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Forum: Fitness 10-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,466
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Stretching/flexibility program for squats?

I would start by going to mobilitywod.com and doing a search for "squat". Kelly has some great stuff.
Forum: Exercises 10-07-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,184
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: leg press machine?

Sounds like you may not even have access to a barbell to do heavy deadlifts and front squats. If you really don't have a heavy barbell you could do goblet squats with a heavy dumbbell and weighted...
Forum: Exercises 06-09-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,906
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Is Exercise X functional?

I'm basically quoting the CrossFit level 1 training manual almost word for word. Crossfit's definition does not care about the move serving a purpose (other than to express power). What you say makes...
Forum: Exercises 06-09-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,906
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Is Exercise X functional?

Per the official CrossFit definition functional movements are those movements that move a large load, a long distance, quickly. In other words they are the movements best suited for generating power...
Forum: Fitness 06-08-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,644
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Dead On article by Chris Mason

The way I understand the basic Westside conjugate system it is based on three-week waves. The fourth week described in the Dead On article is therefore the start of the second wave. Following that...
Forum: Fitness 06-08-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,644
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Dead On article by Chris Mason

For Westside style training Mark Bell's http://supertraining.tv (probably some not WFS language) looks like a cool resource. The training videos with comments have a lot of great technique pointers...
Forum: Technical Support 06-08-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,781
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: City Change

Please change my location from Tampa, Florida to Oslo, Norway.
Thank you
Forum: Fitness 06-08-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,644
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Dead On article by Chris Mason

I just finished the first three weeks of the "Dead On" program. Yesterday I pulled a new PR by 10kgs. Not huge, but my dl had been stuck for a while so I'll take it.
So far the program has been good....
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,760
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Yet another Vibram thread...

Toe fit is by far the most important.
Forum: Exercises 10-01-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,679
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Too much legs?

If you are able to keep adding 5-10lbs per workout you must be doing ok... at least for now.
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 08-01-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,002
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Norway???

Doesn't look like there are too many crossfitters in Norway. :)

I'm Norwegian but I live in Tampa, FL. Going to Norway next weekend tho.. more precisely Ski (south-east of Oslo). Staying for over a...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,693
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Pendlay Plain Steel Bar Came w/ Pics!

I just got my Pendlay Crossfit bar yesterday and I have to agree on the knurling. When I ordered it I was worried that it might be too rough but it is just perfect.

.. and the black just looks...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,049
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Current prices on plates and dumbbells?

Used olympic plates at my local Play It Again Sports are $.49/lbs
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,350
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: How's this set?

Too bad they are not full on bumpers. Still looks like a decent set for $250 with a solid rack.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,198
Posted By Jon Birkelund
Re: Quit my globo gym?

I just quit my globo gym and am in the process of building my own garage gym.

Just ordered a crossfit starter package from crossfitequipment.com with Pendlay crossfit bar, bumper plates and a 1 pood...
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