April 13, 2011

Wednesday Form: Pull Up Antics

Big C on the back. Work the kip folks.
Remember all the PUC antics from last year. Documented at the CF pic site:
Kip Style
Kip Form
Wt Vest
’10 PUC (’11 we have 32 participants! That’s the spirit…Achievement!)

It’s inspriring to see all the practice before class…kipping, grip strength, and simply sharing of strategy & technique!

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    wicasa yatipika April 13, 2011 Reply

    Keeping with MD’s current themes of overall athleticism and self-competitiveness I thought you all might find some excerpts from an off-season mtb training article informative. One caveat, you road-bikers might take offense to some of the content, but hey, keep an open mind and maybe you will come over to the “Dark-Side” of biking…HAH!

    With that said, you may find that philosophically much of what you read here aligns quite well with what we learn at CF!

    “fighting to maintain technique as fatigue sets in…”

    “I consistently see a difference in riders abilities to learn or adapt on the bike in relation to their athletic participation outside of biking.”

    “Those that participate in activities where they compete with themselves and regularly deal with challenges and “athletic problems” where they are engaged both physically and mentally in the activity, are already a step-up on those that ride a stationary bike, watch t.v. or pump out reps at the gym.”

    “If you were able to have an imaginary conversation with yourself for 40 miles of that 50 mile road ride, how mentally engaged were you in that workout?”

    “Vision – possibly the most important aspect of MTBing”

    “Challenges that force us to be “athletic problem solvers” and engage in mind-body awareness…”

    “Activities that require you to complete incredibly difficult technical tasks while fully exerting yourself physically, just as you do while piloting your MTB over difficult terrain…”

    “Well rounded athletic background…”

    “Go out and compete with yourself…learn something about yourself as an athlete (in success and failure!). Keep that competitive mind and your mind-body connection sharp even if you are not on the bike…”

    Better Ride Head Coach – Andy Winohradsky

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    Gretch April 14, 2011 Reply

    funny thing – as I sit here at my desk watching another great video by MD, I find myself going through phantom kip motions with the people on the bar. Does that happen to anyone else or is it just me?

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      Melissa April 14, 2011 Reply

      Gretchen…before I could do a kip, no lie, I used to go to bed thinking about them and then as a result, I dreamt (sp?), about them! I could feel myself swinging!!! 🙂

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