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Forum: Exercise! 09-08-2011, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Mel
I have the same irrational fear and have for the...

I have the same irrational fear and have for the last 11 years- however, NOT resting leads to injury and burnout. If you feel like you NEED to take some time off, you probably should. Personally, I...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 08-02-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Mel
Cheryl- I met your box buddy Lisa and a few other...

Cheryl- I met your box buddy Lisa and a few other women from your box. She has a picture of us! Fantastic women :)

Actually about 98% of the women (and men) who I met were fantastic. It was...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 08-02-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Mel
Thanks everyone! It was an awesome experience. ...

Thanks everyone! It was an awesome experience. I wasn't awesome, but the games were.
WOD 1 on Friday was my favorite: Overhead Squats, push ups, and a shuttle run. 21, 15, 9 reps each round. I...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 07-24-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mel
I'm still here :) I leave Wednesday morning for...

I'm still here :)
I leave Wednesday morning for the CrossFit Games in LA. Cheryl, I'll try to find your friend. She must be in a different Masters Division, since I don't recognize her name. ah,...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 07-09-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mel
Rhonda, by some bizarre quirk of fate, I...

Rhonda, by some bizarre quirk of fate, I qualified in the Women's Masters Division to Compete in the Crossfit Games (http://games.crossfit.com/)at the end of July in L A. In exactly 3 weeks, I'll...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 07-08-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mel
Welcome back from the wilderness, Cheryl! Nice...

Welcome back from the wilderness, Cheryl! Nice DL.

Lydia, have you tried "pose" running? It's a major adjustment in form (and potentially footwear) but it sure makes going uphill a whole lot...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 06-18-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,580
Posted By Mel
That's what Lydia and Mr. Lydia did! Can he walk...

That's what Lydia and Mr. Lydia did! Can he walk yet? Thrusters a tough...especially on newbies :)

Lydia, you are right- that is how to run a business. Most that I have been in have been that...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 06-09-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,580
Posted By Mel
Happy belated birthday, Lydia! Is Cheryl...

Happy belated birthday, Lydia!

Is Cheryl still out there?

I am training, training, training. And really tired of pull ups!

Mel
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 06-04-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,580
Posted By Mel
Cheryl- Thinking of you! WOW :dizzy: I did 1...

Cheryl- Thinking of you! WOW :dizzy: I did 1 1/2K of sprints yesterday and am really feeling it. (of course the OH squats between sprints also contributed) but 50 miles!!!!
Hope you aren't too...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 06-01-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Mel
Hi F4L, When I trained, I did NOT do the...

Hi F4L,

When I trained, I did NOT do the workout with my clients. I demo'ed, then corrected form, encouraged (as opposed to screaming!), hopped in for the transition to the next movement...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 05-26-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,967
Posted By Mel
Cheryl, can you do the 135 stone???? I can barely...

Cheryl, can you do the 135 stone???? I can barely do the 75 pounder. I just can't get the technique correct and just about give myself a mastectomy. I've been banned from it until the Games are...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 05-26-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mel
Mine is the same as Sacha's. But there have been...

Mine is the same as Sacha's. But there have been soooo many! The 1 rep max on box squats was pretty funny, too...and there I sat.

Glad you figured out why you were so sore- that sounds like a...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 05-21-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By Mel
I have SIX year injury that will probably never...

I have SIX year injury that will probably never heal from using a smith machine. I would avoid them like the plague.

How about switching to compound Olympic lifts rather than just heavy squats? ...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 05-17-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By Mel
Find a different gym! A gym with no squat rack??...

Find a different gym! A gym with no squat rack?? Really ? :^::^:
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 05-05-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,967
Posted By Mel
nelie, I'm sorry you have to leave Xfit :( It's...

nelie, I'm sorry you have to leave Xfit :( It's the bast feel good drug I know! Best wishes for balancing the budget and achieving long term goals!

I am at the point where I re-arrange my life...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 05-02-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,967
Posted By Mel
MMMMMMmmmm... Greek yogurt and strawberry (or...

MMMMMMmmmm... Greek yogurt and strawberry (or blueberries or any other fresh fruit) is my regular 10 am meal. AFTER 10 am, I go Paleo.

So, after 7 weeks of absurd workouts which have left me less...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-29-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mel
yup, Lydia, MY chocolate is gone. And you know...

yup, Lydia, MY chocolate is gone. And you know what? aside from the fact that I did a ho hum workout the next day, I don't really regret it. Yes, I ate too much, but I did it consciously and I...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-27-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mel
Lydia, you are giving me far more credit than I...

Lydia, you are giving me far more credit than I deserve. I have NO work/life balance. I work, workout, and prepare food. repeat...repeat.... No best seller there!

I hate to admit that i had...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-21-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mel
Yup, nelie, that was the 5th sectional WOD. My...

Yup, nelie, that was the 5th sectional WOD. My hands are torn to shreds from the toes to bar. I couldn't even hang from the bar today :p
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-21-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mel
I haven't ever done "Lynne" but I do miss heavy...

I haven't ever done "Lynne" but I do miss heavy bench presses. My shoulders don't.

I did a test run of the 5th sectional WOD yesterday- my hands are shredded from toes to bar and I think this is...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-21-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Mel
:carrot: CONGRATULATIONS! Are you nice and...

:carrot: CONGRATULATIONS! Are you nice and sore? :carrot:
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-12-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mel
Congratulations for being "dismissed" Rhonda. My...

Congratulations for being "dismissed" Rhonda. My knees have actually gotten better over the last 10 years. They used to crack, creak and hurt. And make an awful grinding sound. If I run more than...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-08-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,750
Posted By Mel
The general rule of thumb in the fitness industry...

The general rule of thumb in the fitness industry and what I've seen in myself and my clients is the "golden six months" that JohnP mentioned for newbies. Beyond that, there are ways to trick the...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-07-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mel
:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:I can...

:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:I can FINALLY do kipping pull ups (not very many):carrot::carrot::carrot:

so I won't get a big fat zero when they show up in a sectional WOD. We are on...
Forum: Weight and Resistance Training 04-04-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,179
Posted By Mel
Here is a very long and informative thread...

Here is a very long and informative thread (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/body-image-issues-after-weight-loss/36040-weight-loss-skin-faqs.html) in the Maintainers Forum which we started in 2004 and...
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