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seiyafan

Am I missing something here?

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seiyafan

I have an arm span of 6 feet and holding two 15 lb dumbells at lateral raise with locked elbow is already stressful. I would imagine a gymnast in an inverted cross position is like me placing my bodyweight on both hands while stretched out, this is godly strength! 

 

Blows my mind.  :mellow:

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Daniel Burnham

It is a bit different from a raise. Your biceps ar facing down away from your body in an inverted cross so the force isn't only in the deltoids. But yes it is very hard.

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Joshua Naterman

It's also more like half bodyweight per arm... :)

 

See, that's much more realistic right? :icon_twisted:

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Connor Davies

Anyone crazy enough to do weighted iron cross?

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Joshua Naterman

Olympians do.

 

Chen Yibing did his entire routine with a weighted belt. I forget if it was 15 lbs or 15 kilos, but it was something pretty intense.

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Connor Davies

Yeah, but Chen  Yibing weighs like, 130 pounds.....

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Joshua Naterman

15-30 lbs makes a really big difference when it's not force-producing weight.

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Karri Kytömaa

That probably makes the actual routine feel like child's play. Which it certainly seems like from videos.

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Vagabond

I used to do weighted cross holds, when I was training it hard. I was able to do cross pull-ups, at some point. :) I miss training rings.

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Connor Davies

Vagabond, why don't you train rings anymore?

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