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Forum: Exercises 12-07-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,118
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Two rowing questions

You might be reaching too far forward going beyond the one o'clock position and it may be compressing your diaphragm.

Concept 2 has a good description of breathing technique here.

WFS: ...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-23-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,976
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: CrossFit Resort - If I build it, will they come?

Maybe you could just have a resort with an affiliate on it and have it be a part of an exclusive package. The draw would be if you could manage to hire Games athletes or celebrity coaches to run it...
Forum: Competitions 05-23-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 70,784
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: "Fran" times. Whats your best

Fastest Fran for me is 3:35. My last one was 3:37.
Forum: Competitions 05-23-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 194,499
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: 1000lbs club CrossFit Total

I finally hit the 1K mark on 15 April 2013. It was one of my goals when I first started but quickly went to the back burner in light of wanting to achieve other milestones first.

Normal bodyweight...
Forum: Fitness 05-10-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,687
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: The buzzword of the day, mobility, do you need to work on it?

Chris,

I like your analogy of building up callouses. Likewise, I look at mobility work as shaving down those callouses so they don't become counter productive. It's all about balance.

I don't...
Forum: Nutrition 05-04-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 166,416
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Paleo with Carb Back-Loading Principals

So, who are the carb back loading principals anyway?
Forum: Competitions 03-17-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 539,525
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: 2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Sorry. Can't agree with the giving a rep for trying mentality. What if the movement were a muscle-up and she couldn't get that? Would she be credited one muscle-up for trying? The Open is a true...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 03-13-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,162
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Ramstein, Germany

There's also Landstuhl CrossFit just down the road. I think it's only about 4km from Ramstein.
Forum: Starting 03-08-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,707
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: well that was demotivating

"Do or do not. There is no whine." -- Karl Steadman :rofl:
Forum: Exercises 02-15-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 23,271
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Dumbbell only WOD's.

Work out from Hell!
Forum: Exercises 02-11-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,506
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: ROWING: CONCEPT 2 DRAG Factor?

This is the link to a thread that best explains this and it is straight off of the CFHQ FAQ. (wfs)
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=5310&highlight=damper+settings
Forum: Exercises 12-05-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,612
Posted By Mark Martinez
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-30-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,338
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Help with bet--Track athletes/coaches advice needed

I've used this in the past to help people pass their AFPT tests. Just tailor it to your mile specific goal.

WFS: ...
Forum: Community 11-16-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 653,165
Posted By Mark Martinez
Forum: Exercises 11-01-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,915
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: False grip muscle ups ruled out?

Not always true.

No false grip here. WFS (not sure on the audio; speakers aren't working): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Sr6FFdcII


When I'm warmed-up I can do two or three strict without...
Forum: Exercises 10-31-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,915
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: False grip muscle ups ruled out?

I heard you have to use false-grip on bar muscle-ups... :D
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 10-03-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 131,484
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: CrossFit Dating

I'm just busting your chops, Tommy.

Like I said on FB, just be ready for awkwardness in the aftermath. Not fun.

@Blair, speaking of poles any tips on human flag progressions?
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 10-02-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 131,484
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: CrossFit Dating

Tell me you didn't post in here, Tommy? :rofl:
Forum: Nutrition 09-28-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,147
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Creatine?

I've been taking creatine monohydrate(GNC yucky tasting orange wafers) and Beta Alanine(Intra Xcel pills) daily for the last thirty days, as recommended by Chris on another thread. Not too sure how...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-20-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7,554
Views: 2,585,925
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

This made me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1h5TzdTq0o Not Work or Family Safe. It may contain some bad words and bad acting.
Forum: Nutrition 08-21-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,434
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Protein Types..

I'm at the point and age where I'm starting to need all the help I can get. I've been contemplating supplements for awhile.

Saturday, I took the plunge because of Chris Mason's post on the Big...
Forum: Competitions 08-06-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: European Competions?

Qualifiers for Lowlands Throwdown is at the end of September in the Benelux area (registered boxes). I'm thinking about doing it.
Forum: Community 07-07-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 30,555
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: EU affiliates against CROSSGYM

We're with you, Karl!
Forum: Community 06-17-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 80,231
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: shameless plug for facebook friends

Work and Family Safe (WFS)
Forum: Exercises 05-26-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,346
Posted By Mark Martinez
Re: Non-False Grip Muscle Ups?

I usually lost the false grip when repping out muscle-ups. Just switched to regular grip eventually for high-rep kipping muscle-ups. People should definitely keep working on strict false-grip first...
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