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Forum: CrossPit 08-09-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,589
Re: heavy bag metcons

I'll have a training partner and I alternate 2 min on the bag, with the off person doing jumping push ups, squats, or some other body weight exercise. Throw in forms work and shadow boxing and we...
Forum: CrossPit 06-09-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,503
Re: Good way to learn how to punch/footwork (basic stuff)...

practice outside of class.

Everyone feels awkward when starting a new style. I have started eight or nine styles in the last fifteen years, and it is always a little weird to learn the basics a...
Forum: CrossPit 05-21-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,047
Re: help please new to cross fit from the uk...

It takes time to get fitness to the level where you can be doing two hard workouts (bjj and crossfit) together. Take it easy and let your body develop.

That said, make sure to STRETCH a lot or your...
Forum: CrossPit 05-21-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,564
Re: Striking Hard Surfaces?

Heavy bag work is great for working bones and joints. So are clapping push ups. Really, anything with impact, even punching a pillow, will do something.
Forum: CrossPit 05-21-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,099
Re: Dit Da Jow

Dit da jow (die da jiu in mandarin) is REALLY best if you make it yourself. It takes about six months of brewing to become really effective, and only gets better with ages.

As for its uses, it is...
Forum: CrossPit 04-20-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,307
Re: armbar injury restrictions?

If you live near a China town, getting some good dit da jow is very useful for strains. Kamwo.com' zheng gu tui na section has some of the best stuff I've used, they call it die da jiu (the...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 02-25-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,106
Re: Weak immune system

I know my evidence is purely anecdotal as well, but I would suggest finding a talented (and that is very important, there's a lot of crappy ones) taiji, bagua, or xingyi instructor. It's probably...
Forum: Exercises 02-21-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,820
Re: KB snatches

Also, a good dit da jow will help speed bruising recovery. If you live near a decent Chinatown, find a pharmacy and start asking around for it.
Forum: Fitness 02-20-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,959
Re: Sleep and Recovery (or lack there of)

Sleep happens (roughly) in cycles lasting about 90 minutes each. So, you go through one cycle in 1.5 hrs, 2 in 3 hrs, etc. There are people who can operate perfectly fine getting 2-4 "naps" every...
Forum: CrossPit 02-13-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,564
Re: Striking Hard Surfaces?

It is very important to train slowly with hard surfaces. Start with something soft, like not using gloves on a punching bag. When that gets easy, move on to redwood trees (or other trees with soft...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 11-29-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,697
Re: Etiquette?

Smile to people you make eye contact with. Don't be scared.

Tip well.

Help the elderly with their luggage, even if you don't know them.
Forum: CrossPit 11-29-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Re: Going southpaw?

Anytime you use something that you haven't used much for that purpose, it is awkward. I don't have any boxing experience, but from lots of sparring and practice I can tell you this: Switching...
Forum: CrossPit 11-29-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,971
Re: Why MMA/KM?

Functional MA? Kajukenbo. I'm surprised more people in the Crossfit community aren't experienced in the style or don't mention it. From what I've gathered in my training, it is an excellent way to...
Forum: CrossPit 11-25-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,079
Re: Fighters roll call

8 Years Shotokan Karate (SKA)
5 years Chuan Fa Kajukenbo
4 of Judo and oly wrestling,
2 years of Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai chi (Currently training in the two)

Been training for fifteen years, stuck...
Forum: CrossPit 09-14-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
BJJ
Views: 6,238
I practice martial arts every day (admittedly not...

I practice martial arts every day (admittedly not BJJ), but I've been doing various ones for 13 years. Grappling is very hard on your body, especially if it's been a while or you are more advanced...
Forum: CrossPit 09-13-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,946
Also, you might want to consider simply taking a...

Also, you might want to consider simply taking a tennis ball (or duct-taped wad of cotton balls), attaching it to a string, and hanging it from the cieling. Takes up much less space, works similar...
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