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Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 01-13-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,511
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Found on another forum...

That is from Baxter Black, DVM, a poet, humorist and large animal veterinarian. He has numerous books, has been on the Johnny Carson Show (hense is old as heck). The man is hylarious!
Forum: Fitness 12-07-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,975
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Training HS students with machines

You have to use what you have and adapt to your equipment.
With that said, you, especially being a teacher, need to offer them some basic knowledge that they can take with them. Get a basket full...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 02-10-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,532
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Gaaaah!!!

Same pet peeves here. Unfortunately since I have a child in kindergarden, I have sadly discovered the source of bad English. So many of the "recommended" books for children are terribly written. ...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 11-18-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,836
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Embarassing to ask this but...

I just learned a guaranteed way to get a job for quality individuals. I am not currently hiring and do not anticipate hiringing in the current environment. I tell all applicants this sad news. One...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By Helmut Block
101 uses for a pommel horse


I just got a nice quality pommel horse from craigs list. Main reason is to promote fitness enthusiasm in my 4 and 5 year olds, but also I like to have fun with fitness stuff. What can I do...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 08-26-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,534
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: CrossFit Untruths in Media Exhibit A

Oh, my.
Well then I had better find a training ideal that puts greater emphasis on doing unimpressive numbers of reps, with unimpressive weight, and learn to run really slow and do very easy...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 05-29-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,707
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: did you know about this. rip quote a day!

New thrill for thrill seeking teens far better than playing chicken with your fathers car: Drive up to Wichita Falls and go into all the gyms wearing vff, gloves, curl in the squat rack, while...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,362
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: "Olympic size" bar surprisingly light

definitely write a nice polite, but firm complaint letter and contact the manufacturer. Even if you will send by email make sure your letter is well thought out and well written. Include...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Good buy?

I have gotten two cages @ $100. The first one was with about 900# iron and bar, and the second, very similar to the one pictured with bench and 300# iron and bar. Make him an offer with your $100...
Forum: CrossPit 01-30-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,769
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Globo/UFC Gym?

tap another nail in the ufc coffin. Loud, insubstantial Hype.
Forum: Competitions 12-09-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,516
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: C2 Holiday Challenge

Keep going Don, get there. I am actually behind you by 6K. Had to stop for 6 days due to the kids bringing home a cold. I am 1/4 of the way there though.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Power Plate Quote

I just figured out the next dimension of Crossfit. City bus wods. Do the wod on the city already comes with pull up bars and plyo benches. Just bring you kettle bell on and 321 go. You...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 25,702
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: homemade Dip bars?

nice set up, Stephen. I have the pull up bar just like you do. Am planing for the dip bars next. Why would you make them longer? Also are those 4X4 s at the feet of the pull up bar there for...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,078
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: C2, should I get the extended warranty?

I am definitely a Concept 2 fan. When I first rowed one years ago I thought the same thing, nice warm up but not much else, until I got called downstairs after a 20 minute row and tryed to run back...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,630
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Finnaly Finished my GHD

looks nice. Good job.

How did you form the hip pads? Is there a curved form under the padding? If so how did you make the curved form? And do you have pictures of that?

I have an old roman...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,536
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Concept 2, Model B. Worth $200?

too much. go over, ride for ten minutes and if all is ok offer $100.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 09-19-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,847
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: How do you hit on a CrossFitter? (not exactly WFS)

My little almost 5 year old just taught me how to pick up girls...When I picked him up on either the second of third day of preschool he walks into the next class room, goes up the the cutest girl...
Forum: Community 09-19-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,344
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Advice to first time dad

We could come up with some baby and me cross fit work outs. My contribution and for some time my only work out: One baby in the hiking baby backpack (35 #-baby and pack) and 24 # other baby in...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,616
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: $50 Concept II Model A - Fayetville, NC

get on it and row ten minutes. These things are made 'indestructable'! If it is and individual's erg it is probably great.

I am jealous! If I lived with-in 100miles I would beat you to it right...
Forum: Community 09-15-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,344
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Advice to first time dad

The only time that consistently works for me is early morning...My boy is an early morning creature too, so for a few months was not able to do much. After work time needs to go to the...
Forum: Starting 09-10-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,310
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Marriage, Germs and Crossfit...need some help here.

Pardner, the only thing to tune out is all the advise here except for Rebecca's and Bob's. I would worry that she feels left out or does not like you and your friend working out in her house and...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: How To Re-condition C2

Call concept 2. They are real nice and will be able to help you.
Forum: Fitness 08-15-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,453
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Friend says that Football players are greater athletes than decathletes...

There was a show many years ago that pitted athletes of different disciplines against each other. I think the show was called "Superstars". It would be fun if someone with research skill could look...
Forum: Community 07-27-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,941
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Food not allowed

Just say "yes sir" and keep eating healthy. You are right to take the high road. Forget about *** for tat. You are there for the short term anyway!

Just for fun be sure to do a few push ups/...
Forum: CrossPit 07-16-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,756
Posted By Helmut Block
Re: Rampage gets arrested

hmmmm..."No, of course these guys are not drug enhanced" "My athletes would never take steroids"
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