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Old 11-06-2010, 04:49 PM   #61
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Good to know, I'll just check it out whenever I feel like it then instead of trying to do it every day.

I have individualized pre-hab based on my dysfunction patterns but it's always nice to mess around and see what else hurts or I can't do.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:35 AM   #62
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I run 4 weeks behind schedule and hit every one. I just mess around with the movements and rarely hit the prescribed time on each one. Mostly I am just looking for things that "get into my business" in a painfully awesome way. I take the ones that are problem areas (hips, mostly) and revisit them on my own.

The videos are somewhat useful for things he talks about beyond just the stretches for the day.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:47 AM   #63
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The mWODs quickly got longer than the initially stated 10 min. (ie. "20 min. metcons", remember that?) in duration.
I think this partially has to do with how much "stuff/bits/business" you have going on. I can easily (out of necessity) take most of the time periods up to 3+ minutes. When there are 5 items, left and right: that gives like 30 minutes. But, if you do 1 minute a piece, you're at 10 minutes.

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No advice really provided about how to program this stuff in, so it keeps people somewhat dependent.
I can see the thought; for me, I've learned enough (over the first 50 sessions) that I can deal with most of the muscles/joints that give me trouble. I could use a few more hip tools.

I think programming this stuff is pretty simple: do you hurt? are you tight? Do stuff. How much stuff? Use as much time as you have available and spend at least 2 minutes on each "tender bit". Do the worst bit first. Repeat until you run out of time. What stuff? As you saw yourself, you can get a lot of progress by giving an injury "slack" from above and below.

Of course, if you are injured, go see a medical professional.

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Good to know, I'll just check it out whenever I feel like it then instead of trying to do it every day.
I don't do it daily, but when I do it, I do 3-5 sessions. I've just been working through from the beginning. I've built a decent toolbox over the years. However (1) I rarely have motivation to use it, even if I'm hurting, stiff, sore, etc. and (2) some of my tools are based on outdated information. Thus, I find following MobWOD (in addition to some daily things I do for my own issues) is a net improvement for me.

And, I'm building up my toolbox: time of stretch, use of distraction to stretch, targeted rolling with small ball (as opposed to less targeted rolling with foam roller), tension-loading pattern bias, rotational bias, hunting, contract-relax (actually doing it, as opposed to reading about it).

Good grief: Mark == "fanboy". *sigh*

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:00 AM   #64
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I also like taking 3-4 days of mWODs and doing them together in a longer session on my days off, a sort of "yoga class for my business".

This usually happens because I'm that many days behind on watching them, and I have a prehab routine that I'm already doing before my lifting days...so I'm always guaranteed to get my mobility stuff in and have extra stuff in my pocket for the off days or deload weeks.

I've also found that doing the mWODs in small chunks between sets of heavy lifting hasn't negatively impacted my lifting in the slightest.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:27 PM   #65
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Kevin made the comment in today's mwod that he would guess most people can do more pullups than chinups.

I have *always* been able to do more chins than pulls, no contest. I also revert to them when I am doing high rep chins/pulls. While I try to keep them equal, it sometimes just seems easier to do a chin up.

Anyone else in this boat?
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:09 AM   #66
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I used to be pullups over chin ups but lately that number seems to have been reversed...very bizarre to me.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:13 AM   #67
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I think most people can initially do more chins than pullups due to:
Better ability to use their biceps
Lack of activation of their lats

I think I'm around even now...but I've also been training weighted chins.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:13 AM   #68
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I'm lat dominant and can do more chins than pulls.

I think it's in general more what you're used to
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #69
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I thought it was a given that chins were easier than pulls for most people... I guess there's more individual variation than I thought?
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As far as I'm concerned it's generally what you practice more and how you practice them

It also depends on which variation of pullups you're doing. If you do wide elbows or elbow tucked in makes a big difference.

Chinups you can't flare the elbows out so there's only one set method of doing them.
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