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knelson
January 31st, 2008, 03:01 PM
OK, I admit I'm not much for dryland in most cases. On occasion I'll do some pull-ups or push ups after practice, but usually I get out of the pool, shower and go home. Anyway, yesterday I was doing some pull-ups and my coach came over and said he had something new for me to try: jumping rope with a weighted jump rope. Anyone else ever try this? I did 5 sets of 40 reps on 1:00. Usually it took about 30-35 seconds to complete the 40 jumps, and let me say the rest was much needed after that! I'm not sure how hard it would be when fresh, but after a pretty tough swimming workout it was definitely challenging.

I had never seen a jump rope like this before. It was a 4 lb solid rubber rope. It's a whole different experience than using a regular jump rope.

Jazz Hands
January 31st, 2008, 04:08 PM
That does sound tough.

A couple of things I started doing in my dryland workouts recently are inverted rows and rack chins. The basic concept is the same in both of these: you pull yourself up to a bar in a power rack or smith machine with your feet resting on the floor or on a platform.

Inverted rows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvkIaarnf0g&feature=related)
Rack chins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI8dMx9Fd6A)

These are a lot harder than they look. The difference from regular pull-ups is that you can't use any body motion to squirm your way to the bar. After a certain number of reps, your arms and back will be just too tired and you can't move at all.

geochuck
April 23rd, 2008, 04:16 PM
Chuckie does these little dryland exercises after she come home from the pool. http://youtube.com/watch?v=9TV1NyLYoQI

richabrahams
April 23rd, 2008, 06:04 PM
Brian,

To up the ante on the inverted rows, anchor with only one foot on top of a fit ball. 3 sets of 10 on 45 seconds.

Rich

LindsayNB
April 23rd, 2008, 09:56 PM
Chuckie does these little dryland exercises after she come home from the pool. http://youtube.com/watch?v=9TV1NyLYoQI

Ewww, who wants to eat an apple that you've just been touching with your feet?

knelson
April 24th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Since this thread got bumped let me throw out a warning to anyone who tries the weighted jump rope: make sure you either wear shoes or at least do it on a mat. I did this on the pool deck with no shoes on the first time and the ball of my foot hurt for a week or two after that! I believe the condition is called metatarsalgia, so be careful.

quicksilver
April 24th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Since this thread got bumped let me throw out a warning to anyone who tries the weighted jump rope: make sure you either wear shoes or at least do it on a mat. I did this on the pool deck with no shoes on the first time and the ball of my foot hurt for a week or two after that! I believe the condition is called metatarsalgia, so be careful.

I used to train religiously with a rope...and ankle weights.
Shin splints are also a potential side effect. Running shoes are a very good idea.

Go easy the first few times, or one might be in for an unpleasant surprise

3strokes
April 24th, 2008, 03:56 PM
That does sound tough.

A couple of things I started doing in my dryland workouts recently are inverted rows. The basic concept is the same in both of these: you pull yourself up to a bar in a power rack or smith machine with your feet resting on the floor or on a platform.

Inverted rows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvkIaarnf0g&feature=related)



These are fun to do without resting your feet on anything (just free floating) but holding your straight body horizontal throughout the pull-ups or chin-ups (i.e., palms in or palms out. I can never remember which is called which.)

3strokes
April 24th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Ewww, who wants to eat an apple that you've just been touching with your feet?

Isn't that how (or why) Adam got us expelled from Eden?

geochuck
April 26th, 2008, 07:54 AM
An apple a day will keep the Doctor away.

I am not sure it holds true for the Chiropractor after this little exercise. http://youtube.com/watch?v=9TV1NyLYoQI

david.margrave
April 27th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Inverted rows with one foot on a fitness ball are pretty brutal. I tried it and I definitely got the sensation I was working muscles I haven't been working with my weight routine to this point.

mctrusty
April 27th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Isn't that how (or why) Adam got us expelled from Eden?

I like Mark Twain's explanation about how Eve tricked Adam into it.

mctrusty
April 27th, 2008, 04:20 PM
I'm looking forward to adding some of these ideas to my dryland, particularly the inverted rows.