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Old 07-14-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
Ryan Abbott
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Did a quick search for this and didn't find anything too useful. Is it the glute ham situp?

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Old 07-14-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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I was going to ask the same question.
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Old 07-14-2005, 10:57 PM   #3
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The Crossfit Standard (Jim Baker Standard) situp is the Glute-Ham situp with a floor touch, behind the head, alternating hands every rep. These are brutal and knock my best event (situps) to a snail's pace, far slower than high-rep pullups. But, do whatever situp you want, anchored, military style (un-anchored), incline, legs up, legs down, whatever. You're in charge. Bonus points if you do the floor-touchers though.

Serious bonus points.

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Old 07-15-2005, 05:32 AM   #4
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Do what you can, as long as they're not crunches. I haven't purchased an Abmat yet, but I hear they're cool. Currently performing full-range unanchored situps.
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:20 PM   #5
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There's a photo of the Jim Baker Standard on the workout archive for October 16, 2003 . . . here,

http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/2003_10.html

about the middle of the page.



Another good thread on situps . . .

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/2677.html
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:09 PM   #6
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Thanks David, couldn't find that pic.

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Old 07-16-2005, 05:12 AM   #7
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Does any one have any thoughts on the ab wheel?

Thanks for the responses and the links.

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Old 07-16-2005, 02:30 PM   #8
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IMO the ab-wheel seems like one of those devices created to fill a void where there wasn't one, like the square-bagel (Squagels!). While the movement seems okay I think it would be better to use a med-ball or a barbell (with some weight on there) in the interest of de-cluttering the gym. Ab-work, by it's very nature, is over-complicated. We don't see crunches, leg-lifts, swiss-ball stuff, ab-wheelies, etc. much in CF because we don't really need to. But, if you simply can't stand situps, KTE's, hollow-rocks or L-sit, go to town.

I get credit for coming up with the term 'ab-wheelies' though.

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