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Old 07-13-2006, 09:51 AM   #1
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is the ability to do situps with your feet flat on the floor and not anchored to anything an indicator of incredible strength ?

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Old 07-13-2006, 10:45 AM   #2
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no, just heavy legs
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:05 AM   #3
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friend of mine who is very skinny and has small legs thinks that he is soo strong because he doesn't need to anchor his legs down when doing situps.

he is unconvinced that his legs are 'heavy'.

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Old 07-13-2006, 12:14 PM   #4
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Try with your feet flat against a wall. These are tough. You have to push against the wall to keep your feet from lifting and it keeps you from using your hips to pull you up.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:23 PM   #5
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Well, let me put it this way...

I can do it, and I don't posess "incredible strength". I'm not sure I have "heavy legs" either. I can also do the feet against the wall thing. Don't ask me what any of that is an indicator of...other than the fact that you don't need "incredible strength" or "heavy legs" to do it.

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Old 07-13-2006, 12:25 PM   #6
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Is this hard? My feeling is that guys who work on planches, levers, V-holds, and the like don't have much problem with situps.
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:53 AM   #7
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ok I am the one with "incredible strength" that kevin mentions...

can some crossfit expert explain the heavy legs theory? I am 5'10" and 143lbs, so you can get an idea how heavy they are. I could not do these unanchored situps until I worked out my abs for a while. does this mean I built up the weight in my legs or strengthened my mid section?

also, I did the ones with feet on the wall and those are no harder. I definitely don't feel as good of workout either, since I am pushing on the wall so much it's like being anchored.

I think kevin is just jealous since he's been doing crossfit hardcore for months now and still is unfit!

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Old 07-14-2006, 07:45 AM   #8
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Guessing, I'd say that you learned a technique more than you built up strength or "heavy legs". Much like learning how to bowl doesn't necessarily mean you have developed incredible grip strength.

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Old 07-14-2006, 07:57 AM   #9
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that could be partially true, although when I tried them initially I could not do. then I did other exercises to work my abs. when I went back to them after some time I as able to do them no problem. so, I really had no time or practice to come up with a technique per say.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:36 AM   #10
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How does the "heavy legs" theory work? I'm 6'4, 270#, and would guess my legs are heavier than most. I have difficulty keeping my feet flat to the floor when doing situps . . . .
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