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Forum: Equipment 12-01-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,479
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Oly Lifting Straps

Or you can make yourself a pair using some 1" webbing you can get from REI. It cost me about $3+tax and they work great.
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,040
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Wall ball + Vinyl Siding = cranky owner =(

some 2x4s and some plywood constructed like they use at many of the fight gone bad comps. shouldn't cost you more than $30.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,856
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Best weightlifting shoe for CF

Thanks for all the info everyone. I think I'll wait to see the new Reeboks when they are released.
Forum: Fitness 10-20-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,306
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Does anyone utilize ice baths for recovery?

I've really been considering trying it, but there are two things holding me up. 1) jocks on the rocks. need I say more? 2) unless you have access to an ice machine the cost for the ice could get...
Forum: Exercises 10-19-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,309
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Hailing the row-guru's

When I rowed in college we did a lot of 500m-1000m sprints, 10,000m duration pieces, and 20 min intervals of 1 min on/1 off. We also did a ton of stairs. First every step, then every 2 steps, then...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,856
Posted By Casey Connor
Best weightlifting shoe for CF

I tossed out my old weightlifting shoes quite a while ago and haven't purchased new ones since. I'd like to get back into heavy oly lifts, but not sure which shoes work "best" for also using while...
Forum: Exercises 10-14-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: need to row!

Long time rower here. For me holding a pace of 20 spm (strokes per minute) I get 12-15m per stroke. If I go to 30 spm I get about 8-10m per stroke. Make sure you are doing it right. Watch some of the...
Forum: Exercises 10-13-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,387
Posted By Casey Connor
Individualized programming

I've read quite frequently here that a box should be able to put together an individualized program for you. I do agree, sort of, which leads to my question. Is this service extra (over and above...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,980
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Buying used: Bumper plates?

Make sure they are plates designed to go on REAL bars rather than those screw on end bars that only have a hole of like 1".
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-12-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,981
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Current take on Groupon/LivingSocial etc.

As a former regular grouponer I can assure you that 90%+ of the grouponers out there only use/buy the goods/services because they are at a discount. These are people who make a game out of seeing how...
Forum: Exercises 10-08-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,701
Posted By Casey Connor
Double under question

My wife is having a hard time getting double unders and not for the usual reason. Her problem is that her feet try to stay in sync with her hands so when she whips her wrist faster for a double under...
Forum: Starting 10-04-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 68,664
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Too much $$$

A lot could be learned by watching the Starting an Affiliate webinars from Again Faster.
Forum: Competitions 10-03-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,325
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: tuff mudder

No problem. The race is actually a lot of fun. They do go a little over the top with the "don't forget you signed a death waiver" signs everywhere. Yes, it is the hardest thing 80-90% of the...
Forum: Competitions 10-03-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,325
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: tuff mudder

I didn't do any long slow distance for my prep. I think the furthest I ran was maybe 6 miles. One thing I would HIGHLY recommend is get used to getting in and out of ice water. Go to walmart/target...
Forum: Exercises 08-01-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,962
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Hook Grip?

what he said.
Forum: Competitions 07-29-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 142,157
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: CF Games 2011 General Thread

Absolutely not. I wasn't able to watch every competitor throughout the day, but I'd say less than 5% of what I saw would have counted. Elbow locks are horrible.
Forum: Exercises 07-08-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: driving or pressin in the jerk

You should be able to drive the bar to at least eye level with your legs. One thing I used to do is just practice driving to eye/top of head level. You shouldn't even feel it in your arms. Your...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-17-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,511
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Who was successful in obtaining a small business loan?

I live in Austin who is continually listed as a top city in the nation to start a small business. That being said have you tried to take out a personal loan? Every bank around here wants collateral...
Forum: Competitions 06-10-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 31,052
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Can I compete?

Since you've yet to list your lifts I'm going to make the broad statement of "you've likely got a lot of work to do". Making regionals and top 20 in regionals are completely different. As the...
Forum: Nutrition 06-06-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,208
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Regionals athlete trying to lean out

I'm sure I'm going to be in the minority here, but the only time I had a 6 pack was when I was doing cardio for 3 hrs/day. During high school I lifted for about 6 hrs/day x 5 days/wk and I was big...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,016
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Making Stones

250 lbs of wet concrete will net you nearly 250 lbs of dry concrete. If mixed in the proper proportions, concrete only has enough water added to hydrate the portland cement. The hydration of the...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-29-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,023
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Clean and Jerk Form Critique

Few things. As Shawn mentioned you are raising your butt faster than the bar. As Tamara said, your split isn't wide enough and you aren't committing. The only way to know you are fully committing...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-22-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,107
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Garage Crossfit Gym

I rowed in college and during the winter no teams are allowed to row on the water. You end up rowing on the erg in the boathouse a lot which are nearly all unheated. Heated storage is unnecessary,...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,357
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Again Faster vs. Buddy Lee rope

I'm still working on my DUs (i.e. haven't ever been able to do one). Honestly, I'm still trying to get regular singles. The most I've been able to chain together is ~30 (singles that is). I was...
Forum: Starting 05-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,400
Posted By Casey Connor
Re: Weak.. so weak..

What you're experiencing is normal. However, I would still encourage you to go tonight. I'd arrive a little early to talk to the coach about soreness/stiffness. They should be able to recommend...
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