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Forum: Injuries 09-21-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,078
Posted By Ben Rollin
Recommendation for a hand surgeon - DC/MD/VA

Does anyone have recommendations for a hand/wrist specialist in the DC area?

I am dealing with recurring issues from a 4 corner fusion surgery I underwent in 2007 and the original surgeon is no...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,302
Posted By Ben Rollin
Homemade freestanding pull-up rig

I know this has been posted many times but I wanted to get feedback from others who have made a similar setup.


I used 1" black steel piping all around.
(2) 60" pipes
(2) 30" pipes...
Forum: Injuries 06-02-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,068
Posted By Ben Rollin
Pulled hamstring - still lift?

I pulled my hamstring pretty bad doing sprints last night. Will doing upper body lifts (bench, weighted pullups, shoulder press) tonight hinder my recovery? In this case should I just let my entire...
Forum: Nutrition 05-12-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,127
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: How do you like your oats?

Lots of raisins and cinnamon. Or Vermont maple syrup.

Microwaving it with a banana until it turns to mush is awesome as well.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,552
Posted By Ben Rollin
Squat rack

Has anyone found a solid squat rack with some sort of safety bars (or power rack for less than $300?

Something similar to this would work for the space I have:...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,506
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Home Depot - mats

I'll just drive the extra distance and pick up the horse stall mats. There is a tractor supply store not too far from me. Thanks for the input.
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,506
Posted By Ben Rollin
Home Depot - mats

Has anyone purchased these mats for their home gym?
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,799
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Tires

Look for a local tractor supply store or put a wanted ad on Craigslist.

Most people will be thrilled to have you haul one of these away for them.
Forum: Nutrition 04-19-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,265
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Nitrate free bacon

I know its not quite the same but Costco has huge packs of uncured Canadian bacon...great fried with a bunch of eggs.

IMO the best tasting bacon is the maple flavor at Whole Food..I forget the...
Forum: Nutrition 04-14-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,953
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Vitamin D/Cholesterol results

Thanks for all of your replies. Since its getting nicer out now I'll just start eating lunch outside every day/walking for 20 minutes.

As a follow-up are there any real noticeable side effects of...
Forum: Nutrition 04-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,953
Posted By Ben Rollin
Vitamin D/Cholesterol results

I've been paleo for a while now, no dairy. I had a physical last week and the doctor was concerned that I may be vitamin D deficient, he was right:

081950 - Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
Forum: Nutrition 04-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,815
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Best Fish Oil Supplement?

+ 1 for Carlsons liquid (lemon flavor)
Forum: Injuries 04-13-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,040
Posted By Ben Rollin
Concussion, take off how long?

I received a minor concussion with loss of consciouness during a rugby match on Sunday. I had a CT scan and the doctor said it was just minor. I had headaches up until yesterday, today I feel back to...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,456
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Concept 2 seat "clicking".

If cleaning doesn't improve the problem it may be the bearings inside the rollers or the rollers themselves. They can be replaced for very cheap. I believe people have purchased the bearings on Ebay...
Forum: Nutrition 04-09-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 77,868
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Can't Lose Belly Fat

Cut out the drinking for a period of time and see if that changes anything. Also make sure your drinking plenty of water.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,798
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Bumper Plate Decision

Has anyone purchased this specific set?

I'd like to get these bumpers and add some 25 and 10 lb iron plates. I'm assuming there wouldn't be any problem dropping these bumpers over head with iron...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 04-05-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7,554
Views: 3,002,920
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Me doing clean and jerk + snatches

Two guys working out together doing half ROM squats on the smith machine with about 185 lbs and spotting eachother on every rep. Then showing eachother their abs...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 04-02-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,236
Posted By Ben Rollin
Crossfitters in northern Spain

Anyone out there doing crossfit in Basque Country (Pais Vasco)? I'll be in San Sebastian for a while this summer and want to get some workouts in.

I saw there are affiliates in Zaragoza and Madrid...
Forum: Starting 04-02-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,031
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Wife and Crossfit

If shes just intimidated by CF and isn't big into exercise why not start her out with something she'll enjoy and ease her into it? Pushing too hard at first won't do either of you any good.

Forum: Nutrition 04-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,454
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Fish Oil and Heartburn

I get heartburn pretty easily and haven't had a problem with Carlson's lemon flavor. No fish burps either.
Forum: Starting 04-02-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,726
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: 6 weeks to get in optimal shape - help please

Add in some sprint work. Find a soccer field and do sets up 50m and 100m sprints. Find a hill or steep staircase and do sprints. Doing this a few days a week along with WODs was the best way for me...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,498
Posted By Ben Rollin
Scrum sled

I know this is off topic but I know there are many rugby players on these boards so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Does anyone have plans to build a sled similar to this one here:...
Forum: Nutrition 03-21-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,435
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Snacks for kids class

May be difficult to get parents of these kids who are unfamilar with Paleo to buy in to their kids eating beef jerky, hardboiled eggs, etc. in class.

I'd suggest dried fruit, veggie sticks, fresh...
Forum: Exercises 03-18-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ben Rollin
Stairs/Hills/Parachutes for speed

I'd like some suggestions on the most efficient speed training method. I am trying to get back into rugby shape (to play open side flanker) and am having trouble getting my speed back up. I need to...
Forum: Nutrition 03-18-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,141
Posted By Ben Rollin
Re: Need ideas for food.

Hard boil a few dozen eggs on your day off and have them for the whole week.
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