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Old 02-21-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
Charles Steven Ossenheimer
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Thanks to the crossfit journal of october 2003 i've been running a team through the team workouts listed in that journal. Now one of the workouts calls for rope climbing and ring dips. I know the sub for rope climbing is pull ups with a towel wrapped around the pull up bar. But the team members who are young (freshman high school) cant do pullups hanging from a towel. So what sub can i use for that and at how many reps should i have them do?

Also with the ring dips, we do our workouts outside at a park, so the dips would have to be seated dips on a bench. Should i have them do 300 dips (1 ring dip= 3 seated dips)? Thanks for all the help!
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:15 PM   #2
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Charlie,

I asked the same question about the sub for towel pull-ups as little bit ago. The answer I got was jumping towel pull-ups.

Not sure on the dips. I know ring dips are a whole lot harder than bench dips (seated dips), so 5 to 1 might not be out of order.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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You can also do towel body rows.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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I found that towel pullups were really difficult until I used a beach towel (started out using a ratty car washing towel...) and working my way down to smaller "diameter" towels as my grip became stronger. FWIW...
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:37 PM   #5
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i think the bar is going to be to high for towel body rows...ill be sure to show earlier than normal to take a look at it myself....
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:00 AM   #6
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Jason,
Actually, the thicker the bar or towel the harder(more grip strength required) they become!
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