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Forum: Fitness 08-12-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,359
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Ultra Marathon from Crossfit alone?

I don't think that just going off of the mainpage WOD is a good idea because, in my experience, the lack of time and volume doesn't prepare your musculo-skeletal system for the pounding of 100 miles...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 10-28-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,015
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Chimp vs Lesner!

This is a totally fun topic, thanks OP.



Watch this video: (Mostly WFS, but graphic ape eating monkey.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQepG7sD6vk&feature=fvw

Tell me, do our "far superior motor...
Forum: Fitness 04-05-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,138
Posted By Steve Yu
CrossFit Green Bay Packers(?!)

I was on my team's web-site this a.m. and saw the interview with Dave Redding the Packer's Strength and Conditioning Coach. I was floored with the gross similarities between how he is training...
Forum: Fitness 04-05-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,887
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: CrossFit! Not sucking at rock climbing?

Victor,

A lot of good answers from a lot of smart folks here.

FWIW, here's my .02 based on 20 years of climbing experience, a lot of injuries and about a year of training folks out of my garage...
Forum: Exercises 04-04-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,642
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Samson Stretch Rationale

Steven has very generously taken his time to get this link which answers the question in full. While embarrassing in that Steven has exposed my shoddy searching technique, I appreciate his time. If...
Forum: Exercises 04-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,642
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Samson Stretch Rationale

Steven,

Thanks for the great and informative answer, I do appreciate it.

I'll pm you about the rest.

Thanks,

Steve
Forum: Exercises 04-02-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,642
Posted By Steve Yu
Samson Stretch Rationale

The Samson Stretch seems incongrous in the CFWU. A static stretch amongst all these other movements based on Full ROM. What's the rationale? To keep the psoas from over-tightening? Any...
Forum: Starting 03-12-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,790
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: C'Fiting Early In The Morning?

Life, work and family pushed me into the early am workout crowd, something I thought would NEVER happen. I'm up at 0530 or 0600 and working out at 0630 in our garage gym. No brekkie but a cup or...
Forum: Fitness 12-12-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,643
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Fitness Assessement for new Crossfitters

Dean,

Like you I went to my L1 and started training people immediately. I use the CFWU as my basic assessment. I do the following as my initial programming for a new trainee:

Day one:

Scaled...
Forum: Community 12-09-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: OOOPS BIG D did it again!!

Congrats! Too cool.
Forum: Fitness 12-08-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 72,979
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Questions to all who have done Starting Strength+GOMAD

1. three months
2. 144 ---> 160, 16 pounds
3. Couldn't tell you but I was sporting a little "Muffin Top"
4. BS: +20, BP: +10 DL: +25 Press: +10
5. 'Bout an hour.
6. By the end I felt fat and...
Forum: Community 12-08-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,773
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Crossfit: forging elite fitness?

That was awesome on so many different levels. Something I really like is that this is a fantastic example of the Infinite Scalability of CF. Too cool. Congrats to CFLexington on that.
Forum: Starting 12-08-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Starting my wife on Crossfit

Oh, and what Robert said......
Forum: Starting 12-08-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Starting my wife on Crossfit

Try this:

Day one:

Scaled Michael

Day two:

Scaled Angie (no pull-ups or some JPU's)
Forum: Fitness 12-05-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: % of 1 RM for various set/rep protocols?

Good stuff, everyone. Thanks a bunch.
Forum: Fitness 12-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: % of 1 RM for various set/rep protocols?

Greg,

Do you mean you aim to match your 1RM every workout or PR every workout?
Forum: Fitness 12-05-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: % of 1 RM for various set/rep protocols?

What I have done was work in the 90% range on the 1's, and depending on how I was feeling, go for a new PR. Good question on the "failed attempt as a set" question. Again, depending how I'm...
Forum: Fitness 12-05-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By Steve Yu
Forum: Fitness 12-05-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: % of 1 RM for various set/rep protocols?

Awesome. Thanks guys! Any other thoughts, input will be welcome.
Forum: Fitness 12-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By Steve Yu
% of 1 RM for various set/rep protocols?

Hi all,

As a rule of thumb, what percentages of one's 1RM does everyone use for:

1-1-1-1-1-1-1

3-3-3-3-3

5-5-5?
Forum: Starting 11-07-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Hello All.

Welcome!

I would say move to the garage, it's so hard to kip without head clearance. We live in the mountains and our gym is in our unheated garage. It's not too pleasant come winter but if you...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-06-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,746
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: benefits of the power cage?

If it's for an affiliate to train folks of varying degrees of skill and strength, I would say go with the racks. Why take the chance of injuring someone? Those who don't want to use 'em don't have...
Forum: Exercises 11-05-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: got my first muscle-up!

Awesome! Congratulations! Our little guy just turned two and is talking a ton, I can't wait for pearls like that one to spill forth.

Good job!

:highfive:
Forum: Fitness 11-05-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,354
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Marathoning in 136 days... Possible?

My questions are:

"What was the nature of your knee injury?"

"Was it diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon?"

"Did you receive definintive treatment?"

If the answers to the second two questions are...
Forum: Fitness 09-30-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,335
Posted By Steve Yu
Re: Dan John & Robb Wolf CrossFit Quotes...

Excellent thread. Good discussion points that I'll have to take some time to chew on later.

What I tell folks is this: if you want to get REALLY good at something, that something is what you need...
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