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To do or not to do

Postby jcarroll11 » Thu May 24, 2007 8:44 am

So the CF workout today is Cindy
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats

I am scheduled to start L5D1 tonight but thinking i might hit Cindy to see how many rounds i actually do.

anyone else up for a challenge?
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Postby Admin » Thu May 24, 2007 9:18 am

Go for it! Remember with Cindy you can kip so should be totally doable.
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Postby magus269 » Thu May 24, 2007 10:26 am

Hey Kevin, I've been wondering about those kipping pullups they do on crossfit. Is there any kind of advantage to doing them that way? It seems to me that as far as a workout is concerned, doing pullups without swaying your body back and forth would be more beneficial simply because it is more challenging. Anyways, I've been doing non-kipping pullups just cause they're harder but I'm curious as to why the crossfit people are so into the kipping variety.
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Postby Admin » Thu May 24, 2007 10:33 am

Kipping allows you to do higher volume at higher intensity makes it more of a metabolic as apposed to a anabolic workout, both ways are great and have their place depends on what you are after.

As with everything variety is good just watch your joints you do not want to drop at the bottom of your kip but swing down. Do a Google search for "eve teaches kipping" I think if you want more info it is quick and illustrates better if you see it.

Most people can do to around 2 kipping pull ups for every one regular. It can be hard on the joints so it may be better for beginners to do regular to develop the strength.

Strength before strength endurance

my 2 cents on kipping
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Postby gwmccull » Thu May 31, 2007 9:04 pm

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Postby Admin » Thu May 31, 2007 9:16 pm

Thanks for the links and welcome!

Yeah typo
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Postby ucffool » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:40 am

I'm sticking to standard pull-ups for a few reasons:
1) Bar is not high enough for me to kip
2) I want to know I did one real pull-up when the time comes, and I don't think I am concentrating on the right things until then
3) Kipping, per that article, is harder on your grip, the weakest point of my body. Needless to say, that's a bad idea.
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