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Old 03-12-2008, 08:55 AM   #21
Jeff Yan
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Re: Tommy V

How long are the ropes in the videos?

A couple of things I noticed:
If you use your feet, then it takes about 4-5 pulls (hand over hand = 1 pull) to reach the top. If you don't use your feet, then it takes about 8-10 (each hand = 1 pull).

I haven't done any rope climbs as a CrossFitter. How would you grade the effort of the descent?
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:10 AM   #22
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Re: Tommy V

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Here is what I did,

As many rounds in 20 minutes of

5 #95 pound thrusters
10 Pull ups
15 KB swings #45 pounds

8 rounds. Probably could have gotten more but I was not feeling it this morning.
awesome- i think this is the WOD for me today! no way i was bout to attempt 405 towel pull ups, its just a stupid thing to do and waste of time an energy, but thats jus my opinion. ima let you know how i did chris an post it on this thread. seems like a fun yet still painful workout!
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:25 AM   #23
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Re: Tommy V

Hi Jeff,

The ropes in the videos are 15' (or at least they were when I visited Santa Cruz a year+ ago). The ropes were different diameters (one was 3" diameter - that was tough to hands only climb!) but same height to the ceiling.

I'm not sure what you meant by grading the effort of the descent, but I find going down the rope without feet more difficult than going up the rope without feet.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:27 AM   #24
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Re: Tommy V

Kelly,

Interesting you (one of the few I had in mind) should weigh in after I speculated that few could do this w/o legs on the rope climbs. I noticed that you did it in 30 minutes plus change. Awesome work.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:54 AM   #25
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Re: Tommy V

Thanks Scott. I was able to go hands only all the trips because the rope was short....27 trips on a 15' rope would have required several hands + feet efforts.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:12 PM   #26
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Re: Tommy V

Frank,

Check out the new Crossfit Tri-Cities out in St. Charles. They have a 15' rope. Awesome place.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #27
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Re: Tommy V

Rope climbs allow legs, and for this much volume, demand it.

Jumping towel pullups are an interesting idea for a sub, if you can find a way to make it work.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:44 PM   #28
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Re: Tommy V

The towel pull-ups are see-saw, I don't know if you noticed. Consisting in hanging on the towel and pulling it to each side. It's not a "pull-up".

I'm doing it on Friday, I suspect it to be a grip killer !
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:00 PM   #29
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Re: Tommy V

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hey guys, im looking at the WOD Tommy V and i had a question. My gym does not have anything involving ropes and such. so tomorrow im gon do the thruster reps but wonderin what should i do for subbing? or any ideas on a diff workout for tomorrow since i cant do the rxd? thanks guys
Frank, I've noticed that you're in Chicago, so come to Windy City CrossFit (link is on the main page). We have a rope and all assorted CF equipment.

*I am not a trainer nor do I work for CF or Windy City CF, lol
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:16 PM   #30
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Re: Tommy V

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The towel pull-ups are see-saw, I don't know if you noticed. Consisting in hanging on the towel and pulling it to each side. It's not a "pull-up".

I'm doing it on Friday, I suspect it to be a grip killer !
Just wanted emphasize what you said again... the sub is NOT 15 true towel pullups.

I saw a lot of people in the comments who claimed 405 towel pullups and times of 20-25 minutes... I don't care how good of shape someone is in, they didn't do that. it's either see-sawing, jumping, or something else.

I also saw a lot of people with similar times who said they did 3 or 5 TPU per rope climb... I bet those people did true towel pullups.

either 15 see-saws or 3-5 TPU per ascent seems reasonable to me.
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