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Forum: Exercises 03-25-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,263
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
The Strossen book looks great too. Would be...

The Strossen book looks great too. Would be interested in hearing if others found it as inspiring as John S. Beth Moscov, do you have this book?
Forum: Exercises 03-23-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,263
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Terrific stuff -- thanks everyone. But now it...

Terrific stuff -- thanks everyone. But now it leads me to another question (particularly for Coach Burgener). If you are doing heavy squats like that every day, or almost every day, how do you ever...
Forum: Exercises 03-23-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,263
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
All interesting (and varied) posts. But to what...

All interesting (and varied) posts. But to what purpose is this? Is it similar to "greasing the groove," in that incremental development is ultimately a great thing? And why the squat, as opposed to,...
Forum: Exercises 03-22-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,263
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
I was talking with another member (Jeremy Jones)...

I was talking with another member (Jeremy Jones) about the concept of doing heavy squats (but not a lot of them) every day. Has anyone else ever heard anything about this theory? You are, I think,...
Forum: Exercises 03-20-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Also, just had another thought. Does the width of...

Also, just had another thought. Does the width of hands apart make a difference to people?
Forum: Exercises 03-20-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Wow, that is an incredible idea. Thanks, I will...

Wow, that is an incredible idea. Thanks, I will definitely try it out.
Forum: Exercises 03-19-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Hey gang, I have read many previous postings...

Hey gang,

I have read many previous postings on hand-stand push-ups, and know that people have advised that lots of hand-stands, lowering yourself down (i.e. working on the "negative"), and doing...
Forum: Testimonials 05-08-2005, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,020
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Awesome work! I have had the same experience...

Awesome work! I have had the same experience trying other feats, only to wind up following through and doing them. I'm nowhere near a muscle up right now -- but you're inspiring me to try. Congrats!
Forum: Testimonials 05-06-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,406
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
I think it's interesting that you both point out...

I think it's interesting that you both point out the "sour grapes" or "low aspirations" aspect of this topic. I am not discounting what you say at all -- I think you're both right on -- but I have to...
Forum: Testimonials 05-05-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,406
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Hi all, I have a great story to share. This...

Hi all, I have a great story to share.

This past weekend I was at a big family event in FL. There was an uncle there who I haven't seen for awhile (maybe 2 years). I was wearing a t-shirt, and...
Forum: Testimonials 03-13-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,453
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Congrats Tariq, that is awesome. I am nowhere...

Congrats Tariq, that is awesome. I am nowhere near a muscle up yet, but I have tried plenty of times and can totally relate to the sticking point. Way to go!
Forum: Exercises 10-21-2004, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Wow -- what a great thing to wake up to! Thanks...

Wow -- what a great thing to wake up to! Thanks to everyone who posted.

Truthfully, there has been this little goblin in the back of my mind saying "You're really not working sub-maximally," so...
Forum: Exercises 10-20-2004, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
I have read through the many posts on increasing...

I have read through the many posts on increasing push-up volume by doing lots of them throughout the day. I understand that. What I want to ask is what people do in terms of REST.

So, in my...
Forum: Nutrition 09-17-2004, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,656
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Thanks all -- awesome and interesting. I'm...

Thanks all -- awesome and interesting. I'm getting the idea from this discussion that I want to try a very controlled experiment.

week 1: do as normal, no eating before workout, note how I feel...
Forum: Nutrition 09-16-2004, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,656
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Ross -- why the pure protein instead of a...

Ross -- why the pure protein instead of a balanced block that includes carb/protein/fat?
Forum: Nutrition 09-16-2004, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,656
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Thanks for the replies -- keep 'em comin'. I'm...

Thanks for the replies -- keep 'em comin'. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who does workouts on an empty stomach without problems. Ben, I like your idea about doing a few experiments. I didn't...
Forum: Nutrition 09-15-2004, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,656
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Hi, I have looked through a bunch of the threads...

Hi, I have looked through a bunch of the threads wherein people talk about the benefits of eating or not eating before workouts. It seems that there are many different opinions, which probably...
Forum: Community 09-10-2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,434
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Paul -- worry not about your "current...

Paul -- worry not about your "current performance." The classes accommodate all speeds and anxieties. (Take it from someone who was very anxious at first.)

If you want a slower-paced class that...
Forum: Starting 09-08-2004, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,567
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Paul, Great post -- you do have it. And you'll...

Paul,

Great post -- you do have it. And you'll get it even more as you do it. I second what Larry said in that you don't ever want to ease off what you can't do well, or what you fear. Of course,...
Forum: Testimonials 09-08-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,917
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
This is an inspiring post. Thanks for posting it....

This is an inspiring post. Thanks for posting it. I'm with you on the spiritual level of Crossfit. After only 4 months (about 2 of which I was traveling and/or out for some reason), I definitely "got...
Forum: Fitness 07-14-2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,232
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
How does age come into play? Dave you were 18...

How does age come into play?

Dave you were 18 when you gained your weight . . . Roy, you're about 19, how old are others? When you're pushing 33 like me, isn't it harder to gain "mass" in the way...
Forum: Testimonials 05-19-2004, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Fellow Crossfitters -- today, after doing...

Fellow Crossfitters -- today, after doing Crossfit for just over a month (I started April 15th), I climbed to the top of the rope at Crossfit HQ and tapped the ceiling beam. I couldn't believe that I...
Forum: Testimonials 05-09-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,673
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Great airport story -- I agree, very inspiring. I...

Great airport story -- I agree, very inspiring. I just started myself and am looking forward to noticeable results like these.
Forum: Nutrition 05-08-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,386
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
These posts couldn't come at a better time for...

These posts couldn't come at a better time for me. I just started a strict Zone today and used the block method for breakfast and lunch. I had the very same questions regarding things like cheese,...
Forum: Starting 04-16-2004, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jon Michael Varese
Patrick . . . You are going to love it. It's hard...

Patrick . . . You are going to love it. It's hard not to!
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