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05/02/2018 - 2:39pm I'm taking my dad on a

I'm taking my dad on a nostalgia-laden fishing trip up north in late June. Any tips about water bodies along Lake Michigan or in the Traverse area? His mobility is limited, so we're not hiking too far.

04/05/2018 - 11:03am Also, Chicago hasn't produced

Also, Chicago hasn't produced much elite talent recently. This year they had two high level recruits, but you have to deal with Irivn and Smith. Only 1 of those guys was an All American. In 2017 the city had 0 kids in IL's top 13 players. The 2019 class has nothing in it. 

03/12/2018 - 1:47pm Michigan, Virginia, Michigan

Michigan, Virginia, Michigan State, Villanova.

Nova over Va- I thought they were the best two teams all year, not changing now.

02/28/2018 - 6:06pm I've only seen them once, but

I've only seen them once, but I thought Hastings had this cool confidence to his game, but knew he could just take over any time he wanted. 

01/16/2018 - 1:47pm Can you explain the WD making

Can you explain the WD making dummy accounts thing? 

01/15/2018 - 1:27pm I know it doesn't fit the

I know it doesn't fit the meme, but the Livers call wasn't made by Valentine. In fact, I thought most of the worst calls were made by his crew mates.

12/30/2017 - 7:43pm Agree to disagree, I guess.

Agree to disagree, I guess. If your guys are only squatting, then they'll be very good at squatting. If they're squatting in different variations, tempos, and loads, then they're probably going to be good at other things. The weight room cannot be only for getting bigger and stronger- just look at the different training programs for different positions and sports. I also disagree with the hamstrings role in mobility for squatting, but oh well. And if you think that NOBODY in his population of athletes have no mobility issues, then you severely underestimate the typical issues athletes face and overestimate the level of training found in the average high school weight room. 

12/30/2017 - 6:00pm You answered your own

You answered your own concern. If someone has poor mobility and is at their bottom they wont have enough slack to be in the proper position. He didn't say this was only issue, but he simply said it was one of many possibilities. These mobility and lack of strength in the posterior chain are also severely chronic issues in 18-19 year olds who had previously spent all their time pushing (as he mentions in the video on the sidebar post). 

Also, the Bulgarian Split Squat is one of the absolute best accessory/training movements there is. Athletes need to do (probably a lot more than they do) unilateral training, as that is much closer to the actual stimulus they are going to have on the field. I would also be very shocked if he said that kid was never going to do another back squat. The goal is to strengthen and mobilize properly to get them to be able to those other movements safely and effectively.

05/10/2017 - 9:43am Competitive crossfit may have

Competitive crossfit may have been the single best and worst thing to happen to the community. If most people only see that, then it probably doesn't put the "sport" in a good light. I'm willing to bet that most people who don't like it have never even seen the inside of a box (gym) to realize there are so many different levels of athletes and coaches. Those dudes on tv have some pretty incredible form - you can't snatch 300 pounds without near perfect form. No, they'll never be in the olympics (unless you're Tia Toomey), but it's good. At 185 or 200 lbs they can probably get away with less perfect form or do a muscle snatch, which is still pretty impressive. 

Scale that down to me and I'm going to have to attack a workout differently. Take "Randy" for example (75 power snatches at 75lbs for men). I can't do 75 straight. I'm going to break it down into smaller segments- 5's, 10's, 15's, whatever I can keep tension in my back with. If someone's form is off, then it can be modified. Lighter weight, hang snatch instead of from ground, snatch high pull or sumo deadlift high pull instead. We also practice slower, traditional oly rep complexes AND cycling for the "sport" side of crossfit. Both have their place.

Honestly, it comes down to the athletes ego and the skills of the coach. If your ego is too big, then you're going to get hurt. If you're not a good coach, you're going to hurt someone. Yesterday we did clean and jerks on the minute with some other stations built in. The coaches all stressed form, properly warmed up the movements, gave time for people to build in weight, and recommended weights and reps (aim for 5-6 before setting the bar down. If you can only do 3 it's too heavy, if you can do 10 it's too light). Afterwards, I walked past a big box gym by the grocery store. I saw more rounded backed deadlifts, short squats, improper knee alignments in those 5 minutes than I have in the last 5 weeks at my gym.



05/09/2017 - 11:02am Better. New squat, dead,

Better. New squat, dead, clean, jerk, and snatch PRs- all since November. Looking to start RP diet this summer.

05/09/2017 - 10:52am What's a hi speed olympic

What's a hi speed olympic lift? Never heard of that one. And how are you getting hurt box jumping- just step down.

05/09/2017 - 10:50am That's just made up bs. The

That's just made up bs. The kip IS a natural position that you should be in for most of your lifting (ribs tucked, core, quads, and glutes squeezed).

05/09/2017 - 10:47am This is a pretty spot on

This is a pretty spot on assessment for 90%+ of crossfitters, so thank you for sharing. I agree with you; I enjoy going to the gym every day, I'm rarely bored, I have great coaches, and get to exercise with some awesome (and fucking strong) people. That sucks your gym is too competitive, that's a major turnoff. If you're an experienced lifter those must be some strong, strong ladies- awesome for them.


My knee pain completely went away once I started crossfitting and stopped running (yet nobody wanrs people of the dangers of running). I do have some other neck and shoulder issues right now, but I think that's mostly from fighting through imbalances I developed during my 3x10 Globo days.


It's really too bad that the negative associations continue still. Crossfit is probably appropriate for the majority of the populations' goals, but misinformation and bad press fomr 5+ years ago lingers. 

04/18/2017 - 12:28pm I just entered the market for

I just entered the market for my first truck and have emailed out 2 dozen or so dealers. This is also my first time buying through a dealer instead of private sale. Looking mostly at F150's and Sliv1500's in the 2-4 year old range. Any advice for me on making sure I get the best deal possible?

04/18/2017 - 12:22pm I really wanted a Colorado,

I really wanted a Colorado, but there are so few used on the market and I can't justify the premium of the smaller/newer truck over a used full 150/1500.

01/27/2017 - 10:12am Is he dead?

Is he dead?

01/27/2017 - 10:08am Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ.

01/24/2017 - 6:16pm Matt Painter seems like a

Matt Painter seems like a douche, though.

01/02/2017 - 10:08pm Because player development

Because player development has a time limit? Jesus.

12/22/2016 - 10:42pm Who were the others?

Who were the others?

12/22/2016 - 12:31pm I much prefer GFY

I much prefer GFY

12/22/2016 - 10:02am Not that I don't believe you,

Not that I don't believe you, but I'd be very curious to read/hear this in context.


I have found that interesting. Not saying that Alabama players are busts, but I feel like you would hear more about them dominating the NFL based on them being the top athletes. Who are the best bama players in the NFL? Jones, Ryan Kelly, Cooper, and Ingram?

12/19/2016 - 11:41am When is DIB announcing?

When is DIB announcing?

12/17/2016 - 8:32pm If it's half as good as

If it's half as good as Bavette's..... mercy!

12/17/2016 - 8:32pm I'm avoiding mine.

I'm avoiding mine.

12/17/2016 - 8:31pm SWMi!! I really enjoy Silver

SWMi!! I really enjoy Silver Lake and North Pier too.

12/17/2016 - 8:49am And we get to watch some Bo

And we get to watch some Bo Pelini too!

12/09/2016 - 1:52pm Nothing on hoopsrumors about

Nothing on hoopsrumors about this. I think OP got clickbaited.

11/03/2016 - 2:01am Maybe you should watch. They

Maybe you should watch. They do a great job.

11/01/2016 - 11:41pm I know Kluber's been great,

I know Kluber's been great, but this line up will have seen him 3 times now and they appear to have found their bats. Plus the cummlative affect of all those pitches on short rests. 


That's what I'm hoping, at least. Let's go Cubs!

10/28/2016 - 10:28pm Koval bourbon.

Updating an

Koval bourbon.

Updating an earlier post... Benton Harbor beat GR South Christian 48-28. Their running back had 392 yards rushing.

10/28/2016 - 6:00pm Legitimate question: Who

Legitimate question: Who scores more points? The offense, the defense, or special teams?

10/28/2016 - 5:41pm Their enrollment is down ~40%

Their enrollment is down ~40% over the past 4 years or so. It happened really fast, but other area schools are taking more schools-of-choice kids and there were some new charters that opened. One of the charters is closing, so it'll be interesting to see where those kids go. I personally think the BCS and SAC should merge (apparently there have been talks). You could make a nice division of BH, Berrien Springs, Parchment, Comstock, Buchanan, and Coloma, but I don't know that the smaller schools would want BH.

10/28/2016 - 12:15pm That's what I thought on his

That's what I thought on his Hello post. Confirmation bias appreciated. 

10/28/2016 - 12:02pm Looking at their brackets,

Looking at their brackets, they actually have a fairly easy path to the semi-finals. I don't want to say it's unbelievable, but it truly is remarkable that this is actually happening.

10/23/2016 - 10:10am Where are these "fans" you

Where are these "fans" you keep talking about?

10/20/2016 - 10:51pm Well, that's a pretty shitty

Well, that's a pretty shitty way to build a consistent program, but I've worked with people like that before. The simple fact that you're asking these questions shows you care enough.

10/20/2016 - 8:05pm Do you feed into a HS

Do you feed into a HS program? What do they do?

10/19/2016 - 11:42am I don't know who NW's biggest

I don't know who NW's biggest rival is. How is this: most of us never want to see Alabama win. Not a rival, but the rich are rich enough.


Again, he sucks at his job. I have to turn off Waddle and Silvy on Wednesdays when he's on. Actually, I have to turn them off every other day when it's just them, but that's a different story.

10/19/2016 - 10:18am Basically. He's still a fan,

Basically. He's still a fan, just like most of us never want to see MSU or OSU ever win a game. I just hate him because he's bad at his job.

10/16/2016 - 11:24am You get no sympathy from me.

You get no sympathy from me.

10/07/2016 - 9:01pm Yeah.... sure.

Yeah.... sure.

09/19/2016 - 12:28am Not true

Not true

09/18/2016 - 3:11pm Instead of saying burned,

Instead of saying burned, maybe we should say two more freshmen earned playing time.

09/06/2016 - 1:19pm delete


09/06/2016 - 10:56am But a football on a football

But a football on a football helmet cancels out a basketball player on a football helmet.



08/30/2016 - 10:10pm I know I'm going to get

I know I'm going to get negged for this, but...


Does anyone know anywhere (on this continent) I can find a size 12?

08/30/2016 - 5:49pm Mark Sanchez is looking for a

Mark Sanchez is looking for a job.

08/26/2016 - 11:38am A couple weeks ago I went to

A couple weeks ago I went to the bathroom and noticed the TP roll was empty. Monster. Whatever. Fine. When I went into the storage shelf next to the toliet to grab a new roll the one I had picked up was mysteriously already unsealed. Yes. Not only is she a monster, she deliberatly put the partially used roll back onto the shelf.

08/26/2016 - 11:22am I coach varsity basketball

I coach varsity basketball now, and I am always thankful that I reffed in college. It helps me view the game from a different angle and communicate with the refs (and bitch when they call something out of their primary).