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Forum: Equipment 11-22-2010, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Simon Bowley
Concept 2 for sale in Devon, UK

Hello,

Just to let you know I am selling my Concept 2 Model D with PM3, due to financial reasons. Sad to see it go but needs dictate it goes....

I am in South Devon, UK (Totnes).

It's had light...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 917
Posted By Simon Bowley
Books for sale in the UK

Hi folks,

I have put some books on ebay and I thought I'd give people here the heads up - grab a bargain! I've read them and I've kept them in excellent condition.

"Strong Enough?" by...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,163
Posted By Simon Bowley
HiTech plates for sale in the UK

2.5 kg training technique plates, starting bid £37! That's crazy cheap! Or make me a sensible...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,495
Posted By Simon Bowley
Adidas Ironwork III UK size 8 for sale (in the UK)

My pair of (almost as good as new as you can get after wearing them 10 times) Adidas Ironwork III weightlifting shoes UK size 8 are available for sale. Please have a...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,424
Posted By Simon Bowley
HiTech technique plates for sale - UK

Hi all,

Selling my HiTech plates - a pair of 2.5 kg technique plates.

Here's the link to eBay get a deal these are pricey in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Books for sale - UK

Sure! Here are the links. All of them are WFS (eBay)

DVD

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110561814959&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1154

SS 1st...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By Simon Bowley
Books for sale - UK

Hi,

I am selling the following on eBay (UK site) if anyone is interested?

Starting Strength (both 1st and 2nd Edition)
Starting Strength DVD - unopened
Practical Programming by Rippetoe
The Russian...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 11-13-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By Simon Bowley
Blood pressure changes after CF?

I've searched for this already and there is a LITTLE out there...

There is much "advice" about the benefits of doing LSD in order to make changes to high blood pressure. Some CFers have stated they...
Forum: Nutrition 08-19-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,509
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Beet juice enhances O2 uptake better than Ďany other known meansí

I used to (and am starting to again) make a vegetable juice every day and it made a real positive difference to how I felt.

I must say, however, that I never juice for taste and my mixed vegetable...
Forum: Injuries 04-25-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,210
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Sciatica pain

Deadlifts.

I used to get regular sciatica - really bad in the morning when I woke up. Since throwing in extra (light-ish) deads most days it has vanished. Someone explained it to me but I've...
Forum: Starting 02-22-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,481
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Starting Strength

This is one of those times where the "free" information online is not as good as the stuff you get when you buy the product.

Buy the book. Buy BOTH editions. It's definitely worth it, in my (very)...
Forum: Starting 12-08-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,016
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Totally new to exercise

Hey,

Good luck to you!

Take it easy at the start - crossfit can be pretty tough...

All the best,

Simon
Forum: Fitness 12-04-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,547
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Last Man Standing - BBC show in the UK

Very true, James. We in the West could learn lessons from them.

They are generally in quite good shape, I just thought that crossfit would prepare one for a series of challenges that varies...
Forum: Fitness 12-04-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,547
Posted By Simon Bowley
Last Man Standing - BBC show in the UK

I've enjoyed a show over here in the UK called "Last Man Standing." It's made by the BBC;

"Last Man Standing dares a unique group of western adventurers to accept the challenge of a life-time. To...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,670
Posted By Simon Bowley
Hi-Tech training plates for deadlifts

Hi,

I have a pair of 2.5kg (approx 5lbs) Hi-Tech training plates - the plastic ones. They look and feel pretty solid.

I understand they are designed for training Oly lifts with no/little weight on...
Forum: Fitness 10-04-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,148
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: SS and cardiovascular health

That took a while to read!

Thanks for the links, guys, appreciate it all. Seems like fish oil, exercise and good lifestyle choices are the way forward - what I thought all along.

I could probably...
Forum: Fitness 10-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,148
Posted By Simon Bowley
SS and cardiovascular health

Just a quick one.

My top priority this winter is to get strong(er). SS is the way forward I have no doubt.

My only concern is heart and CV health. Both parents have high blood pressure and I have...
Forum: Starting 07-12-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,648
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Just started on Crossfit - Will I bulk up?

Paddy,

You're just like me! I'm 6ft, 154 lbs (half Irish too...)

I've just completed the second ever SS workout. I've done a couple of months Xfit, and whilst I definately got better all round...
Forum: Community 06-26-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,566
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: UK certification?

Great to have a cert in the UK!

I managed to get onto it quickly - lucky as it seemed to sell out very fast. Maybe they'll do more here in the future. With demand they could probably run two on...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 05-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,145
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: hair removal

Three steps from the cave - that made me laugh out aloud!!!

:rofl:
Forum: Starting 05-27-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,377
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Crossfit and a busy lifestyle

Paul,

Welcome.

I'm in my third year of teaching, with 2 children. Bloody hard fitting it in BUT you feel SOOO much better on the days when you crossfit. I know teacher training is tough and...
Forum: Testimonials 05-09-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,073
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: 4 Months In BEFORE/AFTER Pics/Video

Mate

Awesome results! Well done. I'm one of the "skinny fat" and just started eating |Paleo - hopefully if I stick with it my results will be good too.

A real inspiration.

Cheers
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,606
Posted By Simon Bowley
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,606
Posted By Simon Bowley
CrossFit T-shirts in the UK?

Hi,

I'm keen to buy a crossfit t-sirt or two, but ideally from the UK. Are there any affiliates here that sell t-shirts? Ideally without the pace name? A long shot but worth a try.

I've tried to...
Forum: Starting 05-01-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
Posted By Simon Bowley
Re: Newbie

Hi Ryan,

Welcome! I've been doing the WODs (religiously) for about 3 week noew, after having messedaround and not fully committed for a few months. I feel great now, although finding them very hard....
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