I was scrolling through this slideshow and found picture 103 showing a fit guy wading through flood waters. I was like "Hey that guy looks familiar". Turns out, it's Daniel Skidmore, who I've competed against several times at regionals and in some local competitions back when I lived in NC.
I can only imagine how many CF gyms have been affected by the flooding, and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them didn't have flood insurance and will be in a really tough spot.
If anyone gets word of gyms/people in the CF community that need help, please post about it here and/or shoot me a message. I'd love to do what I can to help get fitness communities back up on their feet as these communities rebuild after the Florence Flooding.
Parting thoughts.... Daniel looks way more fit than all of the other 102 pictures-worth of people before him. Also, he's probably the only one who found to way to have their shirt off for the picture. CrossFitters being CrossFitters....
> I also find it hard to talk to non crossfitters about crossfit. They just don't want to hear it or don't get it.
This is true with most things people are really passionate about. Imagine if your friend says:
> I also find it hard to talk to non birdwatchers about birdwatching. They just don't want to hear it or don't get it.
You'd want your friend to have some other friends who love birdwatching so you don't have to hear all the gory details. Some occasional high level details might be interesting (they went to Costa Rica and here are a couple of picture of amazing birds they saw). But you most definitely don't want to hear about every bird they see every day.
Make some new friends who do get it, so you have an outlet for your passion. Don't strain existing friendships by forcing them to constantly hear about something they aren't interested in. Also, CrossFit isn't a religion. You aren't required to convert anyone.
Edit: I saw this bird in Costa Rica and it was amazing.
It's a CrossFitter doing CrossFit in a CrossFit gym who originally posted this video of herself saying, "Glorify God in all you do." CrossFit AND Christianity??? If reddit knew what they were actually up voting it would implode in onto itself.
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Not sure if he still wears it but it's a "titanium necklace that increases cell efficiency, enhances circulation and improves relaxation..."
About as legit as a 6000 year old earth ��
Not sure if you can view this, but here is a video of me making a split jerk at #300. It's not perfect, but I think you can pick some technique cues from it.
Everyone fits into 3 buckets:
If you're looking for a good VPN service, I'd recommend Private Internet Access has some suggestions that I've never tried.
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The definitive app for tracking and analysis is Beyond the White Board - monthly membership required. The website is set up much better than the app, but all in all it's a wealth of data. If you're just looking for an app to log your 1RM and WoDs then you can try something like WOD LOG - Free and Paid versions.
Hey guys, that was me in the video.
It was my right shoulder that got dislocated, and I ended up needing a trip to the ER to get my shoulder put back in socket. I tore my labrum from 12' to 6' and needed 6 anchors put in.
Don't really know for sure what exactly happened, but here's my theory:
My speed strength is better than my slow strength... so relatively i'm faster than i am strong. example at the time: strong power clean(290), shitty deadlift relatively(405). I was strong enough to get the weight up, but not strong enough to stabalize it overhead. It also looks like I dropped way low on the catch and just sorta waited for the weight, rather than meeting the bar, and all that momentum came crashing down. I'm also a tall lanky bastard(6'4"), so my body type is just straight up not built to snatch.
It took about a year to get my shoulder back to where it was. It's now stronger than it was pre-surgery, and since then I've even power snatched the weight that dislocated it! (https://vimeo.com/67329166). Strict press at the time of dislocation was 175, vs. 200 when I finally snatched that son of a bitch weight that dislocated it. I was very patient and took very small and calculated jumps in re-habbing it.
It's a website/app where you can set rules. So you could set a rule to scan Craigslist and email you the a C2 pops up on your local CL site for under $300, and you would get an alert.
There are a TON of other application for IFTTT, it's worth checking out.
Constantly Varied Gear is amazing but good luck getting them! They're so hard to catch when they have in stock. A lot of the big brands are really hard to find right now. I was on a shorts quest like all summer long and finally got lucky with the CVG 5" inseams. They are worth the price for me, I have issues with shorts rolling and their 5" inseams have a super sticky grip on the leg seams. I've never been able to burpee or run in shorts in public before!
If you're looking for more affordable, off-the-beaten-path reliability check out 90 Degree by Reflex. My friend who got sick of waiting for restocks tried these and is very happy with them. If I didn't already max out my shorts budget on CVG, this is what I'd be trying next! I have loved their leggings.
I actually made a playlist of muscle up movements on YouTube when I was trying to teach myself how to do them.
Also, Andrea Ager just posted something on her Instagram today about leading with your toes and not your hips. I tried this out tonight and felt a huge difference in my ability to explode into the muscle up. This allowed me to use all the momentum from the swing before exploding with my hips. Hope these help!
This made my mind explode (kind of like the baggies of protein that exploded in my suitcase during my last trip)...
Here's an Amazon link for the containers for the group!
I have chrome on linux in the US the stupid espn player doesn't work on my computer. I have Hola!VPN as a plugin so I am technically watch the games from Argentina via youtube. That seems to be working great
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When I rowed my first half, I wore Nano 5s which had been my favorite rowing shoe until then. Blistered all up the back of my ankle where the top edge of the shoe rubbed. Bought running socks that come out of the lip a bit and now wear Nano 8s because they aren’t so hard at that point. Also Body Glide the heels.
A small square of bubble wrap might be just the ticket. Just enough cushion, thin and you most likely have some around from shipping. Worth a shot before you invest. I wasted $40 on a cushion from Amazon and hate it because it sits too high. Bubble wrap for me now!
I wear gloves. 🤷🏽♀️ My favorites are these: Sculling & Rowing Gloves (Large) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017MTCGCQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TdpgDbTBS2HG4 They are thin enough to maintain grip, half style so my hands don’t get hot and protect that knuckle area that blistered on me. I row a lot. Worth the price for me. My friend uses that WodNDone grip tape on hot spots.
For long distance, I listen to long podcasts or musicals. The continuity/progression of a show vs a bunch of random songs helps me pass the time. Also consider counting strokes per minute if you have a target. You can play games with that as well - a good stroke rate ladder every x distance can break things up nicely!
Long haired guy crossfitter here: my hair also dried out a lot, so if you're looking for a good deep moisturizer to help revitalize it, I've been using this hair mask to great effect!
+1 to dry shampoo and a head band.
I use these and they are far easier to breathe in than other make I've tried.
I do have a pony tail to catch the back of the mask on to keep it from slipping. You might need to jerry rig something to get the same effect.
I've been doing CFFB since May. I do have a garage gym and also my office gym offers Crossfit classes at lunch so because of that it is really well-stocked with equipment (I go to the office gym when there are no classes in session). So sometimes I work out at my office and sometimes I work out at home.
At a bare minimum, you'll need a squat rack, a bench, bumper plates, a slam ball (there is a TON of slam ball work in CFFB), dumbbells, a plyo box, a heavy kettlebell, a jump rope, and a pull-up bar. Some nice-to-haves include gymnastic rings, a C2 rower and/or assault bike, and then occasionally there is sledgehammering or prowler pushes or sandbag work though that's infrequent enough that you can probably find substitutions on those days.
There are sprints 1-2x per week so you may need to get creative with these, especially on the days where they are supersetted with other exercises. I use a GPS tape measure app to measure distance outside and bring small cones if I'm in a field or sidewalk chalk if it's street/sidewalk/parking lot to mark the distance. You might have something like sprints supersetted with KB swings or ball slams where you'd need to either bring some equipment outside with you or substitute assault bike sprints if that's not an option.
I sub out exercises as needed in order to be considerate of others in the gym...med ball throws become wall slams or regular ball slams, broad jumps may become high jumps, barbell overhead carry may become a static hold, etc, but for the most part I'm able to do the workouts as written and get the intended stimulus.
You're disregarding what I stated in my post completely.
I'm not stating that being young makes you a bad coach, where did I even mention about age? I'm not even saying that you can't be young and be a good coach. You talked about "powerteens" that are amazing at sports now and made an assumption
>They'd be far more competent trainers (one would assume)
that they would be good trainers because they are good at things themselves. I just wanted to clarify that being good at something does not immediately make you good at coaching others at the same thing.
>I mean, with your logic Mozat shouldn't have been allowed near a piano until he was in his 20's, yet he made is debut at age 4. Bizet entered the Paris Conservatory at age 9, Pascal wrote his first treatise at age 9 and his theorem by 16, Fermi was doing material worthy of a doctoral degree by 17, Anna Paquin won an Acadamey Award at age 11.
How is any of this relevant whatsoever? I didn't say young people can't be proficient at things, I only stated that them being good at something doesn't make them good at coaching that same thing necessarily. Could Anna Paquin coach an actor to win an Academy award at age 11, or was she just good at acting herself? Were Pascal or Fermi good at teaching their knowledge to others in simple terms, or were they just geniuses? Your "examples" hurt your argument if anything. This young girl has better technique in clean & jerk than the majority of people. Does that make her a good coach at the lift?
I'm also not stating that starting early is a bad thing. If anything it's great to start learning how to teach the movements correctly early on. It's much easier to develop proper movement patterns starting correctly when you're younger. The more experience one gets in watching others move, correcting their movements, and getting better themselves, the better a coach they can be in the future.
Look into https://hootsuite.com
You attach all your social media accounts to it, you create a post, and choose where you want it to be posted, all from hootsuite. I believe you can also schedule posts as well. I never used it but my ex did for her gym and it seemed to work pretty well for her.
I think you should have one person manage social media, or at least have everyone on the same page.
I do all all photos, videos and post on social media for my gym so there's no confusion.
I have a pair of Nordics and got tired of having to readjust them after every lift. I recently bought this pair on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FR9XMGC) and love them. They are 7mm and don't roll up. They come with a bag which is nice cause I just toss them back in there and they won't get lost in my gym bag. Hope this helps.
Amazon has Cross 101 weighted vests for $37 and change with free shipping if you need to get one for Murph. Cross101 Adjustable Camouflage Weighted Vest without Shoulder Pads, 20 lb https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0197I4N9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PxQ.ybDEVCTR6
I couldn’t agree more, taping thumbs is a game changer. I buy my tape off amazon, in case you’re needing a link:
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Just check amazon. There won't be any difference between this 12 dollar product and the ones you listed.
Good morning Douglas!
There are two ways to go about this... There are many different outlet malls in Orlando. One option would be to go to the Orlando Vineland outlet... They have Nike, Reebok, Under Armour and Lululemon (likely a few more I'm forgetting). Another option is going to Walmart and buying these shorts:
Which feel 80% like my Lululemon s for 1/8 the price and buying these shirts on Amazon
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Alot of boxes use this shirt for their shirts and I've found it to be super soft and stretchy.
Either way you can't go wrong!
Enjoy your trip!
I just got these for Christmas. They are way sturdier and quality manufactured than i expected. And like $25
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Wow! Great response. I'm glad I posted this. My GT is II FIGJAM II - I just created a Spartan Company called "Hello Hydra" here, on the Halo Waypoint site. It's a means for us to get together and throw down online. I'd love to build a thriving, nationwide company. Let me know if you'd like an invite. No members yet, but let's fill it up. There's nothing better than chatting with like-minded peeps while getting down on the stix!
Work on mobility and getting into full squat. Trying doing a snatch balance routine. https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=snatch+balance&fr=iphone&.tsrc=apple&pcarrier=Verizon&pmcc=311&pmnc=480
It can really help. Also watch your hand placement, they are off. Bring left one in to where right one is.
So disregard the turf floor, disregard his poor technique in the lift. There's no way he was falling backwards because he finished each lift by hitching and leaning far backwards. It just has to be the shoe's fault.
Mat Fraser clean & jerked almost as much as that deadlift in the same shoes. Do you see the heel compressing at all or making him unstable?
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Just buy a barbell pad and stick it your gym bag. I'm the only one in our gym that has one and I get roasted for using it sometimes... But whatever. People training in other sports use them so why can't we? https://www.amazon.com/A2ZCARE-Barbell-Squat-Pad-Protective/dp/B01MYPZIN2
I use this one. I've done 70+ dubs unbroken with it. That's nothing special, but my point is for most people it's not the rope that's holding you back. I have heard that a weighted rope can be helpful if you're still learning dubs.
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And an edit. This is also without "subscribe and save" feature. Which drops it down another 3-4 dollars I think.
I just bought a 10-pack on amazon. They are the best. https://www.amazon.com/Mallofusa-Colorful-Basketball-Absorbent-Wristband/dp/B01366IRCC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1470249371&sr=8-4&keywords=wrist+sweat+bands
I work out in board shorts. They have no liner and are usually less expensive than most high-end workout shorts.
I love the Quiksilver Men's Everyday Kaimana Boardshort.
They are not too long, have great range of motion, are light, and a are little stretchy.
They are usually $50, but you can find certain colors and sizes for less on Amazon.
I bought a cheap callus shaver on Amazon. Came with extra blades too. I haven't ripped since. https://www.amazon.com/Satin-Edge-Callus-Shaver-Refill/dp/B001CYC4BG/ref=sr_1_7_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1528236288&sr=1-7&keywords=callus+shaver
I wanted a sturdy pullup bar that mounted above the doorway. This way i can close the door without removing an "iron gym" style pullup bar.
I bought the below pullup bar, found it for less than $20, either walmart, ebay or amazon.
Ditch the crossbar, go to home depot and get 3/4" iron pipe for $12, long enough to span the entire doorway. Find the studs, secure the mounts to the walls then cut the iron pipe to fit.
Also bought rings to hang from it for dips.
Next up is gravity boots.
I'm building a nice little home office gym.
I had the same issue. I bought these on amazon on a whim because they were short money and I figured it wouldn't be a huge loss if they sucked. I've bought 3 more packs since, they're pretty great.
If you want to gain muscle - stop doing the cardio - and get in the gym and start doing weights. Read this:
These work really well. There more breathable than masks also stays in place.
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This works well with any mask and has been a real life saver. There are dozens of similar models available on Amazon for between $10 and $15
What it does is it provides a gap between your lips and the mask (it was originally designed for women who wear lipstick) and stops you from waterboarding yourself as the mask does not get wet and you don't inhale it.
It's been a real game changer in that I feel like I can breathe with the mask on. I know some teachers who are using this too as they need to talk all day with a mask on.
We need to wear masks by law and general consensus is that the disposable masks work best, just bring two or three and swap them as needed.
ETA: It is thin enough that it does not affect the seal between the mask and your face.
I use Zenmate, a simple Chrome extension, for my proxy. During the month of the games I pay the $2.99 for their premium service, which should theoretically improve the stream quality. Whenever you're ready to watch, turn on Zenmate, go to YouTube, and it plays like you're not located in the USA. Afterwards I cancel Zenmate premium.
If you live in the US...
Chrome Browser -> download Zenmate extension -> set your location to the UK -> watch the stream straight from games site. This is currently working for me. I have Charter Internet and no cable tv.
1) Use Google Chrome 2) Install a plug in called Zenmate which lets you pretend you are in another country 3) Watch on Youtube (which will let you watch if you are from the "UK")
I am in Cali. and been watching everything on youtube using this
I made a leaderboard app last year that let you do this:
May try to brush it off and update the API link to this years! I havent looked at the official crossfit app yet, but it's worth checkign out to see if it has this functionality built in:
I use Wahoo HRM because I'm also a cyclist and use a Wahoo GPS and cadence sensors.
Wish I got this one w/ memory though https://www.amazon.com/Wahoo-TICKR-Monitor-Memory-Bluetooth/dp/B0881B7C42 - if you dont have a phone with you while going out for your run portion of the wod or you don't use it in tandem with a watch, the non-memory one won't keep all your stats because it will be out of range
That's what I thought as well. If your feet go above the rings it's a no-rep?
This guy gets very close to the top of the rings as well here: https://instagram.com/p/v0082nRkPv/
But one of his other posts leads no question, feet nowhere near the top of the rings: https://instagram.com/p/v8kPMqRkCn/
I was making WODs for local team competition, decided to give a shot to final WOD and find out if I would be able to finish under TC. If you want to check other wods here is the link. (Something is in the Czech but WODs are in English).
For time: (25 min TC)
25 Power Snatch 155 lbs
50m Walking Lunges 70 lbs (single kettlebell on the shoulder)
25 Clean and Jerks 155 lbs
50m Walking Lunges 70 lbs (single kettlebell on the shoulder)
25 Thrusters 155 lbs
> Stuck in a rut at the moment health/fitness wise so I'm looking for something to pull me out of that.
I started almost a year ago with the same perspective. What I found really helpful was the idea that discipline trumps motivation: there will be days you really don't want to go to the gym, but you need to make yourself go. Turn it into a habit or a routine, and make it a part of your day that you do no matter what (unless you're injured, of course). I went from not having worked out since college to going 5 days a week in the span of amount 3 months.. the first month was 3 days a week, the next month was 4, etc.
I'm not a morning person at all and I started going to 6:30am classes regularly because I could guarantee that work would never get in the way. Books like Can't Hurt Me are great for reflecting on your own mindset and giving you a chance to toughen yourself up.
Good luck with class! Let us know how it goes.
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People do fine on and off creatine.
The best athletes I’ve ever known have pretty much all tried it. In my experience most were off of it, though some were on and loved it.
So again, you’re not going to make or break yourself with creatine
At the risk of being flamed and downvoted to hell for simply mentioning this... While people in the athletic community have largely touted the benefits of creatine for a bit now, to the extent where some ban it from competitions the scientific community has always been iffy on it’s benefits
Please note I left my personal opinion out of it, some people get pretty intense about their opinions here
The best advice I can give you for free is to use myfitnesspal to track your meals. I would also play around with your macro's, since everyone else is different, you can start with one of the many free macro-nutrient calculators on the interweb.
Check and change your diet. Start tracking what you eat with a food journal like MyFitnessPal. You'll probably be surprised at how much you eat and what the macronutrient breakdown is (fats, carbs [sugar/fiber], & protein). Do not skip or underestimate what you're eating. Then make some changes, follow a program that gets you a better macronutrient breakdown and restrict a modest amount of calories to start losing weight.
Crossfit will help, because you'll be burning calories, but diet is what's going to have the biggest impact on your health right now.
The arena they posted had turf - I doubt we'll see double unders.
Also, the WB targets are outside the arena. Doubt we'll see double unders.
Box jumps, and some ascending lift - deadlift or snatch. A couplet. That's my guess.
burpee over the logs similar to barbell burpees. Don't ever forget about burpees.
log flips (it would be GREAT on your core to try to stabilize a round object while trying to flip it the long way)
you could do pseudo wall balls, just clean the 40 lb log up, squat down, and throw it high into the air. I wouldn't try to catch it though.
Toes to bar/toes to elbow on the pull up bar. Work on bar muscle ups.
I would also recommend making yourself some of these and hang them from a branch or the pull up bar. Muscle ups, ring rows, ring dips, ring handstand push ups, L sits can all be done now in addition to your other exercises. I've made myself some and they are STRONG. I'm a 200 pound man and I put a lot of torque on these bad boys and they take it like champs. I'd also invest in a jumprope.
How are the logs sized? I would try to set up a plyometric track with a few stumps of different heights and go through it similar to this video. That vid also has other examples of different jumping work you can do.
You could also just pick up the heavy log and walk it to another spot say fifty feet away. Drop it, pick it up again and repeat until you're sweaty and want to vomit.
just to clarify also, do you do variations of your listed exercises? I could stay busy for a week with that list.
split squat, one legged squats, OH squat (holding a log overhead), pistols uneven pushups, triangle PU's, Plyo PU's, Clock PU's, Pike or Handstand (if you are able) PU's OH lunges, Walking Lunges, Jumping lunges
bought a weeks worth of these, they're the best, squats, deads, snatch, clean, they fit well.
I own Hylete shorts but I like these better, especially because of the price. Buy one pair and try em out.
I have both below, the plastic I keep outside hanging from a tree (weather proof) the wood I keep inside my garage (better feel and a little wider). Both work great and you won't find a better price.
Doesn’t burn that much relative to what, powerlifting? Any HIIT training, including CrossFit, burns much more than just weightlifting. I also come from a powerlifting background gone CrossFit junkie, and you seem to be misinformed.
Check this calculator: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=41&ContentID=CalorieBurnCalc&CalorieBurnCalc_Parameters=185
Or this one: https://www.omnicalculator.com/sports/calories-burned
checkout HGST, Norcal Crossfit has been provinding them with full crossfit facilities at all their locations for a while now, look at their linkedin page and that's one of the attractions for working there HGST Linkedin
I'm using this App to track my exercises https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vicsan.ttracker\_02. Is free and for me, it has everything I need. Counting reps, keeping track of the total volume by week, 1 Rep Max per exercise, etc.
It also has a variety of ways to see if you're actually making progress.
In line with the orange safety glasses, if you use the computer a lot at night before bed (I have and HTPC) you should check out f.lux. It filters the display colors based on time of day.
I have the Diamond Pro 50lb from Walmart that I paid 50 bucks for. Here is a link to the sold out 30lb for 36 bucks. Set an in-stock alert and wait for it to come back in stock. They are a great deal!
I use and like Fitocracy - http://www.fitocracy.com.
It has online tracking, a nice gaming system where you can compare your own WODs and other workouts with a point system, milestones and a community.
There is an app, of course: Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitocracy.app)
Looking at the vid you posted several times, I looks like you're not doing a high hang in generally accepted version...which is what I first thought. In a high hang, your torso will still drop forward and the bar will slide down your thigh, just not as far as in a hang clean. In your vid, it appears that you are keeping the bar in the same place on your hip, maintaining an upright torso, and dipping and driving the bar off the hip in much the same way as the catapult clean in the vid above (or dip clean someone else mentioned).
Is it "cheating" or "wrong" - no. Its just another technique of getting the bar from the floor to your shoulder in the clean portion of the clean and jerk. With that said it will be difficult to achieve this positioning to the hip from the floor, and therefore won't translate to much good in your clean from the floor. If you're interested in getting better at the "triple extension" clean, I'd stop doing what you're doing and work on your pulls from the floor. Or you could just go with the catapult.
I don't have cable so no ESPN for me either. Last year I am pretty sure I watched online through ESPN3. Even though I didn't have cable tv I had access to ESPN3 because my internet provider (Wow) was affiliated or something. However, I had to watch on my laptop. Couldn't use a mobile device.
I suppose another option would be to sign up for Sling TV. I think there is usually a 7 day free trial going on so you could wait until it is Games time and sign up for the trial. Otherwise it is $20, for a month, which isn't too bad. I'm just not sure how the quality is. I tried Sling a few years ago, and it didn't work well. But they may have improved by now.
In the shipping info;
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Also....Why the "dental" domain (probably an expired domain that had some history)...
You can watch all YouTube videos that HQ posts by using something like ZenMate extension for your browser.
Basically it makes YouTube think you're browsing from another country so it gets around the limitations that HQ puts on their videos.
This is a really interesting conversation.
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I did this conversion after my Schwinn monitor shot craps. No issues. So many more options on the Assault monitor.
If you do it like this and put the data in a Google spreadsheet, you can use a trendline to determine the exact formula.
Or you can do the same type of thing in Excel.
I did this on my Airdyne AD2 so I could build my own monitor that shows everything at once instead of cycling through 5 pieces of data on the screen.
Here are some ideas:
Graphs! Lots and lots of interactive graphs. Look at Highcharts or Google chart API for ideas. Each WOD (Fran, Filthy 50, etc.) can have it’s own line graph; one plot on a timeline each time it’s performed. X: date, Y: time/reps/whatever.
“Event” tag/annotation for said graphs. Meaning, one can “tag” a date with a simple comment, and that “tag” can show up on a graph as a vertical line cutting down the line graph. That way, it’s easy to visually represent changes in routine to see how they end up affecting overall performance. So, for example, I can tag August 1st as “Upped calories, dropped Saturday long run,” and I can see on the graph if my performance trends upwards or downwards after that.
Also, the ability to import data via a CSV file - for those of us who have a backlog of data to start with.
Also, put it on github, so developers like me can tinker with it. :)
I’ve never used something like this, but there are a ton of options on Amazon. Kettle Gryp - Kettlebell Adjustable Portable Weight Grip Travel Workout Equipment Gear for Gym Bag, Crossfit WOD, Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, Lose Weight | Clamps to Dumbbells | Made in U.S.A. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074V1FMDT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_DWJ3GT48BW3BW974P8BV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
(Late reply but only just saw this - deserves a post of its own)
Looks great! How does it compare to / integrate with BoxMate?(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=members.boxmate.app)
This is what we use in the UK to book sessions with the local box. BoxMate has a workout logging feature but it's pretty poor.
This is good albeit pricey - not sure if it has a brand name other than "Raw Grass Fed Whey"
It checks every health box - cold pressed, grass-fed, raw, organic.
It does mix pretty easily
Bulk Supplements is my go-to:
I started squatting when I was really skinny (110lbs). It can be really painful until you get a bit bigger. I see a lot of people suggesting pads but I would suggest this device called the Manta Ray. This is what I used when I first started and it really helped with positioning too. Keep working hard! :)
Manta Ray by Advanced Fitness, Squat Load Distribution Device, Barbell Pad Alternative https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017DGBY8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_AM2R20QDCQH04PJBY0KC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Ah so you're looking for a warming pair or something. I use these for stuff like box jumps
It’s an amazon branded one. Has been a life saver
+1 on that. A woman at my gym "discovered" them in September when we re-opened, and I think most people now have them. The difference is mind-blowing--you don't waterboard yourself during every workout as it prevents you from sucking the mask into your mouth.
They are sold as "lipstick guards" or similar on Amazon. This is the one I have, but there are dozens of others all at around $10.
I use it with a basic disposable mask, others have even sewn theirs in to UA and similar sport masks.
Check for 5/3/1 apps on the play/apple store. I personally prefer this app, which uses the updated version of 5/3/1 using leader and anchor cycles.
I bought the Reebok ROS Workout TR and have been using them for the past four months. Granted these are my first four months of CF, so I can't speak with as much experience as others. But they seem to have basically all of the features of the Nanos, except at a lower price (and without "CROSSFIT" written all over them). Here's an Amazon link https://www.amazon.com/Reebok-Workout-Training-Yellow-Spark/dp/B010W48D84/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468274175&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=reebok+ros+trainer
Thirded. I also have a pair of Hookgrip strength wraps from Amazon which work equally well. I got the Rogue ones because I needed a 2nd pair, Amazon didn't have any in stock, and I needed a third item from Rogue for free shipping. :)
I'm currently taking things out of my gym bag. I spent a lot of time thinking gymnastic grips or other hand protection were going to save me instead of learning to grip bars better. However, coflex tape (large boxes available for cheap on Amazon) can be an affordable and great way to protect thumbs for lifting, bottoms of palms for ring work, and raw skin in general.
I'm into the Reebok Nano 2's, which many people claim is the most resilient and toughest Crossfit shoe, and I think for good reason. I have the questionable habit of wearing my gym shoes everywhere and these shoes look brand new after four months of abuse. My lifters are just used Crossfit Lifters that I got off of Amazon. Maybe someday I'll upgrade to Romaleos or something but for now these work fine.
I don't see the need to blow money on crap related to Crossfit. At it's heart, Crossfit is a stripped down, barebones way of getting insanely sore, and carrying your $60 shorts in a $200 bag to and from the gym just seems like a bastardization of that original vision. Some folks here have very nuanced tastes regarding t-shirts and shoes and might consider me a schmuck, but I just wear t-shirts that I get for free/very cheap, I use an old Everlast gym bag that I holding up fine (I think somebody left it at my house years ago), and I wear nameless shorts or ranger panties that I get cheap off of Amazon.
I used to swear by wodies because I loved the wrist support. I burned through two pairs of them, and still use them from time to time. But lately, I've been trying to get away from depending on the wrist support and just strengthen my wrists as I go. This led me to just getting these from Amazon for $16. After about a year, they're still holding strong! I'll buy them again https://www.amazon.com/Leather-Barbell-Gymnastics-WOD-Nation/dp/B00Y9Y8ARI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483716257&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=gymnastics+grips&psc=1
I've used a MIR short style vest for the past 2 years love it solidly built. Like the short style cause less of you body is covered by vest so you don't over heat as fast also way more comfortable and easier to move in. There on sale right now on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/50LBS-Short-Adjustable-Weighted-Vest/dp/B00213DMUE
I also love the lululmon groove shorts. I always wear for competitions because I know I wont have to worry about moving some place I don't want in a room full of people.
There are some cheap ones on amazon that are really nice for the money, I have Royal Blue and Charcoal Grey and get compliments on them a lot.
I also just got the Hatha Short from Lucy and they stay in place really really well, it looks like they don't currently have them in the 3 in inseam on their website though.
Raw Grass Fed Whey - Happy Healthy Cows, COLD PROCESSED Undenatured 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder, GMO-Free, 12 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018UPBFUK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_uXNezb1DRVRJG
Some very granola whey protein I have it on amazon prime dashboards and just order when I get low. Stupid convenient.
I bought my own VariDesk at work, but I understand that it's the most expensive brand of adjustable desk topper and not everyone has $400 to spare on that. A couple of coworkers liked mine and bought knock-offs for $200 on Amazon.
Since I've started using the standing desk, my hip pain has been reduced by about 90%. I still need to work on mobility, but standing for 4-6 hours at work greatly helps.
This one is the one I use. I have the older version since I've had it for about 3 years but it works great! Its got 2,000+ reviews on amazon and a 4 star rating! Rogue's are great but at least in my opinion they're just a tad bit heavier and obviously way more money. If you can ask people around your box to let you borrow their rope and try and see which one you like best!
Found them on Amazon... the highest they go up to is 52.5, which should mean that all but the last plate is "on" the db, he only has 2 plates on.
Ok. So I recently actually had this complaint that I was mad that virtually all crossfit apparel was tight, short shorts for girls and long ass, loose shorts for guys, and if they _were_ tight, they were compression style which just seemed very uncomfortable.
>!I am 100% on TEAM THICK THIGHS. !<
(Not to mention guys fitter than me at my box have complimented me on my legs and it has put my heart all aflutter!)
So during workouts I like to let my legs breath. But I also noticed that for things like deadlifts and cleans, those long and loose shorts would sometimes lead to the bar catching on the material and bunching up my shorts at the top of my thighs _anyways_ which seemed pointless so I looked into alternatives.
I first found this article which actually had a ton of great alternatives, which pointed out a theme: short and tight shorts FOR GUYS! God bless y'all.
I then went to ye ol' Amazon dot com and found what I ultimately ended up buying three pairs of: Jed North lifting shorts! They are great for deadlifting and doing squat cleans/snatches. (Jed North itself is a bodybuilder/physique competitor brand, but in NYC I pretty much see exclusively gay men wearing them, myself included. Make of that what you will haha.)
Per your concerns, I think you'll be fine. If you're concerned about a wardrobe malfunction I would still wear underwear.
I have this problem and recently ordered this stuff on amazon. It feels a bit funny after the product dries but it’s the only thing I’ve found that helps.
For reference...my sweat level is pretty intense. If I walk barefoot I leave footprints....even when I’ve been sitting in air conditioning for hours.