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Forum: Equipment 06-10-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,562
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: Rings burn my arms!!

I just wear long sleeves any time I know I'm going to be doing high rep movements that will rub my arms (dips, MUs, etc.). You'll be warm, but your skin will thank you.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 02-26-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,036
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: Funny/Interesting Movie I saw: King Kong A Fistful of Quarters

There's another good read about this guy that I encountered in Harper's last summer. I remember thinking that it was a pretty fascinating subculture. Here's a wfs link to the article if anyone is...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 31,053
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: Need ideas for pull-up bar from rafters

I have exposed joists in my basement and attached a bar in a very easy way. I bought a length of 1 in. pipe from Home Depot or Lowes and found some metal fasteners that look like a U with wings.

I...
Forum: Exercises 09-17-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,901
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: Starting Strength Wiki-this looks VERY interesting

Thanks guys. I appreciate the advice.
I'll start by incorporating some more rest.
Forum: Exercises 09-15-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,901
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: Starting Strength Wiki-this looks VERY interesting

Hey folks. Iíve been doing the Starting Strength program since July and Iíve seen great results Ė by now Iím squatting 3 sets of 5 with a weight that is 25 lbs over my pre-SS PR.

However, doing this...
Forum: CrossPit 06-17-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,002
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: Maybay a silly question

I use this handy g-maps pedometer. I didn't know if it worked for locations outside the US, so I checked the location in your profile and sure enough, Raalte shows up crystal...
Forum: Community 05-22-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,042
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: MBTI Test Results of Crossfitters

Another INTJ.
Not surprised to see certain types coming up again and again.
Forum: Technical Support 04-15-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 223,461
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: Changing City and State

I'd like to request a change as well, please:
I'm in the process of moving from Crofton, MD to Jenkintown, PA.

Thanks admins!
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: C2 Model C - Philly

Thanks for the heads up.

Inquiry made, fingers crossed!
Forum: Community 08-29-2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,366
Posted By Matt Smiley
Re: West Point Indoor Obstacle Course

I grew up on post at West Point and there was no better place to be a kid. There were endless miles of woods to play in, it was safe to ride your bike anywhere on post, cadets taught youth sports...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-14-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,672
Posted By Matt Smiley
Wa-Hoo-Wah! Wish I found CF during my time there...

Wa-Hoo-Wah! Wish I found CF during my time there (98-02).

If you can get everyone to pay dues or if you can get school funding you can send someone to the Quantico cert - that would probably be...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,543
Posted By Matt Smiley
Scott - I've been using sawhorses for a little...

Scott - I've been using sawhorses for a little over a year with no problems. Mine are the perfect height for me to get under for bottom-to-bottom front squats, but I am unable to get into proper form...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 07-24-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,242
Posted By Matt Smiley
I've never met him, but I've heard/seen several...

I've never met him, but I've heard/seen several people recommend a guy named Tim Guarino in Baltimore.

Found his contact info in another thread:
(410) 665-0239
timguarino@hotmail.com

Good...
Forum: Exercises 06-22-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,813
Posted By Matt Smiley
I agree with the anti-headphones camp for safety...

I agree with the anti-headphones camp for safety reasons, but I see nothing wrong with using a little motivating imagery. I'll confess to a lack of awareness about posture, chi, or whatever, but I am...
Forum: Exercises 06-22-2007, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,813
Posted By Matt Smiley
Brandon - yea SDF and/or TPI.

Brandon - yea SDF and/or TPI.
Forum: Exercises 06-21-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,813
Posted By Matt Smiley
During unpleasant workouts, I kick it Sesame...

During unpleasant workouts, I kick it Sesame Street style and use the magic of imagination! (lol)

Another forum that I like had a thread a while back about a mythical uber-badass who devotes every...
Forum: Community 05-04-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By Matt Smiley
Does anyone remember the sketch about "Freestyle...

Does anyone remember the sketch about "Freestyle Walking" from The State? It's probably like 10 years old now, but it must be around YouTube somewhere. It was pretty funny too.
Forum: Community 04-12-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By Matt Smiley
A story also appeared in last week's TIME...

A story also appeared in last week's TIME magazine, about how it was catching on around college campuses.
W/FS Link:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1607235,00.html...
Forum: Community 04-10-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By Matt Smiley
Anyone else catch the mention of Hooverball on...

Anyone else catch the mention of Hooverball on Jeopardy last night?

CF makes you fit and a better Jeopardy contestant. Booyah.
Forum: Community 04-09-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,986
Posted By Matt Smiley
Hooverball sounds fun enough to get me to leave...

Hooverball sounds fun enough to get me to leave the austere solitude of my backyard gym and brave some beltway traffic.

Just let us know when it's going down, Jerry.
Forum: Community 04-09-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,986
Posted By Matt Smiley
I believe that all the fitness stations are...

I believe that all the fitness stations are between miles 1 and 3, so if you start at Mt. Vernon and head North, you'll get to them pretty quickly.

Here's a (work/family safe) map that gives an...
Forum: Community 04-08-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,986
Posted By Matt Smiley
The Mt. Vernon trail has some exercise stations...

The Mt. Vernon trail has some exercise stations between Old Town and Mount Vernon. When I lived in OT, I used to love running or biking down the trail and using the parallel bars, pull up bars, and...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By Matt Smiley
I too bought a cheap-o CAP barbell from CL a...

I too bought a cheap-o CAP barbell from CL a while back. Just a quick suggestion: weigh it and make sure it really weighs 45 lbs! Mine doesn't - only 31 lbs!

Certainly not a big deal, but it can...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,914
Posted By Matt Smiley
For bars and bumpers: 1.) Contact Allison...

For bars and bumpers:
1.) Contact Allison Foreman, pre-order a bar+bumpers set from her, and drive up to York to pick it up (1.5-2 hours from DC). Allison gives a good CF discount and this would...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,834
Posted By Matt Smiley
Passed through York, PA on my way to visit family...

Passed through York, PA on my way to visit family in NY this past weekend and I finally managed to convince my wife to stop so I could visit York Barbell's factory store and the Weightlifting Hall of...
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