CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > Search Forums
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.96 seconds; generated 14 minute(s) ago.
Search: Posts Made By: Matt DeMinico
Forum: Nutrition 08-13-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 194,542
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Breyers every night (seriously), explain this

Wow, this thing is still going. I just got back on the message boards to see what was going on, and found this again. Nice...
Forum: Community 07-29-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 653,296
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

HEY! I'd be a venture capitalist if I had the money... VC is typically about taking a company that needs cash (which CF doesn't), injecting it with cash in return for equity in it, and using that...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-19-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,402
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Who was successful in obtaining a small business loan?

What happens after that one year if you don't have the clients? You can't stop working it, you don't have another job. You don't have any other money coming in, what if you can't make the payments?...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-27-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,861
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Conditional use permit

I've worked with economic development folks, and they're very good at getting you through the red tape legally. But remember, "legally" involves no special exemptions, so if technically the law says...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-27-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,339
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Startup Costs

That's a pretty neat calculator. Pretty simple.

My suggestion: Do NOT take out a loan to start a business. Also, don't empty your savings to go massive right off the bat. Start small, learn it,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-27-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,861
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Conditional use permit

Ugh, don't get me started. I'm in Michigan and it's bad enough, I couldn't imagine trying to open a business (*gasp* profit?!?) in California.

My suggestion to people is to start small (read:...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-27-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,754
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: your biggest unexpected/unforeseen cost?

The water bill. Honestly. And the story on why is going to tell you what will cause your biggest unforseen expense.

Though not the *biggest*, it was the "biggest gap between expected and actual". ...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,208
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Rogue

Rogue's top notch. Bill seems to have a special kind of pride about his business and how he runs it. As long as Bill (or someone with his leadership capability) continue to set the standards...
Forum: Competitions 07-20-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,730
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Speal Strength

Speal is fast. That's his thing. Snatch, C&J, and other movements like that lend well to speed. Brute strength (though he is strong) isn't his strong point.

Put it this way, at 175 lbs, I...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 05-06-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,158
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Just a heads up guys, I'm going to be paying a visit to the area, eMailed Todd and plan to get together with some of the folks in the area.
Forum: Nutrition 01-11-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 194,542
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Breyers every night (seriously), explain this

Wow this thread is still alive... :)
Forum: Nutrition 01-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,198
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Trans Fat illegal in CA.

Almost funny. Almost. Well actually it kinda is, the characters in the book are definitely "unique", but you gotta love the government leech guy named "Mouch" (mooch, get it?)
Forum: Nutrition 12-29-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,198
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Trans Fat illegal in CA.

All's I can say is...

http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Shrugged-Ayn-Rand/dp/0451191145 (w/f safe)

If you haven't read this, read it. If you hate reading, just read the first third of the book.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,389
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: About to build a garage gym, a few questions about equipment inside...

Get the Rogue Bar for sure.

We've got one each of York's better bars (the needle bearing men's and women's bars), I think they're 1500 lb bars too, and while they've got decent spin (nowhere near...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-23-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,989
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: kneeling vs sitting

Just sit in a "third world squat" position. You'll get good at it in no time.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-22-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,094
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Greasey machine shop smell

Ooh I could get some "diamond dry", the stuff they use on ballfields. Wonder what that costs...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,997
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Training Plates for Oly Lifts - Where to purchase?

There's been a few things out there... I found some GREAT nylon plates (about 3.5 or 4 lbs each) when I first started Motor City CrossFit in '07, but they've since sold completely out of them (Jesup...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,389
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: About to build a garage gym, a few questions about equipment inside...

I agree on the med ball. Maybe don't make one, but just buy a Title Boxing med ball, we've got a bunch at our affiliate and have had no problems so far. We don't do ball slams with them, but even...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,573
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Pendlay econ bars?

I don't know, but if they were, I'd suggest just going one step up to the HD bar (if it's still available). We just went with the Rogue bars, and love them. No bending issues like we had with an...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-22-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,094
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Greasey machine shop smell

Yeah, you guys outgrew that garage you guys started in (though it was nice). I still remember doing Helen in the rain (I think you were out of town at the moment) in January '08 at your place.

We...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-22-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,094
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Greasey machine shop smell

I think this is the route we'll end up going, the guy who used to live across the street from me, he owns a powerwashing company, probably going to have him use his power washer and degreasing agent,...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-22-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,308
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Say NO to Vaccines!

According to your claims I'm threatening them.

I could just as easily say "If you don't drink a tablespoon of baby oil once a week, you're at risk for contracting xyz disease, which is highly...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-22-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,094
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Greasey machine shop smell

All excellent ideas. Now I've got to figure out how much kitty litter we need to cover 6400 sq feet with at least a little bit of material...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-21-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,094
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Greasey machine shop smell

I just talked to a few companies, the best solution they suggested was something to scrub as much of the grease off the concrete as possible, since there's probably still a pretty significant amount...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-21-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,094
Posted By Matt DeMinico
Re: Greasey machine shop smell

Thanks. I've seen some of those odor eliminators around, might not be a bad idea to try a few dozen of them (I dunno how many, but it's 6400 sq ft, 20' ceilings, so there's a lotta surface emitting...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.