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Old 02-21-2003, 01:28 PM   #1
Richard Brown
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Hey all you smart folks, after doing Tuesday and Wed's WOD my abs are still talking to me..
Now, was it the 1,000 sets (at least that's what it felt like) of the hang cleans or the 100's of box jumps?????
Either way let the Coach know I have a new title for CrossFit, it's IOMS--- that's right Immediate Onset Muscle Soreness, there was nothing delayed about the way my traps and upper back felt after the Hang cleans!! I thought my legs would be toast after Wed's workout but it was my abs...
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.

Richard Brown
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Old 02-21-2003, 01:48 PM   #2
Robert Wolf
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Richard- this is one of the interesting features of training athletically...everything gets hit to some degree almost all the time. I was reading some sports phys journal and there was a hierarchy of muscle activation in the abs listed. Pretty far down the list was crunches, situps...significantly higher was things like L-sits. Maximum poundage squats made these other movements look useless in comparison. But the exercise with the greatest EMG reading was Heavy cleans. It is for a very brief time but it is enormous. If you ever get a chance to see some of the pictures of Pyros Dimas(sp?) the Greek Olympic is scary. You can see his abs THROUGH his lifting singlet! It sounds like your experience is just as it should be!
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