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Forum: Fitness 06-23-2005, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,383
Posted By chris muscarella
Don't use baking soda. Baking soda supposedly...

Don't use baking soda. Baking soda supposedly counters the effects of lactic acid (which may or may not be the cause behind DOMS), what it definitely does do, however, is loosen your bowels in a...
Forum: Nutrition 05-12-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,230
Posted By chris muscarella
Zach, the better the macronutrient ratio the...

Zach, the better the macronutrient ratio the better you avoid unfavorable hormonal responses (caused by insulin spikes, etc). In my personal experience, if I end up eating high GI carbs, I'll...
Forum: Fitness 05-12-2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,859
Posted By chris muscarella
Agree with the majority of posts here....

Agree with the majority of posts here. Gymnastics, martial arts, and playing lots of sports do the trick. Also agree with Eugene about the specificity of body awareness, although there is definitely...
Forum: Nutrition 05-12-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,230
Posted By chris muscarella
Larry, the other option is to get bigger...

Larry, the other option is to get bigger abdominal muscles. When I was 10 years old I started doing a ridiculous amount of sit-ups, leg-raises, dragon flags, and lever practice. My ab muscles got...
Forum: Community 04-27-2005, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,237
Posted By chris muscarella
A 40-year old, hip-hop listening attorney... Look...

A 40-year old, hip-hop listening attorney... Look like pretty solid mixes.

If you are in to rap/hip-hop as work-out music you should check out Eminem's 'Til I Collapse: "Till the roof comes off /...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,462
Posted By chris muscarella
Sorry for all the questions, but these are...

Sorry for all the questions, but these are helping me to specificy my design. Two more: what counts as a high or low set of paralletes? and why are the end-caps so usefull to stability—do they keep...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2005, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,462
Posted By chris muscarella
Roger, at my weight (180-85) you think it would...

Roger, at my weight (180-85) you think it would be unsafe to practice handstand pirouettes on this type of rig?
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,462
Posted By chris muscarella
One piece vs. two bars? I'm going to be making...

One piece vs. two bars?

I'm going to be making a set of paralletes soon (with wood rails). I am fairly light (185) and intend to use them for: l-sits, handstand push-ups (free and supported),...
Forum: Nutrition 03-24-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,084
Posted By chris muscarella
I find that if I do more than 10g fish oil per...

I find that if I do more than 10g fish oil per day, that my clotting ability is not so good. I cut my hands frequently working on boats and climbing. I also tip the scales at a fairly light 180-85.
...
Forum: Exercises 03-24-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,313
Posted By chris muscarella
Some interesting information: To replenish ATP...

Some interesting information:

To replenish ATP (the energy driver in the muscle) takes about 2 minutes to get to 93%, 3 minutes to get to 95%, and to get back to full recovery is a road of...
Forum: Community 03-14-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By chris muscarella
Just finished constructing a lifting platform for...

Just finished constructing a lifting platform for a school gym and am creating a poster on the uses of the platform.

I'm looking for some impressive and motivating o-lift photos to grace the...
Forum: Exercises 03-06-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,101
Posted By chris muscarella
Virginia, the o-lifts are an actual drop where...

Virginia, the o-lifts are an actual drop where you let go around hip height.

When I say a 'controlled drop,' I mean that you let the deadlift down very quickly but you do not have to let go of the...
Forum: Exercises 03-03-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,101
Posted By chris muscarella
Many people hit their knees when they try to let...

Many people hit their knees when they try to let the bar down too slowly. The deadlift negative is a controlled drop. The reason you don't lower it slowly is that it pulls you forward and can be...
Forum: Exercises 03-03-2005, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By chris muscarella
Breakfalling takes some getting used to. In most...

Breakfalling takes some getting used to. In most aiki-based classes they teach several different types of falling. A 'breakfall' is a hard fall where you land flat on your back. Rolling falls...
Forum: Exercises 03-02-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,911
Posted By chris muscarella
Keith, that is a good point. I was doing some...

Keith, that is a good point. I was doing some light jerks a while back when warming up and managed to slightly clip my chin (I wasn't really paying attention and trying to focus on getting that nice...
Forum: Fitness 03-02-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,187
Posted By chris muscarella
Mark, I assume that you are going to add weight...

Mark, I assume that you are going to add weight for these movements? Also, what are you doing for the legs? One-legged squats?

For l-sits and tuck planche you may want to create a unit of time...
Forum: Exercises 02-27-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,074
Posted By chris muscarella
Veronica, see the photos below: The Cossack...

Veronica, see the photos below:

The Cossack
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/7947.jpg

and

The Lizard
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/7948.jpg
Forum: Nutrition 02-27-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By chris muscarella
You need a scale. A small one of the postal...

You need a scale. A small one of the postal variety does well and can usually be found for under $10.

Many of the blocks are based on weight. To weigh things, you need a mechanism. If you haven't...
Forum: Exercises 02-27-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,074
Posted By chris muscarella
On the squat with the heel raised: Pavel...

On the squat with the heel raised: Pavel Tsatsouline had an interesting comment, which I believe was found in his new book. He was speaking of the kettlebell hack squat (where the heels do come way...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,141
Posted By chris muscarella
Larry, I don't know if you ever saw GI Jane (it...

Larry, I don't know if you ever saw GI Jane (it was great to see Demi Moore crank out 1 arm push-ups, etc but the rest of the movie was a little overdone) but in the beginning, she did roman chair...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,141
Posted By chris muscarella
The Vulcan Racks are great but are they...

The Vulcan Racks are great but are they necessary? If you won't be doing jerks, squats, etc with more than 600lbs the answer is no. A simple squat stand can be purchased for $100-200 at any fitness...
Forum: Nutrition 02-22-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,155
Posted By chris muscarella
Larry, hopefully this will be an interesting...

Larry, hopefully this will be an interesting discussion. John Berardi has a couple interesting articles on this; while not the Zone and a bodybuilder, his perspectives are interesting:...
Forum: Nutrition 02-19-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,457
Posted By chris muscarella
Robb, is Lipoic acid available from grass-fed...

Robb, is Lipoic acid available from grass-fed milk as well, or only the tissues of grass-fed animals?

What about other animals that are not grain-fed such as wild elk, etc?

On an aside: does...
Forum: Exercises 02-19-2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By chris muscarella
Sometimes I practice depth jumps from 6' or so...

Sometimes I practice depth jumps from 6' or so before heavy deadlifting and squatting. It is hard to explain exactly what I notice, but my legs feel more springy and like the 'brakes aren't on.'
...
Forum: Exercises 02-13-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,502
Posted By chris muscarella
George, if you are on a Windows machine and are...

George, if you are on a Windows machine and are talking about the file that Lynn zipped, try this: download it to the desktop. Change the extension of the file from .unk to .zip and everything should...
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