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Forum: Equipment 03-27-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,203
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Re: Again Faster rocks out!

Jim,

The Abmat is a great training tool. Put the soles of your feet together, kness splayed out, the abmat way down your lower back and try 10 or so reps. Very convincing. You can get most of...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,203
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Again Faster rocks out!

Just wrapped up all the parts and pieces of updating my back porch gym with Jon and Samantha from Again Faster http://www.againfaster.com/ (wfs). They were fantastic with helping select the right...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,804
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Samba Classics if you only can have one shoe.

Samba Classics if you only can have one shoe.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,812
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Alf, The plates arrived today. They are...

Alf,
The plates arrived today. They are beautiful in a black rubber sort of way. The packaging held up well and I greatly appreciate the fast shipping and personal service.
Forum: Nutrition 02-27-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,806
Posted By Bruce Kocher
I received a Charles Staley email on this...

I received a Charles Staley email on this subject. The Velocity diet seems to be a T-Nation topic started by Chris Shugart.
(WFS although other pages in T-nation have partial nudity and explicit...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,746
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Row 2k classifieds have a bunch of machines for...

Row 2k classifieds have a bunch of machines for sale. I didn't look at every ad but there looked like some decent deals. I have no association with any of the sellers and cannot speak to their...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bruce Kocher
I've been using a 2 1/2 inch wide towing strap. ...

I've been using a 2 1/2 inch wide towing strap. The strap comes with a hook on one end and ratcheting buckle on the other that has it's own hook. Trees are easy, just wrap with chain or good line,...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,962
Posted By Bruce Kocher
I'll second the 'good for swings' opinion. I...

I'll second the 'good for swings' opinion. I have one handle loaded with 8x10# plates. Works great after filing the uncomfortable/blister inducing molding ridge off. Racking with the bell is not a...
Forum: Fitness 02-11-2007, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,234
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Cool post Arden, nothing like a little WSM...

Cool post Arden, nothing like a little WSM efficacy demo. I'm not too worried about my eighth rep on a 600# DL, scheez. I aspire though.

I agree with the above discussions regarding failure and...
Forum: Fitness 02-09-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,478
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Michael: In danger of getting moved to Nutrition...

Michael: In danger of getting moved to Nutrition but how much EPA and DHA are you taking?

My biggest change has been loading up on 2-5 grams of Vitamin C/day and relearning to Squat. Not...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,293
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Jeff: The less airflow, the less resistence. ...

Jeff: The less airflow, the less resistence. For shorter distances some rowers like more airflow. They are betting on muscle endurance over anaerobic demise. Bigger rowers tend toward heavier...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,293
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Jeff: The B model is truly a GPOG (good piece of...

Jeff: The B model is truly a GPOG (good piece of gear). As I recall, my experience with the sprockets was that it didn't matter much. Pick the lighter pulling sprocket even if your pulling sub...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,293
Posted By Bruce Kocher
James: The CII is pretty much the sport standard...

James: The CII is pretty much the sport standard among competitive rowers. The resistence is variable to best simulate a boat on the water. At the heaviest resistence you still won't be weight...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Paul: These look very similar to the handles...

Paul: These look very similar to the handles sold by Ironwoody. They work well but are not easily adjusted. I have a set of the Ironwoody brand and I just leave them set at a weight. Trying to...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,744
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Throwing a heavy KB is not necessarily an...

Throwing a heavy KB is not necessarily an activity to untake lightly. Dropping a heavy KB is common in my experience. I've launced the Ironwoody handles a few times onto the hard packed dirt of my...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Scott, A lot depends on your finances. You are...

Scott,
A lot depends on your finances. You are correct that if you need a lighter weight bar to work through a modified WOD then that would be a good choice for purchase. Unless you are going to...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,492
Posted By Bruce Kocher
I have a set. The TRX is well made and solid. ...

I have a set. The TRX is well made and solid. If you can rig a set of rings, they are much more useful. The TRX is great for hotel room fitness and other places where hanging a set of rings is not...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,744
Posted By Bruce Kocher
I am a long time Ironmind customer and I second...

I am a long time Ironmind customer and I second Keith's opinion. The Kettlebells are a definite pass. I bought a pair years ago and they have seen little use while I am an avid Girevik. The grip...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,629
Posted By Bruce Kocher
I just bought the #3 IMTUG from ironmind. ...

I just bought the #3 IMTUG from ironmind. Unqualified recommendation. I have a Trainer, #1 and #2 grippers. I can close the #2 for 1-3 reps with my right and 1 on a good day with my left. The...
Forum: Testimonials 11-02-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,687
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Jerry: Thanks for posting the photo. My...

Jerry: Thanks for posting the photo. My apologies for being so scarse since the first workout. My excuse matrix is well loaded. Please keep me on your email list and I'll try to get my lazy...
Forum: Exercises 11-02-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,532
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Peter: Thanks for the good wishes on the lower...

Peter: Thanks for the good wishes on the lower back. Like you through CF I have been remarkably healthy in all of my joints and connections. I am very appreciative of this site and community. ...
Forum: Exercises 11-02-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,532
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Peter, http://posetech.com/ is the home website...

Peter,
http://posetech.com/ is the home website for the pose running style and is to my knowledge a completely G rated site. There is enough free content to get the basics of their message on...
Forum: Testimonials 10-24-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,687
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Jerry, Great video and strong work. I hadn't...

Jerry,
Great video and strong work. I hadn't heard of Tohm's passing. Although I only met him once, he was clearly a great man. Tipping a glass as I write.
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Forum: Fitness 10-16-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,042
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Great first week results. Big danger signals...

Great first week results. Big danger signals though. It sounds like you are heading for a major overtraining breakdown in 1-5 weeks. You may or may not be able to sustain all this volume with...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 31,462
Posted By Bruce Kocher
Jay/Matt: I went with the sizing guidelines on...

Jay/Matt: I went with the sizing guidelines on the Vibram website and my shoes fit really nicely. As above, I normally wear a 45/46 but purchased 44s based on the Vibram site.

I've been doing...
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