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Old 09-02-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Too reliant on one exercise?

I'm slowly but surely starting to put together my home gym to start CrossFit. Obviously there are some things I won't be able to do, so I was thinking of swimming early in the morning (I coach swimming/work at a school so access is easy). What I am wondering is; do I always want swimming to be my backup??
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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Re: Too reliant on one exercise?

No, of course not. Most sports and real-life activities are ground-based and emphasize hip extension. Your back-up should be something like kettlebell swings or sprints. Or rings - you can never spend enough time on the rings.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
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Re: Too reliant on one exercise?

Actually the rings are one of the things I'm worried about not being able to get right away.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:49 AM   #4
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Re: Too reliant on one exercise?

Bryan, you coach swimming - are you going to be (or remain) primarily a swimmer?

You can approach CF one of two ways: as a specialist (swimmer) looking to augment your specialty with some varied ancillary programming; or for General Physical Preparedness (no specialization) that also allows you to continue to swim effectively, though possibly not quite as long & fast as you may swim now.

If the former, by all means, swim every day and supplement with CF. If the latter, I'd probably suggest you treat your swims the way CF Endurance does: one of 4 modalities also including runs, biking, and rowing - your choice - to be done in conjunction with normal CF programming (scaled is fine).
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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Re: Too reliant on one exercise?

If you can't get rings you can make them:

A GREAT option for homemade rings is discussed in the thread linked below:

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=12572

It's a long thread but keep reading until you get to the directions that have you:
1) Fill pvc section with sand (to keep the pvc from kinking)
2) heat in oven
3) bend into ring shape
4) once cooled, un-tape the ends and put rope through it

I used 1" pvc and they turned out great (see picture). They are really sturdy and work wonderfully for dips, pushups, and muscleups.

http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m...dsmaller-1.jpg
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:02 PM   #6
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Re: Too reliant on one exercise?

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If you can't get rings you can make them:

A GREAT option for homemade rings is discussed in the thread linked below:

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=12572

It's a long thread but keep reading until you get to the directions that have you:
1) Fill pvc section with sand (to keep the pvc from kinking)
2) heat in oven
3) bend into ring shape
4) once cooled, un-tape the ends and put rope through it

I used 1" pvc and they turned out great (see picture). They are really sturdy and work wonderfully for dips, pushups, and muscleups.

http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m...dsmaller-1.jpg
I made these rings a while ago. They're great!!! Hanging in my apartment I can do ring dips and hanging outside on the stair case I can do muscle ups
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:57 AM   #7
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Re: Too reliant on one exercise?

woops my link is broken. (And WFS). Ah well.

Lets try THIS WFS link http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m...dsmaller-1.jpg

There we go.
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