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    Default Anyone Still Working Grip and Calf Work?

    Hey guys,

    I'm curious if anyone is still pursuing the grip work from CC2? So far my hands feel far stronger and my forearms have grown! On the calf work my calves are looking more toned even from the early steps.

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    Hell yeah! Well, grip at least. I gave up on the calf steps a few months back because I was seeing no gains but was developing a pain issue on one side. Grip is awesome now, and my forearms are looking a little less spindly
    I'm up to the double towel hang, I was doing it interspersed with single-arm hangs but dropped the latter because it was seriously hurting my hand (hanging off wooden rafters), so I went back to double hand hangs. When I've improved my time there I'll come back to single-arm hangs.
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    I don't follow the calf progressions from CC2, but I do calf work every day. Helps to keep feet and ankles healthy for running.

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    Have any of you been doing the calf raises from a full squat? I remember that before CC2 came out those crouching calf raises were in the Dirty Dozen article & they work the bottom of the calves by the ankles. I noticed that it wasn't in the book for some reason, though.

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    That's really awesome. Thanks for the responses guys. There doesn't seem to be much talk about the auxiliary work for CC. Are you guys still practicing the trifecta?

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    A smart buddy of mine, Angelo Gala, told me to twist my spine daily. So I do twists and bridges every day too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mundorfcc View Post
    That's really awesome. Thanks for the responses guys. There doesn't seem to be much talk about the auxiliary work for CC. Are you guys still practicing the trifecta?
    I'm doing the trifecta on both workout and rest days. I noticed greater stability on my bridges and my N sits are getting stronger and more stable. The site really also work your arms too. Can't say much about any impacts from the twists tho.

    I did some grip work on ropes, but have shelved. That for now, am doing static and dead hangs to help on the pullups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewR View Post
    A smart buddy of mine, Angelo Gala, told me to twist my spine daily. So I do twists and bridges every day too.
    He's a super strong dude! I would listen to him too. The twists make my back feel really great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeCat View Post
    I'm doing the trifecta on both workout and rest days. I noticed greater stability on my bridges and my N sits are getting stronger and more stable. The site really also work your arms too. Can't say much about any impacts from the twists tho.

    I did some grip work on ropes, but have shelved. That for now, am doing static and dead hangs to help on the pullups.
    The straight bridges really stretches out the muscles in the shoulders. Have you practiced any of the neck work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mundorfcc View Post
    That's really awesome. Thanks for the responses guys. There doesn't seem to be much talk about the auxiliary work for CC. Are you guys still practicing the trifecta?
    Another hell yeah! It took me a while to work up to being able to do them of course, and my bridge form has still got a long way to go I think. But my back and joints just feel so damn good after doing any of the holds!

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