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Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 11-03-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,331
Posted By Mike McDonald
NSCA CPT Exam

So, I'm taking the exam in a couple of weeks, and I'm looking for any advice people may have. Thanks in advance- I'm crazy nervous.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Are rings necessary for me?

I have a little bit of an ultimate background and I can think of one purely speculated reason rings would help. I know from repeatedly throwing a backhanded throw and swinging a tennis racket have a...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By Mike McDonald
Elite Rings and Rain

So, I have the Elite Rings II and it's looking a lot like rain today. I'm pretty sure the... what's it called, metal part the webbing slides through to stay secure (for lack of a better word a clip)...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 06-17-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,150
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Flip Flops Bad for the Feet?

That is really strange, I've read the same studies as you Tom and since have started wearing my vibram five fingers for everything, working out to just plain work. I've hiked over ten miles in them...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 06-17-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,674
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Any Elite in Lansing, MI?

Doug Chapman mentioned it in an earlier post Louis, but I haven't heard anything since. It sounded like someone was just starting to look into it, so I'm hoping something will happen soon.

David,...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 06-10-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,674
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Any Elite in Lansing, MI?

Hey, if anyone's still checking this thread I'm around you guys. I'm in Okemos for the summer then I'm moving back to East Lansing in August. I work out of my garage and I'd love to work with...
Forum: Competitions 05-30-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,750
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Veteran's Day workout 11/11

So... I feel this thread should be resurrected and honored again this July 4th. Anyone else incredibly excited by this thread?
Forum: CrossPit 05-30-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,603
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Like to excel at boxing. Just starting.

Punch things. A lot. Finding a partner helps a bunch too. If you find someone who's at the same level in boxing and work together a lot, you can push each other. Be careful whose advice you buy too,...
Forum: CrossPit 05-29-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,124
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Faber vs. Pulver

jeremy, that was an awesome highlight. I feel like that showcases how insanely explosive faber is and why he'll win.
Forum: CrossPit 05-29-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,124
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Faber vs. Pulver

I'm still newer into watching WEC, but I'm guessing on Faber will win by knockout or submission... by round 2. I've seen most of his fights and he's just nuts.
Forum: Exercises 04-25-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,796
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Dead Lift Grip

I feel like if you can keep an arm bent dead lifting... you deserve some kind of medal. On warm-ups I usually do need to watch this but I feel like I usually fall into place when I use anything for...
Forum: Exercises 04-25-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,796
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Dead Lift Grip

I tried the hook grip for a while, but once I started to get real heavy (~300 lbs) I'd start to feel like my thumb nail was about to be ripped off. Then I tried the mixed grip (one over, one under)...
Forum: Community 04-23-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,108
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: The 'Can anyone top this?' Contest

Haha I'll take a medium.

Tucker, I've always thought your avatar was really cool too.
Forum: Starting 04-18-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,536
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: RX'd

It's "as perscribed", so you do it as it is on the main site. You can find a list of most of the common acronyms under the FAQ section on the main site.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,718
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: VFF Question

K, so I think I'm just going to have to give them a try. Thanks for your advice guys
Forum: Testimonials 03-19-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,152
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Fran

Congrats, that's an awesome improvement.

On the funny story topic... I rented a locker from my gym yesterday cuz I went directly from work to the gym. I tried my first Fran, and afterwards spent...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,718
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: VFF Question

Where'd you get yours? They carry them at playmakers around here, but if I order them offline I can get 15$ off, so I doubt they'd let me take them for a test jog... and then not buy them from their...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,718
Posted By Mike McDonald
VFF Question

Hey everyone, I'm looking at some VFF sprints, and I just wanted to ask people who have used them if the strap across the top gave anyone problems. One of my friends just picked up a pair, and he...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-16-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,391
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Michigan CF

Haha I went to Okemos High. Did you go to Churchill? A couple guys who live on my floor went there.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-16-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,391
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Michigan CF

I feel the same way. I'm going to school at MSU for athletic training right now... if I could I'd go to these certifications because it's what I love to do. I just don't have the time to get out...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-13-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,391
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Michigan CF

I sure hope someone opens something soon... any idea on the next time Doug's heading over here?
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-12-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,391
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Michigan CF

Is there anything in the works for the Lansing area? I'm crazy bored up here doing the WODs all on my own... and having my angie interrupted by some clown stealing the one decent place to do pull-ups...
Forum: Digital Coaching 03-03-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,815
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Help on my DL - rounded back

Hey, just one generic that always seems to help people I've lifted with. Lower weight to get your form back down. If you've been off of lifting for a few weeks, you might have made some subtle change...
Forum: Exercises 03-03-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Keeping the heels pressed

Pick your toes up off the ground and push your butt back."

That's what really helped me when I was having trouble squatting. Actually picking my toes up slightly forced me to press up with my heels...
Forum: Exercises 01-24-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By Mike McDonald
Re: Deadlift

Yeah, I usually use a hook grip. No chalk, but that's cuz I keep forgetting it whenever I know I'm doing something I need it for haha.
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