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Forum: Exercises 07-07-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,587
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Olympic Lifts

- get to an affiliate do their on ramp or fundamental class or what ever they call it
- If that is not an option try to find an olympic lifting club
- If that is still a no go watch all the...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 05-15-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,280
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: CrossFit after Heart Bypass

just to make you feel better I have a guy that trains with me (he is my hero) He is 52 years old and he had a total of eight procedures preformed on his heart. everything from stents to a...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-09-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,495
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: What do use for your whiteboards?

Home Depot white board use Fantastik Orange action also at Home Depot takes off all dry markers with ease no matter what color and how long its has been up
Forum: CrossPit 12-01-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,685
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Don't call me a Crossfitter....

you all make good points and yes if I am wrestling I would not CrossFit that day you will not preform as well as if you did not Crossfit.
Bjj yes Crossfit thats more about technique and leverage so...
Forum: Injuries 11-20-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,998
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Sharp pain from wrist up arm while doing clean's

you have to get some coaching, you tube videos of Olympians lifting, watch videos on the main site, buy some Olympic lifting books or try to get to a barbell club (Olympic lifting club)
Forum: CrossPit 11-18-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,685
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Don't call me a Crossfitter....

hey Brian,
I have some news for you, you are a CrossFitter who practices MMA.
Don't resist man just let it happen you will see that you are more the norm than not.
Forum: Workout of the Day 11-05-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,511
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: The many Faces of Fran

we did
1. "over head Fran" = overhead Squats, pull ups
2. "rowing Fran"= 500m between sets
3. "Snatching Fran"= snatches, pull ups
(Fran is my favorite Wod we play around with it quite often)
Forum: Competitions 11-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,934
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Painstorm - November '09

I knew this WOD would be something else, but I happened to really want to snatch yesterday so my dumb A$#
subbed (full) Snatches for Back Squats (wish I didn't :yikes:)
Rowed/95lbs. -58.50 (I know...
Forum: Injuries 10-28-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Am I Injured? - Neck

hey Brett
if you have not stopped training I would stop forthwith. the spine is nothing to play with I had to have a double layer fusion (c5 c6)
Dude, just because the doctors you have seen...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,770
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

print out the picture and take it to a welder and have him make it with a hook on the top instead of the ring that the bar goes through
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-13-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,509
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Floor Strength?

hey man
go there with a bar and do grace and drop from over head every time in the same ball park spot see what happens.
I would not let guessing if the floor would hold up steer me away from a spot...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-04-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: DL Check

looks good stand all the way up (get your hips under your shoulders, they appear slightly forward) and on the decent delay the bending of the knees a little longer the down path will be a...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-27-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,695
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Leaping to a new space, need advice

build it and they will come, (affiliate 1st)
But... start small and out grow your present space!
(working on my second move now)
1. Affiliation alone will increase traffic to your door
2. focus on...
Forum: Injuries 09-27-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,363
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Wrist Tendonitis

I had the same thing thank god it went away pretty quick 2-3 weeks, ice it a lot stay away from whatever bothers it, I was given medication (neproxin butchered the spelling but that's why I am...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,632
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Bumper Plates

wright rubber jason is the man!!! stands behind his stuff 100%
Forum: Exercises 08-23-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,264
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: oly lifting grip

anytime you O lift use hook grip yes it suck in the beginning but worth the effort in the end
secondly for cleans when the bar is racked your hands should be outside your shoulders elbows up and...
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-23-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,964
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Squat form check

thats the answer just squat
Air Squat SLOWLY, hit these points on every rep
1 feet shoulder width apart toes turned out at a 30 degree angle
2 weight on heels throughout the movement
3 butt travels...
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-22-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,896
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: How bad are these DLs?

your set up is good I think the lower butt thing is a matter of comfort it looks ok to me, try to lower it a little see how it feels more importantly
I think this is your problem
1 at set up...
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-22-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,964
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Squat form check

yes they were right (I just watched the first video) chest still a little low thats your problem
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-22-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,964
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Squat form check

I am not going to fake the funk I did not watch your first video because I am lazy but your second set was ok
I think your biggest problem is that you fail to keep your chest up at the bottom of...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-09-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,516
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: new affiliates bad for crossfit?

your on the money. the only way to get good at something is to do it
over and over and over again....
man teach your girl, wife, kids, brothers and sisters and anyone else who will give you...
Forum: Exercises 08-08-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,888
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: RKC Kettlebell swings or Crossfits swings?

there are like three different types of swings
the Russian (the easiest and fastest)
the American (crossfit style, overhead)
the Power swing-very little squatting motion involved and actively moving...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,207
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: kettlebell advice needed (type of KB)

you are correct comp. bells are a lot bigger and have a hollow portion to the bell
I never heard of graphite bells and I would never entertain the thought of an epoxy bell
no cast iron or...
Forum: Exercises 07-28-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,443
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Kipping

it happened to me, but I got really ****ed off I went from my normal gymnastic kip to a butterfly kip mid wod and since can not keep either one going transition from one to other
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,300
Posted By Carlo Mattia
Re: Footwear?

your just starting off get a good pair of trail running/ cross trainers whatever brand floats your boat
when you get serious about CrossFit then get a pair of O-lifting shoes.
I have vibram 5...
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