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Forum: Injuries 07-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,131
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Quadricep Muscle Pain/Clear Shape Change

"Dirty muscle tissue" might mean that you have one or more knots in the muscle, which makes sense if it was injured. Try rolling it out with a foam roller or a medicine ball. If your knee is getting...
Forum: Exercises 01-30-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,975
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Sprinting, changing directions and foot placement

Here's a good starting point for sprinting technique. (wfs). As for changing directions, look at how it is done in soccer, basketball and other...
Forum: Starting 05-08-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,210
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Intro and question

Unless you work on increasing strength, don't expect to see a huge increase in strength. But you will find it easier to increase strength once your technique improves. Once you are comfortable with...
Forum: Injuries 05-01-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,933
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: What caused my (Tricep I think) Tendonitis?

This doesn't sound like tendonitis. If it was, the tender spot would be just above your elbow, not at the tip. Have an orthopedic specialist examine it to make sure that you don't have a serious...
Forum: Injuries 04-12-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,612
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Knee instability/ giving out

Have you had a recent injury to the thigh? When I had a similar problem, it was because the thigh muscles had atrophied while recovering from surgery to repair a torn quad tendon. It took a while to...
Forum: Injuries 02-18-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,402
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Heel spur (suspected), plantar fasciitis and minimal shoes

I've had problems with PF from time to time. What works best for me is stretching the calf muscles. Take a look at MobilityWOD's video on self-treatment:...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 10-05-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,121
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Many issues

I have had sciatica and plantar fascitis. Both of these can be caused by tightness in the legs. For plantar fascitis, stretching the calf muscles can be a big help. Take a look at MobilityWOD or just...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,262
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Safety Straps

I made two open-frame boxes out of 2x4s. They are sized to about one to two inches lower than the bottom of the bumpers when I squat to parallel. The opening at the end is just large enough to catch...
Forum: Injuries 09-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,275
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Standing all day long, pain and lack of mobility.

I have similar problems, but I usually do my workout in the morning before I go to work. It helps to focus on warming up thoroughly. This means getting to the point that you start to sweat....
Forum: Starting 11-23-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,568
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: New Crossfitter: Questions about gear...

For bargains on shorts, try (wfs) or (wfs) I tend to prefer running shorts with a 2- or 3-inch inseam, because I sweat so heavily in...
Forum: Starting 10-25-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,510
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: reducing recovery time

Stretching after a workout can be a big help. A light jog or 10 - 15 minutes on an exercise bike can also help. Anything that gets blood flowing through your muscles. If the warmup before a WOD...
Forum: Starting 10-11-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,231
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Feeling out of place in a new box...

Is this your second week of Crossfit or your second week at the box? If you are just starting out, check to see if they offer a ramp-up program for beginners.
Forum: Digital Coaching 09-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,582
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Squat and Power Clean assessment please.

I couldn't see anything wrong with your cleans, but I'm not the best person to ask about that. As for your squat, there appears to be some movement of the bar forward and back. The bar does not...
Forum: Digital Coaching 09-09-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,086
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Deadlift form

You have a tendency to push your hips up faster than your shoulders. This forces your back to be rounded and is why your back is sore. Also, bouncing the bar off the ground is just a way of cheating....
Forum: Digital Coaching 09-02-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,922
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Deadlift form - is this safe?

One thing he's doing is lifting his hips before his shoulders. This will cause his lower back to round as he goes up. He should focus on "pushing" his feet through the floor as he deadlifts. The...
Forum: Fitness 09-02-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,949
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: my solution for all the Globo-Gym CrossFitters

Here's Glassman's explanation of Crossfit programming: (WFS)
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 08-15-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,166
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Virtigo

See a doctor. It could be something as simple as an ear infection.
Forum: Injuries 08-15-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,365
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Patella Tendonitis

Tendonitis is an overuse injury. It can take as long as six months to heal. See a doctor; he will probably refer you to a physical therapist. In the meantime, avoid anything that causes pain. The...
Forum: Exercises 08-15-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,186
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Squatting and sprinting

Another approach is to treat sprints as an auxiliary exercise for squats. Do them as part of the cash out after a squat workout. Your legs will get a beating, but you'll get a greater increase in...
Forum: Injuries 07-19-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,481
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Left Shoulder Pain

A cortisone shot doesn't last forever, so the pain should come back. But if you heard or felt a pop, most likely something has been damaged. The doctor might find additional damage. You should see...
Forum: Exercises 07-18-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,651
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: squate alts for my back

To increase your lower back strength, you need to increase the strength in your core. Crossfit will help with that, but your back is a weak point, back extensions and good mornings will help build up...
Forum: Fitness 07-18-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,261
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: How to strengthen and harden your mentality?

Change your attitude. Focus on doing the task, rather than on how hard it is. The difference is, when you focus on how hard it is, failure becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you focus on getting...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,291
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Flooring for basement

You can try putting a stack of carpet pieces in a wooden frame under each end of the bar. This will raise the bar and you may have to find a way to raise your feet.
Forum: Injuries 05-20-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,498
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Woken up by calf knot!

If you've upped your water intake, then it must have been low electrolyte levels. Try eating a banana or two before your workout; they're a good source of potassium. Or try a sports drink; they have...
Forum: Injuries 04-05-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,926
Posted By Jose M. Perez
Re: Suggestions for restarting shoulder recovery

If you do a search on YouTube, you will find a lot of videos showing various stretches that can help relieve the pain. There's a good selection at this web site:...
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