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Old 02-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #21
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Re: Clydesdale Men: Represent!

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FWIW...distance traveled isnt always the same on pullups (or anything else)

I'm 6'6" 215 (trying to get heavier everyday)...when I'm doing a pullup I have to move my heavier weight much farther than someone of more typical height (assuming they have typical arm length). Beyond the Whiteboard will do these calculations for you.
This is true, but his question was specifically about weight difference. You are right though, and you can tell a huge difference in work being done while watching Tommy Hackenbruck and Spencer Hendel doing some HSPU's vs the other guys.

Derek Robinson posts on these boards from time to time, and is registered for the open, and is a huge dude...
http://games.crossfit.com/athlete/6944 (WFS)

I'm a data analyst by profession so I find these topics particularly interesting. I know I'm not exactly clydesdale heavy, 211 at 5'10.5", but last year I was down to about 180 so I have a pretty decent understanding of how the wods feel 30lbs heavier. That's why I think I'll try and keep my upper weight limit down to 205ish in the future.

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #22
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Re: Clydesdale Men: Represent!

http://games.crossfit.com/athlete/10942

200lbs but only 5'8", the lifting WODs I love, but bodyweight not so much, but not that bad at them. Got a sub 4 fran
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #23
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Re: Clydesdale Men: Represent!

So down in the Community forum there is a 1,000lbs CFTotal thread, where the idea is you have to have got a 1k CFT. Should this one be purely done on weight alone, or weight to height ratio? lol
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:27 AM   #24
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Our bigger boy in our gym.

Our heaviest & strongest guy who'll do open.

Got some smaller guys but not as strong.

What is amazing is how he's been doing this for less than 1 year and how well he has progressed.
That guy has some awesome stats.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:45 AM   #25
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Re: Clydesdale Men: Represent!

M, 33, 6'1". Doing GSLP since early November, went from 203 to 233, ~1% extra bodyfat. Can by no means destroy any of the girls or heroes though.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:04 AM   #26
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Re: Clydesdale Men: Represent!

i am a short fat guy... don't know that i'm much like a clydesdale though, maybe more like a miniture pony?... anyway, when i am lighter the metcons and running sure are alot easier, so are bodyweight exercises, and of course i look better. but when i'm heavier my pants stay up without a belt, so i mean, that's totally worth it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #27
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That guy has some awesome stats.
Should see him during a WOD...

Its one thing to be in that 'average' guy range, then have him next to you blowing stuff up...

As his technique improves he just continues to rocket.


There was also a big guy @ my lvl 1 cert a few weeks back and he was tearing up fran and the AMRAP WOD we did. He was an easy 230. I was surprised to see how well he did the chinups.

As guys with this str develop body weight str, and good cardio range, I'm interested to see how they perform against the lighter guys.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #28
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As guys with this str develop body weight str, and good cardio range, I'm interested to see how they perform against the lighter guys.
I am in this boat right now, my mobility is my next big hurdle. This will allow me to RX the movements easier.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:04 AM   #29
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Re: Clydesdale Men: Represent!

I'm 5'11 and currently 257. At my lowest 2 years ago I was 215. Training for an ironman then the post IM meals and lack of motivation took me to 267. Been doing cf since last march when I couldn't do a pull up unassisted. No I do all pull ups unassisted, albeit slower, and am stronger than I've been since college football. I get killed in the met cons by the smaller guys but destroy them in the lifting. Long term I'd like to drop another 30lbs while increasing my strength gains.
Long live the Clydesdales.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #30
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Re: Clydesdale Men: Represent!

Do you think the % of body weight exercises are fair or unfair? I just think they are scaled incorrectly.

185lb man, For Movement X, Should do Y% of body weight.

250lb man, For Movement X, Should do Y% - 5% of body weight or something.

Or should it always be scaled exactly, am i just not strong enough yet for these % of movements?

For Example "Lynne" would be destroyer of me... I am sure there is a better example "for time" wod.
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