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Old 01-15-2008, 03:03 AM   #31
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Re: $200 prize one arm bar hang

A lot of these records are only records because no one knows they exist.

Any semi-competent bench-presser would destroy those records. My first Lynne I think I got 18 or 19 with 240 at a BW of 240. In HS at 220 I could have had the mens record with >15 reps.

A quick glance also would give me records in:
OHS, Jerk BTN, Power Clean, and maybe a few more. And I'm not even very strong.
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:07 PM   #32
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Re: $200 prize one arm bar hang

Just tried this quick in the garage to see.
Just over 1 min. on each arm. I'll keep track of this to see if people are improving. I think 2 min. is definitely something that could be worked up to though.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:31 AM   #33
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Re: $200 prize one arm bar hang

Good Job, did you notice one arm stronger then the other?

Heck you may want to practice for the next challenge the 3 minute record.

I really hope this record gets pushed upwards. I think human potential is around 3 minutes, but it must depend on a few different factors. From arm length, to tendon strength, to body weight, and even cardiovascular to some degree as the seconds tick on.

Good Luck!
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:11 AM   #34
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Re: $200 prize one arm bar hang

An interesting related older thread:
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=12066
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:37 PM   #35
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Re: $200 prize one arm bar hang

Thanks for the thread.
Those times are for using two arms.

One arm only is pretty darn tough.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:53 PM   #36
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Re: $200 prize one arm bar hang

The biggest thing I noticed was tendon strength. My grip was pretty solid but everything started to feel really on fire after a bit. Didn't help that I was in a cold garage either. I saw somewhere a while back about a pullup bar that had a larger diameter pipe around it. Supposed to improve your grip. I bet that would help with challenge as well.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:04 PM   #37
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Re: $200 prize one arm bar hang

If the diameter is to large, say 3", your forearm muscles will give out before the tendons. I feel it near the elbows first. My hand is about 7 & 1/8" Longest finger 3" a 1 & 1/4" bar works well for me.
So experiment with bar diameter that fits best for your hand.

This test of static strenght is a combination of tendon and grip strength, along with some core stability that helps with motion, a little bit of lat strength and muscle girdle strength as well.

I would say that as much as 10% of it is technique as well. This is a bar hang challenge, which would be slightly tougher then a ring hang, as the ring would tend to twist and turn with you, and would not put torque against your hand or grip. Also the curved inside diameter of a ring is slightly more welcoming to your grip.
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