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Forum: Equipment 03-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Everett books in canada?

I've ordered many books from the US and have never paid duty on any of them. Just the shipping charge.
I know the exchange rate has moved in an unfavourable direction as far as our south of the...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,320
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Farmer's Walk handles

That's not a bad idea. Maybe you can build some with some supplies from Home Depot?

Then again, you could just hold onto the bars themselves right?
Forum: Starting 11-07-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,189
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Dumbells vs. Bars

Hello Lauren,
Dumbells make a great substitute for a barbell for Olympic lifts like the Jerk. They are alot easier to perform with dumbells (from a technical standpoint) and any risk of injury is...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 06-26-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,884
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Video Games

I've been addicted to Dawn of War for awhile now.
Anyone into this one that wants to go head to head?
PM me!
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,546
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Bar Suggestion: Power or Olympic

I bought a York Olympic bar and use it for everything. You can use Olympic bars for the slow lifts but not really the other way around.
I also prefer the narrower grip of the Oly bar.

V
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,908
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Need Advice About a Rower

C2's seem pricey but I'd like to point out that when you compare a C2 to another piece of "cardio" equipment like a treadmill, it's pretty inexpensive. The cheaper treadmills (the ones that you...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,223
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Advice on price of used Concept2

Hi Todd,
Are you refering to a Model C or D? Is this a crossfit discount? I've never heard of them giving one.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,223
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Advice on price of used Concept2

I'm looking at a used Concept2 Model C with a PM1 monitor. Apparently its lightly used.
Could I get some advise as to a fair amount to offer for it? Currently she asking $700 which I think is too...
Forum: Workout of the Day 10-19-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,810
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Making up as you go

The Brand X (affiliate) website shows scaling for the WOD everyday to accomodate people of various fitness levels.

http://www.brandxmartialarts.com/ (safe link!)

Click on the "Workout of the Day"...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,369
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Difficulty getting my 10lb bumpers on and off my bars..

I have the York needle bearing Olympic Training bar as well as 10lb Kraiburg bumpers but I don't have any trouble with them at all.
I did notice though that my bumpers do not fit at all on my old...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,535
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Lifting Platform Width?

Lifting plaforms are 8 feet wide, with the centre wooden area being 4 feet and 2 feet of rubber on either end.
If you are concerned about the plates coming into contact with the wooden area you could...
Forum: Exercises 10-06-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,689
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: stretching

Hi,
Not too long ago I was also thinking to myself that I needed a more productive stretching routine. Especially for my upper body.
One of the CF journal articles mentioned a product called the...
Forum: Exercises 09-07-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 26,736
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Substitution for Wall Ball Shots

Brandon:
Yes, I was thinking, I would stand at point "A" and throw the bag 10 feet across the room to point "B", then run over to "B" and through the bag back to point "A". Just try to do it as fast...
Forum: Exercises 09-07-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 26,736
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Substitution for Wall Ball Shots

I've been wondering about wallball subs myself over the past week. I workout in the basement so throwing something 10 feet up is out of the question.
How about horizontal throws rather than vertical...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,490
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Bumper Plates in Toronto??

Hi Scott,
Used bumper plates in Toronto are a rare find. I've seen them listed twice on Craigslist in the past couple years.
I ordered mine from the Rubberman. Most high quality equipment is going to...
Forum: Exercises 08-21-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,824
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Re: Starting "Starting Strength"

When I started SS back in February the first workout with any lift got me to my starting weight.
As Rippetoe describes, start with the empty bar, do a set of five. Add 5 or 10 pounds and do another...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,969
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Hi there, I'm not cleaning huge amounts of...

Hi there,
I'm not cleaning huge amounts of weight, but my bumpers are sliding across the bar when they're dropped. My spring collars aren't cutting it and I'm sure this causes extra wear and tear....
Forum: Exercises 08-13-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
I remember Dan John writing that for awhile all...

I remember Dan John writing that for awhile all he had was a bar, a pair of 45's and a pair of 35's. 205Lbs.
He did Front squats with that and made progress.
I say, if you can get to the point...
Forum: Exercises 08-13-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,871
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
I've noticed Crossfit Jersey Shore posts alot of...

I've noticed Crossfit Jersey Shore posts alot of Kettlebell oriented workouts:
http://crossfitjerseyshore.typepad.com/jersey_shore_crossfit/
-safe link

Also, you could do any of the WODS that...
Forum: Fitness 08-13-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,242
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Lol, i've done SS for 6 months, started at 170...

Lol, i've done SS for 6 months, started at 170 and now weigh about 178 and my bench got up to 170. Pretty consistent results compared to yours! Oh and I'm 30.
I never warmed up with anything but the...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,445
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
I ordered some fractional plates from them a...

I ordered some fractional plates from them a couple of months ago.
Quick delivery and they even use Paypal, so I have nothing bad to say about them.
Forum: Fitness 08-09-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,392
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
I've done SS since February and have just now...

I've done SS since February and have just now after 6 months started to add some Crossfit routines back into the mix.
I followed the SS program as exactly as I could and I have to say it's an...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,267
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
I also purchased a bar from Alison back in the...

I also purchased a bar from Alison back in the spring. She was really great to work with.
The York Olympic training bar is pretty fantastic as well.

I can't remember if I gave her her due back...
Forum: Fitness 07-20-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
I have to recommend Starting Strength and...

I have to recommend Starting Strength and Practical Programming. Great books. I've never been particularly strong either and decided to concentrate on it. Started in February and pulled my first...
Forum: Exercises 05-08-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,880
Posted By Victor Cruzeiro
Hi Cameron, I'm also going the SS route, and...

Hi Cameron,
I'm also going the SS route, and concentrating on building strength for this year.
I'm curious about your comment:
"I'm trying to keep a straight line up and down but for some reason I...
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