CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-16-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
Alicia Michel
Member Alicia Michel is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Washington DC  DC
Posts: 807
Yesterday, I tried doing KTEs with a pull-up bar with the rubbery material around it, and punched out 10 reps with ease. When I try doing them on a plain metal bar however, I can't even do one... I'm not sure why.. maybe grip issues?

Would it be better to train with the plain metal bar? Does it matter?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 07:41 PM   #2
Ian Carver
Affiliate Ian Carver is offline
 
Ian Carver's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sacramento  CA
Posts: 335
Hmmm, that's interesting. I would say to train where it is the hardest, but that's just me. So I say go for it on the standard steel bar. I have found I have a harder time with KTE's on a straight steel bar when I my palms are facing away from me. When I reverse the grip, it's easier on my shoulders and I have more flexibility without swinging.

There definitely sounds to be some physio issue going on. Was the rubberized bar the kind with the downward bend towards the ends? Is the steel bar straight all the way across? That may have something to do with it. Everyone has some biomechanical quirks with some exercises. Try differing grips and grip widths too.

Have fun.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 03:53 AM   #3
Alicia Michel
Member Alicia Michel is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Washington DC  DC
Posts: 807
Ian, yeah it's the rubberized bar with the downward bend towards the ends. And the steel bar is straight. When using the rubberized bar, I'm holding the straight parts that are parallel to the ground though, and not the downward bends.

Hmm I'll try reverse grip and grip widths with both tomorrow and see what happens.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your favourite reading material online? Ash Sinclair Community 18 07-21-2007 01:43 PM
OHSs and KTEs Stanley Kunnathu Exercises 2 12-18-2004 03:34 PM
Wall Ball Target Material James Taft Equipment 4 06-03-2004 04:06 PM
Pavel material FRANCO BELCASSIO Fitness 13 01-05-2004 12:10 PM
Material used for pallette construction? Ian Zapp Equipment 1 10-08-2003 11:49 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.