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Old 07-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
Jonathan Cedolia
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chest

I know It has been covered some where but I can't find it, why are there not more chest ex done in the wod. I don't like them but I was just wondering?
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: chest

I'll answer you with a question (always annoying i know): How important do you think the chest muscles are, in terms of overall strength and conditioning? How much can you really do with them, vs your legs, back, core and shoulders? What kind of weight would YOU assign them in a fitness program?

Of course, the body should be treated as a complete system rather than a sum of its components, but even so, it makes perfect sense for me for a program to end up weighted towards the largest muscle groups.

Most CF'ers do push-ups and dips in their warm-up, btw. And ring dips are part of many recurring WODs.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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Re: chest

Thank you very much for your answer.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:06 PM   #4
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Re: chest

There's quite a bit of chest work. Workouts like Murph with 100 pushups make me way more sore than heavy singles on the bench.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:07 AM   #5
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Re: chest

Another reason is that too much chest impedes O lifts by causing the shoulders to become tight. I have a big time bench background and struggle with overhead and back squat due to shoulder stiffness. Do some reading from the early years and this is covered in some of the deadlifting and and jerk articles.
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Re: chest

Thank you for all the info.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:53 AM   #7
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Re: chest

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Another reason is that too much chest impedes O lifts by causing the shoulders to become tight. I have a big time bench background and struggle with overhead and back squat due to shoulder stiffness. Do some reading from the early years and this is covered in some of the deadlifting and and jerk articles.
See it a lot from chronic benchpressers; I trained a client for a year whose 3RM on the bench was 180kg or your language, 396lb.
But that was about all he devoted time to, and like Ken, he had serious issues with tightness and the flexibilty required to do anything overhead
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