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Forum: Injuries 12-10-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,718
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: Box Jump Fall = 6 stitches

55 yr old male, I've been doing Crossfit for 5 years (couple of months off here and there) mostly injury-free. Last week, though, I gashed my shin on a box jump. Stacked bumper plates sound like a...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 08-11-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,519
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: turf toe?

kipping pullups for sure. If you got some sort of foot cast you could probably do some of the air squat workouts; cindy, tabata, diane.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-21-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,698
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: Dumbest Generation

"4. Since (per #1) there is no line between "us" and "our tools,":

Sounds pretty much like evolutionary epistemology to me (Karl Popper,Donald Campbell).

Hayek, an evolutionary epistemologist,...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-21-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,702
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: The Dark Knight

Ledger's interpretation - while it had recognizable elements of Frank Miller's and Alan Moore's Joker - transcended all source material. He truly made the role uniquely and perversely his own. We...
Forum: Starting 07-15-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,538
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: How bad should I let myself feel?

Welcome back!

Well, I'd be conservative. You have plenty of time to progress. Make it fun. For programming, consider using BrandX WOD scaling.

Good luck!

Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-15-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,151
Posted By Mark Brinton
Becoming Batman

"How many of us do you think could become a Batman?
If you found the percentage of billionaires and multiply that by the percentage of people who become Olympic decathletes, you could probably get a...
Forum: Fitness 07-15-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 81,163
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: My current position on CF WoDs

your indulgence; incoming stream-of-consciousness ramble...

"...If said, "this is a good program for xyz, not for abc," "...

isn't crossfit saying that while they will not optimize...
Forum: Community 07-01-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,606
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: CrossFitters 40+ Years of Age


Fran 10:12
Helen 11:50
Karen 10:20
Christine 13:50
Cindy 17

DL 370#
Back Squat 270#
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 05-17-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 168,024
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: What are you reading?

I, too, just finished "Deep Survival". I found it very thought-provoking. I'm also reading some very good new fantasy releases:

The Hidden World - Paul Park. If you liked Pullman's "Dark...
Forum: Injuries 05-17-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: What next?

Likewise, I've had some sort of "issue" with either my right butt or hamstring. Muscle pull or sciatic nerve? don't know. I did it 4-5 weeks ago losing form on my last deadlift. Nothing dramatic,...
Forum: Exercises 05-05-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,093
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: overhead squats...impossible?

Same problem. Besides passive flexibility, you will also need strength through the rom (active flexibility). Dumbells help. Press a db overhead and hold it there while maintaining an active...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 05-04-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,225
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: A Contrarian View of CF or just a Rant-You decide.

I liked his observations regarding the grim enterprise that many youth sports programs have become. He recalls the time, not long ago, when kids used to do a pretty good job of self-organizing their...
Forum: Community 05-04-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 38,609
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: Age of Crossfitters

52. Today I did Cindy 16 rnds.
Forum: Exercises 04-27-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,477
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: Dead lift form - Sore between shoulder blades


I'm not sure that looking upwards is optimal. I used to look upwards and while it did help me keep my back straight, it caused me to pull the bar into my shins during the lift. I've been...
Forum: Exercises 04-26-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 235,512
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: 400m time guidelines

400m sprint is definitely a mono-modal suckfest if done as prescribed. I do think that some people don't get it in this regard and give themselves a mental pass that they would not give themselves...
Forum: Exercises 04-26-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,855
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: 100 Pull ups

Does one grease the groove on kipping PU's, deadhang PU's or both? Does greasing the groove on one style translate into benefits for the other style? Any particular injury concerns? TIA as I...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 02-07-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 46,129
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: THE BEST Action Movie Quote..Ever.

"Aliens". The strangely quite tension-filed interlude just prior to the night-time attack by the horde of aliens.

Hudson: Maybe we have them demoralized.
Vasquez: Shut up!
Forum: Starting 01-06-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: New to Crossfit, wanna get back to my old self!

Make sure that your tiredness is temporary; just due to transitioning to a more active lifestyle and not due to other things such as low thyroid.
Forum: Injuries 01-03-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 26,239
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: Prolotherapy for Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation?

Boy, if I had read this thread 25 years ago, my life would have been much different. I feel like I could play the role of Jacob Marley - replace jangling chains with shoulder's falling out of...
Forum: Starting 01-03-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,412
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: careful old guys


Let me chime in. I just celebrated my 2nd year Crossfit anniversary. Today I did Cindy 16 rounds. It keeps getting better. The most important thing I learned this year is that I need...
Forum: Starting 12-24-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: Newbie with shoulder issues


I have shoulder flexibility issues also. Here's some of the things I do:
- Shoulder dislocates & ohs using surgical tubing.
- Gentle back-and-forth (kipping) swings hanging from the...
Forum: Fitness 12-08-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,137
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: CRITICISM: More focus on transition to CF needed?


"..the value of CF lies largely in its intensity". I'm not entirely sure that this is a true statement. Crossfit fitness is multivariate; one variable (intensity) cannot be considered...
Forum: Testimonials 12-07-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,095
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: New Deadlift PR

Congratulations, Jodi!
Forum: Starting 12-02-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,160
Posted By Mark Brinton
Re: New here from Long Island,NY

Hi John,

I grew up on Long Island and now live in Seattle. Welcome to the best fitness program around.

Forum: Testimonials 11-13-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,575
Posted By Mark Brinton
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