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Old 01-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #11
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Peh. At least he broke the 2 min mark.

And had some decent form + technique at least in the beginning. Although cutting short the swing to uprise is quicker it takes more energy to do...

This is why it becomes absurd though. 1 uprise is nothing like 1 MU.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #12
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C'mon Steven...you could come up with a whole list of absurdities.

A simple one being that only current or ex-gymnasts are likely to ever even attempt that workout.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:38 PM   #13
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C'mon Steven...you could come up with a whole list of absurdities.

A simple one being that only current or ex-gymnasts are likely to ever even attempt that workout.
A better one being that doing a "workout" is traditionally seen as engaging in exercise that'll create some sort of positive adaptation - either better strength, speed, body composition, cardiovascular health, coordination, etc. From the looks of it, flailing around for two minutes doesn't do anything except give a very mild boost in the heart rate and metabolism, for a very short duration, making it hardly a "workout" at all. That's not even mentioning the inordinately large risk of injury...
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