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Forum: Exercises 01-07-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
Posted By Mike Sasin
I'm not sure i'm adequately performing this...

I'm not sure i'm adequately performing this (possibly not at all). After the first pull i feel like i'm driving with the legs, thrusting the hips forward and the head and shoulders upward and...
Forum: Exercises 01-06-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,277
Posted By Mike Sasin
So should the jerk be done with a full hand grip?...

So should the jerk be done with a full hand grip? a full-hand grip, with bar resting on shoulders, is a bit painful for me.

Yes, because you'll need a full hand grip to control the bar on the way...
Forum: Exercises 01-06-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,277
Posted By Mike Sasin
If you're like I am and are just too impatient to...

If you're like I am and are just too impatient to gain the wrist flexibility, there's always the split clean, which allows you to maintain a hand position like in the second picture. The split was...
Forum: Fitness 01-04-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,335
Posted By Mike Sasin
Looks like it's Issue 6. Any other issues that...

Looks like it's Issue 6. Any other issues that are a "must have?" (And don't say all of them 'cause I'm cheap and can't afford all of them. :biggrin:)
Forum: Fitness 01-04-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,335
Posted By Mike Sasin
On a related note, which CF journal explains the...

On a related note, which CF journal explains the theory behind CrossFit and gives a template to create your own workouts? Thanks.
Forum: Workout of the Day 11-30-2005, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,873
Posted By Mike Sasin
The Romanian DL is more specific to Oly lifts,...

The Romanian DL is more specific to Oly lifts, but even that can catch your knees a little. I think that the most "pain free" substitute for the DL would be a good morning. A great exercise, but it...
Forum: Exercises 08-11-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,094
Posted By Mike Sasin
Not that I'm defending calf raises or other...

Not that I'm defending calf raises or other bodybuilding type moves, but if you look at his calf workout:

Calves: Seated calf raises. Three sets of 20. " When I work my calves from a seated...
Forum: Workout of the Day 08-01-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,591
Posted By Mike Sasin
Kempie, I think I recall reading something...

Kempie,

I think I recall reading something about a hypothetical athlete. One of the advantages of CF is that for most WODs it's relatively easy to set up in terms of equipment. Sure there are days...
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-31-2005, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,591
Posted By Mike Sasin
Eric, after reading your EDT vs. Tabata squats...

Eric, after reading your EDT vs. Tabata squats post I see that my point has been discussed, at least in part, so no need to revisit the issue. I guess my only question is why aren't the weighted...
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-31-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,591
Posted By Mike Sasin
I'm somewhat in the same boat - relatively...

I'm somewhat in the same boat - relatively strong, but not super strong, with low cardio. My approach to some of these workouts has been to use the Rxd weight unless it's totally impossible (e.g.,...
Forum: Exercises 01-21-2005, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,834
Posted By Mike Sasin
"Snatches with a 55# dumbbell are much easier...

"Snatches with a 55# dumbbell are much easier than with a 53# KB. But doing the snatch test with dumbbell would still make for a great workout."

Everyone always says this, but after having worked...
Forum: Fitness 01-08-2005, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By Mike Sasin
I was doing some research on training for...

I was doing some research on training for strength-endurance and came across this article. Although I am not a distance runner, I nevertheless thought this was interesting. Seems very similar to the...
Forum: Fitness 01-05-2005, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,716
Posted By Mike Sasin
I agree with Larry. I really like mine, I was...

I agree with Larry. I really like mine, I was able to afford them, but could have adapted without them.

The outfit Dan John mentioned sells cast KBs cheap. Also, for a great adjustable KB, check...
Forum: Exercises 01-05-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,877
Posted By Mike Sasin
"I think this would make for an interesting...

"I think this would make for an interesting "Girl" benchmark workout."

Yup. In honor of the KB's ethnic background, we should call the workout "Natasha" or something.
Forum: Fitness 11-22-2004, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,888
Posted By Mike Sasin
Here's my favorite quote: ‘Have you ever...

Here's my favorite quote:

‘Have you ever looked at an ape? They have no buns.’


— Dennis Bramble
biology professor, University of Utah

That is one lonely man.
Forum: Fitness 11-22-2004, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mike Sasin
"Take two people at the same beginner level of...

"Take two people at the same beginner level of fitness (other things also being equal) where one is on Abs Diet and one is on Crossfit. After 6 weeks, it is difficult for me to say who would be...
Forum: Exercises 11-22-2004, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,453
Posted By Mike Sasin
Dustin, Let's clarify your goals. Are you...

Dustin,

Let's clarify your goals. Are you looking to gain mass overall or more interested in increasing your squat poundage? What types of workouts have you been doing up to this point? CrossFit...
Forum: Exercises 11-16-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,453
Posted By Mike Sasin
Lots of good information here; I'll add 2 cents....

Lots of good information here; I'll add 2 cents. As was mentioned, take the weight that you would use for a 10 rep max and do 20 total reps. How you do these is really up to you, but after 10 reps,...
Forum: Fitness 10-02-2004, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,851
Posted By Mike Sasin
Does anyone else feel self-conscious about...

Does anyone else feel self-conscious about walking around the neighborhood with a sandbag or am I just being a wuss? I'd like to try this myself.
Forum: Fitness 10-02-2004, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Mike Sasin
Based on El-Hewie's postings on DD I find his...

Based on El-Hewie's postings on DD I find his level of knowledge very suspect. There is another M.D. who posts on DD who says that El-Hewie's take on physiology is inaccurate and misleading. I don't...
Forum: Exercises 09-29-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,873
Posted By Mike Sasin
I've heard the power clean described as hitting...

I've heard the power clean described as hitting everything except you pecs. That's probably true.
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2004, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,055
Posted By Mike Sasin
This may be of interest to some of you. While I...

This may be of interest to some of you. While I have not tried this out yet, this is the smartest design for an adjustable KB that I have ever seen. Once I buy one, I'll post a review.
...
Forum: Exercises 09-14-2004, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mike Sasin
Just curious to see if anyone else noticed the...

Just curious to see if anyone else noticed the Underarmor commercial that shows some football players training in the weight room? One of the scenes shows a player cleaning a huge weight and throwing...
Forum: Exercises 09-13-2004, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
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Views: 2,981
Posted By Mike Sasin
A lot depends on the skill and speed of the...

A lot depends on the skill and speed of the lifter. A very skilled and fast lifter does not need to pull the bar very high, relying instead on speed to get under the bar. A lifter with less skill...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2004, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,866
Posted By Mike Sasin
It's now on e-bay. I'll be up front with everyone...

It's now on e-bay. I'll be up front with everyone - doing cleans and snatches with a plate-loaded handle hurts the forearm (although if you keep the weight light, such as under 50#, it's not that...
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