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Old 08-12-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
Corey Duvall
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I think I love crossfit the most because it has pointed out how unified our bodies truly are. I used to think, and I'm sure many out there still do, that running is for the legs. Next time I hear that I'm going to have them do Nicole, or the WOD with the running/dips/pushups... cuz I feel weird tryin to sprint with dead arms.
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
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Well, sure. The arms are used when running (just look at your avatar. You are clearly using your arms). And midline stabilization - just imagine running with a relaxed core. Haha!

Kipping pull ups are like that too.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Try running as fast as you can, while moving your arms in slow motion.

Now laugh at how silly you look at trying to isolate your upper body!
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:39 AM   #4
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Better yet, just do flat-out 100m sprints and see if it's just your legs that feel it.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:30 PM   #5
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Why exactly is it so difficult to do dips after a hard sprint?

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Old 08-13-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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I couldn't agree more, Corey. If anyone thinks the body isn't unified when running--try this. Its a neat little trick that will add speed to your 100 meter dash. While sprinting,just start swinging your arms faster and your legs will automatically follow with increased speed too.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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Mike it's hard to do dips after a hard sprint because ou have taxed your body and the blood is all in your legs...in truth it has been proven that the arm swing dictates nothing as to the speed of the runner, nor what his stride is. you could actually learn to swing your arms realy slow and still run even faster, the arms swinging is a theory dating back to the early 1900's...
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:41 PM   #8
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The moment you start thinking about arm swing, you lose stride. That is against Zen.

You just thought about it.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:42 PM   #9
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I have to differ with you there Patrick. You may be able to run somewhat fast while swinging your arms slow, but you can't run your fastest while swinging them slow.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:47 PM   #10
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You're right George, but after you get your arm swing down, you don't think about it. It just happens automatically.
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