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Forum: Exercises 08-11-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,345
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: ankle mobility help needed

From your videos, you seem to be lacking a little ROM in ankle dorsiflexion, but it is not something that should hold you back from squatting. I don't have much better dorsiflexion and I can squat...
Forum: Exercises 11-29-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,738
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Rockclimbing and CrossFit

Oh, and the link is at starting strength dot com. I forgot that gets censored.
Forum: Exercises 11-29-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,738
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Rockclimbing and CrossFit

I have had similar experiences as the previous 2 posters. My body did not respond favorably to combining rock climbing with a high volume of CrossFit training. I now prefer to cycle through periods...
Forum: Exercises 06-27-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,608
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Testing and analyzing the ratio of Crappy Wall HeSPU to good form HeSPU

I don't think that Blair is getting a fair shake here. He is not out to insult anybody's HSPU form. This is something I have been debating with myself as well. Everybody knows that giving yourself...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 03-12-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,219
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: employment for gym

Hi Ted,
I live in San Mateo. Where is your gym located? Are you an affiliate?
Forum: Community 11-19-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,559
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Catalyst Athletics NEW GYM!

As a fellow CrossFit affiliate in Sunnyvale, let me say "Welcome to the neigborhood!" I am siked to have you down here and I will definitely becoming by for some Oly training. Good luck with the...
Forum: Workout of the Day 11-15-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 74,619
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: What's with fran?????

I agree. Fran is the new bench. As CrossFit grows in popularity, more guys ask me about Fran times than anything else.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-20-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 187,766
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Top 10 Ways to Avoid Giving a Client Rhabdo

Thanks Ahmik,
This is an excellent post and a subject that I have been thinking about a bit lately as I take on new clients. The concept of keeping the loads from being to light had not occurred to...
Forum: Community 09-20-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: gymnastics cert

I went to a gymnastics cert put on by Roger Harrell and Andres from CrossFit Marin and it was excellent. Easily the best cert I have been too. These guys are a valuable resource. I highly recommend...
Forum: Fitness 06-10-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,698
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Post SS - Immediate loss in squat

I appreciate your response, Steven, as I probably read your posts for advice more than any other poster.

5x5 DL is ridiculous. It was actually part of a superset workout that a Santa Cruz trainer...
Forum: Fitness 06-10-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,698
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Post SS - Immediate loss in squat

Skylar,
I am experiencing something similar. I am a tall skinny guy. I was on a SS program for 3 months. I drank milk, I lifted and ate. The results were great. I gained 15# and made significant...
Forum: Fitness 05-29-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,609
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Training for Climbing Resource

Travis,
Yes, I was fortunate to get to train with Rob learn the ropes as an instructor under him. The man is a master teacher. I feel very fortunate to live in this part of the world, so close to...
Forum: Fitness 05-23-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,609
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Training for Climbing Resource

Thanks to Travis for mentioning CrossFit Sunnyvale. Rob Miller creates our programming as a CrossFitter and a serious climber. I would be excited if others out there try some of our "Climbers"...
Forum: Exercises 04-24-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,220
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Crossfitter-6ft and higher...need input

A source of inspiration for tall guys aspiring to gymnastics, Jim Holloway pulled off a nice front lever at almost 6'5". You can see a picture of him in John Sherman's book "Better...
Forum: Exercises 04-23-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,220
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Crossfitter-6ft and higher...need input

I am 6'3" and currently 178#. Thank you for this thread. It is good to hear from fellow tall CrossFitters and especially the tall and skinny ones. I am used to getting no sympathy from my shorter...
Forum: Community 04-20-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,273
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: CrossFit Gymnastics Cert

I just want to thank Andy for posting this. You did an excellent job of stating my exact thoughts about the cert last weekend. Roger, Andreas, Russ and Danny are all top notch. I was also blown...
Forum: Workout Logs 04-04-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 302,945
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: AllisonNYC

Hi Allison,
Thanks for posting your experience w/ the gymnastics cert. I am really looking forward to my chance to get gymnastical next week. I too am a little intimidated because I suck at...
Forum: Workout Logs 03-26-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 302,945
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: AllisonNYC

Hey Allison,
I was just wondering how you got into the Gymnastics Cert this weekend. It is listed as closed to the public. Do you have some special connections? I am jealous, but I will get over...
Forum: Fitness 01-22-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,716
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Is Starting Strength right for me?

Hey everyone. I appreciate your discussion. I was going to start a new thread, but this seems to be addressing a question I had. I have been doing CF WODs for about 2.5 years and my CF total lifts...
Forum: Fitness 01-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,869
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Steroid Usage on Starting Strength

Thanks for the post Aaron. I too am taking a hiatus from the WODs for a couple months to focus on Starting Strength. I am working up to the gallon of milk though :)
Forum: Competitions 11-29-2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,808
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: One arm chin up competition

This thread is inspiring. A legit OAC is one of my lifetime goals. I have a long way to go. Literally. I am 6'3" with long arms. My current bodyweight is 170. My 1RM pu max on Monday was +95#....
Forum: Exercises 10-29-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,542
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Change Wall Ball Target Height per Person?

True. If you are heavy, you will be doing more work when you squat, but the momentum you generate from your squat will make it easier to launch the ball than it would be for a lighter person. From...
Forum: Exercises 10-27-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,542
Posted By Ryan Wooley
Re: Change Wall Ball Target Height per Person?

FWIW, I am a skinny 6'3" with long legs and arms. I feel like I do have an advantage throwing a ball to a 10' target, but I also feel like I have a disadvantage squatting down and trying to generate...
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