something you got for comfort try downgrading them for Dr. Scholl's Gel I wear them in my Rocky's
Forum: Workout Logs 08-30-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: My Daily Routines

30August2011

AM Workout
It just did "extra credit" on "Griff"
For Time:

800m Run
400m Backwards Run
800m Run
400m Backwards Run
Forum: Workout Logs 08-29-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: My Daily Routines

29 August 2011


Rest Day
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,287
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: weighted vest- How much weight do you use?

Mine is the IBA with Kevlar Inserts with front and back E-SAPI plates. 3 qts of water weighs approx 5-6lbs.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,287
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: weighted vest- How much weight do you use?

I didn't get a chance to weigh my vest, so I looked up technical details on it and the plates. With the 3qts of water I usually carry it's approx. 44lbs according to the technical data. I'll be...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mike Barin
Garage/Basement Gym

I found my garage to be too small (funny little German garages!) so I moved it into a bigger room in the basement once I had more equipment. Now I'm just looking to get some squat racks, a pull up...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 08-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,182
Posted By Mike Barin
Re: Crossfit Vilseck, Germany

Hey Josh,
I'm stationed at Graf. I've got a Garage Gym setup and we've turned our now empty unit building into a crossfit gym. I've PM'd you my cell number, we usually hit it up around 16:30/17:00.
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