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Geoff Aucoin 2008-02-16
Do some work, man!
Derek M 2008-02-16
I asked a question a while ago on a rest day but it was too late and the comment wasn't answered.

Greg, you mentioned that OPT and AFT use the wide grip to save their elbows with their kipping style. How is that? Neither Greg nor Annie do that.

luca z. 2008-02-17
Greg I'm still new at this so bear with me. like yesterday work out it says, 90% x 1 how many set should I do just one at 90% of my max or work my way up to that, I want to make sure I understand well so I can get the best out of your wod, thanks
Geoff Aucoin 2008-02-17
Derek, I'd say the answer to your question lies in the fast that all four athlete's kipping styles are different. AFT and OPT's cycle times are so fast that the strain on their elbows would be greater with a narrower grip. Greg uses an alternating grip so he can't go that much wider and Annie is a 5 foot ball of explosiveness that doesn't need to pull very far because her arms are shorter.
Geoff Aucoin 2008-02-17
Yeah, that should say 'the fact' not 'the fast'. I'm illiterate.
Greg Everett 2008-02-17
Luca -

That would be 1 rep for 1 set.

Derek -

As Geoff said, neither Annie nor Greg use the same kipping style James and Brett do, so there's not much use in comparison. The keys is how they return to the bottom of each rep - Annie and Greg A still return in a backward arc, although a minimal one to reduce time, but that is what helps protect the elbows by absorbing some of the force. James and Brett instead return in a forward arc directly to the front loaded position. Two totally different movements.
Derek M 2008-02-17
That makes sense. Thanks.
luca z. 2008-02-17
Thanks Derek, I thought so, but then why do people post multiple sets, are those to be considered warm-up?
luca z. 2008-02-17
I meant thanks Greg
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