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Forum: Competitions 04-23-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 90,538
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: CrossFit Games Qualifier Observations

I second this. I would think it's entirely possible for one person in a group of organizers to help with the planning without knowing the exact WODs come game day. It would be possible for the entire...
Forum: Community 03-12-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 26,092
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: CrossFit College Students

Shane -

It's too bad we're a year apart, I was at AUC last spring, we could've hit some WODs together! I don't know if you are staying in the Zamalek dorms, but their tiny gym actually has bumper...
Forum: Community 12-17-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 32,807
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: New WOD Recording Tool Just Launched/Beyond the Whiteboard (threads merged)

I'm impressed, that's quite an undertaking. Best of luck, that will be VERY cool.

Thanks for all your hard work.
Forum: Community 12-16-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 32,807
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: New WOD Recording Tool Just Launched/Beyond the Whiteboard (threads merged)

Wow, looks awesome. I like the graphs and everything, very slick. Must have taken a ton of work.

I know this would probably be really hard, but how cool would it be if you could do an overall...
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-16-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: I'm not very good at cleaning weight.

I'm certainly no expert, so take this with a grain of salt. That said, the biggest things I noticed were:

Good: you seem to be getting decent triple extension, maybe needs more of a shrug at the...
Forum: Nutrition 12-09-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,584
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: How can you guys do it?

I've heard it said at my Level 1 cert that having one cheat day per week, or 3 cheat meals per week, is still considered doing "strict" zone.

But that is after being 100% strict for the first...
Forum: Competitions 12-08-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,981
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: Attempting to Qualify to CF Games 2009

Yeah, I certainly don't think I've got much of a chance at qualifying. But at the worst, competing in the qualifiers should be awesome! Hope to see you all there.
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-08-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,466
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: First time Fran and Thrusters

I'd say, don't overthink it. Especially with a short, brutal workout like Fran, I don't think having a "plan of attack" is that useful. Just go at it. Drop the bar when you absolutely have to, take...
Forum: Competitions 12-07-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,981
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: Attempting to Qualify to CF Games 2009

I'm very aware it's a huge long shot for me to qualify, I'm probably not up to par yet, but I figure I might as well go for it. At the least I'll get a jump on training for 2010, and I'll have fun at...
Forum: Fitness 12-07-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,767
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: A worse time then before.

If you're doing more weight on the thrusters, I'd say that's a PR compared to your last attempt no matter the time, because you're closer to doing it as RX'd. Your times are going to be thrown off if...
Forum: Competitions 11-18-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,412
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: Beasts of the North East II

Dang, first I couldn't go to the East Coast CF challenge, and now I can't make this either! Unfortunately I'll already be done with finals and starting my long journey back to California for...
Forum: Fitness 09-07-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 206,409
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: Hybrid programs

Gant -

I've noticed you've said certain things about how you would have designed things differently, such as not giving OHS it's own day. I'm just starting the program and I was wondering if...
Forum: Nutrition 08-23-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 29,567
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: No Zone-No Paleo-No Problem for Mike Phelps

I suspect that his 7 hour training days have a lot to do with what and how much he eats. He is just expending so much energy per day, way more than athletes in most other sports. If he was on the...
Forum: Community 08-07-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,465
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: CrossFit Live returns

I'd love to see a conference call style discussion with maybe the top finishers at the Games. It'd be great to hear a discussion with Speal, Pat Barber, OPT, Jason Khalipa, et al about their...
Forum: Community 07-15-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,750
Posted By Tom Ellison
New Level 1 Certs?

Hey all -

I wanted to attend a Level 1 cert sometime during the next academic year, either near upstate NY (where I go to college) or northern CA (where I live during breaks, etc.). I have been...
Forum: Community 03-17-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 92,091
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: Top t-shirt ideas

This one doesn't exist but I always thought a good one would be:

"Crossfit: Fit for Life"

2 meanings, i.e. lifelong fitness and fit for whatever life throws at you

Just a thought.
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 12-13-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,786
Posted By Tom Ellison
Crossfitting in Cairo, Egypt?

Hey all. I'm going to be studying in Cairo for a semester this coming spring, and I was curious if anyone on the boards has experience in that city. I was wondering if there are good,...
Forum: Competitions 12-13-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,767
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: CFT Meet in Sacramento

I'm from Sacramento, but won't be there for the meet. Is BodyTribe a Crossfit affiliate, or just a similar type of thing? I usually train at Crossfit Sacramento, at Fourth Power Fitness.
Forum: Competitions 12-13-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,292
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: Greg Everett at the AO

Haha, hopefully someday soon I'll have a snatch of 122...pounds.

Awesome, congrats.
Forum: Exercises 12-13-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,709
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: Max Pull up numbers

Male, age 20, weight ~175 lbs

Deadhang - probably 16-18, haven't tested in a while
Kipping - 33, continuous
Forum: Starting 12-13-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,052
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: New in Northern New York

Again, I would say the best way to make sure you're hitting every aspect of your fitness equally would be to follow the daily WOD, scaled to whatever degree necessary and as far behind as you like. I...
Forum: Community 12-12-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,169
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: What is With Kool-Aid References?

I just realized I used a "drinking the Kool-Aid" reference in the concluding sentence of the political science essay I just turned in. Hopefully my teacher will get the Jim Jones reference.

Forum: Community 12-12-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,486
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: For College Crossfitters

I'll admit I have it. It's good for keeping up with events on campus, and keeping in touch with friends at other schools and things.

I don't really see the appeal of all the superfluous apps and...
Forum: Fitness 12-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,739
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: Warm-ups

I usually go with a 500-1000m row at moderate intensity (~1:55 pace) followed by the CF warm up 2x10.

I think it's much easier/better/more efficient to do a few sets of a warmup with a smaller...
Forum: Starting 12-12-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,052
Posted By Tom Ellison
Re: New in Northern New York

I would second Lynne's comment. I'm a student and I follow the WOD, only I do it a few 4-day cycles behind so I can see what's coming and plan accordingly. If you just pick and choose...
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