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Old 06-21-2006, 12:06 AM   #1
Bart Hungenaert
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Hi,

Is there any subsitute for man-makers? i have found this exercise to be very difficult with 'round' db, even dangerous... I do not have blocked dbs...

thanks guys
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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instead of using the db as support for the pushup phase of a manmaker, just place the db on ground wider than usual when you squat down, put your hand down to the inside, do your pushup, bring your feet forward and balance, grab the db, stand up and clean db to shoulders. does this make sense?
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:09 AM   #3
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Bart, I understand where you are coming from and perhaps George's suggestion may work for you.

Alternatively, you could view the extra control necessary as an additional training benefit. I have done these using dumbbells with spin-lock collars (so the plates actually rotate pretty freely) and have been able to take advantage of the roll to better position the bells for the press-up.

Of course, a little care needs to be taken but it could be worse - you could be stuck with round bottomed kettlebells! Very tricky.

Another option that may help is doing your man-makers on a soft surface (gym mats/ grass etc) where the bells are less likely to roll.

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Old 06-21-2006, 11:54 PM   #4
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thanks for the suggestions guys !
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:05 AM   #5
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What is a manmaker ?
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:13 AM   #6
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man-makers : scroll down to see pics http://www.gymjones.com/schedule.php?date=20051123
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:18 AM   #7
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I gotta try these, how much weight do you guys normally use?
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:55 PM   #8
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Gym Jones handles the loading question in their own inimitable style:

http://www.gymjones.com/schedule.php?date=20051118

Hats off to them for looking nuts, even by Crossfit standards.
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Do I need an invitation to do those?
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:53 PM   #10
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Also, if you angle the dumbelss as a triangle poining upwards, they will not move so soon.
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