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Forum: Exercises 05-31-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,493
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Grip Strength Inprovement vs. Recovery Time

Grip work can become very specific and more than a bit addictive. Here are some thoughts.

1. Grip is more than holding things, it is crushing things--like a gripper and squeezing things like a...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-31-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,865
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Hip Resurfacing

Follow rehab/PT to the letter. Nothing more, nothing less. Hope all goes well.
Forum: Exercises 11-26-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,801
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Double Under Help

Morgan, don't give up. Use a grease the groove concept and try multiple sets of 4 or 5 every day for a week, then move up to ten and do several sets over the course of the day, and then increase as...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 11-26-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,070
Posted By Mike Romo
Forum: Workout of the Day 11-16-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,822
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: New Hero WODs by USMC Nashville recruiting station

Al, great ideas for the WODs. I especially like the way you included the citations below the workout. People need to know not only the names of these brave men, but what they did!! Outstanding!!!
Forum: Nutrition 10-22-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,096
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Paleo/Zone Meal Planning on Tight Schedule

Check out the CFJ article by Greg Amundsen about the Tupperware man. He has some great tips for eating on the run.
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 10-21-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,101
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Gallbladder question

You answered your own question with the final statement. He put a diagnosis of ulcer, prescribed prilosec OTC and told her to 'keep an eye on it'. I hope I did not offend you with my opinion of...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 10-20-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,101
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Gallbladder question

We don't know exactly what her GB situation is right now. We've just been using what I know as a paramedic and what we have learned from various medical sources and assessment techniques to narrow...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 10-18-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,101
Posted By Mike Romo
Gallbladder question

I think my wife has gallbladder issues and may be facing a cholecystectomy. Anyone have any ideas of the implications in regards to fat metabolism and how it would cause the need for a diet change? ...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 10-17-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 26,926
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Breast implants and CrossFit?

I can't speak personally, but if her implants are placed beneath the pectoral muscles, it will be several months, possibly as much as four, before she can do pushups and even longer for burpees, due...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 10-14-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,004
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: H1N1 Vaccine

No worries. It is crazy how this vaccine has polarized those involved. I myself am a firefighter/paramedic and do not plan to get vaccinated. I am mistrustful of those who are in a position to...
Forum: Workout of the Day 10-14-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 298,653
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Bodyweight Workout Resource v2.0

[QUOTE=Shane Skowron;678504]Hmm are you insinuating I'm some sort of CF purist or something?



Not at all Shane, no insult meant. I only posted that in regards to the strenuous nature of many of...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 10-14-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,004
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: H1N1 Vaccine

What the heck??? Not sure how to take this.
Forum: Workout of the Day 10-11-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 298,653
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Bodyweight Workout Resource v2.0

So, Shane, in a previous life did you happen to be Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor? Just kidding. In all seriousness, you did a great job on the list of WODs.

To follow on the last couple of...
Forum: Competitions 09-17-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,612
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Bataan Advice

I've done this event twice. Won our Civilian Coed Heavy division first time, DNF second time.

Reason for DNF was poor footwear choice.

Wear good boots with lots of miles on them!!!

If you enter...
Forum: Starting 05-26-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,398
Posted By Mike Romo
Talking Re: Crossfit.........and 5K's

Thanks Chris, I was hoping it wasn't just me. As for the rest of this thread---

Bottom Line: Give it a shot. CF with the WODs. Run the races you want to run. If you are still healthy, try...
Forum: Starting 05-25-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,398
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Crossfit.........and 5K's

If you want to run 5Ks, you will notice improvement just from CF. You will feel surprisingly fast, agile, and less out of gas than before. Once a week might be kinda tough as it will bring you...
Forum: Exercises 04-11-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,550
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Vertical Jump

Hey Dave, not sure if you remember me, I was a newbie on Gripboard and Grippermania a few years back. Your name sticks with me, glad to see you are CF'ing and I dig the Swamp Lunge. My screen name...
Forum: Starting 04-05-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,728
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Proper Technique/Form

Study, go slow, do what feels okay with your knee.

You will gain strength and fitness pretty quickly, especially at your age.

Don't worry about not being a firebreather right away, I'm still not...
Forum: Fitness 03-26-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,048
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Book Review: POSE vs. Chi Running

So, I've read your reviews, and I thank you all for your time in posting your opinions.

I've also gone back and re-read the reviews of the POSE Book, DVD, and drill book and Chi Running Book on...
Forum: Fitness 03-25-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,048
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: POSE vs. Chi Running need reviews

So, would your take be that I should get the POSE dvd/drill book set?


thanks for the replies so far, was hoping more folks would chime in, but all help is appreciated.
Forum: Fitness 03-24-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,048
Posted By Mike Romo
POSE vs. Chi Running need reviews

So, I've seen both Chi Running and POSE Running books on Amazon and other online stores. One is around $35 and the other is around $10.

DO NOT CROSS-POST. DO NOT POST THE SAME THREAD TWICE....
Forum: Fitness 03-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,048
Posted By Mike Romo
Book Review: POSE vs. Chi Running

So, I've read the reviews of both books at Amazon. Prices are quite a bit different.

What does the CF community say?

I just ordered a pair of VFFs and want to develop this running form, which book...
Forum: Starting 03-05-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,065
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: New guy loves the girls + 1 question

I've taken several of Jeff's classes and seeing how strong, stable, and mobile his shoulders are after his history is quite an amazing story. You can go to his website and contact him directly for...
Forum: Starting 03-04-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,627
Posted By Mike Romo
Re: Any experience with Brass Ring Cycle Program?

I just started checking it out and it looks very intense at the elite level. It is also very team-centric which is a part of Special Ops; although they expect individual excellence, team cohesion...
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