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Forum: Exercises 07-12-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,575
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: CF vs Gym Jones

In addition to getting Hollywood prettyboys all buff and psyched up for roles in action movies, Twight has also worked with Special Ops folks. FWIW, my cousin, who is a USAF CCT, says Twight is...
Forum: Community 11-21-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,126
Posted By Robert Beckett
Article: Exertion-enhanced camaraderie and the "Love Hormone"

This article doesn't mention CrossFit, but its discussion of the social bonding effects of athletic activity brought CF to mind.

From the article:

ôLots of stresses can trigger oxytocin release,...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 04-13-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,349
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: fitness and the generation gap

This rings true, although I don't know if there is a specific cutoff point generation-wise. I would say that, in general, the earlier a person was born, the less likely they are to value exercise...
Forum: Fitness 02-24-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,354
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: "linear" crossfit?

Or, another way to say that is, you get what you pay for. And, Brendan, your programming & implementation looks like something I would definitely shell out some $$$ for.
Forum: Fitness 02-24-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,354
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: "linear" crossfit?

This is an intriguing idea. I wonder if a good approach for a typical, unfit newbie would be to start them out with a linear 3X5 barbell progression like SS (except with BP replaced by a muscle-up...
Forum: Fitness 01-26-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,344
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: Crossfit Women: Changing perceptions

And the attendant body-image issues and incipient osteoperosis.
Forum: Fitness 01-26-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,344
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: Crossfit Women: Changing perceptions

Awesome idea, and great work, Chris.

The absurd idea that size 6 = "plus size" is yet more proof that "the fashion industry" isn't the final arbiter of what's attractive, or of what women should...
Forum: Pukie's Bucket 12-13-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 32,305
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: A Must Read - 70s Big Style!

Many, if not most, readers of Justin's 70's Big site are unreserved detractors of CrossFit. Many of them are disenchanted ex-Crossfitters. Among such a Crossfit-hostile audience Justin's informed,...
Forum: Pukie's Bucket 12-12-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 32,305
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: A Must Read - 70s Big Style!

Justin's article is an example of an informed person trying to provide perspective and context on the "what's wrong with Crossfit" debate. If that's the same as "hating on Crossfit", well then, it...
Forum: Exercises 11-16-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,929
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: Elite Fitness with 5 rules...

Squat
Deadlift
Strict Muscle-up
Power Clean & Press
Interval Runs
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 10-05-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,872
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: mama jokes

You're mama's so fat, when she hauls ***, she gots to make TWO trips
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 01-13-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,079
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: www.crossfit.com (NWS for nudity)

I don't think it's random. It's obviously there to antagonize the members of the community who objected to the previous two seminude pullup photos posted recently. Kinda like "Oh, you think topless...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 01-12-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,079
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: www.crossfit.com (NWS for nudity)

...because completely gratuitous nudity on the homepage of a "serious" fitness website is 100% appropriate. But dissent? Totally unacceptable!
Forum: Fitness 11-19-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 269,412
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: An Effective, Yet Simple Strength and Conditioning Program

Eric and Beau: Noted, thanks for the insight.
Forum: Fitness 11-18-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,674
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: muscle-ups

Makes sense, given that the point of such an SS-inspired program is to build strength as such (as opposed to, say, refining kipping technique for max MU reps). Once you can do several strict MUs, you...
Forum: Fitness 11-18-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,674
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: muscle-ups

I always thought an interesting "Starting CrossFit" program would basically be Starting Strength but with BP replaced by a Muscle-Up progression. ie get people doing MUs early and often. Then once...
Forum: Fitness 11-18-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 269,412
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: An Effective, Yet Simple Strength and Conditioning Program

OK but let me ask this (Beau, Eric, etc): Let's say I normally wait 5 mins between sets, and finish all 3 sets of one exercise before going on to the next. Now, what if I switch to "supersetting" but...
Forum: Fitness 11-15-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,216
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: Wife Weight Workout

I worked out (with feedback from 70s Big's Justin Lascek) a progam for my wife that was simply one SS-style barbell lift a day plus whatever cardio she wanted. (where "SS-style" = 3 sets of 5, except...
Forum: Fitness 10-11-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 269,412
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: An Effective, Yet Simple Strength and Conditioning Program

As someone who is very heavy for my level of strength, I wonder about this too (I can't do very many dips at all).
Forum: Fitness 10-06-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,461
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: SS and not squatting 3x/week

Joe, on the "John Sheaffer Q&A" subforum (at Rippetoe's Starting Strength forum), there's a thread where Johnny discusses a strength program he's found effective for folks who have problems...
Forum: Fitness 09-27-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,194
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: In a sentence, define crossfit.

"A fitness program that uses serious, time-tested strength & conditioning practices like sprint intervals, barbell training, gymnastics rings, medicine balls, pro-calibre rowing machines etc, in...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-13-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,845
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: Tabata Scoring

According to Lyle McDdonald's take on it here...
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-13-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,845
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: Tabata Scoring

I understood it to be just the opposite, but I can't remember where I came by this impression. I think it was from reading something Gant Grimes wrote that sounded pretty convincing. Tom, you seem to...
Forum: Fitness 12-03-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,630
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: Time commitment required for strength biased programs

I do a program similar to the CFWF but instead of just resting between sets, I alternate exercises. Meaning, (after warming up for 7-10 mins) I set my gym timer to 3 minutes, do a set of 5 Back...
Forum: Fitness 11-12-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 113,371
Posted By Robert Beckett
Re: CrossFit Wichita Falls Programming

These are unnecessary and wasteful because they 1) detract from recovering from more effective strength-building activities (ie barbell lifts) and 2) cannot provide the novice enough metabolic stress...
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