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Forum: Fitness 05-12-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 63,913
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Re: CrossFit & Wendler's 5/3/1 hybrid results reports

Hi there,
I've been using the 5/3/1 program since last August and have seen great improvement in my lifts. I just finished my 7th cycle and still haven't plateaued on any lifts. My CFT went up by...
Forum: Nutrition 08-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,565
Posted By Jamie Rufe
zone fat block tweaks

Hi there,
I'm at the end of my first week on paleo zone and am just looking for some help on determining the correct amount of fat blocks.
My current zone prescription is as follows:
19 blocks...
Forum: Nutrition 07-22-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jamie Rufe
paleo/zone experiment

Hello all,
I'm planning on starting a strict paleo/zone when I return from Shanghai at the end of August for college. I've done a zone quality food diet (including dairy) on and off for the past...
Forum: Fitness 07-20-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,487
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Re: Squash and Crossfit

So ultimately, I should be able to play squash 3 times a week and do crossfit 3 times a week as long as I give myself enough rest and eat enough?
Forum: Fitness 07-20-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,487
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Squash and Crossfit

Hello all,
I'm a pretty avid squash player and played for the Penn team (#7 in the nation) for 2 years. I've been doing Crossfit for over a year now, but have been having a difficult time doing...
Forum: Fitness 06-26-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,512
Posted By Jamie Rufe
working out in humid weather

Hello all,
I'm working in Shanghai, China this summer and still trying to keep up with my Crossfit regiment as best as I can. However, the only gym in my area does not have air conditioning and if...
Forum: Exercises 12-04-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By Jamie Rufe
pullups/grip problems

Hello all,
I know I can do 20 to 30 pullups, but my grip and forearms burn out around 15 and it becomes really hard to hold onto the bar especially on a workout like Fran. Does anyone have any...
Forum: Nutrition 09-23-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,289
Posted By Jamie Rufe
first two days of zone

Hello all,
I just started the Zone on Monday and am going to try it out for a week or two to see if I want to continue. After two days, I have some issues that I want to address:
1) Is it normal...
Forum: Nutrition 09-20-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,232
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Quick zone question

Hello all,
I've been reading the Zone book and am about to start figuring out my protein blocks but I'm a little sure about one part. I've heard most Crossfitters are a 0.7 activity rating, but I'm...
Forum: Nutrition 09-17-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Thinking about going Zone

Hi all,
I've been considering starting the Zone diet, but I need to hear some insight so I can make an informed decision
1) What are the advantages of the Zone diet? Especially for athletes?
2)I...
Forum: Exercises 08-16-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,039
Posted By Jamie Rufe
flexibility issues

Hello all,
I would say that I'm very flexible, but I feel that there I'm having some flexibility issues in my shoulders, chest, legs and hips that are really affecting my form in squats and...
Forum: Exercises 06-05-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,536
Posted By Jamie Rufe
ghd situps on the lower back

hello all,
i know the ghd situps are a really potent exercise and need to be approached gradually, but i've found that even when i really focus on straightening my legs on my way up, my lower back...
Forum: Workout of the Day 05-05-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,845
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Elizabeth WOD

For the cleans, do you do power cleans or squat cleans? The only reason I ask is because on the Elizabeth demo, they mention their different times between doing it with power cleans or full squat...
Forum: Starting 05-04-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,194
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Re: getting my dad started on crossfit

Does the part in these scaled wods where it says big dogs, puppies etc apply to anybody or are those just for crossfit kids?

Thanks for all your help!
Forum: Starting 05-04-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,194
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Re: getting my dad started on crossfit

i understand what you mean, my dad has never been much of a gym-goer or a fitness fanatic, he simply prefers to play sports such as soccer and squash to get his workout. Being a collegiate varsity...
Forum: Starting 05-04-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,194
Posted By Jamie Rufe
getting my dad started on crossfit

Hey guys,
My Dad just turned 50 last week and has been an athlete his entire life. However, he's always been a little over weight and I thought 50 would be a perfect time for him to get on CF and...
Forum: Workout of the Day 05-04-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,626
Posted By Jamie Rufe
as rx'd?

Hi there,
I just finished my first week of Crossfit and am really enjoying the workouts. I have somewhat of a stupid question because I understand what it means but still, what does "as rx'd" mean?...
Forum: Exercises 03-25-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,942
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Help on pistol

Hi there,
I've been practicing the pistol and I feel like my "breaking point" is much higher than in the video. I have to stop and push up before I even get to ninety degrees. Does anyone have...
Forum: Workout of the Day 03-08-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,983
Posted By Jamie Rufe
Today's WOD

how do you do a hang squat clean?
Forum: Exercises 03-07-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,410
Posted By Jamie Rufe
handstand pushups

I've never tried these before and wanted to know how you would teach a beginner to do them. I know I'm strong enough to do them, but I just wanted to hear your input on how to properly do them or...
Forum: Starting 03-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By Jamie Rufe
questions from a starter

Hey guys,
I've been working at the 300 for a while and a friend of mine who does CF told me that if I liked workouts like the 300 then CF would be a great place for me. From what I can see, it...
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