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Forum: Fitness 04-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,621
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Deadlift stalled

Yes, Kilos!! I keep forgetting to convert to lbs when I post on here.
Forum: Fitness 04-14-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,621
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Deadlift stalled

The biggest improvement to my deadlifts came bizarrely from not doing them! I was pulling 230 singles, had done a triple at 210, but couldnt move on.
I then didnt hit deadlifts for 8 months, instead...
Forum: Competitions 03-31-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,607
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: If I was Dave Castro . . .

Maybe some people dont do Crossfit in order to role play military or law enforcement?
Maybe I misunderstand Crossfit, but I dont see it as something to prepare me for real world challenges. I have...
Forum: Competitions 03-31-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,607
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: If I was Dave Castro . . .

I just want to see it not be stupid and try and include every sport under the sun. There is a point where you just have to go "hang on, we cant actually program a comp that combines winter sports,...
Forum: Competitions 03-21-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 136,974
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Have we all seen this yet?

A middle ground between crossfit and strongman would be very interesting!
Forum: Competitions 03-20-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,605
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies

My plan is to get a tan in first, make sure my beard looks good, find a top that makes my arms look decent...
After that its all down to luck!
Forum: Competitions 03-03-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,467
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Pretty glad I didn't sign up for the Open

I will admit, I was annoyed when I saw DUs in 14.1. Especially when I realised I couldnt scale them for singles.

I am at the stage where I hit 1 out of 3 of the DUs I go for, but only after doing 2...
Forum: Fitness 02-11-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,621
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Deadlift stalled

Try the Coan Fillipi (sp?) routine. Its great for adding weight to your deadlift PB. Its a 10 week routine, and some of the weeks are REAL hard, but it really does get results.
Forum: Starting 02-06-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,920
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Simple question that i should of asked all along?

Dont believe the hype. There are an awful lot of 'Natural' bodybuilders who only compete in 'we trust your integrity' natural orgs. Look at the top TESTED org natural bodybuilders. They are NOT...
Forum: Fitness 01-30-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,205
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: CF and Steroids article

I am of the opinion that clean people in sport like to think that more people are clean than juicing, it helps with the romanticism of their sport being pure.
Steroid users insinuate that more people...
Forum: Starting 01-26-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,538
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Little Introduction...

Well Im 2 months into my Crossfit experience now. Still loving it, although I am having to temper my enthusiasm so that I listen to my body when the volume catches up with me.
Fitness has come on...
Forum: Exercises 01-20-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,180
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: New technique for teaching du's?

Will have a look at this later - I need to nail DUs in the next week, so if this works I owe you BIG TIME!!!!
Forum: Competitions 01-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,420
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Klokov does Isabel

Or undisclosed knee injury..

Neither of which were ever believed as the reason the top two Russian lifters dropped out right at the last minute.
Forum: Competitions 01-13-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,420
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Klokov does Isabel

Would they not be worried about him entering the games when it was so blatantly obvious what his reasons were for pulling out of the London Olympics?
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,282
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Suggestion for beginner footwear.

Totally agree on this. While competing in Strongman I was constantly being told to get some better shoes - I competed in skate shoes, and being tight when it comes to spending money on footwear I...
Forum: Starting 01-08-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,538
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Little Introduction...

You are right on the mobility point, I am REALLY concentrating on that at the moment as Im not very flexible at all (to put it mildly!!)

So far the strength hasnt dropped, but my fitness and...
Forum: Starting 01-02-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,538
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Little Introduction...

I heard they are mean!!

Still loving it, although this morning my neck aches from spending so much time with my bodyweight resting on my head trying to do damn handstand push ups yesterday!
Forum: Competitions 12-17-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,825
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: 1000lbs club CrossFit Total

Last nights WOD was Crossfit Max, so found out my numbers.
I also thought it would be a good time to try out my new Oly shoes - with hindsight this may not have been a great idea, but you live and...
Forum: Starting 12-12-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,538
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Little Introduction...

A little bit of an update, had my first class last night. The WOD was Angie... as soon as I arrived the Coach said I wouldnt enjoy it (with a smile on his face, we have been chatting and he knows...
Forum: Competitions 11-25-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,825
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: 1000lbs club CrossFit Total

Thanks for the pointers, really appreciate it. Definitely have to give it a go in the near future!
Forum: Competitions 11-25-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,825
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: 1000lbs club CrossFit Total

Sorry, my bad! (teaches me to not read all the pages!):icon_spee

In that case, the total definitely comes down for me!
My best strict press is 105 / 231 but I havent ever done the three in one...
Forum: Competitions 11-25-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 196,825
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: 1000lbs club CrossFit Total

My best ever one session total was

Bench 140 / 309
Squat 190 / 418
Deadlift 210 / 463
Total 540 / 1189

This was towards the end of last year and I havent done them all in the same...
Forum: Starting 11-25-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,538
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Little Introduction...

Had the intro on Friday and loved it. Did loads of warm up, some deadlift technique work and then squat technique work - 90% of the group had never done either before, and despite doing both for...
Forum: Starting 11-21-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,181
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Bad DOMS and joint pain from crossfit

Thats such a good point. So many people do not eat enough of the right things in order to recover properly.
Definitely worth having your diet checked - the calories may be right, the macros may not...
Forum: Starting 11-21-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,181
Posted By Mark Fowler
Re: Bad DOMS and joint pain from crossfit

Far too much loading of the same movements and muscle groups in a 6 day period. No time for recovery at all.
There is no issue with training 6 days a week as long as you dont train the same things...
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