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Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 07-07-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,504
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Crossfit Chicago South Side

Check-out (w/f safe).

Bunch of us get together and run the stairs at Swallow Cliff in Palos, IL and also train at various other places.

Forum: Fitness 05-16-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,156
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Help with a temporary CF workout plan

You can also check-out, they have some decent info. I've looked at some of their videos, but I'm not too sure how w/f safe it is so be careful.

Forum: Equipment 04-19-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,877
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: tractor tires


I got mine for free from a public works department. It costs them $$$ to dispose of the tire, plus they have to cut it in half to dispose of the tire. So, win/ win in both money and time...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,361
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Logs?


Where are you getting the log from?

Forum: Equipment 04-11-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,942
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: New Sled

NICE!!! That thing looks awesome, and seems to be simple to construct. Thanks!

Forum: Fitness 04-05-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,469
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Opinions on MMA and Crossfit programming

BJJ and workouts occur on separate days for me. I've tried them both, workouts in the morning, BJJ at night, and just can't handle it. Both start to suffer.

Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 03-03-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 73,394
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

I have St. Michael on my back, my fraternity letters on my left leg, an olympic lifter on my right leg, and my college mascot logo (before they changed it) on my right hip.

I'm thinking about...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,304
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: 55 gallon drums?


If you haven't, checkout (might not be w/f safe do to language in vids). They do a ton of heavy lifting and odd object stuff and might be able to steer you in the...
Forum: Exercises 03-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,123
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Straps for pullups?

Crushing- think handshake
Pinch grip- involves more thumb than crushing
Open hand- think fingertip strength used in rock climbing or thick bar lifting

Do some deadhangs with weights, towel...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,117
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Used beer kegs

I bought one for $40.00 dollars off a guy on

Forum: Equipment 02-19-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 284,288
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Shoes-Running-CrossFit

Well, just ordered a pair of Saucony XC2's from based on the recommendations on this thread. I have a pair of Nike Free 5.0's but ripped the heal on the rower. I was going to order the...
Forum: Fitness 01-29-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,021
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Stair Climbing Race Advice?? (Chicago's Hustle Up the Hancock)


Are they salting the stairs or keeping them ice free? I want to get back out there but don't want to kill myself on slick stairs.

Man, I can't wait for a few 40 degree days to workout...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-29-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,905
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Struggling Affiliate

Can you do anything through the local park district? A bunch of local martial art schools advertise classes at my park district through their quarterly catalog, but offer the classes at their...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,445
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Jumprope Reviews

I have a few jump ropes- one in my workout bag (Buddy Lee), one in my BJJ bag (weighted handle rope from Dick's), one in the garage ($6.00 Valeo rope), and one in the basement (BOA 2000). Of them...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,571
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Mounting Rings - 20' High Ceilings

You could probably mount some steel plumbing pipe so the rings could slide back and forth. Similar to this...

Forum: Equipment 01-21-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Hey Chicago

What specifically are you looking for? There are a fair amount of people in the south-suburbs who train, and would probably let you see the equipment or train with it.

Forum: CrossPit 12-03-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,507
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Gimono experiences/reviews

I've had an Atama to for about 4 years and it's held up well. However, when I went to buy a new one last year I realized their prices went through the roof. I settled on a Padilla & Sons gi which I...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 10-09-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,487
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Can you survive the zombie outbreak?

I've been kicking around the idea of selling my AR-15, but (seriously) don't want to just in case there is a Zombie outbreak.

Also, check out (not sure how safe it...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-28-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,464
Posted By Dan Ensing
The Wall That Heals

The Wall That Heals is a 1/2 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and also features a Museum and a Visitor's Center.

It will be in Oak Forest, IL (my town) from October 2nd to the 5th,...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-19-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,381
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: sharp abdominal pain, lethargic, hair is falling out... etc.

Has anyone ever met this guy? More and more he sounds like a troll. Most of his posts have been about injuries- stress facture, chorinc fatigue, etc. Now he's complaining about abdominal cramps,...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-11-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,872
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Any sportbike riders out there?

I've ordered alot from New Enough and have always had great service.

The MSF course is a great way to learn the basic skills in a controlled environement... but remember, you're riding a small...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-01-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,872
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Any sportbike riders out there?

Kawasaki Ninja 250
Brand new they're only $3500 dollars, get 60+ mpg, top out at about 90 mph, and look pretty good. IIRC, they are Kawi's biggest seller. I've never read a bad review about...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-26-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,787
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: Tattoos

I have four:

1. Fraternity letters/ name centered on my left thigh.
2. Oly weightlifting tattoo centered on my right thigh.
3. College mascot on my right hip.
4. St. Michael on my back.

Forum: Community 07-02-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dan Ensing
Weightlifting Demo at the Taste of Chicago

On Saturday, July 5th at 3:45 pm there will be an Oly weightlifting demo at the Taste of Chicago Sports Stage (near Columbus and Balbo, at the south end of the Taste). It's in conjunction with the...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 06-26-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,068
Posted By Dan Ensing
Re: group workouts - Chicago Illinois IL west suburbs (safe link)

Swallow Cliff, pretty cool. You guys are like 20 minutes from my house. Let us south siders know when you'all are getting together again. Thanks!

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