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Forum: Exercises 09-07-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,097
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Kipping pullups- finally solved the mystery

Ivan,

Everyone was new here once, so don't sweat it, but it's always wise to get your ducks in a row before saying stuff like kipping is just cheating. Hopefully, you can recognize that you get...
Forum: Fitness 09-07-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,961
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: 5/3/1 without bench

To answer your initial question: keep the bench press in the program. Generally speaking, when you decide to follow a program...follow it. As you become older and more experienced with working out,...
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-18-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,307
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: 200-lbs Snatch

Sweet baby Jeebus, will going BEAST MODE get me to a 420 Front Squat and 260 Snatch?! Nice numbers!

- Alex
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,307
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: 200-lbs Snatch

All,

Thanks for the pointers. I am completely self-coached so I tend to get stuck fairly regularly. I am just starting up an Oly-specific cycle based primarily around Catalyst Athletics'...
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,090
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: 205 Snatch Fail (Agonizingly Close)

True dat! This morning I missed 185 (my previous PR) because of a stupid error. I just put 190 on and easily made that attempt...and subsequently hit 200-lbs two lifts later.

This is why I love...
Forum: Digital Coaching 08-16-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,307
Posted By Alex Europa
200-lbs Snatch

This is a 15-lbs PR (previous best was about 3 years ago...LOL).

http://vimeo.com/27801579 (W/F/S)

Thoughts, critiques, criticisms?

- Alex
Forum: Fitness 08-11-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

Regarding baseball and basketball...do us all a favor and read the 2 articles in the CF Journal by Josh Everett about his training college baseball and basketball teams using "CrossFit." Notice that...
Forum: Fitness 08-11-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

So you're saying that being in all-around better shape won't make someone a better athlete on the field? They definitely don't need to hit the metrics that you listed...but working to develop...
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

I would agree with this point for the most part. Certainly, 4-12 weeks of general prep is going to have the least overall impact on an athlete's performance when compared to specific and...
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 34,600
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Knowshon Moreno Training at CF Verve w/ Video

Very true. I was not trying to infer that everyone who comes to CrossFit, stays with it. I should have been more clear than simply using my Paleo analogy.



Also a good point. I'm probably more...
Forum: Community 08-10-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,911
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Why was the Open Source Thread Closed?

Guys, thanks for the kind words...I just wish that people from HQ would man up and talk about this issue instead of it, ONCE AGAIN, ignoring it and letting it falling off the radar. People have been...
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 34,600
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Knowshon Moreno Training at CF Verve w/ Video

Questioned based on what? That's our point. No one is saying that you have to be a football coach, or CrossFit Level 23 (that would be the all of the certs...including jump roping :p), or even...
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

Sorry that I messed up your quote, I'm on my iPhone and somehow jacked it up...

-Alex
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

So you don't believe that GPP has any place in a pro athlete's YEARLY program? Despite the fact that most experts say that it should be included.

Or do you think that GPP should be specific to the...
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

Why does that matter? As far as I know, nearly all pro athletes are released to do their own thing in the off-season before camp starts. Since I, at least, am talking about CrossFit being used only...
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

This...



Plus this...



Tells me that you really have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to what CrossFit can and cannot do, or it's transference to other sports... You are more than...
Forum: Fitness 08-10-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

OK, can we PLEASE drop the discussion of fringe athletes (OL, powerlifting, marathoners, etc...)? It is really derailing the conversation. OBVIOUSLY they have VERY specific demands on their...
Forum: Fitness 08-09-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

True. However, I believe that we're looking at a difference in definitions. In Supertraining, intensity is considered a mixture of volume and percentage of 1RM. The examples that they provide in the...
Forum: Fitness 08-09-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

No, you disagree with the top minds on the subject...I'm just parroting their information:

From Peak When It Counts by William H. Freeman (on the suggested reading list for USATF Level 3...
Forum: Fitness 08-09-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,416
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Defranco on Crossfit for Athletes

Mark,

So you don't believe that many of the world's most highly respected experts on periodization are correct when they say that there should be a period of time dedicated to GPP at the beginning...
Forum: Fitness 08-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 34,600
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Knowshon Moreno Training at CF Verve w/ Video

I'm not a football coach, but I've got a few thoughts:




Have you ever done this workout w/ a 2-pood bell? It's pretty damn grip-intensive. To be fair, there are several types of grip strength, but...
Forum: Community 08-08-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,337
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: What's your body part "shield"?

I'm not sure, but I can't blame the guy if it is...a few of the girls in that video are pretty cute. NOTE: Girl in grey at 0:47...hit me up on FB.:bonk: :D

To answer the OP: All of them. Do...
Forum: Community 08-08-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 64,319
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: CrossFit - Reekbok Apparel...

Steve,

Thanks for your input, I truly appreciate it. It is good to hear that Reebok IS doing stuff other than just trying to make a buck. I suppose I should be more fair in my judgement of them,...
Forum: Community 08-08-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,535
Posted By Alex Europa
Re: Exercise + Body Image + Motivation Study

Marcella,

You might get more participation if you participated in the forums a bit...ya know, introduce yourself, join a few of the conversations, etc...

Then we will probably be less likely to...
Forum: Community 08-06-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 64,319
Posted By Alex Europa
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