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  • #16
    The crossfit gyms in my town are only open like 2 hours a week.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by crowemagnonman View Post
      They looked bigger than 10 pounds to me. I could be wrong. I just assumed the bar was average weight. Still doesn't sound right when it hits the dirt. 100lbs isn't light even for some guys either.
      There are some weights that are 10lbs but look like they are 45 to compensate for the distance you start from the ground. If you take close look ups at the weights at say, time 0:31 and pause, you can see that the weight is clearly marked 10. Also when the girl drops the weights at 3:36, the weights on the side are bending o.O I could be wrong about the bar, though. It's a weird color, so I just assumed it wasn't a regular silver metal one like I'm used to, lol.
      Last edited by sakura_girl; 12-03-2011, 04:20 PM.
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      • #18
        FWIW, I know a lot of the folks in this vid. I own a CF Box in Hudson, NY (Hudson Barbell) and this was at Albany CF about an hour north of us. Apparently, this was a 1-day event, focused on Strongman-style lifting, and old school Continental Cleans. The idea is to get the weight up by any means necessary, basically, though I guess there is a rhyme or reason to it, once you google "continental cleans". This is not something they do often, or intend to even do again, as far as I know. That said, I wouldn't choose to do this at my gym...

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        • #19
          As to the original point, how to choose a box, yeah, for most of us, there aren't many options, but if there are, I would go with the ones that have more of a focus on mobility than not, because this tends to mean they are stricter on form/technique, which is when CF really excels, IMO.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
            I could be wrong about the bar, though. It's a weird color, so I just assumed it wasn't a regular silver metal one like I'm used to, lol.
            It's an Apollon axle bar, so it's fatter than regular oly bars, hence why it's really difficult to clean, but not necessarily jerk.

            As for the original topic, definitely good tips.

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