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Forum: Starting 10-17-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,160
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Programs that may compliment CF for a beginner?

If you can pick up a new copy of wendler's 5/3/1 book he offers some tips for combining his take on the Core Lifts with Crossfit
Forum: Fitness 09-21-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,369
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Increasing your vertical

All great suggestions. Also, explosive, dynamic effot box squats would also help. Look at some of the Dave Tate stuff in the journal.
Forum: Exercises 06-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,061
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Floor Press


It really depends where you are weak in the movement. When you fail a max effort attempt, where in the movement do you fail?

Everyone will benefit from floor press because of the emphasis...
Forum: Exercises 06-07-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: No access to a barbell for thrusters... substitutions?

Sandbags and kegs are great, but don't overlook the simplicity of going outside and picking up some stones. You may not be able to go as heavy as you could with a barbell, but they will get the job...
Forum: Exercises 06-07-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,314
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Tyre flips

Something else you might want to try is to flip it for time. I don't do it as much for strongman, but for grappling I like to do intervals. I might flip it for 15 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,399
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: New to CrossFit

In my opinion, which may not be the popular opinion of the community, is that you should get your strength levels up and gain some mass right now. You have awhile before you go to basic.

Even if...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,438
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Little bit of a newbie! Need advice!

You've definately been given solid advice, also check out the Fitness Conduit, and the MEBB articles. They will basically discuss in more detail what was already said, and lay out a practical...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,918
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Starting up....

Definately look into Paleo diet. Also, if strength is a concern, you can check out MEBB. That would help you at least maintain if not increase your strength while still doing metcon and working on...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,386
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: No Money...No Gym...WODs?

It's a little pricey, but you may want to invest in Zach Even-esh's Bodyweight University DVDs.
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: New to CF

Jordan is right in saying that Paleo is about quality while Zone is about quantity. In my opinion quaility is more important and the Zone should then be used to improve on a high quality diet. ...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,694
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Fitness Conduit


MEBB is CF, it just focuses more on strength development than the mainsite does.

If you are really interested in the olympic lifts, you may want to check out Catalyst Athletics, which post...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,037
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Strength training and CrossFit?


Some great advice has been given here so far, Crossfit Strength Bias, MEBB, and Crossfit Football are great ways to go.

However, something else you may want to consider is strongman training. ...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,661
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Crossfit and weight training


I think everyone here is hitting on an important point that you will need adequate rest in order to make sure you are making the gains you desire. I would, however, encourage you to not...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,178
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: On days I'm not doing CrossFit?

On your rest day you need to rest. You body will be taking a beating when you are new to crossfit. However, like the answers before stretching, playing a sport, or doing something light can help...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-30-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,978
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Looking for CrossFit Trainer in Central Washington

I'd love to but I don't have my Level 1 just yet :mad:
Forum: Fitness 08-28-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,091
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Re: Cross-country Practice

Thanks for the help guys. That was the way that I was leaning, and what I would do in my own training, I was just afraid of throwing too much volume at her to fast. I guess I'll try it and see how...
Forum: Fitness 08-27-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,091
Posted By Cameron Patterson
Cross-country Practice

My little sister is in 8th grade, and just started her first season of cross-country this week. She wants to add extra training on the outside, particularly strength training. It sounds like what...
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