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Forum: Nutrition 01-24-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,434
Posted By Andrew Chong
Forum: Nutrition 01-22-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,434
Posted By Andrew Chong
Entering army, need help with diet

I'll be enlisting in the Singapore Armed Forces on the 10th of Feb.

What I've been told by both my common sense, other crossfitters in the box, and whoever's been in the army is that most, if not...
Forum: Injuries 01-02-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By Andrew Chong
Confused over long recovery time

I was diagnosed about slightly over 2 months ago with a minor tear in the lateral meniscus of my left knee. It was painful for me to kneel down or rotate my left foot inwards.

I was told by my...
Forum: Injuries 10-02-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By Andrew Chong
Re: Left knee and lower back

I was told to avoid exercises like running, jumping, skipping, and lifting. Not told to go for physical therapy.
Forum: Injuries 09-30-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By Andrew Chong
Re: Left knee and lower back

For my knee, it doesn't really hinder me from doing any exercises. It's just that when i kneel down and put weight on it or lean back, the knee hurts at the side and back. Has been going on for...
Forum: Injuries 09-30-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By Andrew Chong
Left knee and lower back

Okay, so i've visited an orthopedic surgeon and the diagnosis is this:

1. There is fraying on the lateral meniscus; and effusion

2. A disc in the lower part of my back (right side) is degenerate

I...
Forum: Exercises 09-24-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,837
Posted By Andrew Chong
Knees to elbows

My knees always end up touching my armpits instead of my elbows. Is it that i'm not contracting my shoulders enough? My knees can touch elbows if i don't do kipping KTEs but once i do the kipping...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,034
Posted By Andrew Chong
Choosing shoes

i have 2 questions:

1. What shoes should i get?
2. What does 'true to size' mean?

I've been wearing a pair of Vibram fivefinger sprints since April or May and the fabric on top of my toes are...
Forum: Injuries 09-19-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 39,751
Posted By Andrew Chong
Re: Lower back pain after back squats

Thanks! The pain is just to the right of my spine.
Forum: Injuries 09-18-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 39,751
Posted By Andrew Chong
Re: Lower back pain after back squats

Okay,thanks. I'll keep you updated. One thing though. My right hamstring only felt tighter after the injury.
Forum: Injuries 09-17-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 39,751
Posted By Andrew Chong
Lower back pain after back squats

Did a 3 rep max back squat 6 days ago and felt a sharp pain in my lower back. Specifically, it's on the right side. I can bend forward without any pain, but when i bend backwards, especially when i...
Forum: Injuries 09-15-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,509
Posted By Andrew Chong
Knee pain and foot pain

When i kneel down, i feel pain in the outside and back of my left knee. it isn't a specific spot but a general area. When i try to straighten my leg it hurts even more and i have to straighten really...
Forum: Nutrition 08-16-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,638
Posted By Andrew Chong
Some questions: Soy protein powder and storage of Omega 3

I currently bring my own food to school for lunch. I try to eat Zone and Paleo as much as possible. In school, there are some foods which i think could pass, like fried fish. However, i'm not sure...
Forum: Workout of the Day 08-08-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,538
Posted By Andrew Chong
How do i scale down 'Tommy V'?

115 pound Thruster, 21 reps
15 ft Rope Climb, 12 ascents
115 pound Thruster, 15 reps
15 ft Rope Climb, 9 ascents
115 pound Thruster, 9 reps
15 ft Rope Climb, 6 ascents

I can do the thrusters but not...
Forum: Exercises 08-03-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,122
Posted By Andrew Chong
Question on chest to bar pull-ups

Must the chest touch the bar or is it enough that chest lies on the same plane as bar? What does 'chest' even mean anyway? what constitutes touching the chest? How low must the bar be?
Forum: Exercises 08-02-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,264
Posted By Andrew Chong
2 fer 1's?

What are these? A wallball followed by a squat then catch the wallball and repeat?
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-04-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,938
Posted By Andrew Chong
Re: Cleans in 'Grace'

Thanks. I'll do power cleans from now on for 'Grace'.
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-01-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,938
Posted By Andrew Chong
Cleans in 'Grace'

I watched some videos of people doing 'Grace' and none of them did the full squat clean. When i first did the workout i though it was the Olympic style clean and jerk. What does 'clean' really mean...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,289
Posted By Andrew Chong
Re: Some questions concerning Vibram Fivefingers

yep Tony, you're right! I started out with the goal of going totally barefoot eventually. Just want to maximise the money spent.
Forum: Fitness 06-08-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
Posted By Andrew Chong
Stick with old WODs or skip to the current ones?

Due to laziness and stress, i put Crossfit on hold for about 3 months last year. On top of that, when i did do Crossfit, it was perhaps twice or thrice a week. I had no exercise other than that.

As...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,289
Posted By Andrew Chong
Re: Some questions concerning Vibram Fivefingers

I bought mine at a shop which is listed as one of the official outlets selling VFFs. Perhaps it's the way i run. The grooves are wearing out at the outside part of my soles, but on the insides, it's...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,289
Posted By Andrew Chong
Some questions concerning Vibram Fivefingers

The soles of my sprints are wearing out already - the grooves are disappearing. I bought them in April and use is around three times a week. Is this normal?

Are the Bikilas suitable for Crossfit...
Forum: Fitness 02-08-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,600
Posted By Andrew Chong
Some questions for my fitness test

I have a fitness test coming up soon and what worries me are the pull-ups, standing broad jump and 40-metres shuttle run aspects of the test.

I'm...
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-16-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,888
Posted By Andrew Chong
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-14-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,888
Posted By Andrew Chong
How do I do Workout 090728?

What i understand from the description is that 1 rep should be done in the 1st minute, 2 in the 2nd and so on.

However, what if in the 4th minute i can only do 3, ending up doing the 4th rep in the...
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