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Forum: Workout of the Day 01-03-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 625,121
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Hybrid Program Heavy Metcons

Think that one is bad. Try this one:
AMR(eps)AP - 10 Minutes
- Max Reps Overhead Squat (heavy)
- 2 x Front Squat
- 3 x Back Squat

Pick a heavy overhead squat weight that you can do a few...
Forum: Fitness 01-03-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,225
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Have I Exhausted Genetics in Linear Progression?

Are you taking any deload weeks, a week away from lifting. Week after week on the SS program will eventually lead to a wall. Take most of a week off from heavy lifting, but maybe on Friday or...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-27-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,487
Posted By David Sumner
Re: girlfriend's squat form check

Maybe move her grip out a little wider too. She looks to be gripping the bar by her shoulders. That bothers me when I grip too close. Knees going beyond the toes bad? If you can keep your heel...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-27-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,176
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Deadlift 3 Rep form check

On some of the lifts when you lowered the bar you had to move the bar around your knees. To begin the descent, push your hips back, knee bends to accomodate the hips going back, but don't let the...
Forum: Exercises 10-27-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,388
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Overly duck footed stance when squating/landing full cleans?

Thomas, I have not seen anyone mention ankles. I missed it if anyone did. Check your ankle flexibility. Also, if you are wanting to do cleans and other oly lifts, might be time to buy some lifting...
Forum: Exercises 10-27-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,704
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Grip Giving Out on Deadlifts

The best tool I have used for grip strength are kettlebells. Swings with heavy bells, cleans and snatches with 24kg bells will build super strong forearms. Also, heavy farmers walks. Pick up...
Forum: Exercises 10-27-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,969
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Snatch and Clean Pulling

Also, think about leading with your chest, jumping up as high as you can. The bar should travel up the leg and into your pockets. Leaning back will depend on your body type. If you have a large belly...
Forum: Competitions 11-03-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,362
Posted By David Sumner
Re: November 'Thruster' challenge

Any prescribed weight for the ladies that want to participate. We were thinking 45lbs, 65lbs, 85lbs, 95lbs for any women at our gym that wanted to join in. But, maybe 45lbs, 65lbs, 75lbs, 85lbs would...
Forum: Competitions 11-03-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,170
Posted By David Sumner
Re: CF Games 2009

#30 that is an interesting idea. Measure total output by the athlete over the prescribed amount of time. 400 thrusters at 50lbs or 200 thrusters at 100lbs would tie. That is what Crossfit is about,...
Forum: Starting 10-31-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,515
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Lifting Platform?

Might consider rubber mats. Two or three 4'x6' mats will give you a nice solid slip resistance surface to work on. 3/4" thick mats are $65 a piece at Bigger, Faster, Stronger....
Forum: Exercises 10-30-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,244
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Functionality of Walking with Weight Overhead?

Tell them it is effective. If they question that have them try it and see if they get sore, tired, or sissy with it.

Practicality of the move is another thing and is different for each individual....
Forum: Exercises 10-30-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By David Sumner
Re: running question

Also make sure you are not pushing off too much. If you are landing on your forefoot and pushing out the back too late you will strain your calves. You want to be picking your foot off the...
Forum: Starting 10-30-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,498
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Starting out

Man Stephen, you are making it hard for me to believe there is no concern for safety amongst us crossfitters. I wanted to believe that we were all crazy kill yourself ask questions later masochists....
Forum: Fitness 10-29-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,264
Posted By David Sumner
Re: small stabilizers

Maybe some unbalanced lifting will help strengthen more of the muscles around your spine. Overhead lifting working one arm at a time will recruit those muscles differently. Doing one armed...
Forum: Fitness 10-29-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,680
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Don't like the heavy weights

On the Fran question, scale down the weight so you can keep the intensity up. But don't get too comfortable at the lighter weight. When it starts getting easy go up in weight until you at least reach...
Forum: Starting 10-29-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,231
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Sub. for running?

George, if/when you get back to running consider modifying your running form. This is something most people don't think about, they just run harder to in order to run faster. But if there is a flaw...
Forum: Starting 10-29-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,830
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Doubling Up

I did two a days for one week over the summer and boy was I glad when that week was over. I did 2 workouts a day, 2 days on, 1 day off. Make sure you eat more and get plenty of rest. If any of those...
Forum: Starting 10-29-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,498
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Starting out

Welcome Dominik,
Sorry to hear about your loss. You have come to the right place to make a better, more fit future for yourself. A year from now you won't even recognize the man in the mirror.
Forum: Fitness 10-17-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,171
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Squats vs. Deads

I'm at 425 deadlift and 275 squat. To me the 150lb difference is too big. I would think in the low to mid 300's would be more balanced. But, I have been having a problem with my piriformis on my...
Forum: Fitness 10-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 102,976
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Charles Poliquin on Crossfit

He should have stopped here. But, obviously he is not intelligent enough to admit he does not know everything. So, he tries to make up for it by letting his brain fart all over the place. And it...
Forum: Fitness 10-09-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,651
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Working out early in the morning?

Used to be a 8pm or 9pm workout type of guy. During summers in high school I had access to a globo gym during after hours and would work out at 12 or 1 at night. Never thought I would be the...
Forum: Exercises 10-09-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,961
Posted By David Sumner
Re: hating burpees

Give the 100 day burpee challenge a try. Do 1 burpee on day 1, 2 on day 2, 3 on day 3, etc. The first two weeks will be easy, by day 50 you will be better at the burpees prescribe in any...
Forum: Fitness 10-09-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 39,836
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Pros/Cons of regular ruck runs

I think rucking just makes you a tougher SOB. If you had to move a long distance quickly and carry your gear with you would have to run with it. Ruck marches and runs prepare you mentally and...
Forum: Fitness 10-09-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 39,836
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Pros/Cons of regular ruck runs

I have only put in 5k distances with my fivefingers. I am definitely not a long distance or an ultra distance runner. When I started doing the NSC workouts and told people at my affiliate I was...
Forum: Starting 10-09-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,125
Posted By David Sumner
Re: Free Time?????

I would say you have a lot of physical activity in your schedule. If you had to do something I might suggest stretching. Other than that do whatever balances you out. If that is playing a video game,...
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