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Forum: Fitness 03-25-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 42,677
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: What has been your biggest obstacle?

The biggest obstacle for me was knowledge!

There is SO MUCH bad information out there about fitness, crossfit, diet, what to eat, how to lift, when to recover, supplements, etc, etc. It took me...
Forum: Digital Coaching 02-08-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 34,622
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: First 4 reps no rep from judge

First let me say how impressive it is to be in that group at all. I am in the 40-44 age group, and that level of competition amazes me.

That said, I have done a few team and individual...
Forum: Fitness 02-01-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,709
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: what is your deadlift and power clean?

Deadlift - 365# and had a little more. This was a 30# PR so I didn't push on.
Power clean - 225#

Forum: Competitions 12-21-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,738
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: What are you going to work on for 2016

Thanks to everyone who posted! It is good to read through the goals of others. Not only to remind myself of where I'm going, but where I've been!

I'm 44 and many of my past goals have been...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,716
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: What should I buy at Lululemon?

Give it to your girl or buy her some running shorts!
Forum: Exercises 04-12-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,118
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Just finished a 100 day burpee challenge. What next?

Ha ha. Yeah well it started as 50 days and ballooned to 100 just for fun. It actually helped my shoulders and core a ton.
Forum: Exercises 04-12-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,118
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Just finished a 100 day burpee challenge. What next?

Thanks for the replies.

I've been thinking about my goals a lot lately and I'm still a little bit torn. I'm 43 years old and in the best shape of my life. The other day one of my coaches said "I...
Forum: Exercises 04-08-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,118
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Just finished a 100 day burpee challenge. What next?

Hey guys - some friends and I are just 2 short days away from completing a 100 day burpee challenge. The last 2-3 weeks have been tough, but I've been able to get them done day after day. Several...
Forum: Fitness 02-14-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,921
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: got my first muscle up!, now what?

I too have been working on trying to string together multiple muscle ups. So far I have done 2 a few times and almost hit the third once. My problem is the same, when I come down after the first one,...
Forum: Starting 02-07-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 44,507
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Why 135lbs / 95lbs

I read somewhere that women do 70% of men's weight. In this case that would be 94.5 lbs so they do 95.
Forum: Competitions 01-19-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,955
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: It's 2015 and it time for the Open - are you ready.

I'm hoping to complete all Open WOD's RX again this year.

I'm 43 and since the last open I've gained ring muscle ups, chest to bar pullups, and I can do 30 straight double unders vs 5-7 last year....
Forum: Starting 12-24-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,826
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Shoe's For wide feet and low arches

I also have wide feet and a poor arch, but not as wide as yours.

After about a year of crossfit I visited a true running store. They asked me to remove my shoes and walk around for a few steps....
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,371
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: 45 reps 1/2BW Thrusters

Can you tell me a little about how you accomplished this? I'm terrible at thrusters and have often wondered if there is any way to get better than to do thrusters?

When did you first attempt the...
Forum: Digital Coaching 12-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,371
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: 45 reps 1/2BW Thrusters

That is very impressive. You gritted it out very well!

I was looking at the list and that only puts you at level 2C? WOW!!!

Good luck in your progress.
Forum: Fitness 12-03-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,861
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Recovery help

I'm 43 next week and I was dealing with this a while back. For me, the difference was an extra protein shake before bed. I don't pretend to know what the reason would be that this would help, but it...
Forum: Starting 11-30-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,051
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Return to crossfit

Welcome back! I don't have any experience with running the kind of distances you run, but I know numerous people who have improved their times by running less and adding crossfit.

When it comes...
Forum: Starting 11-28-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,233
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Hello! Newbie poster

Congrats on making the commitment! You will love CrossFit and it sounds like you found a great box.

I'm wondering if you've had a chance to figure out what you're really good at so far? I'm also...
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,206
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Muscle up help

I'm sorry to say that the thing that really sealed it for me was the false grip. Before that I was doing exactly what you are doing. Pretty much getting there but not being able to quite put it all...
Forum: Fitness 09-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,287
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Doing Yoga After CrossFit

I have also been doing WOD's for a little over 2 years and have seen great progression in just about everything but flexibility. People kept telling me that "it will come," but it has become obvious...
Forum: Injuries 09-18-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,036
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Plantar Fasciitis from Merrells??

I have very limited exposure to barefoot shoes, but I can tell you that they are not for me. I tried it for a while doing various distances of running and WOD's, but found that my feet hurt all the...
Forum: Exercises 08-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,812
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Hanging hip touch?

Like many main page demo videos, I was tricked in to thinking "aww, that's not too bad."

Then I tried it yesterday after my wod and I was surprised how taxing it is on the grip. There is a lot of...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 08-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 112,316
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: PR Thread

Weighted 1RM strict pullup - 58lbs. First ever attempt at this. I started at 18lbs because I had no idea where I would end up!
Forum: Starting 08-22-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,747
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: 1 Month In....

What a great update. Congrats to you on your progress!

I've been at this for a little over 2 years now and I still feel like I have a lot I could get better at. Handstand pushups, handstand hold,...
Forum: Nutrition 07-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,030
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Food Logging App

I use My fitness Pal as well. I put in my stats and it gave me an accurate measure of calories to consume based on my goal of losing 1lb per week. It was dead on.

I tried some of the others but I...
Forum: Starting 07-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 28,463
Posted By Joe Spinelli
Re: Shoes for newbie....previous Plantar fasciitis issue

You didn't say what your current fitness level is, but you said you wanted to "get in shape", so I will assume you are not currently doing anything fitness wise.

I started CF about 2 years ago,...
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