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Forum: Equipment 07-19-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,147
Posted By Michael Halbfish
DIY Squat rack ideas or cheap rack

I have a short term need for a squat rack and I'm looking for ideas. I'm considering a pair of saw horses. I heard that Dan John used saw horses. I'd appreciate other suggestions.
Forum: Starting 11-16-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,130
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Programs that may compliment CF for a beginner?

What compliments CrossFit really depends upon your goals and fitness level. I think the starting point is understanding CrossFit. Learn the movements. Technique before intensity. Many people...
Forum: Fitness 07-30-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,870
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Elite Fitness

1. Looking at what the top athletes do may not be what is best for you. Most people cannot do as many workouts as Salo.

2. Most of the top competitors were in amazing condition prior to doing...
Forum: Fitness 07-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,548
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Recent WOD Trends

Shane,

I think the main page definitely has lower intensity days, and years ago Coach once acknowledged something to that effect in a post to the message board.

Many experienced Crossfitters will...
Forum: Fitness 07-25-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,548
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Recent WOD Trends

Ned, I'm not sure what you mean by reflexive defensiveness but I apologize. I was not passing judgment on anyone. I am merely curious about the reasons for these trends and hoping to learn...
Forum: Fitness 07-25-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,548
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Recent WOD Trends

Funny how I left out the trend that prompted me to right the post above. I've noticed a tremendous increase in partner or team based workouts.

As someone who primarily trains alone, I find this...
Forum: Fitness 07-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,548
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Recent WOD Trends

I've notices some recent trends in the WODS. I'm curous as to to the reasons. These are some of the trends I've noticed...

1. Almost all of the affiliates now start with a heavy lift for 5 or...
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-15-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,255
Posted By Michael Halbfish
1-10 1-20 1-30

What is the recommended 1 rep max percentage adjustments for the 10, 20, and 30 reps?
Forum: Fitness 06-20-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,636
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Jon Gilson Again Faster Article

Jon Gilson just wrote a very interesting article on finding optimal power output.

w/f/s http://www.againfaster.com/articles/

He bases the article on something Zatsiorsky wrote about finding...
Forum: Fitness 05-13-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,633
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: CrossFit Football plus CrossFit Endurance

Lots of good advice here. I've done both with 2 to 3 CFE WODs a week and other stuff as well. However, recovery is key. Given what you've posted I would probably drop a day of the CFFB and replace...
Forum: Fitness 05-01-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,564
Posted By Michael Halbfish
comparing different affiliate WODS

If after following the main site or a specific affiliate's WOD for a while you made a change to following another affiliate WOD and it worked out well please share your story. Please only mention...
Forum: Fitness 04-26-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,187
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Yoga on off-days?

I am a believer in supplementing Crossfit with yoga. I do a variety of different yogas and my yoga workouts range from intense to easy. Typically, I will do 2-3 sessions a week with a focus on...
Forum: Fitness 04-21-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,976
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Programming WODS

Occasionally, I like to occasionally go off the main page and change my programming even within Crossfit, and I also enjoy looking at and learning from people who are creative and skilled at...
Forum: Fitness 04-13-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,725
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Constantly being put down because i'm thin...

1. It appears as if you are not eating after you workout. Eating after your workout will make a big difference

You wrote As far as my schedule goes it is as follows:

4am wake up and eat breakfast,...
Forum: Fitness 04-10-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,643
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Brass Ring Fitness, what to add?

Brass Ring is a Crossfit program. It is done by Rob Ord who used to be with the Sealfit, Navy Seal Crossfit affiliate. Stick with the program. If it is easy do it faster. You might want to try...
Forum: Fitness 04-02-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,319
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Fast WODS

Along the lines of the travel workouts or heavy metcons, I would like to compile a list of WODS organized by time domains. I am starting this thread with the hope that this list will be created...
Forum: Fitness 03-01-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,760
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Tips for proper recovery

5 suggsestions:
1. On the first page of this thread, somebody asked when was the last time that you took some time off. You responded that after taking a week off you added 25 lbs to your...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-26-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,750
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Workout hit me like Fran on Steroids

Today, I did a Powerclean 8 reps, OHs 3, deadlifts 4 x 3. 3 Sets of pullups, and then did the following workout...

15 Minutes max rounds of
5 One arm barbell snatch 65 lbs. Each side
10 body rows...
Forum: Community 11-08-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,783
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: which is your favorite affiliate website?

I have visited almost every single site (well over 1000). The above mentioned sites are all excellent and some would have made my list. Here are a few that haven't been mentioned yet.

Mike...
Forum: Fitness 10-17-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,499
Posted By Michael Halbfish
An old post of Coach and CFSB

This is a 12/26/2005 post from Coach http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?p=25870#post25870 IMHO, his post is w/f/s. Cannot comment on the rest of the thread. The post was a comment on a thread...
Forum: Exercises 10-07-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,384
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Great Exercises Outside of WODS

There are certain exercises that are rarely if ever programmed in Crossfit WODs but they're excellent exercises, and should be used during warm ups or cool downs. For various reasons the exercises...
Forum: Fitness 10-07-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,006
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Programming - If I have to skip something, what should it be?

You will get a lot of different answers to this question. If you just continue to follow the programming for the given day the probability is that your occasional missed days as well as your...
Forum: Nutrition 08-28-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Need a Food Science Expert re: HFCS

I agree with what you gentlemen are saying. However, I need an expert for a project that I am working on.
Forum: Fitness 08-27-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,676
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Re: Controlled Fatigue Training

http://www.warriordiet.com/ I believe that what I observed at the time of posting is w/f/s

I messed up the name in my above post. It is Ori Hoffmekler. Scroll down and look on the right hand...
Forum: Nutrition 08-26-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By Michael Halbfish
Need a Food Science Expert re: HFCS

Friends, I am looking for top food scientists who can give input on the issue as to whether high fructose corn syrup is all natural. Please e-mail me privately. Thank you
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