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Forum: Fitness 07-11-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,553
Posted By Josh Briggs
Re: How is Crossfit scientific?

Actually, hundreds of people are better at doing crossfit as a result of using crossfit. You might also say that they got "fitter," but that will depend on your definition of fitness.

This is both...
Forum: Fitness 02-01-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 38,746
Posted By Josh Briggs
Re: Is Crossfit right about fitness?

Exactly.

However...



Yes, I do realize that. **** happens in competition (google "sara renner norwegian coach" for an example)-- sometimes you get "lucky" sometimes not so much. Josh got a bit...
Forum: Fitness 02-01-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 38,746
Posted By Josh Briggs
Re: Is Crossfit right about fitness?

No, I wouldn't call the powerlifter fit. But I would also say that, for example, Josh Everett lack's Siff's fitness. (No offense to Josh, but his sandbag run and stake pound @ the 2009 games...
Forum: Fitness 01-30-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 38,746
Posted By Josh Briggs
Re: Is Crossfit right about fitness?

In my experience, yes, there is a difference.



Crossfit increases work capacity and also increases ability to preform a (relatively limited) range of tasks. So, fitness according to the Siff...
Forum: Injuries 02-16-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,175
Posted By Josh Briggs
Re: Disk injury

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=23914&highlight=josh+briggs+disk
Forum: Nutrition 11-23-2007, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,857
Posted By Josh Briggs
Rob's Article Proves Zone Unnecessary.

My title's a little over the top, but here's how I read it:

Rob attributes his athletic success (which is significant... that's a hard route!) in part to his diet.

However, he states that his...
Forum: Community 11-21-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,693
Posted By Josh Briggs
Re: Tried Out For American Gladiator

Pat Czismazia was one of the original competitors on this. It would be interesting if they got him back on.

He was crossfitting long before there was crossfit, and along with his sister kim, is one...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 11-19-2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,417
Posted By Josh Briggs
Re: Disc Hernitation / Prolapse Thoughts and Suggestions

The following is posted in for interest. I wrote it prior to my visit with the spine surgeon, ~4 weeks after the re-injury.


Lumbar Disc Herniation History

Current Symptoms:

➢ Bilateral Numbness...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 11-19-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,417
Posted By Josh Briggs
Disc Hernitation / Prolapse Thoughts and Suggestions

I notice that there is another question on disc-ey stuff that showed up recently...
Since questions about this seem to come up fairly frequently on the boards… I will do my best to relate my...
Forum: Competitions 11-17-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,898
Posted By Josh Briggs
Re: 500 m row personal best

1:26.5

Damper 10.
Forum: Injuries 03-17-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By Josh Briggs
No. However, I am looking at getting it done...

No.

However, I am looking at getting it done on my lower lumbar, and know two people (one male member of our national alpine ski team, who was sidelined with low back / sciatic pain, and one...
Forum: Injuries 02-02-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,805
Posted By Josh Briggs
Thank you Elliot, He. Ok, nice to hear some...

Thank you Elliot,

He. Ok, nice to hear some more reinforcement for taking it easy. On one level, I know this... it's just hard to do.

To clarify the other points:

I've read Sarno's book,...
Forum: Injuries 02-02-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,805
Posted By Josh Briggs
I have a severely herniated L5/S1 disk, as well...

I have a severely herniated L5/S1 disk, as well as mildly & moderately protruding L4/5 and L3/4 disks. Clinical findings correlate well with the MRI results, and I have had an epidural cortisone...
Forum: Fitness 11-22-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,038
Posted By Josh Briggs
Ok. Things have gone a little awry from my...

Ok.

Things have gone a little awry from my original point, which was:

Power, as related to a single movement is the ability to apply strenght with speed.

In a climbing mileu, it is...
Forum: Fitness 11-19-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,038
Posted By Josh Briggs
The difference between learning the kipping pull...

The difference between learning the kipping pull up, and my examples of "situations where you have already spead the load as much as technique will allow"; is that with the pull up example... the...
Forum: Fitness 11-19-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,038
Posted By Josh Briggs
Regarding coach's assertion that the athelete...

Regarding coach's assertion that the athelete doubled his power output (by ~1/2ing his time, while holding W constant) through the use of the kip...

I think that there is an important distinction...
Forum: Exercises 11-16-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,431
Posted By Josh Briggs
I would gain some KEEN awareness of your...

I would gain some KEEN awareness of your lordosis.

I managed to hurt myself (bulged disk or some such in L4/L5 & associated sciatic pain) doing max effort C&J's in August... still not better. ...
Forum: Exercises 08-10-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,856
Posted By Josh Briggs
Thank you...all. Sorry, been away paragliding,...

Thank you...all.

Sorry, been away paragliding, and hurting myself on the downhill mtn biking trails of british columbia.

Shall put some of these suggestions to work over the next few weeks.
Forum: Exercises 08-05-2006, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,856
Posted By Josh Briggs
Kevin, DL 255 max, marginally more than the...

Kevin,

DL 255 max, marginally more than the squat.

Bar sits in the meat of my traps, just above my shouders, hands rest about 6 - 8 inches in from the collars, and elbows point down.

I've...
Forum: Fitness 08-04-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Josh Briggs
Since you are in Calgary, you should check out...

Since you are in Calgary, you should check out some of the athletic training programs at SAIT. They offer olympic lifting instruction (from a former Russian master of sport in weightlifting, amoung...
Forum: Fitness 08-04-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Josh Briggs
And she would know what she is talking about... ...

And she would know what she is talking about...

Ms. T was a very sucessful downhill racer. Which is all about power.
Forum: Exercises 08-04-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,856
Posted By Josh Briggs
Until starting X-fit ~1.5 years ago, I never...

Until starting X-fit ~1.5 years ago, I never really trained squats... figuring that area was taken care of by all the other stuff that I do.

Now, I'm not as dilligent as alot of folks here, but I...
Forum: Fitness 07-29-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,320
Posted By Josh Briggs
Someone who knows more will chime in and give you...

Someone who knows more will chime in and give you a more complete anwser, but here's one factor:

Recruitment.

Each muscle involved in the bench press effort is made up of individual fibers. ...
Forum: Fitness 06-09-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,722
Posted By Josh Briggs
To anwser a previous question about different...

To anwser a previous question about different styles of yoga:

The original "style" is Hatha. All (or most) postures found in all the other styles are hatha postures. The other styles simply came...
Forum: Testimonials 05-26-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By Josh Briggs
Having not really been training either exercise,...

Having not really been training either exercise, in an evening of feeling un-motivated to do anything "hard", I worked myself up over the course of 10 or so singles to a personal best in bench and...
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