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Old 03-04-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
Kevin Roddy
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Alrighty.

For a few weeks now, I've been overlooking my current fitness levels, and my goals.

I think that, when I started the crossfit WOD, while it did put me into the crossfit "Mode", I sort of forgot what my original purpose was. That purpose was to increase my strength and conditioning for gymnastics.

My question is, would it be wise to keep the Crossfit methodology, but instead of doing the WOD, use pretty much 3-4/4 gymnastics exercises for workouts? I'm talking nearly all bodyweight stuff, then maybe some additional weight exercises that reflect gymnastics motions, chosen at my discretion.

Or would it be better to just keep doing the WOD?

Like I said, my goal isn't just all-around fitness, it's gymnastics-specific fitness.

Thanks!

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Old 03-04-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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Let me give you my workouts as an example. I am an ex-competetive gymnast. I do not follow the WOD, but fully endorse the method and philosophy. My workouts have been of a WOD like structure, but geared towards gymnastics since before I knew about crossfit. I have incorporated many of the crossfit concepts into my workouts, but keep a gymnastics specific training regimine.
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Old 03-04-2004, 06:00 PM   #3
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An ex-competitive gymnast? Oh man, you're about to get such a brain picking...



...in a while. First, I'd like to ask - Could I see an example of a workout for you, just to get an idea?

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Old 03-04-2004, 07:13 PM   #4
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Coach always says use the WOD for GPP and then practice your sport. I've dumped the WOD from time to time when I needed to get specific for physical tests to focus on areas I thought I was lacking. If the WOD leaves too wasted to work on it maybe you could scale it down (I know that's hard for me).
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Old 03-05-2004, 04:58 PM   #5
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How about something like this:

http://planetjubei.com/mazone/?page=...aining&id=1872


Coulod I basically take that, and apply it mostly to
gymnastics exercises?
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Old 03-05-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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Or, alternatively, should I just stop whining, do Crossfit, and do gymnastics-specific conditioning in the warmup?
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Old 03-05-2004, 06:36 PM   #7
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I think the stop whining option is a good one...go with that:-) I'm messing with you man. I asked a similar question, but with distance running and WOD. I think you should just try to fit in a WOD when you feel particularly strong and then add more as your body adjusts to the new workload. I think scaling it down like Jason said is a good option too. I am working with that idea right now and it seems to be working ok. Good luck

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Old 03-05-2004, 07:26 PM   #8
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Heh. Thanks.

They have a pretty good list of exercises over at drillsandskills.com, so I'm thinking - their list, plus randomization = gymnastics oriented WOD? Just speculating here. :wink:

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Old 03-05-2004, 07:26 PM   #9
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Oh, and also, if you guys happen to read this, I'd like the input of Coach, and Tyler Hass.

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Old 03-05-2004, 08:40 PM   #10
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Another though if you don't have the paralette training guide from american gymnast get it and print it out. They have different guides for beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Really good pictures and descriptions. Only thing is I keep falling on my face (thank god for carpet).
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