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Forum: Equipment 07-08-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,759
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Why are CF T-shirts so expensive

They are expensive because they are quality shirts. Some offer enzyme washing and grinding which is done by hand. Additionally, a majority of the designs are complex and utilize many colors. I...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,788
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: weightlifting shoes.....

I suppose that barbell you'll be lifting with is paleo too??

only kidding :)
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,708
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Sizing Risto Weightlifting Shoes...

I had a pair designed for my girlfriend and they just came in. They look terrific, exactly as I had instructed.

A couple notes, they are more narrow than the rogue's but not as narrow as the...
Forum: Nutrition 05-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: please analyze my diet

based on the description of his meals and the help he is seeking, I highly doubt he is trying to IF. Just because you skip breakfast does not mean your IF. I've researched IF a lot and even...
Forum: Nutrition 05-14-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: please analyze my diet

Ricky,

first, you've got to eat breakfast every morning, your first meal can't wait till 11:30!

Lose the and fried foods at a minimum. Also, even if your not zone, try to get a balance of lean...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,788
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: weightlifting shoes.....

If you want to get serious about olympic lifting or heavy weightlifting, your going to need a pair of weightlifting shoes. Barefoot/Vibrams/Running shoes just don't cut it. Everyone should have a...
Forum: Nutrition 05-04-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,349
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Fast, easy, cheap way to get protein for snacks?

Zone can most definitely be used to gain weight. Read Robb Wolf's "42 Ways to Skin the Zone" which can be purchased from the Performance Menu for a few bucks. Zone is just proportions of food and...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,505
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Custom shoes - your logo on Olympic weightlifting shoes

I'm currently having a custom pair designed for my girlfriend. Will post pictures/reviews as soon as I get them!
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Curve or Pearl?

I've owned both Pearl and Curve. The pearl is a piece of garbage, the curve is by far superior. Additionally, if you can afford to wait a month or two (and are on Verizon) they are coming out with...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,488
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Your Favorite Oly Shoes?

per Make Rippetoe:


Shoes are essential if you ever want to squat serious weight. I recommend adidas adistar's (unless you have a wide foot), they have a good heal height and will last for years.
Forum: Injuries 04-06-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,754
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: New to CrossFit - In the hospital with Rhadbo

Why? because they held a gun to his head and forced him to keep doing GHD situps? YES, CrossFit should get the word out about Rhabdo and they do, but each person should be responsible for themselves...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,204
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Stefan Botev Weightlifting Shoes

I'm looking for feedback on these as well, thanks
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,934
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Buddy Lee Jump Ropes

my BL rope snapped in half after 5x using it outside.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-04-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 210,452
Posted By Ryan Powell
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,137
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: puma shoes

I have two pairs of the Saloh's. Absolutely love them, they are great for Oly lifting and you can run in them too! They just got new colors on puma.com, not sure why I would buy a third pair, but I...
Forum: Nutrition 12-09-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,877
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Peanut butter junkie - quit cold turkey

although I don't eat peanut butter because it's not Paleo, if you're in love PB, but hate how it increases your caloric intake, take a look at www.bellplantation.com (http://www.bellplantation.com)'s...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,729
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Operation phoenix shirts

got my shirt, love it!
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,845
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Shoes for CF WODs

I wear Puma Saloh's. They are perfect for Oly lifts, yet you can run in them. Only problem is they are discontinued and hard to find. Limited sizes/colors available on Puma.com, also had luck...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,055
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Work out Tire

I suggest reading this guide http://rosstraining.com/blog/2008/09/10/finding-a-tire-to-flip/ (work safe).

Seems like the concept of finding a tire would be common sense, but it actually offers a lot...
Forum: Injuries 10-24-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Back Pain!

I have pretty much the identical symptoms you do. I did mine deadlifting on Wednesday night, I shouldn't' have gone after that last rep. My form went and my back rounded, been in a lot of pain ever...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,054
Posted By Ryan Powell
Re: Manila Rope

I got my manila rope from http://www.urbanhart.com/shopsite/Rope_manillarope.html#2783 (work safe).

Right now they have a deal going, buy 10 feet, get two feet free. The quality of the rope is good...
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