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Forum: Fitness 03-25-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,314
Posted By Barry Cooper
Ideas on programming for the Games

I sent this to someone a while back, and decided it does little good in my Outbox, so here it is. Do with it what you will.

In my view, the core necessities for growth are intensity, sound...
Forum: Exercises 12-12-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,403
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Medicine Ball Cleans

As far as the first part, that was what I was saying.

I regret that you regret getting into this: I am quite willing both to oppose AND to listen to you. I have seen people teaching the second pull...
Forum: Exercises 12-12-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,403
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Medicine Ball Cleans

I went back and reread what you wrote, and don't think I've misunderstood anything. First, as I've said, I do a lot of construction work, which involves hauling around large spools of wire, and a...
Forum: Community 12-12-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,629
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Dot com versus local

Ron and Daniel: that's it.

There was a time when this Board WAS CrossFit. That time has passed. It could disappear tomorrow, and 90% of the people who do CrossFit would be unaffected, since their...
Forum: Exercises 12-12-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,403
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Medicine Ball Cleans

The traps are some of the strongest muscles in the body. They can handle prodigious loads. Does it seem reasonable to suppose they should be ignored entirely?

And for the critics in general of...
Forum: Exercises 12-12-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,403
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Medicine Ball Cleans

One follow up: the intent of CrossFit is to increase ACTUAL work capacity, as in physically doing things outside of a gym. A medicine ball clean is not at all a bad approximation of throwing heavy...
Forum: Community 12-12-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,629
Posted By Barry Cooper
Dot com versus local

I just wanted to note briefly that a change has happened invisibly which is worth mentioning: the tide has swept away from a focus on the community HERE to a focus on local communities. We have some...
Forum: Community 12-04-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,904
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Lumberjack Memorial Hero WOd and Fundraiser

I just did this workout, since I can't do it tomorrow. For large groups, I am going to make a programming suggestion. Treat it as a round robin, and put two people per station. Start one group at...
Forum: Exercises 12-02-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,403
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Medicine Ball Cleans

Greg,

I'm glad you commented. Frankly, I'm perfectly willing to listen to your entire chain of reasoning on this issue.

Do you think the shrug affects the outcome in any meaningful way? I would...
Forum: Fitness 12-02-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,574
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: A Not so Crossfit Strength Program

Oi. Just do a 5x5. Two warmup sets, then 3 sets of the best you got. Basic moves are Press, bench press, squat, deadlift/stiff-legged deadlift, and weighted pullups, or rows if you like them...
Forum: Nutrition 12-02-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,365
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: What is the Zone?

The Zone is really intended as a lifestyle. If you stick to a strict block count, you will shed fat steadily. Sears advocates a bodyfat around 15% for normal people, although of course that may be...
Forum: Nutrition 12-02-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,365
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: What is the Zone?

I will readily admit money makes everything and everybody funny. This does not detract from the quality of, particularly, his early work. His later stuff may be good, too, but I stopped reading...
Forum: Nutrition 12-02-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,365
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: What is the Zone?

That's not for Athletes. You add fat for athletes. He says this in Mastering the Zone. I will admit he could be more clear about this, but it's in there, and the people who follow this carefully...
Forum: Nutrition 12-02-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,365
Posted By Barry Cooper
What is the Zone?

Apropo of nothing, I thought I might make a comment on what the Zone is, and possibly correct some misconceptions I see out there.

The Zone is a diet intended to generate an optimal balance between...
Forum: Exercises 12-02-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,403
Posted By Barry Cooper
Medicine Ball Cleans

Appropo of nothing, I thought I might make a brief comment on Medicine Ball Cleans.

What is taught, in my understanding, with the balls is that you generate power with your legs through the scoop,...
Forum: Fitness 12-02-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 61,596
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Best Affiliate Programming (WOD's and Websites)

I've always enjoyed Eugene Allen's work: http://www.crossfitpiercecounty.com/blog/ (w/fs). He is creative, and comes up with some great names.

More generally, I will add that this is a system that...
Forum: Community 12-01-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,873
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: request

Paul,

What part of the "debate" is being stifled? You have to break this thing down into pieces, as I tried to do above. If you have questions as to what the range of opinions are on x, y, or z,...
Forum: Community 12-01-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,873
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: request

The more I look at this, the more I realize this is just a lot of hyperventilating.

If you want to discuss the role of the shrug in Olympic Lifting, go post a question in Exercises, or post some...
Forum: Community 11-29-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,556
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Dec 5 Nutrition Cert Update

There is a thread in the Affiliates section. Since these are the people with actual skin in the game, this makes sense.

Net, net: CrossFit HQ has done many hundreds of Certifications---they are...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 11-19-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,328
Posted By Barry Cooper
Nice piece by Chuck Norris

w/fs: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=116129

He visited West Point and the wounded soldiers in Fort Hood, and posted his thoughts. He seems like a genuinely decent guy with a lot...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 11-19-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,300
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Embarassing to ask this but...

Research getting your insurance claims adjustor license. Since New Orleans kept a lot of people busy for several years, your market may be "saturated" (sorry), but since that region is hurricane and...
Forum: Fitness 11-15-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,722
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Is Crossfit Mainpage dead?

Oi, isn't that next WOD interesting to all of us? If you've done enough of them, you can look at it, take a quick inhalation, and guess your time. Right?

I think a lot of people look at that, and...
Forum: Fitness 11-04-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,709
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Trade Your Back for Elite Fitness?

Aaron,

I want to make sure I understand you: you want to argue here that Coach's stated opinion--and reasons for that opinion--are wrong, and that you know better?

And that Glory's performance...
Forum: Fitness 11-04-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,709
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Trade Your Back for Elite Fitness?

Surely the question of business is mooted if the size of an organization is doubling annually? Your hypotheticals are proven wrong by what matters: reality.

And we need to be clear here: Coach...
Forum: Fitness 11-03-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,669
Posted By Barry Cooper
Re: Charles Poliquin on CrossFit again!

BTW, Don: nice cherry-picking. I have made my points clearly. If you lack the attention span to read the thread, or the intellectual capacity to understand them, then you apparently have company.
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