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Old 10-07-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
Ryan Atkins
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Hey gang,

I wanted to bring this issue up without adding more clutter to the 'New Crossfit Challenge' thread. At least two people (Jeff Martin, David Wood) have brought up the issue of 'crashing' forward in order to achieve the final 6' +/- distance required for the 100' handwalking challenge.

I have mixed emotions about it. The strict gymnast side of me says that if someone's already made it 94' then the extra 6' shouldn't really pose that much of a problem. On the other hand, I like the spirit of someone sacrificing the body (in a manner of speaking) in order to complete the challenge. To me, it expresses a certain hardcore, Crossfit attitude. This whole discussion might be pointless as the number of people who actually get that close to the goal AND have to use this technique is probably slim to nil.

Anyway, I wanted to see what other people thought. I'll consider any responses and consult w/Coach/Lauren regarding the issue next weekend.

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Old 10-08-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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Well... at the moment I'm only making it about 6-8' (strict, no crashing taken into account) before coming down. So I could certainly use the help.

But I still think that they should be 100 controlled feet on the hands all the way.
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Old 10-08-2004, 03:22 AM   #3
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Ryan,
I can see both sides for the reasons that you mentioned. I think that effort in this challange is to improve HSW, and if someone is able to go 97' than this has been accomplished. But if it is acceptable to count fall distance than I think that it should be from where the first part of your body hits the ground after the fall, not the furthest part. Still I also think that if someone is able to make it that far then those extra few feet will not be a problem(maybe/maybe not). Now after typing this and thinking about it I may be leaning more to the 100' clean.

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Old 10-08-2004, 05:10 AM   #4
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IMO hands over line, no other body part touches the ground for 100'!
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:51 AM   #5
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I'm with Larry - I'm going all 100' until my hands cross the line.
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Old 10-08-2004, 07:48 AM   #6
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Hands to the end of the 100'. Control it the whole way. I am not planning to count any distance in backwards steps either - it is 100' in a line to me.
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Old 10-08-2004, 09:48 AM   #7
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I'm with Larry, Rick, and Beth on this one. But I think extra style points should be rewarded if you can land in a bridge and then stand up from the bridge after crossing the 100-ft mark!

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Old 10-08-2004, 10:06 AM   #8
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FWIW, Robb Wolf did not get a pullup challenge t-shirt, even though he got 43 pullups. Why? Because he committed to 45! Point? He did great, beat the 40 everyone else committed to, but did not meet his stated goal.

I think that if you commit to walking on your hands for 100', then falling the last few feet should not count.
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Old 10-08-2004, 12:57 PM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Let's stick to staying on our hands then.

Ryan

P.S. - Lynne, not to gripe, but I still haven't gotten my t-shirt. Have they been sent out?
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:41 PM   #10
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Ryan,
No; I know Lauren is still working on that project. I expect we'll see them soon.
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