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Forum: Fitness 02-05-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,541
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Nicholas, Be sure to post how this works for...

Nicholas,
Be sure to post how this works for you-I've often wondered about doing that myself.
Forum: Injuries 01-29-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,769
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
That worked almost instantly! Thanks for the tip...

That worked almost instantly! Thanks for the tip Christian.
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-25-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Dale, Not sure how you interpreted it, but to be...

Dale,
Not sure how you interpreted it, but to be clear, we are using our results from the CFT to scale other workouts. I do understand that the CFT is a max effort, every time out (in other words,...
Forum: Starting 01-25-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Scott, Here is another technique (Darrell...

Scott,
Here is another technique (Darrell White's brainchild) that I've recently adopted to take the guesswork out scaling. It involves using your Crossfit Total to determine your working weights...
Forum: Exercises 01-24-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,784
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Michael, This seems to be a pretty common...

Michael,
This seems to be a pretty common complaint about the rack position of the front squat, one I experienced myself for the first six months or so of Crossfit. There are numerous threads about...
Forum: Testimonials 01-24-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Yes, Welcome to CF Valeria! BTW, I think it...

Yes,
Welcome to CF Valeria! BTW, I think it falls within the CF mandate to throw the occasional elbow when you encounter walkers or slow runners abreast in the center lane of the track during hard...
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-24-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,590
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
I use a separate exercise journal, one that came...

I use a separate exercise journal, one that came with my subscription to Runner's World. If you don't like scrolling through 40 entries, you can always write the benchmarks and WODs that appear with...
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-24-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
James- Interesting take but somewhat limited in...

James-
Interesting take but somewhat limited in application as it is limited to the dead lift. That's not necessarily a bad thing; as I mentioned earlier, using the CFT is by definition limited to...
Forum: Fitness 01-24-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Bradford, My advice would be to get there early...

Bradford,
My advice would be to get there early enough so that you are somewhat acclimatized when it comes time to take the test. Earlier in my career, I went from Fort Benning (close to sea level)...
Forum: Exercises 01-24-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,069
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Skylar, If doing the jumping pull-ups as you...

Skylar,
If doing the jumping pull-ups as you describe is within your capability (and doesn't leave you too debilitated to finish the workout), go for it. The term scaling is often used for those of...
Forum: Exercises 01-24-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,791
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
RDL? Sorry, the link is blocked, is that similar...

RDL? Sorry, the link is blocked, is that similar to or synonymous with the stiff-legged dead lift? Thanks.
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-24-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Darrell, I remember the post and Coach Rip's...

Darrell,
I remember the post and Coach Rip's reply-your post was what prompted my thinking on the matter in the first place. My only issue with it at the time was the arbitrary pick of a CFT score...
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-23-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
All, Just wanted to post an alternative method...

All,
Just wanted to post an alternative method for using the Crossfit Total to scale the WODs. I took the enclosed weight lifting standards (taken from the CF Witchita Falls website, and originated...
Forum: Exercises 01-23-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,069
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
I should clarify-there was a workout a while back...

I should clarify-there was a workout a while back that described the jumping pullup as follows: set the bar about 9" below your max reach. The bottom of the movement should be arms fully extended,...
Forum: Community 01-22-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,872
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Lauren, Gertsch is no longer open on SAT/SUN...

Lauren,
Gertsch is no longer open on SAT/SUN although it is open weekdays from 0600-1800 (time varies on long weekends).

Probably easiest to let me know by email (mathew.bunch@us.army.mil). I'll...
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-22-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,678
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
I thought the virtual shoveling WOD was a lemon. ...

I thought the virtual shoveling WOD was a lemon. I hated every minute of that WOD and believe I posted something to the effect of running if I ever see virtual shoveling come up in the WODs again.
...
Forum: Community 01-22-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,872
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Lauren, JoeyD and I would be glad to have...

Lauren,
JoeyD and I would be glad to have someone to share in the suffering. We usually do the WODs during physical training hours at Estep Gym (this is the least crowded gym during PT hours...
Forum: Injuries 01-22-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Adrian, I agree with James-rest your knees a few...

Adrian,
I agree with James-rest your knees a few days. It could very well be that you are just experiencing soreness from working out on an unfamiliar surface. If the pain persists or limits your...
Forum: Injuries 01-22-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Sean et al, To translate what DOC Smith said,...

Sean et al,
To translate what DOC Smith said, dumb bell swings cause more tension in the shoulder blades which makes it harder to maintain the proper curve of your back, especially during later reps...
Forum: Fitness 01-22-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,765
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
started karate/kickboxing at age 11 (still going...

started karate/kickboxing at age 11 (still going at 33)
swam and played soccer in high school

college: ran and lifted weights (mainly body building protocol although I didn't know it at the...
Forum: Exercises 01-22-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,069
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
The following question was posed to me this...

The following question was posed to me this morning: "What does [the jumping pull up] work?" My response wasn't well thought out at the time and probably wasn't very convincing, so here goes:

My...
Forum: CrossPit 01-19-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,336
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Saw the article this weekend-great article and...

Saw the article this weekend-great article and great photos!
Forum: Exercises 01-19-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
I like to mentally review the last lift and...

I like to mentally review the last lift and visualize/mentally rehearse the next lift. This helps me note any deficiencies during early efforts/sets (early pull during the clean, poor second pull,...
Forum: Fitness 01-19-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,294
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
"It’s infinitely easier to miss tough workouts...

"It’s infinitely easier to miss tough workouts for conveniently contrived emergencies, work requirements, and fun than it is to stick to it and do all the work necessary to reap maximal fitness...
Forum: Fitness 01-17-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,532
Posted By Mathew F. Bunch
Steffan, Based on your last post, my suspicion...

Steffan,
Based on your last post, my suspicion is that you are not satisfied with your timed WOD performance (especially if you are comparing yourself with others who post regularly).

I...
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