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Old 08-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #61
Katherine Derbyshire
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Re: We need a water/swim obstacle in a CF competition. Why?

Originally Posted by Rob St. Croix View Post
I was told by one of my Marines who is/was a Aiki-jūjutsu student/instructor that if you want to learn how to fall, watch accomplished high level gymnasts. They have been falling really hard from really high things all their lives and they know how to do it well and get right back up.

Systema people are a good falling role model among martial artists. Their training includes fun stuff like getting kicked down flights of stairs.

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Old 08-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #62
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Re: We need a water/swim obstacle in a CF competition. Why?

Originally Posted by Justin Z. Smith View Post
The world's fittest, for example, should not get his/her butt handed to them in a fight. If they do, they aren't the world's fittest by definition. No matter their Fran time.

Good point. I just don't see how we can easily and inclusively get that into the Games without getting people hurt.

A short swim otoh, is easily doable.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:46 PM   #63
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Re: We need a water/swim obstacle in a CF competition. Why?

Originally Posted by Katherine Derbyshire View Post
How many people do you know who've been in fights? How many have been in car accidents?
I've been in several of both.

CF is a pretty good training tool for combat fitness, by the way (explosive strength and muscular endurance).
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:24 PM   #64
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Re: We need a water/swim obstacle in a CF competition. Why?

Here's the thing about being in a fight: If you're not "cheating" then you're not in a real fight. Refereed fights between two consenting adults with safety gear is one thing. If my life's on the line, I'm not going to punch you. I'm looking for a weapon and will try to kill you if necessary to remove the danger to my life.

Back on topic: Swimming used to be in the WOD's IIRC. I'm sure it's only logistics that keep it out of the WODs and the games is all. If there was a pool available, they'd use it in the games I'm sure.

For the mere mortals out there, if you have access to a pool then it's no stretch to substitute a 100m swim for every 400m of a run or 500m of a row. I personally substitute in bike riding at a 3:1 ratio for running now and again. Pick your poison, and switch it up a bit now and again as well.
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