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Forum: Injuries 02-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,237
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
New York City Doctors

Hi All,

Have been dealing with some neck and upper back pain for a while now, and while PT has helped a little nothing seems to have addressed it and I have yet to find a doctor that really...
Forum: Injuries 06-18-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,288
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Hand Injury

Hey Brandon, any update on this? I did the exact same thing a while ago at right around my 1RM clean, and it's been 4+ weeks of slow recovery. Never went to a doctor, but wrapped/taped and have been...
Forum: Starting 06-27-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,777
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: On-ramp programs

I'm in the same boat as you are in terms of not being able to afford a Crossfit gym. But you've got to work with what you've got, so maybe you won't be able to do every WOD as Rx'd, but you can do...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 06-15-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Can't Swallow

Yeah, that's what she said...

Glad that's out of the way. Anyway, recently I've been having trouble with my throat drying up during WODs. I drink water throughout my lifts leading up to the WOD,...
Forum: Exercises 11-02-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,474
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Performance Menu Mass (A)gain

Going to start the revised Performance Menu Mass Gain program soon and just wanted to clear some things up...

How long should rest periods be between sets?

Does the "3 x 75% of Tues" for...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 09-14-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,294
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Crossfitters at Boston College?

I'm a senior at Boston College and play rugby. I've seen a bunch of people in our gym doing Crossfit-esque workouts or doing the WOD. Just hoping to maybe meet up with some of ya'll and hit some of...
Forum: Fitness 08-05-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,038
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
I've Only Got 2 Weeks...

So up until about 5 weeks ago I was following the CFFB programming in preparation for rugby this fall. Well the whole month of July I was away from home at an internship, working 16 hour days 7 days...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-21-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,311
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Snatch

Fellas, thanks for the feedback. I'll try to slow down the first pull and not just rip the bar off the floor. Glad my back-angle fault was confirmed and I'll have to keep the "chest up" cue on my...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-18-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,311
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Snatch

From today's CFFB strength WOD: Power Snatch 3x5. This was my last set of snatches (camera cut off last 2 reps). Let me know how they look.

Things I see:
+not enough of a hip extension; the bar...
Forum: Starting 06-07-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: The Journey of 1000 Miles

Paul- Wow, inspiring story. Great to hear you're jumping back on the wagon after hitting such a low with your hand and your health. Props. 2 other books to check out with regards to diet (which is...
Forum: Starting 05-29-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,965
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: New to Crossfit (Rugby player)

Joshua- a fellow rugger here (scrum half). Haven't had a chance to go full blast with in-season rugby and CrossFit, but this past fall I tried to work in a day or two a week of it. A few things to...
Forum: Starting 05-29-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,770
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: What if I wanted hypertrophy?

Dan, I wouldn't go so far as to say that push/pull splits are unfunctional and only for pro body builders. The amateur programming on CrossFit Football uses a quasi-split where, on the amateur level...
Forum: Starting 05-29-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,813
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: 16th birthday: resolution time!

Can you workout at your school's gym? I graduated high school in 2006 but they still let me go back and lift there in the summers. It's free and there's a nice setup and it's usually pretty empty...
Forum: Nutrition 05-15-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,044
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Nutrition effecting workouts...

I'd say for me that when I'm in "the Zone" (corny connotations aside) I feel like I have much more energy throughout my entire workout. Like Laura said, the difference between being fed...
Forum: Nutrition 05-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,294
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
A Few Weeks Into the Zone and Still Hungry...

So, I loosely started the Zone about 3+ weeks ago, and got serious about weighing/measuring and getting all my blocks about 3 weeks ago. Things are fine and it's interesting to see what portions...
Forum: Starting 12-28-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,896
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Newbie, sports power question.

Scrumhalf chiming in here. 2 things:

1.) Like others have said, start with the WOD only until you've built up enough of a conditioning base to add more stuff (which may take a while). If you...
Forum: Digital Coaching 07-13-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,728
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Squat Cleans

It looks like you don't fully extend your hips, turning the pull into more of an upright row. This may not work out so well as the weight increases...
Obviously the angle will be less intense for a...
Forum: Fitness 07-10-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,516
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: SS and large weight increases

Haven't quite read the whole thread (so sorry if this has been mentioned) but maybe try not mixing 85 and 95 for the three sets. If you can do 85x3x3, try doing 85x2x3 then 95x1x3. Then when you...
Forum: Starting 06-28-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,113
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Trying to hit the ground running

Here is an excellent compilation of Eva T's bodyweight workouts (not sure if they're all actually hers, but there really good) There are a few pages of them, which is plenty, and they'll get you...
Forum: Fitness 06-10-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Summer Program- Can I Get It All Done?

No worries. I'm with Steven Anderson: I'm listening too. I conpletely agree that trying to balance the farm work and my plan is pretty intense and will probably end up taxing me more than I...
Forum: Fitness 06-09-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Summer Program- Can I Get It All Done?

Yeah I was thinking that in the WOD I would probably get a healthy dose of pullups (or I would make sure that this would be the case) and maybe just do something non stressful on light days (like a...
Forum: Fitness 06-09-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Summer Program- Can I Get It All Done?

Thanks all for your comments.

-I will be doing either heavy C&J/light snatch or heavy snatch/light C&J each week (alternating) so I will be snatching and C&Jing each once a week.
-I did Monday's...
Forum: Fitness 06-09-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Summer Program- Can I Get It All Done?

As a college rugby player I want to maximize my training time this summer. I will only be able to do limited met-cons for the first two weeks of August, and pre-season starts around the 25th of...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 05-13-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 25,659
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: Looking for a crossfit gym in CT

Ah, a fellow New Hartford-er. Not too often you see one of those around (considering our town's only about 6500 people!). An affiliate closer to us would be fantastic, you have my support if you...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-11-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,003
Posted By Ben Kimmerle
Re: 1 RM Clean Form Check

Wish I had that luxury! Yeah our college gym doesn't have bumpers because it's a "liability", though obviously as you pointed out it's more of a liability without them. My high school gym where I...
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