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Forum: Equipment 11-22-2010, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Simon Bowley
Concept 2 for sale in Devon, UK


Just to let you know I am selling my Concept 2 Model D with PM3, due to financial reasons. Sad to see it go but needs dictate it goes....

I am in South Devon, UK (Totnes).

It's had...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,150
Posted By Simon Bowley
Books for sale in the UK

Hi folks,

I have put some books on ebay and I thought I'd give people here the heads up - grab a bargain! I've read them and I've kept them in excellent condition.

"Strong Enough?" by Rippetoe...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,404
Posted By Simon Bowley
HiTech plates for sale in the UK

2.5 kg training technique plates, starting bid £37! That's crazy cheap! Or make me a sensible offer...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,979
Posted By Simon Bowley
Adidas Ironwork III UK size 8 for sale (in the UK)

My pair of (almost as good as new as you can get after wearing them 10 times) Adidas Ironwork III weightlifting shoes UK size 8 are available for sale. Please have a look;
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,703
Posted By Simon Bowley
HiTech technique plates for sale - UK

Hi all,

Selling my HiTech plates - a pair of 2.5 kg technique plates.

Here's the link to eBay get a deal these are pricey in the UK!
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,394
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Books for sale - UK

Sure! Here are the links. All of them are WFS (eBay)


SS 1st Ed
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,394
Posted By Simon Bowley
Books for sale - UK


I am selling the following on eBay (UK site) if anyone is interested?

Starting Strength (both 1st and 2nd Edition)
Starting Strength DVD - unopened
Practical Programming by Rippetoe
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 11-13-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,068
Posted By Simon Bowley
Blood pressure changes after CF?

I've searched for this already and there is a LITTLE out there...

There is much "advice" about the benefits of doing LSD in order to make changes to high blood pressure. Some CFers have stated...
Forum: Nutrition 08-19-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,267
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Beet juice enhances O2 uptake better than Ďany other known meansí

I used to (and am starting to again) make a vegetable juice every day and it made a real positive difference to how I felt.

I must say, however, that I never juice for taste and my mixed...
Forum: Injuries 04-25-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,642
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Sciatica pain


I used to get regular sciatica - really bad in the morning when I woke up. Since throwing in extra (light-ish) deads most days it has vanished. Someone explained it to me but I've...
Forum: Starting 02-22-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,063
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Starting Strength

This is one of those times where the "free" information online is not as good as the stuff you get when you buy the product.

Buy the book. Buy BOTH editions. It's definitely worth it, in my...
Forum: Starting 12-08-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,421
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Totally new to exercise


Good luck to you!

Take it easy at the start - crossfit can be pretty tough...

All the best,

Forum: Fitness 12-04-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,813
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Last Man Standing - BBC show in the UK

Very true, James. We in the West could learn lessons from them.

They are generally in quite good shape, I just thought that crossfit would prepare one for a series of challenges that varies...
Forum: Fitness 12-04-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,813
Posted By Simon Bowley
Last Man Standing - BBC show in the UK

I've enjoyed a show over here in the UK called "Last Man Standing." It's made by the BBC;

"Last Man Standing dares a unique group of western adventurers to accept the challenge of a life-time. To...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,927
Posted By Simon Bowley
Hi-Tech training plates for deadlifts


I have a pair of 2.5kg (approx 5lbs) Hi-Tech training plates - the plastic ones. They look and feel pretty solid.

I understand they are designed for training Oly lifts with no/little weight...
Forum: Fitness 10-04-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,757
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: SS and cardiovascular health

That took a while to read!

Thanks for the links, guys, appreciate it all. Seems like fish oil, exercise and good lifestyle choices are the way forward - what I thought all along.

I could...
Forum: Fitness 10-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,757
Posted By Simon Bowley
SS and cardiovascular health

Just a quick one.

My top priority this winter is to get strong(er). SS is the way forward I have no doubt.

My only concern is heart and CV health. Both parents have high blood pressure and I...
Forum: Starting 07-12-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,788
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Just started on Crossfit - Will I bulk up?


You're just like me! I'm 6ft, 154 lbs (half Irish too...)

I've just completed the second ever SS workout. I've done a couple of months Xfit, and whilst I definately got better all round...
Forum: Community 06-26-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,407
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: UK certification?

Great to have a cert in the UK!

I managed to get onto it quickly - lucky as it seemed to sell out very fast. Maybe they'll do more here in the future. With demand they could probably run two on...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 05-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,904
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: hair removal

Three steps from the cave - that made me laugh out aloud!!!

Forum: Starting 05-27-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,027
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Crossfit and a busy lifestyle



I'm in my third year of teaching, with 2 children. Bloody hard fitting it in BUT you feel SOOO much better on the days when you crossfit. I know teacher training is tough and...
Forum: Testimonials 05-09-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,364
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: 4 Months In BEFORE/AFTER Pics/Video


Awesome results! Well done. I'm one of the "skinny fat" and just started eating |Paleo - hopefully if I stick with it my results will be good too.

A real inspiration.

Forum: Equipment 05-06-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,058
Posted By Simon Bowley
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,058
Posted By Simon Bowley
CrossFit T-shirts in the UK?


I'm keen to buy a crossfit t-sirt or two, but ideally from the UK. Are there any affiliates here that sell t-shirts? Ideally without the pace name? A long shot but worth a try.

I've tried...
Forum: Starting 05-01-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Newbie

Hi Ryan,

Welcome! I've been doing the WODs (religiously) for about 3 week noew, after having messedaround and not fully committed for a few months. I feel great now, although finding them very...
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