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Old 08-10-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
Yahya Kohgadai
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bar height for GI Jane

when I stand up, the bar is just reaches my hands when I reach upward.

I can either stand up from the push up, grab the bar and then do a kipping pull up


I can stand up from the push up and then do a jumping pull up.

I can't however, do the jump of the burpee and go straight into the pull up. Well I can but it seems akward.. like the bar should be higher..

I don't know.. am I just over-analyzing??!
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: bar height for GI Jane

If the bar is set, then just go for it. It may not be GI Jane, but it will be one hell of a workout. I did half GI Jane last week with an 8.5ft bar (stuck at that), but the GI Jane that Amundson does is 8 feet. I think that's high enough to make most people jump into the pull-ups.

If you can set your bar to 8ft, then do that. If not, just do the stand to pull-up - that seems to be the only thing you can do if the bar is too low. Because mine was a little high (and the bar was 3" thick), I was standing, looking, then jumping so it was more of an interrupted burpee. I don't see anything wrong with standing because when you pull up, your feet will leave the ground, thus completing the burpee.

So long as you satisfy the two rules - chest hitting the deck and chin over bar, I wouldn't over-analyze.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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Re: bar height for GI Jane

Originally Posted by Yahya Kohgadai View Post
I don't know.. am I just over-analyzing??!
Yes you are. In a perfect world,if I recall correctly, the bar should be about a foot out of your reach with you standing straight up and arms out stretched. However, like James said "chest hitting the deck and chin over bar, I wouldn't over-analyze."

We all have to improvise, adapt and over come what we have or don't have.
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