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About Bob-gar

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  • Birthday 04/01/1980

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  1. I've been Crossfitting for just over two months now and I absolutely love it. It takes some time to get into the group and get acquainted with the other members but the camaraderie is great and is part of what keeps me coming back. Definitely do your research and keep a skeptical eye on the coaches and the training. For me, the certs and stats of the coaches wasn't as important as my internal BS alarm. If what the coach was telling me to do didn't pass the "sniff test" I would've dumped out long ago. My box is relatively new and has a small group, but I kinda like that. We get close attentio
  2. Yea I definitely hear you on the scaling, however I think I'm in the opposite direction as you: I want the lifting to supplement CrossFit.
  3. Thanks for the comments guys. i'm still pretty new to CrossFit and I haven't decided where I really want to focus. I like strength, but I also want to improve on endurance. Not that they're mutually exclusive, though.
  4. Hey guys, I started CrossFit at a local box here in town and I'm loving it. I've missed the feeling of getting my ass handed to me at the gym. However, at 3 workouts a week, I feel like I could do more. I've been toying with the notion of supplementing my CrossFit workouts a few days out of the week with running and weights. I'm only a week in, but I want to get my strength up. So my question is, at what point would it be okay to start adding in extra workouts? Also, before I decided to do CrossFit I was thinking about starting Stronglifts 5x5. Has anyone tried working the two programs to
  5. Wife and I got a Rogue S2 Rack. Solid as a rock and easy to move if needed (sits under attic access). Love it!
  6. Thanks for the info guys. We're both trying to work through it the best we can. I know when the muscles get stronger there, it gets better and doesn't hurt quite as much. But it also doesn't go away altogether. Anyways, thanks again!
  7. Excellent points. I'm definitely taking my time and I think I'll avoid all things ankle for ample rest. Thanks for that link as well...great info!
  8. That quote is my theme for 2014! Congrats on the 10k/5k times! I'm looking to running more and improving while starting SL myself. This is great motivation!
  9. Hey guys, I had planned to start lifting again, starting the Stronglifts program from scratch. However I've developed a case of Achilles Tendonitis. This is definitely going to keep me from running for a while, but I'm curious if this is going to limit weight lifting. Has anyone else had the same issue or similar?
  10. For my 2 cents, I've been lifting in either my Vibrams or my Merrell Trail Gloves. Both are very stable and adaptable. As progress further, I'll eventually get some proper lifting shoes, but for my level of strength and fitness, these work best.
  11. Hey guys, My wife and I have both been having this problem for some time and we're looking for ways to remedy the issue. On the outside of my right shoulder, starting from the top and extending down the arm a few inches, I get a sharp pain and stiffness when lifting my arm up overhead. If my arms are in front of me, kind of like doing an OHP, and I extend upward, it doesn't hurt as much. But if my arms are at my side and I extend them outwards and up (imagine if you were flapping your wings) then I tend to notice it more. I'm thinking this is due to how I sleep at night and I'm already t
  12. Hey fellow alchemists! Looks like you guys are keeping at it! Great stuff! Good motivation all around. Personally I'm getting this week off to the right start. Eating was decent, but had a great workout tonight. Got my squats back up to 225 and still putting weight on the bar. I'm definitely feeling better about things. Hope you guys all find something great in your workouts as well! Good luck!
  13. Definitely made some progress. I've got my squats and my deadlifts back above 200lbs. Getting my bench and BB rows up too. Still having trouble with my Overhead Press, though. As far as running, i've made some improvements there too. Getting better at my distance (about 2 miles per run) but now I need to work on my pace. Hope everyone else is making a step in the right direction!
  14. Haha, running up and down isn't easy, but damn it must feel good. Great work getting up early! Keep at it and it becomes a habit.
  15. Good stuff! Keep that momentum up! Yea getting up early isn't easy. I had to force myself to get up in the mornings and continue it. Took a lot of work but it gets easier. People always ask me if I'm a morning person and I tell them "No, not really. I just learned how to deal with it..."
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