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Forum: Starting 09-14-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Welcome to Crossfit John, I'll second Greg's...

Welcome to Crossfit John,

I'll second Greg's advice about starting slowly. Those Olympic moves take a lot of practice to feel comfortable. On that note, a worthy addition to your home gym would be...
Forum: Fitness 09-07-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,507
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Welcome to the boards, Noel. I remember first...

Welcome to the boards, Noel.

I remember first hearing from my school coaches in the weight room about not working out similar muscle groups on consecutive days. That notion (and just about...
Forum: Starting 08-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Joe, I'll echo Kevin's suggestions just to...

Joe,

I'll echo Kevin's suggestions just to give them more emphasis. Crossfit is indeed vigorous, even at scaled levels. And, it's extremely hard to work out when you're injured or sick (or...
Forum: Starting 08-19-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,246
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Welcome, Avi. Is it shoulder, hams, quads...

Welcome, Avi.

Is it shoulder, hams, quads maybe?

Short answer, yes :-)

I don't mean to be trite - all my major muscle groups need the practice for OHS flexibility, strength, and balance. The...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Travis, It's also possible that the...

Travis,

It's also possible that the single-speed bikes you saw were meant for track racing in a velodrome. I'll agree - that's a lot of dough for a bike with no brakes ;)

I get a good workout...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,415
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Great ideas with the pipe-flanges and wood...

Great ideas with the pipe-flanges and wood anchors. My question is - what is the minimum length necessary for the drop-down, vertical pipe? (Tony's picture in...
Forum: Exercises 08-15-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,736
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Roger, I don't have much to add except that my...

Roger,

I don't have much to add except that my OHSs are also terrible. (I too spent Sunday's WoD working form with minimal weight) However, I would like to try the hand position you described....
Forum: Exercises 08-01-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,790
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Maiko, When doing a WoD that involves a bunch...

Maiko,

When doing a WoD that involves a bunch of pushups (e.g. Candy), I'll vary my hand position with every set. Especially when I have to break my sets down into smaller pieces. It has the...
Forum: Fitness 08-01-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
I've also referred female students of mine to...

I've also referred female students of mine to this site. I've read it thoroughly and appreciate not only what she has to say, but how she says it. Good stuff!

-Seth
Forum: Testimonials 07-27-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,563
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Congrats, Eric. It sounds like you're well on...

Congrats, Eric. It sounds like you're well on your way, so keep it up. Make sure you listen to your body and rest when you need to. Keep us all posted on your gains, we love to hear about 'em :-)
...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,297
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Well, since I'm only 68" tall, I'd choose the...

Well, since I'm only 68" tall, I'd choose the rack that has the 30"-60" range (ebay) instead of the 36"-66" range (NewYorkBarbells). Otherwise, they appear to be similar. The ebay model is also...
Forum: Fitness 07-27-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,902
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Will the Crosspit workouts help Cardiovascular...

Will the Crosspit workouts help Cardiovascular conditioning and how do you make them?
Absolutely. Granted, I don't train with CrossPit workouts, but as a martial artist, I know what the workout Neal...
Forum: Starting 07-27-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,864
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Welcome aboard, Mark. I'll take an attempt at...

Welcome aboard, Mark.

I'll take an attempt at answering some questions:

Is it ok to do the pullups as a separate workout?
Funny you should ask that 2 days after our incrementing pullups WoD...
Forum: Exercises 07-26-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,331
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
I agree that working other pull-ups besides the...

I agree that working other pull-ups besides the kipping kind will help you on your test. I improved my "strict" pull-ups with GTG pulls (grease-the-groove: anytime, anywhere, pound out a few pulls),...
Forum: Exercises 07-18-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,685
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Tim, I'm a big fan of jumping pullups. When...

Tim,

I'm a big fan of jumping pullups.

When I worked with a (mostly) women's Kickbox/Fitness class, I taught them the jumping pullup as nobody could pull their own weight from hanging. I can...
Forum: Exercises 06-02-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,411
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Thanks for putting that together, Jason. I got...

Thanks for putting that together, Jason. I got some great information from the video.

-Seth
Forum: Exercises 05-30-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,402
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Great photos, Coach B. Thank you for the links.

Great photos, Coach B. Thank you for the links.
Forum: Exercises 03-02-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,118
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Welcome aboard, Kristin! I can only offer my...

Welcome aboard, Kristin! I can only offer my experience on this, and maybe it will be of value to someone.

I own a "door gym" that sits inside (most) any doorframe to allow you to do pullups. It...
Forum: Fitness 02-11-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,270
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
5.7% is indeed an enviable score for BF. I'd also...

5.7% is indeed an enviable score for BF. I'd also suggest the electronic tests where they measure conductivity & resistability. They are cheap and easy to repeat (but still not the most accurate...
Forum: Fitness 02-11-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,510
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
For anyone remotely interested in...

For anyone remotely interested in stretching/flexibility, I suggest reading Roger Harrell's article in CrossFitJournal #41. He understands what it takes to get flexible (discipline, consistency,...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,198
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
I'm meeting with a friend this weekend who first...

I'm meeting with a friend this weekend who first introduced me to SS biking - he had a converted mountain bike and I though he had gone bonkers. I hope to have him help me with my impending...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2005, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,355
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
AAEIIII! My eyes!~

AAEIIII!

My eyes!~
Forum: Exercises 12-22-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,733
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Hi Andrew, In my experience with Oly lifts (6...

Hi Andrew,

In my experience with Oly lifts (6 months, I'm no expert) I've noticed that same injury to the inside/top of my thumbs. When the skin was raw, I taped up.

However, I found that as...
Forum: Fitness 12-22-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,198
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Just have her walk around the block carrying 50#...

Just have her walk around the block carrying 50# DBs, or maybe a "dirtbag" sack of Dan Silver over her shoulder ;)
Forum: Exercises 12-13-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By Seth Orell, Jr.
Virtual shoveling made me want to cry - it was...

Virtual shoveling made me want to cry - it was that tough. An extremely interesting and unique exercise, that.
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