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Forum: Equipment 04-07-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,205
Posted By Brendan Smith
Re: Outdoor Heavy Bag Mount and Pull Up Bar

Charly:

I'm looking to build the same. Have you completed your's yet? if so, would you be willing to share a photo and any lessons learned about the design?

Thanks,

Brendan
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,726
Posted By Brendan Smith
Re: Sawhorses for spotter racks - experiences?

I purchased a small scaffold from Tractor Supply (kinda a country version of Home depot). This ran about 80-90 bucks. It is very sturdy, gives me a place to rack the bar without having to bend down...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 01-02-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,228
Posted By Brendan Smith
Re: Post Mastectomy Training Advice for Wife

Sara: Thank you so much, great advice ideas. Also, terrific to hear about the success of others you've helped!
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-29-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,228
Posted By Brendan Smith
Re: Post Mastectomy Training Advice for Wife

Yes, the doctors have cleared her for exercise...start easy and wear plenty of "support." And, yes, concern is mainly around shifting.

BTW, the surgery was Feb '08 (I had the wrong year written...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-29-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,228
Posted By Brendan Smith
Post Mastectomy Training Advice for Wife

My wife is 45 yo and had a double mastectomy in Feb 09. She's now completed all reconstruction and is able to start working out in some fashion. For background, she didn't have cancer but had 5...
Forum: Community 01-20-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By Brendan Smith
Re: Packers - Giants

Holy Cow! The Giants are going to the Superbowl!

Gadson has been their guardian angel! He has indeed inspired a team of solid, really good guys. They may not be the "great" team with the record,...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-10-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,838
Posted By Brendan Smith
Re: Atomic Sit up

I hadn't thought about an atomic situp in 20 years. I laughed so hard reading Eugene's story I had tears running down my face.

For some reason, my 14 yo son doesn't think it's that hysterical. ...
Forum: Fitness 08-01-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,868
Posted By Brendan Smith
I've run the Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon...

I've run the Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon 4 years in a row. Last year I came in 3rd place in the men's heavyweight division (carrying a 35#ruck). I did CF religiously and only did 5 mile...
Forum: Community 06-05-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,734
Posted By Brendan Smith
Rene: Brad said he hoped to have the CF gym...

Rene: Brad said he hoped to have the CF gym opened by the end of June. It is just off Bandera Road (Highway 16) roughly mid way between 410 and 1604. Pretty easy to find.

Yes, we did work out...
Forum: Community 06-04-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,734
Posted By Brendan Smith
Albert: Great to hear from you again! Yes,...

Albert:

Great to hear from you again! Yes, we're still meeting every Saturday AM. We had been at the Medical Center, then moved to the UTSA track (more pull up bars and a real track). But, now...
Forum: Community 05-17-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,134
Posted By Brendan Smith
Ron: Bring them out to San Antonio some weekend....

Ron: Bring them out to San Antonio some weekend. They will both see that there is a huge diversity in performance...yet all can benefit.

Dave Henry: Great avatar photo! Go Bataan!
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,836
Posted By Brendan Smith
Those look like what I'd call track spikes (hence...

Those look like what I'd call track spikes (hence the threaded recesses for the actual spikes). I'm sure they are very light weight, too. They're made for racing on composite tracks and really...
Forum: Fitness 04-20-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,483
Posted By Brendan Smith
Al: As folks have mentioned, yes one can...

Al: As folks have mentioned, yes one can complete a marathon without significant mileage training. I've run a marathon each of the past 4 years without running more than 5 miles, 3-4 days per week....
Forum: Community 02-11-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,270
Posted By Brendan Smith
For anyone else interested in CF in San...

For anyone else interested in CF in San Antonio...we've created a Yahoo group to share info. Go to www.yahoo.com (http://www.yahoo.com) and search for CrossFitSA and join.
Forum: Community 02-11-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By Brendan Smith
Christopher: Welcome! Our group is small but...

Christopher: Welcome! Our group is small but growing and we don't have our own Web site yet. But we've created a Yahoo group to share info. Go to www.yahoo.com (http://www.yahoo.com) and search...
Forum: Community 02-09-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By Brendan Smith
Will: Might be a long drive, but we've got a...

Will: Might be a long drive, but we've got a growing group (10 folks) in San Antonio. We typically meet Saturday mornings at UTSA or the Medical Center.

We've thought about inviting the CFerts...
Forum: Competitions 01-08-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,950
Posted By Brendan Smith
Ken: I just might be willing to go to SD this...

Ken: I just might be willing to go to SD this year for the race. Maybe we can get some of the SATX crew to go for a road trip!
Forum: Competitions 01-08-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,185
Posted By Brendan Smith
Barry: You might want to try out SmartWool...

Barry: You might want to try out SmartWool socks. These are Merino wool and very comfortable. I've worn them now for several years (after using the liner, regular wool sock combos for a long time)...
Forum: Competitions 01-01-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,185
Posted By Brendan Smith
Good luck to your team and stay in touch on the...

Good luck to your team and stay in touch on the board.

You'll find a great diversity of militay teams (US, Canada, Italy, Germany) as well as ROTC, Active, Guard/Reserve teams. Plus, there are a...
Forum: Competitions 01-01-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,185
Posted By Brendan Smith
Best of luck to your team and stay in touch on...

Best of luck to your team and stay in touch on the board.

You'll find a great diversity of military teams (US, Canada, Italy, Germany) and teams from several ROTC programs as well as active and...
Forum: Competitions 12-31-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,185
Posted By Brendan Smith
Steve-0 Captain Jansen is right. Camp out at...

Steve-0

Captain Jansen is right. Camp out at WSMR. There is plenty of space for tents and a good atmosphere. They have a pasta dinner and a movie the night before on post (last year was The...
Forum: Competitions 12-30-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,185
Posted By Brendan Smith
The first year I trained and raced I used a very...

The first year I trained and raced I used a very nice Osprey day pack. Unfortunately, the punishment was too much and after the race i saw that the bottom started to tear out. Past two years I've...
Forum: Competitions 12-30-2006, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,185
Posted By Brendan Smith
Steve: I'm racing again this year for the 4th...

Steve:

I'm racing again this year for the 4th time in the heavy division. Here are some things to consider in training ...

1. Always train with your ruck but keep mileage lower than...
Forum: Community 10-14-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,252
Posted By Brendan Smith
Congrats! Site looks great. Where are you...

Congrats! Site looks great.

Where are you located? I used to live in NJ and still have family in Brick, NJ.
Forum: Community 10-14-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By Brendan Smith
Incredible sacrifice. As I recall, throwing...

Incredible sacrifice. As I recall, throwing yourself on a grenade often qualifies for an award of the Medal of Honor (posthumously). What a great man and tribute to our all our Service men and...
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