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Forum: Starting 07-03-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Newbie intro...

Well done!! Work hard and get really fit!! The harder you go the fitter you will become.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,721
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Jump Rope Help

One problem is the ground surface. The car parks with tarmac with large holes in it (still smooth but still rough, not like flat smooth fine tarmac) has ruined our ropes, they would snap within 2-3...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,737
Posted By Graham Carless
old school gym

Hi,
There are lots of psts to old school gyms, ths is another one. thought someone might like to see it.
Link (http://www.thephf.org/gym.html) WFS
Forum: Community 07-28-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,346
Posted By Graham Carless
CrossFit Vacation

Because of the Credit Crunch I thought it would be a good idea to see if any CrossFitters wanted to use a sort of vacation link, where we can offer each other a room for a few days or Affiliates can...
Forum: Fitness 06-06-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,948
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Covox Step Test

Hi,

Good question. I am wondering what the steps per min is, how high the step is and how they measure the VO2 max? Is it with heart rate and dodgy calculations or some other way?

Cheers
Forum: Fitness 06-05-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,948
Posted By Graham Carless
Covox Step Test

Hi,

I am trying to find out about the Covox Step Test for the UK Fire Service fitness/medical. Does anyone know how its implemented? I know the pass mark is a VO2max of 45.

"Step Test - you will be...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 05-29-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,554
Views: 2,605,138
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Hi,

While visiting a local council gym I saw a functional use for the leg curl machine! This old chap was using it to have a nap!

when I was there a member of staff said to the manager I was with...
Forum: Competitions 05-01-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,355
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Painstorm - May '09

Good work Kempie. I hope others will post pics too, I will.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-14-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,114
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Outdoor Pullup Equipment

Hi,
I had a local blacksmith make an adjustable pull up bar like the one from Steves Club. I will email you some photos.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 03-22-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 37,424
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Your weird habits.

Me too!! I have to touch both sides to equal it out! Its really bad with my nipples, my wife always touches the one and tries to stop me from touching the other.

It is also bad because if i breath...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Kitting out my Gym (Help in the UK)

There is great info on the Funckey forum:
WFS: http://www.funckey.co.uk/forums/index.php?
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Kitting out my Gym (Help in the UK)

Hi,
I got a my bumpers, kettle bells, med balls and bars from Jordan Free weights (WFS http://www.jordanfreeweights.com/store/index.php3). The kit is good, no faults so far. Zach should do you a...
Forum: Community 01-07-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,172
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Crossfit Chatroom?

[QUOTE=Jason Scheffler;484763]I think you're google-fu is weak grasshopper. ;) QUOTE]

That is a great line!!
Forum: Pukie's Bucket 01-07-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,749
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Does Obama Crossit?

He also likes a pancake breakfast (not zone friendly I should imagine). After I saw him eat one on the news it gave me some cravings for pancakes and syrup.
Forum: Exercises 01-06-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Asymmetrical Lifting

Thanks for the responses and I will check out those videos.

I can see that the more imbalance there is then then the less weight you may lift. This might mean less power output (which is a waste of...
Forum: Exercises 01-06-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By Graham Carless
Asymmetrical Lifting

Hi, Happy new year.

Just wondered what peoples views are on lifting barbells etc with an imbalanced weight. I don't mean do it all the time but just to mix things up a bit and keep the workouts...
Forum: Starting 10-29-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,623
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: beginers ladder?

I think another way it could be done is like this: You start on the bottom rung and then move up. As soon as you fail on a rung then you go back to the bottom and work up again. Do this for say 10...
Forum: Exercises 10-06-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,651
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Suggestion for new form guideline: Pushups

Try Press ups on the back of your hands to mix it up!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-01-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 33,205
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Do people actually get denied for Affiliation?

Hi,
What about the old marketing phrase, there is no such thing as bad press!
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,233
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Atlas Stone

Have you tried to burry the mould, so the mould is supportedby the ground? Just an idea.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 82,868
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Vibram Stench

I have been told that if you freeze trainers/shoes etc for 24 hours then you kill the bacteria and that sops them smelling.

I have not tried it myself (not for a whole 24 hours any way) but I know...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-03-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,908
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Max/Rep/Conversion Calculator

This is interesting too...
Scroll down to:
"1RM standard"
"To view an estimate of the 1RM standard for a weight lifting exercise please enter your weight, select your gender and the weight lifting...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-03-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,908
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Max/Rep/Conversion Calculator

Hi there are lots on the web already. I like this website it has lots of good training information (we can ignore a lot of stuff on the site but some parts are really good)
Link...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-02-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,274
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: Rogue Advertising & Marketing with a "Deuce & a Half"

I imagined doing the whole mobile gym thing from a classic white Ford Transit van with a pull-up bar on the side. Your truck is much, much better! Post some photos of it in action.

Good luck, all...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,822
Posted By Graham Carless
Re: My first homemade equipment

Nice work there mate! I like the look of your box, it looks like a very good finish, especially on the edges. It would look good with a clear varnish.

This could be a UK thing; I have made some...
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