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That particular exercise is a bit of an outlier, but the rest of the
workout is typical stuff for the workout of the day, aside from the team
workout aspect.  There were some pretty impressive videos earlier this
week.  

- Patrick

 

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> Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Pre-season fitness
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> I like the idea of a different workout every day.
> So I checked out crossfit.com.
> 
> Here is today's work out - Dennis beware there is music!!!
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/2xgx48
> 
> Can somebody come over and help me do the "buddy sit ups"?
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:36:00 -0400, Haskell, Patrick
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >This year, in no small part motivated by not wanting to be 
> in the worst
> >shape of my life on my impending 40th birthday, I decided to 
> unpack the
> >weight set and get some regular exercise.  On weekdays, I'm usually
> >doing the workout of the day from www.crossfit.com, and about once a
> >week, I get in a long ride or hike or do some sort of homeowner's
> >workout, whether that be taking down, cutting, and splitting trees
> >(nowhere near the amount that Jim does), doing landscaping, or
> >construction projects.
> >
> >I agree with Jim that the farmer workouts are some of the best.
> >Splitting wood, pushing laden wheelbarrows, and carrying sacks of
> >feed/bales of hay provide a better whole-body workout than 
> the classic
> >fitness regimen of separately performing muscle isolation exercises,
> >core-stengthening programs, and aerobic exercise.  Swinging a maul or
> >carrying around bags of sand and concrete on your shoulder will work
> >your as surely as any pilates class, while building arm & 
> leg strength.
> >Speed the work up a little, and you'll get plenty of aerobic
> >conditioning, too.
> >
> >The Crossfit workouts appealed b/c they're short and intense 
> - giving a
> >great workout in a relatively short time, they're generally pretty
> >simple, and they combine strength and aerobic conditioning in fairly
> >functional ways.  They're also something I can do in my garage and
> >backyard after the kids are in bed.  They're only fun in a 
> masochistic
> >"is-this-for-real?" sort of way, but I always enjoyed martial arts
> >training sessions that ran along those lines, so it works for me.  It
> >also appeals to the geek in me, in that many of the workouts 
> repeat, so
> >my progress is measurable, whether that be a measure of how 
> fast I can
> >run 5K, clean and jerk 135#s 30 times, or climb Mount Monadnock; a
> >maximum weight I can squat; or how many series of 10-20 
> pullups and 400
> >m sprints I can do in 20 minutes.  Did I mention that it's 
> only fun in a
> >masochistic sort of way?
> >
> >- Patrick
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