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  1. Karl_S's Avatar
    straight arm dips, 75 x 3 x 25
    What is this? Some kind of shoulder exercise? What does 75x3x25 mean? Something like three circuits each with 75 reps using 25-pound weights???
  2. Water Rat's Avatar
    Tom sounds like a monster! That set of 50s is crazy hard. How crowded is your pool?
  3. flystorms's Avatar
    That's so much fun that you can enjoy the same meet as your daughter. You two will look back on these special times years from now and have some great memories both at the meet and on the in-between times.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    What day are you swimming fly? You are going to video it and send it to me right?
    Sunday.

    I will ask Abi. If not you will still get your pound of flesh; I am signing up for a 200 fly, 200 breast and 400 IM.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Good luck to the Carrolls this weekend!
    thanks Karl. We will both be conquering our fears this weekend. I am so not a fly swimmer and my daughter has her plate more than full. Should be fun.
  6. ndauksavage's Avatar
    What day are you swimming fly? You are going to video it and send it to me right?
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Are those straight arm dips like the opposite of shrugs? Is it a shoulder related stability exercise?

    Hope your shoulder continues or starts to rehabilitate. I had to minimize straight arm fr movements to keep the joints happy. Not sure if I'm faster straight armed, but it sure looks more interesting.
    I guess you could look at them that way .... It's an exercise for the scapula -- one of the first ones I learned in PT years ago. The straight arm and lower weight does not stress the shoulders either, like regular dips.

    It's slowly getting better, just not as fast as I'd hope. Yep, straight arm free is so very tough on the shoulders. I still feel a twinge from yesterday's trial run. Won't do any AFAP free for awhile now.
  8. __steve__'s Avatar
    Are those straight arm dips like the opposite of shrugs? Is it a shoulder related stability exercise?

    Hope your shoulder continues or starts to rehabilitate. I had to minimize straight arm fr movements to keep the joints happy. Not sure if I'm faster straight armed, but it sure looks more interesting.
  9. Karl_S's Avatar
    I am swimming 100scy butterfly this weekend at a kids meet. My daughter is also swimming and its her first attempt at a number of events. Her lineup is a little more challenging than mine and she is swimming 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 fly, 400 IM and 1000Free.
    Good luck to the Carrolls this weekend!
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