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Forum: Community 05-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,900
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: A response to Whole 9's recent series

Badier, thanks for striking a balanced tone in your response. It was refreshing to see in your response a glimpse into the community of W9 from an insiders perspective, and that there is room for...
Forum: Community 05-09-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,900
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: A response to Whole 9's recent series

Katherine, Aikido? Nice...

Listen: your reasoning was my mantra to self censor my thoughts about W9 for the longest. But I simply can't any longer. I belong to the community that W9 depends on for...
Forum: Community 05-08-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,900
Posted By Erik Preston
A response to Whole 9's recent series

There’s no question that CrossFit improves health and fitness. Countless individuals have lost hundreds of pounds and accomplished what they never thought possible with CrossFit.

And if you look at...
Forum: Workout of the Day 02-14-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,434
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2

I believe with his conjugate method it's 50% 1RM on Dynamic Day, and yes, it's all about bar speed. We're setting ourselves up for max lift day by virtue of volume...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,314
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: What to buy next, trouble deciding

www.studbarpullup.com

This revolutionized my Garage Gym....

Just another beggar telling one where I found bread...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-13-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,724
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Lack of Inner Fire

Good Rescue, reaching out to him again, Troy. One of our best and most loyal athletes started this way, following a sad story: on the verge of losing his home due to the mortgage debacle, in rehab...
Forum: Injuries 12-26-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,203
Posted By Erik Preston
Anyone get Mad Elbow Tendonitis performing muscle ups?

So, I'm back on the muscle up train, and I've developed a mad case of tendonitis in my left elbow--was wondering if this has to do with something in my transition, turning out the false grip under...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-01-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,307
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Affiliates in the same town....?

It's imperative to form alliances with your neighborhood affiliates--reach out to them, support each other's seminars, loan them equipment for a cert, etc. Through synergy, we all benefit. It...
Forum: Exercises 10-29-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,553
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Discouraged with Double Unders

There's a local chapter of LODU near my house, they serve good coffee and paleo snacks and the folding chairs aren't that uncomfortable. We sit around and tell stories about the 3rd strung together...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-28-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,991
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Where to put the marketing money for a CF Box?

Consider the "strategic comp": find "mouthpieces" in the community--people that by virtue of position or business have the ability to commandeer a lot of ears: this could be the local PTA lady, the...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 98,516
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Huge Decline in Quality

Joe, I think you nailed it on the head with #2. I think #1 exists, sure, and that's because the zeitgeist of CrossFit is the Sweat Angel, the laid out athlete, the "come down to earth" quality that...
Forum: Exercises 10-26-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,859
Posted By Erik Preston
Forum: Exercises 10-25-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,859
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Coaching ques for aggressive elbows on the clean

Thanks Lincoln. Don't want to hijack the thread, but I want to ask what cues you use to gain success with your athlete's 3rd pull. For some, I've found that giving them cue to pull under right after...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,989
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Recommended pull-up bar paint?

Textured is the way to go. Rogue rings rock.
Forum: Exercises 10-25-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,553
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Discouraged with Double Unders

Charlie, I'm convinced that there will a gene sequence discovered that will unveil the mystery behind why some have an innate sense of rhythm and are able to time the double under seemingly...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,989
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Recommended pull-up bar paint?

Arturo, we use a Spray RustOleum, Silver in Color. It's cool because it provides rust protection, and the finish when dry looks like an expensive powder coat. You can find it at any volume Do it...
Forum: Exercises 10-24-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,859
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Coaching ques for aggressive elbows on the clean

Lincoln, you really are a damn fine coach. I've been following you for years. We're having these issues with some of our athletes, and it can be daunting for a coach, because sometimes our athletes...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-22-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,409
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Do any affiliates cap class size and require booking into classes?

Fran, I would say that one of our smarter moves, among the inevitable sideways and missteps that I'm sure any affiliate owner can attest to, was that we started from day one with a reservation type...
Forum: Community 10-21-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,749
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: How hard the level2 cert?

Rock it, Frederic--best to you!

Peace, CrossFit Brother!
Forum: Community 10-20-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,749
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: How hard the level2 cert?

Yeah, what I witnessed was a lot, and I mean A LOT of nail biting, and nervousness among trainers that probably would have no trouble in their own Element. So, it's very comforting to just know that...
Forum: Community 10-19-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,749
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: How hard the level2 cert?

I would say, go in with the stance that it isn't about a credential, so that it isn't as high stakes. Absorb as much as you can in terms of pointers from the HQ staff on Day One, this is the real...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-05-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,480
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Clean200

Good Eye, Chris...

Nice Commentary, all. Lincoln, whatever you say I scribble down...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,901
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Advice on which mat AND making a cheap sandbag (or S.B.ish)

Check out www.rosstraining.com , Ross Enamait has solutions for creating some cool training adjuncts. His Sandbag method really works for us, by creating little sandbags within the larger sandbag,...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 10-01-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,413
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Carlsbad, California Area Affiliates

Doug, you're lucky: there are a multitude of CrossFit Affiliates in the greater San Diego Area. We support each other. I'm the owner of CrossFit San Elijo, which services La Costa, San Elijo Hills,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-18-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,080
Posted By Erik Preston
Re: Max/Rep/Conversion Calculator

Want it! erik@crossfitsanelijo.com
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