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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 7, 2017 - 01:49pm PT
It's completely disingenuous to say that criticism of this person's technique is disallowed unless one is capable of the same feat.

I coach gymnastics which includes the skills & sequences but also physical prep of strength & flexibility.

There are definitely things I teach which I can't do or can no longer do.

Understanding muscular engagement, alignment, attachment to the equipment (or ground ) with hands and feet, and being able to see how errors in execution may lead to chronic or traumatic injury is not only done from a standpoint of personal experience but from experience with other students and coaches.

We are the accumulation of our experiences and our learning.

And I say that unless that chap learns to engage his shoulder more purposefully at full extension in the one-arm hang, he'll experience injury.

rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2017 - 03:01pm PT
How did a light-hearted post about a pretty amazing physical feat (by a climber) devolve into this?

Tami, my retort was meant to be sardonic. The folks who were "criticizing his technique" were not acting in anything like a coaching capacity. They were just practicing the fine art of internet deprecation. "Yeah, he's doing an amazing number of one-arm pullups, but they're no big deal because he' kipping." So my response, I thought in the same vein, is "Ok sparky, let's see you do even half that number and then we'll think about how big a deal it is."

And now I'm "disingenuous" (maybe you should look that up, I don't think it means what you intend) and, by implication, am somehow denigrating the foundations of the coaching profession?

Seriously? It's video of a guy doing one-arms. I'll take your expert word on the liklihood of shoulder injury. Can't we all just get along?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 7, 2017 - 03:05pm PT
Speaking as someone who actually could do a lot of one-arms, I can add a couple of things to this discussion.

First, while the ability to do a one-arm pullup, or many one-arm pullups, will not magically improve your climbing by three number grades, it certainly won't hurt. Technique is king, but being strong sure helps.

Second, be careful. I screwed up a shoulder and had to take most of a year off from climbing. I've always felt the problem was my tendency to just jump into it with no warm up, but I'm sure Tami's right about technique being important. I don't know what "engage your shoulder more purposefully" means, but I do know what kind of damage can await.

And third, what Rich said in the post above. This should just be a fun conversation about a climber doing one-arms.
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Dec 7, 2017 - 04:48pm PT
How about that old MoS video with Fred Nicole cranking them off his pinky on webbing with his hand clenched in a fist? Awesome.
WBraun

climber
Dec 7, 2017 - 06:57pm PT
rgold

I watched your linked video right before going to work this morning.

I went "WOW".

I could do four in a row at one time when I was younger.

But that guy was crankin em out like it was nothing.

Take care Rich and keep on crankin ......
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 7, 2017 - 08:36pm PT
And now I'm "disingenuous" (maybe you should look that up, I don't think it means what you intend) and, by implication, am somehow denigrating the foundations of the coaching profession?



I actually agree with you it's not the best word in this case.

But I did not create further implication.

I just responded to your remark how I felt fit.

Can we get along ? Probably.

zBrown

Ice climber
Dec 7, 2017 - 08:59pm PT

You think a pain in the a_sss is something to deal with wait till your shoulder starts a hurting just like Tami says.

I got involved in weightlifting back in time. Bench pressing was popular. I worked my way up to almost 2 times body weight (not bragging mind you, Michele's dad was greater than 2X).

Guess what? My shoulders starting hurting even when not doing anything.

I dropped that faster than Tim Leary dropped large doses of acid.

Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Dec 7, 2017 - 09:01pm PT
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Dec 7, 2017 - 09:12pm PT
^^^^^ was streamed live on the 27th, sucks that I missed it.
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Dec 7, 2017 - 09:14pm PT
It appears that ST has been permanently damaged by politard activity when an entertaining and enlightening thread topic like this can provoke disharmony and discord.


Didn't realize so many old STers popped off so many one arms. Impressive.
zBrown

Ice climber
Dec 7, 2017 - 09:33pm PT
That is IMO the best one of those shirts you don't have to tuck in ever displayed on the web


Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 7, 2017 - 09:57pm PT
Ahhh yes...but how many one-finger, one-arm mavins do we have in the room?
My good friend and partner pk davidson could do multiple on either side suspended by a loop of 7mm perlon.
I am far too large a cutlet to manage such maneuvers but as a show of power, this One is hard to match.
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2017 - 10:05pm PT
More one-arm pullups (y'all know who's doing them here)



Ahhh yes...but how many one-finger, one-arm mavins do we have in the room?

I found something like four pages of videos of people doing them, sometimes with as much as 10 kg added weight... Here's Dani Andrada:

Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Dec 7, 2017 - 10:23pm PT
^^^^^

Now that there Alex vid is really something! Impressive!!
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Dec 8, 2017 - 02:19am PT
How did a light-hearted post about a pretty amazing physical feat (by a climber) devolve into this?

I don't know and too bad you get "slapped" for posting content that isn't political.
Or is everything political these days...?

I'm with ya though, pretty impressive (though it kinda looks like a gif not a kip:-)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 8, 2017 - 05:44am PT
last I'm a GREAT photographer! http://www.johnokner.com[/quote]
Credit: webz


back in April 2007 i ran into RGold and partner going out to Gertrudes Nose to climb (Minnewaska state Park).
ever since i don't care for the guy. We had many disagreements since then.

Let it go!
Let it go!
Credit: T Hocking
Late Starter

Social climber
NA
Dec 8, 2017 - 06:20am PT
I'll bet he's a fun guy...modest as well.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Dec 8, 2017 - 06:25am PT
...just as I was about to buy a print for Xmas.
zBrown

Ice climber
Dec 8, 2017 - 07:08am PT
Would you take some good acid in trade? Or one of those no tuck shirts or a photo of a shirtless McKinneyy in a tuck?



I blame Steve Jobs for all mis-spellings



Credit: dMcCoy
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Dec 8, 2017 - 07:25am PT
@Russ: WTF? Where do you find this stuff? Performance art weirdos. Wow.

Maybe harder than one-arms?

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