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Old 12-05-2003, 08:17 PM   #1
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December 1st's WOD had an exercise know as the straight arm pull to inverted hang, and I saw on dan john's site(in text) an exercise on a workout program know as "high Pull." Is there anywhere on the web where I can find a detailed photo or video sequence of how this exercise is performed?
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:15 AM   #2
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Check out: has lots of videos and descriptions. Click the "weight training" link and then the "power training exercises" link to get there if the above link doesn't work.

Good luck.
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Old 12-07-2003, 10:42 AM   #3
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The 2 movements are worlds apart. The straight arm to inverted hang movement is done on a pull-up bar and is a gymnastics-oriented movement. You simply (at least in explanation) pull yourself from a standard hanging position on a pull-up bar (or rings) to an inverted hanging position (i.e., your feet and head have switched places). David Wood gives a great explanation of how to do this manuever in the Comments section of the Dec 1, 2003 WOD:

The high pull, on the other hand, involves pulling the bar from waist to upper chest. The link Joseph gave you above should suffice. There's also a video of the Sumo Deadlift High Pull in the Exercises section right here at CrossFit ( The first half of the video is the guy warming up--don't confuse that with the actual high pull movement!

Hope this helps,

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