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Forum: Fitness 07-05-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,836
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Review of Powerlifting Cert with Louie Simmons

Thanks for the write up.

Will be attending a PL Cert in August with Mark Bell. Looking forward to spending time with elite lifters!
Forum: Starting 06-30-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,719
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: 40y/o deconditioned housewife/mom

Get R Done Charm!

We all start where we start and use the equipment available to us. I have done several WOD's at my son's soccer field while he practiced.

1/2 mile jog, stretch, run 10...
Forum: Fitness 06-24-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,506
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Strength sessions 2,2,2,2,2,2,2

Nothing wrong with a workout of doubles for form. But that is the purpose- form. Do doubles on the minute.

Starting out, strength is better achieved with 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps
Forum: Fitness 06-18-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 56,072
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: If you really want a six-pack...

Would you rather have or not have abs...who is going to say, "Nope, don't want any abs showing!" Even if that is not a goal, who is going to say no?

Now- whether you have great genetics for abs...
Forum: Injuries 05-27-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,685
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: crossfit and overtraining


You got a ton of good info already. Along with, or instead of, Yoga on your off day, you may want to just simply get blood into the areas that are buggin you. Jog a bit, do some simple...
Forum: Workout of the Day 05-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,394
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Is it bad that other gyms WOD's seem more intense?

I have been working with our facility to add a second open gym night to focus on lifting, as strength is a primary limiting factors for many people.

Nothing wrong with that. If you are feeling...
Forum: Fitness 05-10-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,892
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: crossfit/zone and no weight loss?

Give it a couple more weeks with the added accountability of food tracking all day, every day and then adjust the macros and timing and go several more weeks.

I would start taping her. Will...
Forum: Starting 05-09-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,345
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Will Crossfit improve my endurance?


I am 5 ft 8 and 225 and 17-20% was typical for me. I am at 220 and 15% right now just with changing up the diet to a 75% paleo approach.

Still getting 250-300 G of protien a day to...
Forum: Starting 05-09-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,386
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Taking Heat For Crossfit


Do what you do because you love it. When you stop loving it, find what is new and interesting (this does not always apply to marriage, but it sure does with our recreation).

I lifted...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 05-08-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,946
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: How did you start Crossfit?

Been back lifting for the past 15 years, PL the last 5

I had heard of CF through several avenues, and had even seen a few people take on a Mainsite WOD while I was deployed in Iraq in 08, but I...
Forum: Starting 05-08-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,345
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Will Crossfit improve my endurance?

Yes, you should improve.

I am much like yourself as far as endurance. Lots of speed for 50 yards, lots of power for a short bit, and nearly no endurance.

A real problem when I need to run a...
Forum: Starting 05-03-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Let's define "noob"

NOOB to my thinking is anyone who has been crossfitting less than a year.

6 months in and we have only hit a few WODs for the 2nd time. I am just beginning to see some progress in flexibility and...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-30-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,502
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Less Than Pretty Squatting

Get a grip on the bar. If it hurts your wrist it is because you are not set up right. With the right grip width and elbow position you should be pain free.

You are rolling onto your toes at the...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-30-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,206
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Checking my Squat and Deadlift

Squat- Are you not gripping the bar??? Got to have a grip on that bad boy to keep your entire upper body tight...chest, shoulders, lats.

If it is painful on your wrists to grip the bar, then...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-30-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,673
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: 1RM Back Squat - Would RIP be happy?

No, he would not be happy.

You have heard what needs to be fixed.
Forum: Starting 04-30-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,927
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Is CrossFit for me?

Is Crossfit going to be too much for you? No.

Infinitely scalable/flexible. Work with your trainer to do the exercise with less reps, or a modified version, or a completely different/substitute...
Forum: Starting 04-25-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,580
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Strongman Chris Vaughn: The CF Bug

I totally hear you on the feeling like I am suckin all the air out of the room!

It's going to get better...way better. And if you are a bit tight like most PL/SM, your body will love what Kelly...
Forum: Starting 04-22-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,281
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Will I ever not be sore?

David- I consider CFit an athletic endeavor and therefore we are athletes.

A couple decades ago I was highly engaged in the major 4 sports and my wife was talented and committed enough to be an...
Forum: Starting 04-20-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,281
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Will I ever not be sore?

Thanks for the info Erin.

If you go about a WOD properly, it is an extreme athletic event.

Our best athletes often have DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Some light work and foam...
Forum: Starting 04-20-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,281
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Will I ever not be sore?

Help us understand your situation better...

How many WOD's per week?

What are you eating directly after a workout?

Warmdowns and much

Do you incorporate deload days? 1...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 04-19-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,677
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: seen on a bodybuilding forum today

The other thing was the "anal" thing...which in the context of the previous 1/2 dozen posts before mine was funny.

People are drinking the wine and that's fine. Happens in all sorts of sports,...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 04-18-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,677
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: seen on a bodybuilding forum today

Because of depth...or the "other" thing
Forum: Fitness 04-17-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,374
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: Why crossfit is best for couples!


I think your article is on track except the healthy competition. That is an extremely rare thing to find in a relationship.

My wife and I are both athletes, and we certainly push and...
Forum: Fitness 04-07-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 30,942
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: The biggest raw pull ever - today!

Takes significant courage to even attempt that weight much less stand it up and hang out with it for a few seconds!
Forum: Starting 04-07-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,653
Posted By Chad Anderson
Re: New & How Can I Suck Less Hard

I've been at it for 5 months and I still scale some workouts and am last, or at then end, if I RX a workout.

This is really about competing against ourselves. Using others efforts to motivate...
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