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Old 06-13-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
Matthew Bryer
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why no rotation exercises in cf?

why no rotation exercises in cf?

Playing sports and basic functioning require rotation of the torso. In addition I thought that you can generate lots of core strength and power by doing rotational exercises. Any answers?
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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Re: why no rotation exercises in cf?


First thread is probably the best. Coach and other people responded to it since it was a long time ago.

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Old 06-13-2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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Re: why no rotation exercises in cf?

I just saw a good post on the San Francisco CF blog about this that might also be informative.
Btw, Kstar and boz both do excellent posts all the time.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:10 PM   #4
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Re: why no rotation exercises in cf?

Who says there are no rotational exercises in CF?

There are several kettlebell and medicine ball drills requiring rotation - TGUs, figure 8s, Hooverball. You want to do rotational exercises? Knock yourself out. Do a tire toss for distance. Try Virtual Shoveling. Grab a sledge hammer and go to town.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:39 PM   #5
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Re: why no rotation exercises in cf?

How about one arm lifts? Over head presses, over head squats, bench, suit case deadlifts, Even one armed lat pull downs. Since you can't load these like the balanced kind, I use them for warm ups. Either that or I use an unstable platform. Go up to about 60-70 % of my max like this, then go into the tradiational version of the exercize for the work sets.
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