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Old 08-24-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
Mike Doehla
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Hanging hip touch?

I cannot program this

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Old 08-25-2014, 05:41 AM   #2
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Re: Hanging hip touch?

At the end of each day, do 50 hanging hip touches for extra grip strength
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:16 AM   #3
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Re: Hanging hip touch?

I didn't do it but comments on Mainsite were positive. Challenge to grip and core. Times were not too fast.

Constantly varied.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:14 AM   #4
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Re: Hanging hip touch?

The hip touches look goofy, but one of the comments on youtube pointed out that the hero WOD they were programmed for was for a seaman who was into rock climbing. The hip touch definitely looks like a climbing component skill.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
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Re: Hanging hip touch?

At first I thought the same. Than I thought "Maybe Dave Castro was involved in programming this". Then I summed it up and thought "****, you are going to grip something for at least 22 min".

I have not done the workout so far but I am sure that I will do it one day soon, followed by a rest day. Comments said that the honoured hero loved rock climbing, and they therefore programmed a workout that would challenge your grip. I think they simply wanted some movement and avoided telling people "accumulate 30 sec of a one arm hang of a pullup-bar with alternating hands"

I think combining this movement with T2B and Hang Power Cleans would be really ugly as well.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:08 PM   #6
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Re: Hanging hip touch?

Is it any different than monkey bar swings ? Would that have been more acceptable ? There's some coach-able moments in that movement too - good shoulder positioning, stay in control, hollow body, no kicking etc.
Is it any less silly than doing forward/backward rolls in a workout? Candle stick rolls ? How about that "karaoke" movement (or whatever it is called). <insert animal name> crawls look like they should be reserved for the kids too.

They all have some form of benefit. Often, each one is what surprises you in a wod too.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:55 AM   #7
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Re: Hanging hip touch?

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The hip touches look goofy, but one of the comments on youtube pointed out that the hero WOD they were programmed for was for a seaman who was into rock climbing. The hip touch definitely looks like a climbing component skill.
I got a wake up call about a month ago at a bouldering gym. A guy in there was hanging from one hand, from a small hand hold, for an extended period of time on an overhang wall while he tried to reposition himself to other holds. He could hang there and swing his body around with ease and it did not even look like it was taxing him. It was impressive.

I tried just hanging from a large hand hold with one arm--it was very difficult. While I can do at least 30 consecutive pull ups, I was only able to hold myself there for a few seconds with one arm.

When I saw the one arm hanging hip touches show up in a workout and I watched the video my immediate reaction was hell yeah that is functional fitness and addresses a potential large whole in a CrossFitters fitness--why didn't someone think it up earlier?
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:47 PM   #8
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Re: Hanging hip touch?

Like many main page demo videos, I was tricked in to thinking "aww, that's not too bad."

Then I tried it yesterday after my wod and I was surprised how taxing it is on the grip. There is a lot of core and some technique involved in this to keep your body/knees from bumping the rig every rep.
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