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Old 08-26-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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Hardcore Elite Challenge

Um, not really...I just figured since so many challenges seem to be geared toward overuse injuries, overtraining, and general suffering- I would pose the opposite.

30 days of spending at least twice the time that you think you should working on:
Stretching
Mobility
Foam Roller Action
Third World Squatting
Anything Else That You Don't Want To Do!

Any takers?
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:01 PM   #2
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Re: Hardcore Elite Challenge

That sounds like a D*mn good idea, Charles! Count me in! I'm the world's 2nd worst at post-workout stretching (Cheryl is the worst, but I still feel like a hypocrite when I tell her to stretch... ). Other than stretching, though, I have to figure out what those 'things I don't want to do' would consist of.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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That sounds like a D*mn good idea, Charles! Count me in! I'm the world's 2nd worst at post-workout stretching (Cheryl is the worst, but I still feel like a hypocrite when I tell her to stretch... ). Other than stretching, though, I have to figure out what those 'things I don't want to do' would consist of.
If you don't have a foam roller, I would start there.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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Re: Hardcore Elite Challenge

I don't have one, and I wouldn't know what to do with it if I did... I suppose I should do a little research?
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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Re: Hardcore Elite Challenge

Here's a good starting point:
http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=475832

is T-nation, so maybe wfs depending on your standards.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #6
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Re: Hardcore Elite Challenge

worthwhile challenge. Way to get me to stretch more!
I think I may need to go buy some ice cream first to stretch out that "hard core" part....
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Re: Hardcore Elite Challenge

That sounds great. Although I already do a lot of "3rd world squatting" playing with my daughters. While pregnant, I'd spend lots of time stretching ... I digress.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:28 PM   #8
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Any articles on stretching and/or mobility that would be useful to a newbie?
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:39 PM   #9
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Re: Hardcore Elite Challenge

It's going to be all T-Nation, cause I'm lazy.

Maybe wfs
The Essential 8 Mobility Drills
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...obility_drills

A Joint-by-Joint Approach to Training
http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1618485

The Mobility Complex
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...bility_complex

That should be more than enough to get you started. Get a foam roller, or a tennis ball.

Welcome aboard everyone!
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:58 AM   #10
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Re: Hardcore Elite Challenge

Awesome idea Charles! ...and since I've just sprung myself from the burpee challenge I think I'll get onboard.

I have a book (Stretching Scientifically by Thomas Kurz) that I'm currently re-reading that I find pretty practical.

Here's a link to some of that material.

Off to find a foam roller...

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