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Old 07-10-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
Jeff Kolehmainen
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I've been doing the WOD's for about 2 weeks now and doing full reps on most things, and feeling it!!!!
I am really bad on the bench press and related exercises, as in my weight is low for my body weight (bw = 200). Could anyone give me ideas for additional exercises that I could supplement the WOD's with that focus on that muscle group. My main focus is improving my rock and ice climbing.

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Old 07-10-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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Jeff,
Welcome! I'm not a rock climber so you'll have to explain something to me; are you asking about bench press type exercise because you want to balance your climbing workout or more for the "chicks dig pecs" aspect of it? Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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More for balance... many climbers tend to develop the back muscles well, but lack in the chest muscles. But, if my wife digs me more thats all good too:-)
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Old 07-11-2005, 04:42 AM   #4
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If you want to improve bench press, you need to work on triceps...really, that and form. If you want to develop chest strength, just keep working the wod and everything will come into balance. Extra ring dips and pushups would be a start, in warmup. Start with a comfortable number of reps and increase 1-2 every couple weeks. When I rock climb, I'm usually the biggest dude out there (200 lbs), I imagine same goes for you!
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:00 AM   #5
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Very true Larry, not many climbers in the "deuce club". Hopefully I can get myself down to a more respectable weight for my height one of these days (5'9"). Thanks for the advice, I'll keep pushing myself!!
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