The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    CF- Sub. Jump Rope for Running?

    Today's CF Workout is:

    For time:
    1 mile Run
    100 Pull-ups
    200 Push-ups
    300 Squats
    1 mile Run

    The only way for me to stay near my pullup bar (which is in my garage) is to stay on my street. And I can't run on my street because it's like 4 or 5 houses in length.

    Would intense jump roping for a certain amount of time...say, 3-4 minutes be an okay substitute for the "1 mile run?" This might result in a shorter completion time, but I'm really just interested in the GPP benefits at this point.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-19-2006 at 03:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    I don't know the proper subs for running (since I don't run), but I always row. I guess you could guestimate your 1 mile run time and then skip for that long.

    And fix, don't be scared to scale this one back.
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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    lol I was planning on scaling it back to half of what it is now.

    1/2 mile
    50 pullups
    100 pushups
    150 squats
    1/2 mile

    Do you think that would be okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    It's still hard!

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    take however long it takes you to run a 1/2 mile and jump rope for that long. that's what i've done in the past.
    if you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    It's still hard!
    I was gonna do the pullups/pushups/squats "Cindy style" where they're all broken up and alternate each exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    You could run up/down the street 10 times or something, whatever adds up to the distance you are shooting for. Jumping rope would be a decent sub though. Good luck with this one!
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    Thanks, I eventually just ran up and down my street. At first I didn't want to though because there were people loading stuff into a moving truck and it was in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Makes you wonder.. why doesn't Crossfit use jump roping more often?
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    Double unders pop up in the WOD now and then, but not as much as the 400m run. And double unders suck!
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    They hurt for sure
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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    lol. sounds brutal
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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