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by MikeS
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: combining metcon and strength workouts for ski season
Replies: 8
Views: 4030

Awesome -- thanks for the advice, guys! Very helpful.
by MikeS
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: combining metcon and strength workouts for ski season
Replies: 8
Views: 4030

Got it -- thanks, TimD. But if my "power exercises" consist more of plyometrics like box jumps and other things to develop more explosive power and conditioning for skiing, and not highly technique-intensive lifts like cleans etc., it seems like maybe I should do my strength work first, while I'm re...
by MikeS
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: favorite music to listen to during a workout?
Replies: 30
Views: 29872

I just wish my gym would stop playing their crap so I could actually listen to my own music. My headphones don't go loud enough to drown out the random (and it does seem truly random) crappy music they play, and trying to listen to my stuff over theirs is worse than just putting up with theirs. To b...
by MikeS
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: combining metcon and strength workouts for ski season
Replies: 8
Views: 4030

Thanks, Stephen. Can you expand on your suggestion that power exercises should be done before strength training? Not that I disagree, just that I'm interested in how the two types of training interact physiologically.

Thanks a lot.
by MikeS
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Eating at night?
Replies: 4
Views: 7366

I've actually had really good results from my diet that includes eating a meal right before bed. I work out in the morning before work and generally eat six times a day. The last meal is at about 10:30pm, and almost always is a bowl of low-fat yogurt and cottage cheese plus a scoop of protein shake ...
by MikeS
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: weightlifting with herniated disc
Replies: 6
Views: 6872

Thanks for the fantastic advice. That's given me a lot of reading material and a lot to work with. KPj, that's an interesting point about the overlap between box squats and deadlifts. I think I'm probably not doing the box squat correctly yet -- my 2RM in the deadlift is 315lbs at the minute, but I ...
by MikeS
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: combining metcon and strength workouts for ski season
Replies: 8
Views: 4030

combining metcon and strength workouts for ski season

In preparation for this winter's ski season, I'm putting together an exercise program for myself. I'd like to keep up the strength work I've been doing, increasing somewhat the concentration on leg work in the pre-season, but also incorporate some lower-body conditioning work -- box jumps, for examp...
by MikeS
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on Crossfit
Replies: 21
Views: 9670

I also wasn't ready to do some of the WODs because of lack of experience with the exercises. So I've incorporated DLs, squats, and some of the olympic lifts in my program now to get familiar with them and improve my technique before (in case) I start back up on CF.
by MikeS
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on Crossfit
Replies: 21
Views: 9670

I did Crossfit for about six months last year, doing at least a modified version of the WOD every day, and loved it. It seemed to build a really good base of fitness, helped cut fat off my admittedly already skinny frame, and added some strength as well. I had to stop because all the pull-ups gave m...
by MikeS
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: weightlifting with herniated disc
Replies: 6
Views: 6872

weightlifting with herniated disc

Hi. I'm a 32 year old man, 6'4" tall, 215 lbs. Just over two years ago I suffered a herniated disc (L5-S1), to the point where I was unable to use my right leg and could not walk normally. I went through four months of physical therapy, then did pilates three times a week for eight months. At the en...