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JC_FLY
October 31st, 2003, 06:05 PM
Whata are some out of water workouts that I can do(besides running) like squats, bench press, any kind of workouts

mattson
November 1st, 2003, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by JC_FLY
Whata are some out of water workouts that I can do(besides running) like squats, bench press, any kind of workouts

Besides the ones you mentioned, probably dips (triceps), pull-ups (lats), sit-ups (abs), and stretches to keep the muscles loose.

skachick4286
January 19th, 2004, 05:59 PM
Abs workouts (pikes on workout balls, crunches, oblique crunches), Lat pulldowns, squats, and calves exercizes (try letting all your weight hang on your heel, while letting your heel droop over the back of a stair, and then slowly bounce up and down 10x/stair, then ascend one stair, switch feet, and repeat for a staircase- leaves me quite sore the first few times i do it), all help me. Rotator cuff exercizes, such as lying on your side on a bench and letting your higher arm fall over the edge with a light barbell, then bringing the barbell up over your body straight up in the air, are good too.

pamin
January 25th, 2004, 08:46 PM
absolutly hands down the best dry land program is a program many olympic swimmers use. It's called crossfit named after the facility that the program originated out of (Cross fit of Santa Cruz California) it's spreading like wildfire among athletes and non-athletes alike. I implore you to give it a heartfelt try for one month and you will reap the results in and out of the pool. Happy hunting. The website is Crossfit.com all th e workouts are posted and are free of charge. Don't feel bad if you think you are stealing because the wod's are free, thousands of people do it everyday.

lefty
January 26th, 2004, 09:51 AM
Cross Fit...where to start.

Yeah, it works for ANY sport. It is geared towards developing fast twitch muscles in your core areas, and is really really freaking hard. I think I did it for 4-5 days last year. Climbing rope followed by pushups is a very common set. And get this, you don't do it once, nor twice nor 8 times. You do it for 25-30 minutes straight! Try swimming after that!

Oh and it is horrible on your joints.

Fritz
January 26th, 2004, 10:19 AM
Are you saying you liked it or not? I'm leaning toward you didn't but just thought I'd ask to be sure.


Originally posted by lefty
Cross Fit...where to start.

Yeah, it works for ANY sport. It is geared towards developing fast twitch muscles in your core areas, and is really really freaking hard. I think I did it for 4-5 days last year. Climbing rope followed by pushups is a very common set. And get this, you don't do it once, nor twice nor 8 times. You do it for 25-30 minutes straight! Try swimming after that!

Oh and it is horrible on your joints.

lefty
January 26th, 2004, 02:07 PM
The reason that I quit doing it after a week is because it was too hard. I could not effectivley swim after doing the workouts because I was too sore. And not to overstate things, but I am 6' 165lbs, 8% body fat and I bench 270lbs. I AM in shape.

One great thing is that the workouts are relatively short. Not much more than 30 minutes per day. But everything you do is HIGH impact. Honestly though, I did not do it long enugh to give any truly valuable analysis.

The reason for my post was because I feel that Cross Fit is for the truly hard core. If that is you, carpe diem.

pamin
January 26th, 2004, 11:38 PM
hey I didn't say it wasn't hard. As for the injuries, the movements if done correctly, is the best way to stregthen the joints and not injure them. The reason is, the short time it takes to do the program in a given day. I am a competive swimmer (former Arizona swimmer) and the best results came after doing the program. Currently the best Arizona swimmers follow this program. I can only speak for myself and the results I have acheived. My joints fell better than ever (no more tendonitis in my right shoulder) and I can swim down just about anybody in the pool. I recommed you try it for a month, like I said. If it doesn't work for you, then so be it.

giper
February 24th, 2004, 10:29 PM
what is the web address for crossfit. When I type in www.crossfit.com I get nothing.