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Forum: Fitness 05-23-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,515
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: how often do all the people who make it to the crossfit games workout per week.

I'm a 32 year old wrestling coach. I work out with high school wrestlers a few days a week for most of the year. The ones who are truly driven and hard working can handle a much greater workload than...
Forum: Fitness 09-04-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 45,557
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Do you exercise after a bad night sleep?

I often have trouble sleeping. I don't let it interfere with my workout schedule unless I have short sleep for a few days in a row and I feel like I'm losing my mind or getting sick. Even on those...
Forum: Exercises 07-29-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,527
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: sprawl demo/video

You turn to the side when it helps create more distance between the leg being attacked and the opponent. Also, often after you sprawl you will drive one of your hips into the opponent in order force...
Forum: Exercises 07-28-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,527
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: sprawl demo/video

like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKI1nBkNE6A)? wfs This can of course be done faster, and with multiple quick sprawls before the counter-shot. This can also be done with a partner...
Forum: Fitness 07-28-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,687
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: US Olympic Wrestling Team in the Weight Room

He did win olympic gold without surrendering a single point, coached Iowa to 9 straight NCAA championships (15 overall), and coached the US olympic team 3 or 4 times, but the current Iowa coach is...
Forum: Fitness 07-25-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,923
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Testers for new program

I might try it after I see what it is. At the moment I'm doing something like this:

day 1: Sandbag metcon
day 2: BS, dumbbell BP, CL
day 3: Long sprints (300-1600m)
day 4: rest
day 5: Kettlebell...
Forum: Fitness 07-18-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,687
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: US Olympic Wrestling Team in the Weight Room

Cael won plenty of matches just by wearing down his opponent, including that one. Check out this match (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxunTyrQjn8) in which the great Buviasar Saitiev wins with some...
Forum: Fitness 07-17-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,012
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Am I Overtraining?

You've moved past the novice stage. Starting Strength (a beginners guide) teaches you how to do the lifts. Practical Programming teaches you how to change your routine after you plateau so you keep...
Forum: Digital Coaching 07-17-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,681
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: My ugly power clean

You swing the bar away from your body as it passes you knees. Do you have the same problem on your deadlift? Rip talks about maintaining back angle during the first pull. You are straightening up too...
Forum: Fitness 07-17-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,012
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Am I Overtraining?

Have you read this (http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Programming-Strength-Training-Rippetoe/dp/0976805413/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216344388&sr=8-2)? It will help you change your program...
Forum: Competitions 07-17-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,436
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Urbanathlon Sold Out. Making my own race

Maybe this should be under Competitions. I put it under fitness because I'm looking for "homemade" challenges to replicate those in the urbanathlon.
Forum: Competitions 07-17-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,436
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Urbanathlon Sold Out. Making my own race

I was planning on competing in the NYC Urbanathlon (http://www.menshealthurbanathlon.com/course.cfm) (wfs) on a relay team with some friends, but it is sold out. So I'm thinking of putting together...
Forum: Fitness 07-17-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,687
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: US Olympic Wrestling Team in the Weight Room

A few years ago I met a Canadian Natrional Team member who was nice enough to come to one of my wrestling practices and show the team some Russian single leg variations you don't see much in the USA....
Forum: Exercises 07-16-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,951
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: What is your...?

Shoulder injury. Had an MRI yesterday. It has been bothering me for more than ten years. I have to wait until next week see the doctor and find out what is really up.

While I'm waiting on the...
Forum: Exercises 07-16-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: I want to do 1 Overhead Squat!!

Good advice here. I also like cat stretch (http://www.drillsandskills.com/stretching/General/gn003). He is an explanation of shoulder dislocates...
Forum: Fitness 07-16-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,312
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Priority Stretches?

I focus on my hamstrings and hip flexors because they are my weaknesses in terms of flexibility. Unless you are going to spend on lot of time on flexibility, I think choosing two or three tight...
Forum: Fitness 07-16-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,687
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: US Olympic Wrestling Team in the Weight Room

There is no doubt that the Russians are the best when it comes to wrestling, and that USA wrestling should be willing to learn from them. But the Russians have been criticized in the past for...
Forum: Fitness 07-15-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,687
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: US Olympic Wrestling Team in the Weight Room

Here is another freestyle team workout video (http://wrestling.flocasts.org/videos/coverage/view_video/234041-mens-freestyle-olympic-training-camp/69917-intense-speed-workout). (safe link) This...
Forum: Fitness 07-15-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,687
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: US Olympic Wrestling Team in the Weight Room

I believe the guys performing the high-rep, limited range of motion exercises are the ones working with Tom Brands, the current Iowa coach. I've seen videos of his wrestlers training before. I...
Forum: Fitness 07-14-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 70,168
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: My current position on CF WoDs

There is a lot interesting ideas in this thread, but also some incomprehensible posts. I have read most of what has been written, but I apologize if I skimmed something relavent due to some...
Forum: Fitness 07-13-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,463
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: physiology of energy pathways and implications

Thanks Steven. I've learned a great deal from many of your posts. You will be missed.
Forum: Exercises 07-10-2008, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,922
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Overhead Squats

Pay attention to your breathing (take a deep breath and hold on each rep) and you will be much more stable. You can also try cat stretch (wfs) ...
Forum: Fitness 07-08-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,580
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Favorite non-weight "vacation" workouts?

5x400m
4x800m

Nothing hurts me more.
Forum: Fitness 07-08-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,358
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Nearing Army Service - What is best for me?

First I'd like to say that I have no experience with military service or training, but it seems to me that you would benefit from a combination of crossfit main page wods and working on your weakness...
Forum: Starting 07-06-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By Benjamin Walsh
Re: Starting Questions

I'll reiterate what Kevins suggested. If you want to efficiently lose weight while getting stronger, diet needs to be a priority. The Zone and Paleo diets, or a combination of the two, are very...
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