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Old 09-15-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
Charlie Reid
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I noticed that the WODs dont have any lateral (side-to-side) moves like lateral or clockwork lunges. I know that quick lateral movements are important in sports performance, but am i just missing something and/or being ignorant? I'd love to hear what people think about lateral exercises and their necessity in fitness in general.
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:34 PM   #2
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I've wondered this myself. Sometimes I incorporate them. I remember one WOD that calls for fifty box jumps: I did twenty jumps going forward and twenty left and twenty right.
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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My take on it is that we practice the basic movements only, we don't do the clean and jerk with a 12 inch base and a small weight plate balanced on our head; although lots of fun it doesn't help us lift more weight. With jumping and lunging, we keep it basic, jump on to something, or standing long jump and walking lunge forward: basic, fuctional, safer and faster at high intensity/reps and irreducable. Now that said, you could easily layer an agility program on top of the WOD and get much more competent at lateral movement than mixing your jumps up in the WOD.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:53 AM   #4
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I think if you are lucky enough to be playing a sport you are probably getting all of the lateral movement that you need. If you are not playing a sport maybe you should be( I know that I should be). No better way to create agility in IMO.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:55 AM   #5
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Obviously,that depends on the sport.
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Old 09-16-2005, 08:42 AM   #6
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i think you're right that training for a certain sport would bring lateral agility, but is lateral movements not as applicable in the "sport of life"? I would assume that there would be at least SOME lateral movements in the WOD. I think i had this same confusion with the lack of Sprinting in the WODs. I'm still puzzled as to why MAX sprints (100m/40m range) are not incorporated into the WODs. Just my two cents...with some change left over.
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