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Forum: Starting 05-15-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,322
Posted By Chris Thiele
Re: Embarrassment

I used to feel embarrassed that I couldn't move the weight some of the other guys could, but I've learned not to compare myself to others and take pride in my own gains. I've also learned to value...
Forum: Starting 05-14-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,720
Posted By Chris Thiele
Re: Thinking of Starting SS (No WOD's) on Monday

Same here. Two and a half weeks in and I'm already hitting PRs on most of my lifts, with significant gains each workout. SS has been more effective than anything else I've tried in the past. I used...
Forum: Starting 05-09-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,720
Posted By Chris Thiele
Re: Thinking of Starting SS (No WOD's) on Monday

Not to deliberately revive an old thread, but I share Andy's goals and perspective. I did scaled WODs for a time about a year ago, enjoyed the program and the results, but after some time off thought...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 05-01-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,380
Posted By Chris Thiele
Re: Suburban Detroit Crossfitters

Matt, I'd come across your posts from last year talking about your planned place on Mound, wasn't sure if you'd gotten it up and running. Glad to see you're in business!

I've always had trouble...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 04-30-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,380
Posted By Chris Thiele
Re: Suburban Detroit Crossfitters

I'm a 36 year-old noob to Crossfit, but I'm in Royal Oak. I found the Royal Oak Gym on 12 and Stevenson Hwy. seems pretty good for Crossfit-style workouts. They have plenty of free weights and racks,...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By Chris Thiele
I brought this up a few months back and the...

I brought this up a few months back and the general consensus was that it's a good value. Not on par with the C2, but a very reasonable alternative for the cost.
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,505
Posted By Chris Thiele
I got a 55 lb. kettlebell from muscledriver. I...

I got a 55 lb. kettlebell from muscledriver. I don't have any other to compare it to, but I'm not sure there's much to compare. 55 lbs. of metal is 55 lbs. of metal, right?

Anyway, I was happy...
Forum: Nutrition 05-17-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By Chris Thiele
I'm neither strict Zone or Paleo, but I try to...

I'm neither strict Zone or Paleo, but I try to maintain the concept of the Paleo Diet as much as possible, within what I feel is reasonable for my lifestyle and goals.

A typical day for me is: ...
Forum: Nutrition 05-15-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,455
Posted By Chris Thiele
I've been using it for a couple of months, and I...

I've been using it for a couple of months, and I really find it beneficial. Previously I'd been recording all my food in a notebook and entering it into a homemade spreadsheet with numbers from...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,389
Posted By Chris Thiele
Thanks for the input guys. Someone's selling one...

Thanks for the input guys. Someone's selling one locally on Craigslist, and I was thinking if I could snag it for like fifty bucks it might be worth it until I can afford to shell out the cash for a...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,389
Posted By Chris Thiele
I'm sure the quality difference between this...

I'm sure the quality difference between this brand and Concept is vast, but as the Integrity comes in at about $175 new I'm wondering if this is a reasonable, low-cost alternative. Has anyone tried...
Forum: Starting 05-02-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,875
Posted By Chris Thiele
I'm about a month in and my numbers are going up...

I'm about a month in and my numbers are going up significantly on everything.

The best part for me is the WOD. If left up to me, I tend to do exercises that are easy or comfortable for me, and...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,327
Posted By Chris Thiele
For my part, I've decided to do what I can...

For my part, I've decided to do what I can without gloves, but I until I hear a compelling argument against it I'll wear them the rest of the time. I don't want to lose good reps because my palms are...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,405
Posted By Chris Thiele
I'm thinking safety pads would be a good idea,...

I'm thinking safety pads would be a good idea, even if you don't keep them out all the time.

I'm curious about this too. I've been considering doing something similar in my yard for myself, but...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,108
Posted By Chris Thiele
I don't have a garage and my basement ceiling is...

I don't have a garage and my basement ceiling is too low for any standing overhead work, so I find myself improvising a lot too. I make ample use of the nearby playground, have a doorway pull-up bar...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-30-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,423
Posted By Chris Thiele
When do you expect to open the doors Garrett?...

When do you expect to open the doors Garrett? I'll be visiting my sister in Tuscon in June and it'd be great to stop in!
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,861
Posted By Chris Thiele
I think trying to maintain any healthy diet in...

I think trying to maintain any healthy diet in today's culture will take work. If you abandon the program at some point, you'll likely find yourself going back to old habits until your fitness level...
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,558
Posted By Chris Thiele
I don't really know for sure on that one either...

I don't really know for sure on that one either James, so I just play it safe and treat diet sodas and other artificially sweetened stuff the same way that I treat other sweets, I just enjoy them...
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,558
Posted By Chris Thiele
I used to go for diet sodas Mike, figuring the...

I used to go for diet sodas Mike, figuring the artificial sweeteners weren't too bad. However, I've been informed that, along with the questionable chemical makeup of artificial sweeteners, they...
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,558
Posted By Chris Thiele
Something that does help is to just not buy that...

Something that does help is to just not buy that stuff. Keep it out of the house. If I pick up a bag of Swedish Fish, there's no way I'm just gonna eat one or two a day. I'm sucking down the whole...
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By Chris Thiele
I should have added, I have a friend who works...

I should have added, I have a friend who works out almost daily and claims to "watch what he eats" and that he "controls his portions"...yet he never seems to lose any weight. He doesn't want to...
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,558
Posted By Chris Thiele
Well, I tried COLD cold turkey, being very, very...

Well, I tried COLD cold turkey, being very, very strict all the time, and I just couldn't do it. I have a killer sweet tooth, enjoy a slice of pizza or six and love a cold Guinness. The key for me is...
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By Chris Thiele
I'm no expert, but I know things like rice cakes...

I'm no expert, but I know things like rice cakes and instant oatmeal aren't paleo, and are rather high on the glycemic index.

Something I've been doing is using www.fitday.com...
Forum: Nutrition 04-27-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,558
Posted By Chris Thiele
I let myself cheat once in awhile, but try not to...

I let myself cheat once in awhile, but try not to binge. Like a couple of slices of pizza as a cheat meal once a week, a few bite-sized candies here and there, that sort of thing. I also find that...
Forum: Exercises 04-26-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,522
Posted By Chris Thiele
Thanks for the clarification all. I'm working on...

Thanks for the clarification all. I'm working on seeing how I measure up on the CF North skill level sheet and wanted to make sure I measure correctly.
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