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Old 03-31-2009, 11:27 AM   #1041
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Thanks, Samantha. I'm a rank newbie with a blog, so bear with me.....
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:43 AM   #1042
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Hey Steve. Hard work requires hard rest! You need it!

If you look at the way the WODs are designed it is usually more push-ups than pull-ups. Usually a 2:1 ratio but I'd think the most you'd want to shoot for is a 4:1 ratio of push-ups to pull-ups to keep you in balance.

Keep in mind that 90% of the american public is very quad/chest/shoulder strong and very weak back & posterior chain. I attribute this to too much sitting ... couches, desks, computers, and cars and not enough hard work. Also, traditional male workouts include bench, biceps, etc.... No back, glute, hamstring. Most people sit all day so they can pay someone else to do the hard stuff for them. As Rip says...something like....just because desks were invented it doesn't discount the need for the human body to work hard.

OK, i know, sorry, i'm probably preaching to the choir on this one!
On the contrary, Helen; I don't think you're preaching at all. You are right-on on this subject. I have never, unfortunately, really worked properly to develop P-chain strength or chest/shoulder strength until I began CrossFit. The CF program has forced that development, much to my appreciation. I've always been naturally strong in my back, abs, and quads, but that was it. Getting to do push ups and pull-ups has been worse than pulling teeth for me. I have long arms for my height and in terms of physics, longer levers with short fulcrums (attachment points of tendons for the prime movers low on the bone). This makes me comparatively "less functionally strong" than a shorter person or one my height with more proportionally "correct" limb length.

I never realized, even after having been a trainer, that quad vs. hamstring strengths were to be more equal than not. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand the proper ratio to be where one's hams are about 65 to 70 percent of the strength of their quads. Some athletes have about a 1:1 strength ratio. My ratio used to be about 4:1 quads over hams!

Anyway, sorry for the long-winded response, but you got me thinking.....again - - and I really appreciate it!

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:05 PM   #1043
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Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log

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Good call, drink some Guinness and eat steaks.
absolutely...........and listen to your body......you should know when to back off--it talks to you

I just tell mine to F off!!! HAHAHA <joking>
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:31 PM   #1044
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Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log

hi steve

good call on the week long rest!!!

get some deep tissue massage as well.... i suspect that your hamstrings, shoulders and back are wound up tight....

spend every day doing some stretches... deep stretches.... active stretches.... helps loosen up...

so here's the list
guinness...
steak...
massage and stretching...
ice baths...
more guinness

you have to at least one pint of guinness in your life!!!

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Old 03-31-2009, 04:07 PM   #1045
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absolutely...........and listen to your body......you should know when to back off--it talks to you

I just tell mine to F off!!! HAHAHA <joking>
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hi steve

good call on the week long rest!!!

get some deep tissue massage as well.... i suspect that your hamstrings, shoulders and back are wound up tight....

spend every day doing some stretches... deep stretches.... active stretches.... helps loosen up...

so here's the list
guinness...
steak...
massage and stretching...
ice baths...
more guinness

you have to at least one pint of guinness in your life!!!

carter
You guys are just too awesome! It's hard kickin' back and watching everyone else go "get some", but my bod already likes me better!
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:47 PM   #1046
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Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log

Salivating for a steak and Guinness no fair! I'm trying to clean up my diet!
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #1047
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You started a blog!! Yahoo!
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Salivating for a steak and Guinness no fair! I'm trying to clean up my diet!
Okay, I apologize for being a bad influence.......maybe a little......
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #1049
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Thanks, Nancy. It's fun - - good practice for when our box gets up and going.

BTW, bike's going in for a thorough check over and maintenance......
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #1050
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Thanks, Nancy. It's fun - - good practice for when our box gets up and going.

BTW, bike's going in for a thorough check over and maintenance......
Yay!!! Biking!!!! My favorite!!!
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