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Old 07-30-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
Mark Edwards
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Hey all -- long, long time reader, first time poster.

I have a question about form, generally. I notice that with regard to some exercises, CF is much more about functional result than about strict form in execution, i.e., kipping pull-ups, odd object lifts, etc. On the other hand, especially for the Olympic lifts, there seems to be a very strong emphasis on using correct form, with many video clips and much discussion dedicated to it. I'm wondering what lies behind this difference. Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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Good form on everything is critical.

Kipping pullups are functional and "good form" I would say. Where in real like are you every going to use strict pullups expect for a military test? Why's that the standard for good form? When we're trying to increase the amount of power output, kipping pullups are the best form you can get.

Odd object lifts should require good form too. Obviously, it's going to be difficult. Some objects like atlas balls require what some would call "not good form" but there's different technique for that.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:34 AM   #3
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Personally I spend as much or more time teaching technique for kipping pullups than I do teaching the Olympic lifts.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:40 AM   #4
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Got it. I was thinking of kipping as 'whatever gets you over the bar w/o assistance' rather than as a technique with an exact form.
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