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Forum: Health and Medical Issues 06-05-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 23,811
Posted By Max Salmen
Kidney Donation

Thanks for reading.

I am an avid crossfitter, and I am now considering donating a kidney to a friend in need. Can anyone point me in the direction of good information about this?

My main...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,427
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Advice on using cast iron weights & rubber plates

I was in the exact same position. I was able to get 2 pairs of #25 bumpers. I have plenty of #35 iron plates that are smaller in diameter. I am now stacking up to 305 on my Rogue bar and having no...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,839
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Squat Racks

I built this one: (SAFE) Rack (

I dropped 550 on it as a stress test, and the thing was completely solid. Cost me less than $100...
Forum: Exercises 07-18-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,295
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Deep squat flexability

I had a similar issue, and was coached to use high-rep goblet squats as a warmup. My ROM has improved tremendously since I started doing that.

To do it place a heavy dumbell vertical in your...
Forum: Starting 07-05-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,387
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Tabata?

Tabata was the name of the Doc who did the most widely accepted study on the effectiveness of intervals compared to LSD cardio. That study was done with the 20 sec on 10 sec off for 8 rounds format. ...
Forum: Fitness 06-14-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,312
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: I want to stuff my face!

Paleo=Not For You

Keep your focus on real whole foods, and stay away from processed carbs, other than that eat as much as you can. If I were in your position I would be trying to eat 6 eggs, 1/2...
Forum: Nutrition 04-02-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 38,632
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Nitrean+

I switched to Nitrean+ a few months back, and I have had great results and experience. I have used dozens and this stuff is top notch. Thanks for the good work Chris. :thanx:
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,878
Posted By Max Salmen
RX Sunglasses

There will be a lot more workouts in the sunshine now that the weather is better! :kicking0:

I have some HSA funds that I can use for a pair of shades and I am looking for recommendations on...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-22-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,393
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Sitting our way to death

I came from a job that had me on the move all day to my current position where I am at a desk for 8-10 hours each day. 6 months ago I made the switch to standing. I have noticed better sleep, faster...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,321
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: MMA Gas Training Max

I cannot speak to the elevation mask but I have used a powerlung and a snorkel pipe and trained extensively for apnea.

The powerlung has helped me make fantastic gains in pulmonary strength and...
Forum: Competitions 01-25-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,690
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: What I'd like to see at the 2012 games

I think if Crossfit is going to make the claim that these are THE FITTEST on Earth there ought to be some metrics comparable to those used by non-CFers. NFL Combine would be very intriguing, as would...
Forum: Starting 01-20-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,779
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Advice, Motivation, & Encouraging words--PLEASE


So long as you are doing CF MetCons 2-3 times per week and not using GNC style supplements there is simply no way your body will take on a "masculine look" from lifting. It is great that...
Forum: Starting 01-20-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,898
Posted By Max Salmen
Thumbs up Re: Gloves, anyone??

I have gotten close to needing to go to gloves a couple times now. I might throw a pair in my bag just to have in case.

I try to take good care of my calluses and I have good ones (Strong and...
Forum: Starting 01-18-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,353
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: tough mudder beginner

The fastest way to boost mileage in my experience is to run intervals. It will allow you to get lungs quickly and work on form. Sand and hills are the best for improving foot turnover without having...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 01-10-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 210,786
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: You Know You CrossFit Too Much When...

You start using the word "AMRAP" in coy/flirtatious contexts:evilsmile
Forum: Exercises 01-05-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,263
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Assistance exercises for front squats

Brendan, This is my issue exactly. I can crank out the front squats with a modified grip (bar on shoulders, arms crossed and over-handing bar) but I am severely limited by the wrists and shoulders in...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 108,406
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Post pics of your home/garage gym

Erin you might be my Hero! I have lots of Duct Tape too!:highfive:
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,943
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Men's shorts small waist, big legs?

I am a 34 or 35 Waist, 24" Thigh. As far as shorts are concerned, I recently discovered the O'Neill "Freak" series. Anything they sell that has the freak 4 way stretch is great, super light, fast...
Forum: Fitness 12-28-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,727
Posted By Max Salmen
Forum: Starting 12-28-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,058
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Supportive Underwear for Deadlifting?

I had a Hernia (lower abdominal) which had to be repaired a few years ago. The Surgeon recommended wearing compression shorts whenever I lifted heavy afterward. His reasoning was that it helped in...
Forum: Starting 12-19-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,201
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: Crossfitting mom at whits end

I would think about throwing a week or two of 2x daily workouts in. Nothing crazy intense, but its really easy to swap the PJ's for sweats first thing in the morning and do 15 minutes up and down the...
Forum: Fitness 12-01-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,990
Posted By Max Salmen
Smile Re: Strength training and Yoga

I am no expert, but personal anecdotal experience would lead me to believe this could actually boost your strength gains significantly.

Yoga has helped me break through plateaus on numerous...
Forum: Starting 11-22-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,194
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: New Crossfitter: Questions about gear... is a great FREE resource for running technique although I think he might have a line of shoes coming so might not be free for long. Also search youtube for Eric Orton :)
Forum: Starting 11-21-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,194
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: New Crossfitter: Questions about gear...

Buy a pair of VFFs. I have been running in them for 5 years and all my nagging injury issues have disappeared. I have done multiple 1/2 Marathons and 20+milers in them without issue(I am 220 lbs)
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,333
Posted By Max Salmen
Re: New Rogue bar - packaging question

Mine came the same way. The end caps were unrecognizable but still attached. The UPS guy said he was surprised it was in such good shape as these things were usually totally exposed from the abuse of...
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