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Forum: Community 07-28-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,420
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Crossfit on Fox and Friends this morning

Did anyone else catch the Crossfit segment on Fox and Friends this morning on Fox News? Sara from Crossfit Odyssey in Virginia Beach did a great job.
Forum: Community 02-02-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,736
Posted By Stephen Mannino
CrossFit at the college level

I think many CrossFitters would find this interesting. It's a message board post commenting on how Wofford College is rumored to be looking for a strength and conditioning coach who uses CrossFit as...
Forum: Nutrition 01-06-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,754
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Olive oil shots to gain weight?

I've recommended olive oil shots to several athletes over the years. The ones that stick with it gain a good deal of solid weight. I recently had one athlete go from 185 lbs to 210 lbs in only a...
Forum: Nutrition 09-29-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,632
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Vitamin D

I know the website is frowned upon on this forum so I won't post the link, but t-nation had an interesting article on Vitamin D a few weeks ago. It is worth checking out.
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-01-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,489
Posted By Stephen Mannino
sickle cell trait

I don't know if this is common knowledge, but the NCAA has started conducting mandatory sickle-cell anemia trait testing this year. The reason, I assume, is to make those who deal with athletes...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,761
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Best Coach/Trainer Sayings!

I once worked at a prestigious academic college and this was a conversation that occurred:

Coach: "You couldn't run a 4.4 if you you were free-falling with a brick tied to your waist!"

Athlete...
Forum: Fitness 07-06-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,792
Posted By Stephen Mannino
United States Army physical readiness training: rationale and evaluation of the physi

I apologize in advance for the long post, but I found this to be interesting and was wondering if anyone knew anything about this program.

I believe the entire article is copyrighted so I have only...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 05-03-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,230
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: shoes for the seersucker

I sometimes sport a seersucker suit and I usually go with the traditional white bucks.
Forum: Community 04-21-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,446
Posted By Stephen Mannino
T-Nation gives props to CrossFit (sort of)

Forgive me if this has been posted already, I look around and didn't see a thread.

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/crossed_up_by_CrossFit

(as wfs as t-nation can get, which...
Forum: Fitness 04-07-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,085
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Anyone taken the ACSM - HFS certification test?

I am both CSCS and HFS (it was HFI back when I took it). I thought the ACSM HFI was more difficult than the NSCA CSCS exam. As far as studying for the CSCS, I used the Essentials of Strength and...
Forum: Fitness 03-12-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,803
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Strength-To-Weight ratio in bodyweight workouts

You could look at total power output using the calculator found here http://www.performancemenu.com/resources/powerOutput.php (wfs)

Also, I don't know how you compared the two CFT's in relation to...
Forum: Workout of the Day 02-26-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,697
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Team WOD using cards...

I used a similar workout with my football players. I split the team into two groups, offense/defense. While one group worked the other rested. Rest times varied depending on how long the opposing...
Forum: Fitness 02-11-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 35,518
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: P90X vs CrossFit...hate to see this stuff

I did today's WOD (11 February) with a former athlete of mine who had been doing P90x. He is a strong guy, former Division I defensive lineman, who has been working on losing some weight since he...
Forum: Fitness 02-03-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,676
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Periodization

Rather than or in addition to, just charting volume, you can use the calculator found at http://www.cathletics.com/resources/powerOutput.php (wfs) to compute then chart power output.
Forum: Nutrition 12-24-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,128
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: ZMA - brands and quality

I have used a few different brands of ZMA, all worked about the same for the most part. In an effort to improve my sleep quality, I have taken melatonin and GABA with my ZMA and have had the best...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,551
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Air Force Academy Dumbbell Platforms

Josh, I do not have the manufacturer information. Try Allen at the NSCA, he will be able to tell you.
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,551
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Air Force Academy Dumbbell Platforms

Platform is 52 3/4" wide x 76 1/4" long x 2 3/8" high.

Total weight is 543 lbs.

Frame is constructed of 2" x 2" 7 gauge steel square tube

11 gauge steel under pan

1 sheet 3/4" 4'6' plywood...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,551
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Air Force Academy Dumbbell Platforms

Josh, don't quote me but I am almost positive he had someone relatively close to the Colorado Springs area make the platforms for him. I actually have the dimensions and construction details for...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,551
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Air Force Academy Dumbbell Platforms

Try contacting Allen Hedrick. He is the former Strength and Conditioning Coach at Air Force. He oversaw the design of the facility and had the platforms custom made. Allen now works for the NSCA. ...
Forum: Community 11-26-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,023
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: "Attention Women: Avoid these Exercises"- Article in the Tribune and the AJC

Whenever I read something completely ridiculous like that article in the AJC I am reminded of what my high school physics teacher used to say, "paper does not refuse ink".
Forum: Fitness 11-25-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,234
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: School for Kinesiology

There are many organizations that rank colleges and universities, each using there own methodology. According to Academic Analytics, a privately owned company with the mission of delivering...
Forum: Fitness 11-24-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,234
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: School for Kinesiology

As of last year's rankings, The University of South Carolina has the #1 Exercise Science PhD program in the country. The undergrad and master's programs are top notch as well. ...
Forum: Fitness 11-17-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 92,428
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: Charles Poliquin on Crossfit

I recently had a conversation with a friend/colleague regarding certifications and how they qualify a person as a trainer/coach. As two guys who has been in the fitness / sports performance field...
Forum: Fitness 10-20-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,327
Posted By Stephen Mannino
Re: No clue about crossfit

While I agree, most of the comments posted on T-nation do tend to be stupid, there are also some worthwhile articles and posts. I did not intend to stir the pot as it was suggested. I suppose I...
Forum: Fitness 10-20-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,327
Posted By Stephen Mannino
No clue about crossfit

I am not sure if this has already been posted, so excuse me if this has been discussed. The people on this thread have no idea what crossfit is about, but they sure like bashing it without fully...
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