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Old 08-05-2009, 09:51 AM   #31
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Re: Tall People GTFIH

Started Crossfit in February 2009.

Stats 32 yrs old, 6'4, 221lbs (was 229 when started)

Squat 350
Dead 445
Shoulder Press 190lbs

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Cindy 20rds
FGB 329
DT 12:25
Nancy 13:26
5km 20min
10km 45min

Goat, Muscle ups and Pullups...find it hard to kip still...Max Pullups is around 30 in a row.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:15 AM   #32
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Re: Tall People GTFIH

I think having long arms gives me a mechanical advantage on deadlifts, doesn't it? I have a short torso and freakishly long legs so yes, powerlifts were rather embarrassing for me until I learned how to work with my size.

I started out DLing 225 pretty easily though. However, in pretty much every other lift it sucks!

Lots of room to fill out with weight though.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:49 AM   #33
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Re: Tall People GTFIH

I think you would have to consider more your arms to leg ratio. I have long arms, but much longer legs. So where as someone with shorter legs has less distance they have to push their knees back to come to the end of the movement we(people with a higher leg to arm ratio) have much more. Ofcourse this is not fact but just the way I see it. It could also be me giving myself an excuse
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:22 PM   #34
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I think having long arms gives me a mechanical advantage on deadlifts, doesn't it? I have a short torso and freakishly long legs so yes, powerlifts were rather embarrassing for me until I learned how to work with my size.

I started out DLing 225 pretty easily though. However, in pretty much every other lift it sucks!

Lots of room to fill out with weight though.
If you're deadlifting properly, your arms shouldn't be doing anything other than hanging from your shoulders, holding the weight. I can't even imagine how arms would be involved in giving you a mechanical advantage for a pure leg-focused lift.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:49 AM   #35
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Re: Tall People GTFIH

So last night I did ring dips for the first time (first ring work at all in CF actually). Thats where I learned that tall guys dont belong on rings. Actually it was a lot of fun. Check my log for a few more details but what I found is that making my body very compact helped a lot.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:52 AM   #36
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If you're deadlifting properly, your arms shouldn't be doing anything other than hanging from your shoulders, holding the weight. I can't even imagine how arms would be involved in giving you a mechanical advantage for a pure leg-focused lift.
Because it allows for a stronger start position.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:57 AM   #37
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Re: Tall People GTFIH

Anthony - you can't post here. It's the tall people's thread

Hope all is well with you and Jodi! When are you getting out of that snowy Canada for a Florida trip?

Joshua - what Anthony said. If you do it right - lats actually give you an advantage in the Deadlift by keeping the bar closer to the torso.
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I know tall people - doesn't that count!? It's about 86 and sunshine ... no snow yet!
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:25 AM   #39
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Has anyone found that taking a wider than shoulder width stance helps with depth on squats? One of our two Level I certs critiqued my squats and deadlifts a few nights ago. I would get almost to parallel and then get unbalanced (falling backwards). Everything looked good besides that so he suggested I widen my stance a little. I did that and it was like night and day. Amazing how much difference a few inches made. Now I dont know if that is a "condoned" adjustments, but the form was good and my knees werent sliding or bowing in so I think its good. Anyone else have a similar experience? My deadlifts were spot on and other than that little hitch at the bottom of my squat it looked good. This made me happy since I taught myself the lifts just using SS and a bit of supplemental material online.

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