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Forum: Exercises 01-26-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Bill Ripley
Re: Split Snatch

There is nothing wrong with the split snatch or the power snatch for that matter for the purpose of developing power through the pull. The squat style became popular because most people can lift more...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bill Ripley
Shoot me an email at bill.ripley AT gmail.com

Shoot me an email at bill.ripley AT gmail.com
Forum: Fitness 05-03-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,312
Posted By Bill Ripley
Arden - would you mind detailing how a typical...

Arden - would you mind detailing how a typical weeks looks for you? I am trying to fit 36 hours worth of activities into 24 hours days and it looks like you have it figured out.
Forum: Exercises 04-20-2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,434
Posted By Bill Ripley
No advantages IMO, just different animals. DB...

No advantages IMO, just different animals. DB workouts are great for people who want a minimum of equipment to fool with.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 52,113
Posted By Bill Ripley
Nice work Chris. Thanks for taking the time to...

Nice work Chris. Thanks for taking the time to share .
Forum: Starting 04-04-2007, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By Bill Ripley
Get "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe (SP?)....

Get "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe (SP?). Work on the big lifts squat, deadlift, press, bench press etc. You might have some difficulty finding a trainer that even knows how to deadlift or do a...
Forum: Exercises 03-02-2007, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,931
Posted By Bill Ripley
1. Air squats or hindu squats until the pain is...

1. Air squats or hindu squats until the pain is gone.
2. Mark Rippetoe's "Starting Strength"
3. Shoes - flat or OLY only, no running shoes.
Forum: Exercises 01-29-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,717
Posted By Bill Ripley
box squats. Start with a light weight and place a...

box squats. Start with a light weight and place a box behind you. Start with a box height that is comfortably above parallel. Sit back onto the box. Add weight and lower the box as it become...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,381
Posted By Bill Ripley
This is a Model B. Anyone have any idea if it is...

This is a Model B. Anyone have any idea if it is worth $300?
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,195
Posted By Bill Ripley
I will second the recommendation of Pendlay's...

I will second the recommendation of Pendlay's crossfit bar. I have been very happy with mine.
Forum: Injuries 11-30-2006, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,023
Posted By Bill Ripley
Same question I asked about 6 months ago and got...

Same question I asked about 6 months ago and got some pretty good answers here.....
Forum: Exercises 11-10-2006, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,459
Posted By Bill Ripley
While OLY is undoubtedly 75% technique as opposed...

While OLY is undoubtedly 75% technique as opposed to strength, it is not rocket science. Finding a coach is certainly the best way to go, but for someone who is athletic and has good body awareness...
Forum: Exercises 06-29-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,003
Posted By Bill Ripley
get Kono's book

get Kono's book
Forum: CrossPit 06-23-2006, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bill Ripley
Yup, uchi komi with bands and also with a belt...

Yup, uchi komi with bands and also with a belt tied around a heavy bag. Focus on kusushi, proper foot placement and getting low.
Forum: Exercises 06-23-2006, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,750
Posted By Bill Ripley
Just a jerk variation, the power jerk.

Just a jerk variation, the power jerk.
Forum: CrossPit 06-06-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,867
Posted By Bill Ripley
Yeah, after spending a day shooting AK-47s in the...

Yeah, after spending a day shooting AK-47s in the woods of NC I would have to agree.
Forum: CrossPit 06-05-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,867
Posted By Bill Ripley
Frank, No I am not currently training in the...

Frank,

No I am not currently training in the System. I went to several seminars a few years ago in Charlotte, NC that included Sonny and Vlad as well as some others.

Bill
Forum: CrossPit 05-31-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,867
Posted By Bill Ripley
I don't know if you know him or not, but you...

I don't know if you know him or not, but you actually have a top Systema teacher down in your neck of the woods, Sonny Puzikas.
Forum: CrossPit 05-24-2006, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,877
Posted By Bill Ripley
A friend of mine got her Aikido Shodan at 60 and...

A friend of mine got her Aikido Shodan at 60 and her judo shodan at 64. Depends on how rugged they are.
Forum: Starting 05-23-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,887
Posted By Bill Ripley
Right now I am working out alone exclusively. Get...

Right now I am working out alone exclusively. Get up early and get it done. It's a habit like any other, tho a good one, once you make a habit out of it then it is hard to stop.
Forum: Exercises 05-17-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,660
Posted By Bill Ripley
Well, as someone also new to OLY I will not try...

Well, as someone also new to OLY I will not try to explain the scoop or double knee bend, however from what I have seen there are two main methods of teaching OLY to new lifters. One, that I have...
Forum: CrossPit 05-16-2006, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,311
Posted By Bill Ripley
Well, it looks like Aikido Hiryukan is a...

Well, it looks like Aikido Hiryukan is a Yoshinkan school. Yoshinkan was founded by Gozo Shioda, one of the true greats in Aikido history. Yoshinkan is well known as one of the more martially...
Forum: CrossPit 05-16-2006, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,311
Posted By Bill Ripley
Robert, What is the name of the school you are...

Robert,

What is the name of the school you are looking at?

BTW - The argument between styles that practice completely destructive technique in a controlled manner (ie Aikido, Karate, etc) and...
Forum: Fitness 05-15-2006, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By Bill Ripley
Steve is one of the most amazing atheletes I have...

Steve is one of the most amazing atheletes I have ever met and a wonderful human being as well.
Forum: Community 05-13-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,018
Posted By Bill Ripley
Dan John's stuff is great, as is Maxwell's. I...

Dan John's stuff is great, as is Maxwell's. I also like stuff from Pavel T. and Mike Mahler. If you are interested in strength as applied to MA Steve Cotter's stuff can not be beat. I would not watch...
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