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Old 10-30-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
Emil Berengut
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Hey folks, there's a double one at my gym. Anyone have experience with these things? Seems to be great to make the WODs even more challenging for squats, pushups. Any other ideas?
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Old 10-30-2003, 02:38 PM   #2
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Emil,

I tend to agree with what Robb wrote here:

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messa....html#POST3535


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Old 10-30-2003, 04:05 PM   #3
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I recently started working with some physical therapists in a rehab setting. I slowly convinced them to start using KB swings and sled dragging instead of doing 1/2 squats on wobble boards and what not. The results have been nothing short of amazing for these people.

For a little variety wobble boards may be nice but the overall utility I think is a bit questionable.
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Old 10-31-2003, 11:37 AM   #4
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thanks guys. it just seems like a good idea for preventative type of work.last night I tried some simple squats with one finger support, they were hard!much harder than usual. I tend to have lots of ankle and knee problems.
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Old 10-31-2003, 02:41 PM   #5
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Emil-

Just make sure all of your squats emphasize weight in the heels....dont allow the knees to slide forward over the toes. Check out the CFJ on squatting for better details.
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Old 10-31-2003, 11:15 PM   #6
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I definitely agree with Robb. You should have a solid foundation in squats, kettlebells and all of the big stuff before working on balance strength. I have an Indo board at home and it is an awesome tool. It's a lot of fun to work with, but I usually use it as a warm-up or just something to do throughout the day. I wouldn't substitute it for regular kettlebell work and gymnastics.
I have noticed, though, that since using the Indo board, my handstands (on the ground) have improved considerably. I have no idea why, but I'll take it.
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