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by agoodlysize
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: crossfit?
Replies: 18
Views: 13810

Haven't used it, but I wish you the best. I think CrossFit is about the epitome of where I'd like to be physically.

I'd say don't do both, CrossFit is more than enough for any one person, especially at first.

Good luck and kudos, my friend!
by agoodlysize
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Spend Less, Eat Better- Cooking tips for cheap cuts of meat
Replies: 3
Views: 4957

Spend Less, Eat Better- Cooking tips for cheap cuts of meat

Cooking for yourself is one the best things you can do for your health. You take responsibility for what is going into your body, you can control what you eat and how you cook it, and you can make it to your liking. Eating out is expensive and often restaurants have a way to sneak stuff into your fo...
by agoodlysize
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: 44yrs-Male-30lbOverweight-2Kids-Jaded
Replies: 2
Views: 3750

Ditto what vballman said. small steps, make your only goal to work out consistently and improve constantly. The rest will come naturally. Good first step, my man! Good luck, and we're all here for you!
by agoodlysize
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: newbie paleo diet questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7672

In my opinion, beans aren't beans without a bit of pork.

:wink:
by agoodlysize
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: newbie paleo diet questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7672

Scott, I really dig your blog; you've got a new reader! Mega-props for mentions of the value of eating locally and fresh (Joel Salatin FTW), as well as flexibility of view. As for beans, they are a good source of protein, though not a complete source. It is true that they contain some anti-nutrients...
by agoodlysize
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: newbie paleo diet questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7672

The Paleo diet operates on the idea that evolution has not yet caught up with the way we live- that is to say, for a group of creatures who evolved hunting and foraging, our biology has not quite figured out how to digest the amount of grain that we generally eat. This is a fairly sound theory. I wo...
by agoodlysize
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: 100 Burpee Challenge
Replies: 38
Views: 32309

Getting back into my stride after a stressful and almost work-outless two week, I decided to peruse this thread again. What did I find? I also made sure to do knees to chest on the jump for every rep. :shock: Ol' splint showing me up again. Is this necessary for optimal burpization, or can I just ju...
by agoodlysize
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Training to Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 3473

There is no real evidence that training to failure provides optimal results as opposed to training to near-failure (as SF does). http://www.timinvermont.com/fitness/failure.htm ^This is a pretty good summary. From the article: "The hallmarks of successful training are long-term consistency and progr...
by agoodlysize
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: Firedepot's Progress Report
Replies: 28
Views: 19414

Congrats and kudos!
by agoodlysize
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: A Different Sort of Testimonial
Replies: 5
Views: 6662

I say kudos, dammit. Life is nothing if it is not fully embraced and enjoyed. I think fitness is a greatly overlooked part of fully enjoying your life; that being said, enjoying good food and good times, I believe, is also important. I think making fitness part of a long-term (read: permanent) lifes...
by agoodlysize
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Am I doing this right?
Replies: 10
Views: 6115

Thank you, sir! Love these forums, so supportive!
by agoodlysize
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Evil Wheel ? Ab workout
Replies: 1
Views: 2692

I love this thing, and be danged if I didn't leave it in one of my hotel rooms.

I highly recommend the EW as a supplement to your core workout. It's really effective, even at the lower (knee) levels and completely scalable to your level of fitness.

Good relevant info here.
by agoodlysize
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Am I doing this right?
Replies: 10
Views: 6115

Tell you what, next time I'm around, I'll buy you a drink. ;)

Starting at level three- did 32 rounds. Not bad, but I had to pause now and again because I kept hitting the fail point; first after about ten rounds and then every three to five after that. I'll stay here for awhile.
by agoodlysize
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Am I doing this right?
Replies: 10
Views: 6115

Cool. That's all the convincing I need. As always, you guys come through.
by agoodlysize
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Am I doing this right?
Replies: 10
Views: 6115

Thanks guys. I love this workout optimization stuff. One more question. I've been going round robin on the sets to try to increase workout density. I'll hit 5 pull-ups, then do twenty push-ups and twenty squats, then five more pull-ups, then ten and ten push-ups and squats until I finish. Is this op...