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#1 Post by Sonne » Mon 15 May, 2006 10:41 am

Some users may be interested in this organisation. A few of the users on my gym instructor course are memebrs of Crossfit

http://www.crossfitlondon.com/

Take a look at this video....

http://www.crossfitlondon.com/media/580

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#2 Post by jimbob » Mon 15 May, 2006 11:10 am

hmm...interesting, does this technique do anything for your triceps, shoulders and chest that a normal press-up wouldn't?

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#3 Post by Felias » Tue 16 May, 2006 12:03 am

:o Could only do 1.
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#4 Post by Sarastro » Tue 16 May, 2006 11:42 pm

jimbob wrote:hmm...interesting, does this technique do anything for your triceps, shoulders and chest that a normal press-up wouldn't?
My guess is it works on strengthening minor muscles, liagaments and muscle attachments in the shoulder and elbow joints. Also requires more static control holding the muscles since you aren't holding the body in a position locked by the skeleton, and the movement itself doesn't follow the normal pattern of arm extention / contraction.

Lot of gymnast stuff focuses on getting smaller or generally ignored muscles working well, essentially eliminates any weak links in your musculature. Does wonders for strength, because you could have the largest biceps in the world, but if your joints can't support the weight they are useless.

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#5 Post by Sonne » Tue 16 May, 2006 11:59 pm

Sarastro wrote:
jimbob wrote:hmm...interesting, does this technique do anything for your triceps, shoulders and chest that a normal press-up wouldn't?
My guess is it works on strengthening minor muscles, liagaments and muscle attachments in the shoulder and elbow joints. Also requires more static control holding the muscles since you aren't holding the body in a position locked by the skeleton, and the movement itself doesn't follow the normal pattern of arm extention / contraction.

Lot of gymnast stuff focuses on getting smaller or generally ignored muscles working well, essentially eliminates any weak links in your musculature. Does wonders for strength, because you could have the largest biceps in the world, but if your joints can't support the weight they are useless.
Dead on Sarastro. I couldn't answer as i didn't put it into words. Body conditioning i used to do at gymnastics featured some very bizzarre exercises which until recently i didn't understand. But since i've been studying for my gym instructor qualification i've seen how important these minor and often forgotten muscles are. (as well as tendon and ligament strength)

But i should have stressed, that the pressup featured there isn't for entry level. You could injure yourself.

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#7 Post by Sarastro » Wed 17 May, 2006 10:03 am

Sonne wrote:But i should have stressed, that the pressup featured there isn't for entry level. You could injure yourself.
Yar, discovered that. Might have to sue you for getting carpet burns! :wink:

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#8 Post by Sonne » Wed 17 May, 2006 11:40 am

foxtrotgolf wrote:These look soremaking.

Any for the legs/ankles?
http://www.crossfitlondon.com/filemanag ... e?fid=1312

This would be a good leg / posture one.
Yar, discovered that. Might have to sue you for getting carpet burns!
Sue all you like! Not as if i've got any money :P

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#9 Post by Brian- » Wed 17 May, 2006 1:14 pm

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Excuse me? With little starch and no sugar you won't get much exercising done. It doesn't even say that's advice just for fat people, it says it's for 'world class fitness'. :roll:

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#10 Post by hc00 » Thu 18 May, 2006 3:52 pm

Am I the only one who finds these MUCH MUCH easier than pressups.
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#11 Post by Nickosx » Thu 18 May, 2006 3:58 pm

Probably 8) :o
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#12 Post by Sonne » Thu 18 May, 2006 7:40 pm

hc00 wrote:Am I the only one who finds these MUCH MUCH easier than pressups.
HC do you happen to have tentacles where your arms should be?

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#13 Post by hc00 » Fri 19 May, 2006 4:20 pm

My arms are fat and giggly but not tenticles.

I must be an abnormality, theyre much easier :D
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#14 Post by Sonne » Fri 19 May, 2006 11:55 pm

Stumbled across this site as well. Full of lots of nice pictures for those wanting advice on how to do correct pushups etc.

http://www.frixo.com/sites/fitness/exercises.html

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edit: His pressups aren't right though
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