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Forum: Starting 01-14-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,703
Posted By Kevin Platt
Re: Hello

Mike

Your name seems very familiar - Fredericton has a Crossfit affiliate. You can find a link to their website on the affiliates link on the main page (borttom right hand side). As an aside,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-01-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,673
Posted By Kevin Platt
Re: Who's using CrossFit?

I am not sure where the Canadian Forces (CF) stands right now on CrossFit - I know it is close to "official" adoption but I am not sure if in legalese terms you can say that. I think technically...
Forum: Community 09-24-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,702
Posted By Kevin Platt
Re: Parkour on Survivor

LOL, I was set for him to dominate but I think the grave digger beat him. I think this reflects more on the diet/conditions he is currently under than anything else. See how the show progresses -...
Forum: Exercises 09-24-2007, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,884
Posted By Kevin Platt
Re: Ideas to improve running

Kyle

I think if you check out the CrossFit journal part of the web-site you should find an article by Tony Leyland entitled Why You Should Sprint Train from the May 2007 issue. It outlines some...
Forum: Starting 09-17-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,398
Posted By Kevin Platt
Re: Crossfit Drawbacks..?

I would have to say that CrossFit should be just what you need for the Army Fitness Test. The only thing which I am still unsure of, is CrossFits ability to keep you up to speed on your 10k goals. ...
Forum: Fitness 09-14-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,868
Posted By Kevin Platt
Re: When might your heart rate be said to be too low?

I had the same sort of situation when going to give blood, my heart rate was below normal and I had to explain that I was a regular exerciser, but even then I had to have two more checks before they...
Forum: Exercises 09-14-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,698
Posted By Kevin Platt
Re: OHS Question

I have to agree with Frederic - practice, practice, practice with a broomstick first to really get down the form. While you are doing this surf the net (and this site) and you should be able to find...
Forum: Fitness 08-17-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,840
Posted By Kevin Platt
Daniel Yeah it is tough to balance the...

Daniel

Yeah it is tough to balance the sometimes conflicting demands of running and crossfit. My first thoughts on the program:

1) I am assuming that you have a good solid base in running...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,249
Posted By Kevin Platt
Johan I think the key here is your...

Johan

I think the key here is your statement that you were sore from the day before. What type of workout did you do the day before? If it was a squat heavy workout, I would say that your body...
Forum: Community 08-14-2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,452
Posted By Kevin Platt
I guess what you are referring to is an EAS "Body...

I guess what you are referring to is an EAS "Body for Life" competition or the like. I am not sure if they still conduct that competion or not but you can probably pull a couple of the "muscle" mags...
Forum: Exercises 08-13-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,174
Posted By Kevin Platt
Matt Perhaps it would be more beneficial...

Matt

Perhaps it would be more beneficial to do a one armed bench press with a dumbell rather than a barbell. This would give you a greater range of motion and work the core more than a...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2007, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,384
Posted By Kevin Platt
From the look of things the everlast and doorgym...

From the look of things the everlast and doorgym products share a lot of similarities. The door gym may not offer as many possibilities in terms of hand position on the chins or pulls. Kippings...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,384
Posted By Kevin Platt
In case you still need info. I use a chin up bar...

In case you still need info. I use a chin up bar called the "Door Gym". Bought it on ebay and so far has worked like a charm, however I wouldn't want to "kip" on it. Probably like most door chin up...
Forum: Community 08-07-2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,337
Posted By Kevin Platt
Jennifer My condolences - what a difficult...

Jennifer

My condolences - what a difficult decision to make. I believe that you will come to know in time that you made the right and responsible decision for both yourself and for Louie.
Forum: Starting 08-03-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,951
Posted By Kevin Platt
Sorry I have to check back in the journals but I...

Sorry I have to check back in the journals but I throught the CrossFit warmup was also recommended as the CrossFit cool down. Is my memory starting to fade as I age already?
Forum: Fitness 08-02-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,506
Posted By Kevin Platt
Lisa Just a heads up that the Crossfit...

Lisa

Just a heads up that the Crossfit Journal normally prints a Frag O each month detailing a military version of a WOD, using such items as Ammo boxes, LAV tires etc, which may be useful in...
Forum: Fitness 08-01-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,506
Posted By Kevin Platt
Larry I have to say that the Canadian army...

Larry

I have to say that the Canadian army has made great strides in adopting crossfit as their PT program, its even being incorporated into our Army Fitness manual. It has not yet reached the...
Forum: Exercises 08-01-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 28,852
Posted By Kevin Platt
I apologise for not checking the link suggested...

I apologise for not checking the link suggested earlier (so this may be already mentioned) but I would suggest that jumping lunges (ie starting in a lunge position jumping into the air and then...
Forum: Exercises 08-01-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,319
Posted By Kevin Platt
Here is the official Army Fitness test up here in...

Here is the official Army Fitness test up here in the Canadian Forces:

1. Weight load march of 13.2 Km (2 hours 26 min);
2. Casualty evacuation of 100m (60 sec or less);

3. Maximal...
Forum: Nutrition 03-30-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,439
Posted By Kevin Platt
I like my cottage cheese before bed. I add a...

I like my cottage cheese before bed. I add a little yogurt and it goes down easy. Try cottage cheese with some pineapple as well.
Forum: Injuries 12-08-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,987
Posted By Kevin Platt
I was running plenty of miles at 210lbs and found...

I was running plenty of miles at 210lbs and found the Brooks Beast worked really well for me - I think they are designed for the heavier runner. Try Runners World for shoe reviews - they often put...
Forum: Starting 12-07-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,355
Posted By Kevin Platt
It took me more than 30 minutes but I finally...

It took me more than 30 minutes but I finally found it. In my search I realized that this is just one man's opinion of a million, use what works for you.

www.powerrunning.com...
Forum: Starting 12-07-2006, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,355
Posted By Kevin Platt
Robert The fact that you can complete your...

Robert

The fact that you can complete your week's worth of exercises with only one-two day's rest at age 52 is impressive and I hope I can maintain that pace of training as I get older.
I...
Forum: Testimonials 10-26-2006, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,180
Posted By Kevin Platt
John Hopefully we can get together next...

John

Hopefully we can get together next year. I know for me it was very moving to see the vets finish the race who had lost a limb or were injured in Iraq cross the finish line.

As an...
Forum: Testimonials 10-24-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,180
Posted By Kevin Platt
John Yes I was with the Canadian Forces...

John

Yes I was with the Canadian Forces group. Thanks for the compliment but I was forced to run hard to ensure I didn't get trampled by the thousands behind me.
Now that I know there is so...
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