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Old 04-26-2005, 03:45 AM   #1
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the sort of ultimate sub for no feet rope climbing for today?
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:03 AM   #2
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Towel pullups (no L) are the best substitute IMO.

However, rope climbing has a distinct characteristic that no substitute can emulate. Climbing down the rope which is where I usually feel I am about to collapse.

I use a mat underneath my 5m rope just in case I give out and want to jump down, but the negatives you get after a few trips up/down the rope are simply killers! My shoulders are usually screaming after each rope-WOD! (Which is a good reminder that I need to practice rope-climbs with my feet as well from time to time).
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:21 AM   #3
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I threw in the L-sit for 2 reasons

1) I was shocked by how much they trashed my abs last week - which I liked.

2) It said climb w/o legs, and I agree with you that climbing is a whole different thing, so I thought it would make it more like climbing from a seated start. With a 7 1/2 foot basement ceiling, climbings out.

Bill
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #4
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A lot of people do the towel pullups, alternating one hand higher than the other too, Bill.

See Lynne's FAQ:

http://www.mitymous.net/weights/xfitfaq.htm#3


For added masochism to the L, do the pullups or the rope climb in a straddle L; and no, I won't be doing them that way.
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:53 PM   #5
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For "added masochism" I got a tattoo for 2 hours right before - does that count?
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:12 PM   #6
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depends on where the tatoo is.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:41 PM   #7
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Left shoulder - really was fine. In about 2 days pullups will be miserable.
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:41 PM   #8
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Is the tattoo one of the CF slogans ? :happy:
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:30 AM   #9
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I was surprised at how solid the towel pullups were. You have to grip the thing really hard!
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:28 AM   #10
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When I was doing BJJ we used to do alot of PUs off doubled Gi belts and Gis tossed over a bar. Good stuff.

Cayenne - I think tattoos, or at least the actual getting tatooed part, is inherently CF. Sort of sums up the "pain is good" experience.
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