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Forum: Exercises 04-22-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,911
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Double Under Crash Course

I'll have to disagree with the "jump high turn the rope really fast" advice.

DUs are most efficiently done with a jump that is no higher than a regular single under. When helping new people to...
Forum: Workout of the Day 04-15-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,503
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: How strict are you?

Interesting topic.

I've been doing CF coming up on 3 years and have done SS, PMenu workouts, my affiliate WODs and the mainpage workouts. My best results have come when I've religiously followed the...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-16-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 53,916
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Pull Up Bar Height

We just moved out of a garage-gym affiliate and into a new box and our pull-up bars at the new place are at 9'. It made a huge difference at first, but now we're all used to the additional height....
Forum: Community 02-27-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,622
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: SigEp CrossFitters

Good stuff.

Indiana Epsilon ('04) myself.
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 02-19-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,086
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Finding a Compatible Doctor


Shoot me an email jberg(at)titanfit(dot)com and I'd be happy to ask around at our box. One of the partners at our CF affilliate is a GP MD (also Level 1 certified) and another long time...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,632
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: studpullup bar

We've got 2 at my affiliate. Rock solid, even with a 250+ guy kipping. Easy to install.

Only gripe is the finish on the bar. I prefer unfinished metal, but for the price and ease of installation,...
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-12-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,147
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Kipping Chin Up Form/Technique

Hi Mischa,

A few thoughts, at the bottom you're not fully extending your arms. Your elbows still are slightly flexed. I find I get the smoothest kip with straight arms - but that just might be me....
Forum: Workout of the Day 11-06-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,450
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Modifying Lynne for home: ring pushups or pseudo planche pushups?

Hi Blair,

I've substituted weighted dips for the BP in Lynne before, usually 45#. Seems to be a close approximation to BW BP; as I tend to get about the same number of reps.


Forum: Injuries 08-27-2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,687
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Salt + Torn Calluses: How many times to be fully effective?

I'm a big fan of soaking torn hands in a super-saturated salt water solution.

I've found 2 - 3 times per day for 3 days and I'm usually good as new. In my experience, keeping it moist with lotion,...
Forum: Nutrition 08-13-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 23,553
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: No Zone-No Paleo-No Problem for Mike Phelps

I'm fairly certain no one who has commented in this thread, myself obviously included, is even remotely qualified to give nutritional advice to Michael Phelps.

And in case you've been living in a...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Rings: Rogue vs. Elite


I've only tried your product once, and it was about 18 months ago.

I should have been a bit more specific and just compared the rogue to the powermax rings directly. With that qualifier,...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Rings: Rogue vs. Elite

i have a set of rogue rings and a set of powermax rings (which are similar to the elite and xtreme).

i brought both sets to my affiliate and the plastic rings get almost zero use. the rogue rings...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 07-07-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,771
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Any Crossfitters in Bloomington Indiana?

Geoff & Richard,

While you'll have to drive an hour north, Indianapolis has 3 affiliates and we get together every 1 - 2 weeks on Saturday mornings on the west side of Indiana for a park workout....
Forum: Starting 06-19-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,788
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: 080619 question


I can understand how you're a bit wary of "getting in the best shape of your life" from doing 1 rep of three workouts.

Today's workout is the CrossFit Total. It presents itself a few times...
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-17-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,589
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: New and not quite sure about...


I'll have to echo what Christopher stated. That seems like way, way too much for a 7 day cycle. You've listed 8 workouts which would be killer for the first week, let alone the following ones....
Forum: Exercises 06-17-2008, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,112
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Final Tweaks to my MEBB routine


I've had more success with my max effort lifts on the first day of the cycle, as opposed to the middle of the 3. However, this was just my experience.

I think I've seen Anthony Bainbridge...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,273
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Rogue Fitness (Bar, rings, service, etc.)

Hi Bill,

Yes, definitely like the changes on the Duvide dS.

Question, does Duvide manufacture a pure speed rope? the dS is perfectly sufficient for double unders, however it isn't a pure speed...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,371
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Which rings should I buy?

i have a set of powermax and rogue.

rogue straps adjust much, much easier. they're just the right diameter, bomb-proof and bill is a pleasure to do business with.


Forum: Equipment 06-12-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,273
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Rogue Fitness (Bar, rings, service, etc.)

I've dealt with many crossfit and fitness vendors and Bill is at the top.

One of the products I have from Rogue is the Duvide dS jumprope. After a manufacturer's defect, I contacted Bill. Let him...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,408
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Elite Rings or Xtreme Rings?

If you're interested in durability, get the Rogue Rings. I like them much better than my Powermax rings. That seems to be the consensus with those individuals who have tried both.
Forum: Workout of the Day 05-19-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,523
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: What can I sub weighted pullups for?

Swings are not a good sub for pullups.

For weighted pullups you do not need a weight belt, climbing harness, etc. The essentials:

some weights

Forum: Equipment 05-02-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,399
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Duvide Jumpropes

I've had a dS that I purchased from Bill @ Rogue Fitness for a few months now and the thing wears like iron. Plenty fast to do double unders, but it's not a speed rope in the strictest sense....
Forum: Nutrition 04-24-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755
Posted By Jerry Berg
"dietician" ??

A family member of mine recently saw a dietician. This "educated" woman told my family member that to loose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle she needed to alter her eating habits. simple...
Forum: Workout Logs 04-19-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,810
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: A Weak Man's Attempt at Change- Starting Strength


I don't post my workouts on the message board, instead I've used a blog ( for the last year or so to track my workouts in addition to writing them in a workout...
Forum: Fitness 04-18-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,764
Posted By Jerry Berg
Re: Improving Metcon

If your goal is to improve your fran time I'd try some of the following:

15 - 15 - 15 and 9 - 15 - 21 rep schemes with 95lb thrusters and pullups.

I don't think dropping the weight is your...
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