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Forum: Equipment 12-17-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,776
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: Where to buy Used Squat/Bench Rack for under $100?

I just saw olympic plates at Dicks Sporting Goods for 25% off and there was a 20% of coupon in the paper so you could end up getting plates new for 55 cents a pound.
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,559
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: recommendations for board shorts

Like Leo living in FL standard wear is board shorts and my two personal favorites are Quicksilver and On The Mat no-gi shorts. The Quicksilver are the best made board shorts on the planet. The...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,148
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: CF cycling jerseys

Gant make sure to let me know as well.
Forum: Injuries 01-23-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,001
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: I think I cracked a rib

You also could have separated some of the connective tissue from the rib, kind of like a pulled muscle. I did that in BJJ once many moons ago and went to the doctor for it because it hurt so bad I...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 01-22-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,048
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: Orlando FL

Matt I am in Deland on the opposite side of Longwood. But I work out with Leo and Monique as often as I can. I highly recommend them. In fact I think they have a Workout in the Park this weekend...
Forum: CrossPit 01-22-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,534
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: Fear of ringworm, staph

It sucks that we have to be aware of it but it goes with the turf.

Becca, Dave and Adam all nailed it. If your gym is cognizant of the possibility and they clean the mats properly it happens a lot...
Forum: CrossPit 01-21-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,864
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: My first MMA class!

Brother everybody is gassed after their first BJJ / No Gi / MMA class. I promise you.

Just keep your chin up, recover well and keep going it will get easier the more relaxed you get.
Forum: Competitions 01-15-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,095
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: First Weightlifting Competition!

Gant, I figured I was the good looking one in the bunch since I am so far behind both of you on my lifts. Leo you are a big stud.

It was great hearing Coach Danny in the background cheering you...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,198
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: Any use for an EZ Curl Bar?

Keep the 10 lbs on the bar always and use it as a foot anchor for S/U's and Russian Twists. My hasn't been empty in years and is used almost every day with S/U's

It doesn't hurt to throw in a curl...
Forum: Exercises 11-24-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,061
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: Check out Iron Maven video of Women O lifting

Way cool Jay. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,862
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: squat stands that don't tip over

I am with Ahmik the Promaxima squat stands are very solid with the right technique. I own the Promaxima's and I am redoing my garage gym and I keep going back to a half rack, I think that I would...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2007, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,500
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: Colorado Equipment

I love Craigslist it is the best place to find used exercise gear.
Forum: Competitions 10-31-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,900
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: 500 m row personal best

Leo, you are one sick puppy. Seeing as how sdhp is the sub for row you basically did and I am guesstimating around 37 sdhp with 45 lb's prior to starting the cfsc halloween special with 155 sdhp at...
Forum: Competitions 10-08-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,857
Posted By Derek Simonds
Re: Painstorm XXX

Great Times for sure. Albeit mine was a little closer to a pain shower since I am rehabbing a broken wrist. I am looking forward to the next fun. If you are going to do a painstorm the only place...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,934
Posted By Derek Simonds
I have two lifeline bells and both have what...

I have two lifeline bells and both have what appears to be cracks around the handles but it isn't structural as far as I can tell. I also would order from them again.
Forum: Community 05-10-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,015
Posted By Derek Simonds
BTW the my son is, to use boxing terminology, the...

BTW the my son is, to use boxing terminology, the unanimous, undisputed vault champion for the state of Florida USAG and AAU boy 6 and 7 taking 1st place in the vault at both state meets.
Forum: Community 05-10-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,015
Posted By Derek Simonds
Dale congrats on being there for your daughters...

Dale congrats on being there for your daughters accomplishments.

I have posted several videos of my sons meets this year and every time I am awed by all the athletes determination and...
Forum: Community 05-01-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,564
Posted By Derek Simonds
Nice post Yael. If you don't mind I will quote...

Nice post Yael.

If you don't mind I will quote you from time to time. "See a need fill a need"

I think I posted this somewhere else, we may all disagree on the music but we agree on working...
Forum: Community 04-26-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,704
Posted By Derek Simonds
There was a great rest day discussion last year...

There was a great rest day discussion last year (sorry I don't remember the date) where everyone posted their favorite poems.

There was a ton of great / motivational posts.
Forum: CrossPit 04-16-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,165
Posted By Derek Simonds
I train BJJ at Gracie Barra in Orlando, FL. They...

I train BJJ at Gracie Barra in Orlando, FL. They have a pretty comprehensive MMA program in addition to Muay Thai and BJJ. I don't know the specifics of how their MMA programs are structured but the...
Forum: Community 03-20-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,096
Posted By Derek Simonds
Very funny! At least he is honest.

Very funny! At least he is honest.
Forum: Community 03-20-2007, 03:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,770
Posted By Derek Simonds
You can't leave out the scene in Matrix where Neo...

You can't leave out the scene in Matrix where Neo and Trinity go to the building downtown to rescue Morpheus.

Backup Send Backup!
Forum: Community 03-19-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,151
Posted By Derek Simonds
Steven, having video is real nice. Jr hasn't...

Steven, having video is real nice. Jr hasn't seen this yet and I am going to have him critique his floor routine. We picked up the exact same items for him to work on.

After you watched the last...
Forum: Community 03-19-2007, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,151
Posted By Derek Simonds
Have you ever been so excited that you just...

Have you ever been so excited that you just didn't know what to type, well that is where this proud father is right now. Jr competed today in his first USAG State Gymnastics Meet.

We had a...
Forum: CrossPit 03-18-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,103
Posted By Derek Simonds
Like Rick said check out several places. Most...

Like Rick said check out several places. Most schools will offer an introductory class for free. I always recommend watching at least one class before even getting on the mat.

Best of luck. Let...
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