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Forum: Injuries 03-09-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,433
Posted By Abby Phenix
Re: Bunion

suggestions for which CF exercises strengthen the weak glute medius most effectively?

this is from a previous thread. still a good idea?:

"- Second, you need to strengthen the gluteus...
Forum: Exercises 02-22-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By Abby Phenix
dumbbell snatch - dizzy?

Yesterday, as soon as I finished the dumbbell snatches for one arm, I stood up and practically fell down dizzy. I pushed through all the sets, each of them dizzier than the last. I have low blood...
Forum: Starting 02-09-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Abby Phenix
Re: Newish to CF/CFE + 1st Triathlon

thanks for all the great advice! i'm really looking forward to getting ready for this.

summary:
CF is enough. CF+CFE is more than enough.
Focus on swimming since it's first.
Get a wetsuit if it's...
Forum: Nutrition 02-07-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,101
Posted By Abby Phenix
Re: Cutting my kids off of crap ..

i get a lot of good lunch ideas from the different photo groups at Flickr:

Flickr search for "lunchbox" (work-safe):
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=lunchbox&w=all

Flickr search for "bento"...
Forum: Starting 02-05-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By Abby Phenix
Newish to CF/CFE + 1st Triathlon

I've committed with some friends to doing a sprint triathlon in August, so I have about 6 months to get ready to not drown, ride off the road, or have an epic collapse at the finish line.

I searched...
Forum: Injuries 02-05-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 39,660
Posted By Abby Phenix
Re: Plantar Fasciitis

i had a wicked case of PF after upping my mileage too fast in a pair of new Nike Frees.

at the time, the PT gave me one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GAAXGK (work-safe)

i haven't...
Forum: Exercises 12-10-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
Posted By Abby Phenix
the other place someone might feel limited by a...

the other place someone might feel limited by a lack of flexibility is in the straddle that's a part of the cartwheel. if someone can't adequately straddle their legs and gravity takes care of that,...
Forum: Exercises 11-28-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Abby Phenix
as a postscript, don't get frustrated with...

as a postscript, don't get frustrated with yourself if you're not doing 100 pullups in 3 months all on your own. as long as you're paring the assistance down, you're still making progress!

you...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,859
Posted By Abby Phenix
you can order Chuck Taylors online at Zappos. ...

you can order Chuck Taylors online at Zappos.

http://www.zappos.com/n/es/d/722001165/page/1.html
Forum: Injuries 09-10-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,397
Posted By Abby Phenix
remember that you're still in school too! between...

remember that you're still in school too! between sports practice & CrossFit, you may find yourself overcommitted on the athletic side and undercommitted on the passing your classes side. all those...
Forum: Exercises 04-23-2006, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,229
Posted By Abby Phenix
Excellent! Thanks for all of the pointers! I'm...

Excellent! Thanks for all of the pointers! I'm looking forward to the rower now that it's a bit demystified.
Forum: Exercises 04-21-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,229
Posted By Abby Phenix
After a long winter of banishment from the gym to...

After a long winter of banishment from the gym to the pool for rehab, I'm now back and excited to be Crossfitting again. Except that I'm now forbidden from running, which was my exercise/drug of...
Forum: Fitness 11-09-2005, 07:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,165
Posted By Abby Phenix
get some good shoes! no, really. go to the...

get some good shoes! no, really. go to the nearest running store--NOT the Foot Locker--a real runner's store and get them to fit you for the shoes. regular tennies are ok for the occasional jog, but...
Forum: Nutrition 11-08-2005, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,884
Posted By Abby Phenix
1. couple of suggestions: you might try heading...

1. couple of suggestions: you might try heading to Costco/Sam's Club/Wal-Mart and buying some things in bulk--make sure you double-check the price/item of everything you're buying at your local store...
Forum: Exercises 10-21-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By Abby Phenix
it's stupid, but the shoelaces are what get me...

it's stupid, but the shoelaces are what get me every time. that and wearing socks that are too thick. you need to leave room in your shoes for your feet to swell a little.
Forum: Exercises 10-08-2005, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,180
Posted By Abby Phenix
i would make sure they'd seen an orthopedist and...

i would make sure they'd seen an orthopedist and know why they have scoliosis. sometimes it's a fixable condition as a result of a muscle imbalance or leg length discrepancy and sometimes it's...
Forum: Injuries 09-30-2005, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,338
Posted By Abby Phenix
air quality and pollen count play into it too. my...

air quality and pollen count play into it too. my attacks tend to happen when i forget to take my allergy meds.
Forum: Nutrition 09-30-2005, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By Abby Phenix
http://www.cafarmersmarkets.org/consumer/inseason....

http://www.cafarmersmarkets.org/consumer/inseason.shtml

this is for california. search for the farmers' market association in your area.
Forum: Starting 09-23-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,332
Posted By Abby Phenix
if you go to a gym and they have a Gravitron...

if you go to a gym and they have a Gravitron pull-up/dip assist machine, that could also be something to try. i'm really enjoying seeing the progression downward of assistance needed...
Forum: Starting 09-22-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,280
Posted By Abby Phenix
Nicolas, I think it's great you're wanting to...

Nicolas,

I think it's great you're wanting to add strength training! You're not at all too young. Just make sure you find a good coach to show you proper form for the lifts--maybe a coach at...
Forum: Community 09-01-2005, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,304
Posted By Abby Phenix
Hi Nice People at CrossFit North, I wish I...

Hi Nice People at CrossFit North,

I wish I could come to your Ski Fitness Clinics! Sadly, I am in Austin. Do you think you could post the workouts here (maybe after they are over) for those of us...
Forum: Injuries 08-29-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,919
Posted By Abby Phenix
in addition to the swimming and upper body work,...

in addition to the swimming and upper body work, this would also be a really great time to do some flexibility work (esp in the back, shoulders, and hips). there are a ton of exercises you can do...
Forum: Exercises 08-22-2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,133
Posted By Abby Phenix
i'd be a little nervous about a running program...

i'd be a little nervous about a running program that has you running 5 days a week... especially if you're a non-runner. you might try to follow hal higdon's 5-k novice training plan. it'd probably...
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