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    Quote Originally Posted by DTris View Post
    CC2 has some good stuff in it. If I were you I would start with Super joints for a month or so and then start doing the Trifecta from CC2. They will compliment each other.
    Thanks.

    I've managed to purchase a used copy of Super Joints for a good price so I'll be using that in conjunction with CC - I'm sure that'll give me something to be getting on with. I've spotted Relax into Stretch aswell - is that more for extreme/taekwondo flexibility though? As impressive as doing the splits looks (great party trick!) I don't really think I have a burning need to do them as a runner!

    I was just going to purchase CC2 from Dragondoor but spotted the extortionate $33.50 shipping charges which has put me right off as its not even a cheap book to begin with! I shall have to buy the ebook (Grrrr! I hate ebooks! :P) and just wait for a second hand hardcopy to appear as I can't afford to spend $73.45 on a book. It is ridiculous they no longer have a UK distributor anymore (I managed to buy the first CC from kettlebells.co.uk but they no longer sell the books). I think Dragon Door are shooting themselves in the foot really as I'm sure some people must end up pirating these things - plus they are missing out on cashing in on the whole Crossfit/paleo style health trend which is beginning to get mega huge in the UK like it did in the states a while back. Ahwell, their loss!

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    Look forward to a Seabiscuit moment!
    Nevermind a Seabiscuit moment, I'd be happy enough just to be a horse that makes it round the track!

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    I can't remember if I have read relax into stretch. However I can tell you from experience that Super Joints is a goldmine of great exercises. It is fantastic for helping your posture. Also doing TGUs is great for posture.

    However for your cross syndrome and muscle weakness I think your best bet would be Athletic Body in Balance. It addresses those types of issues specifically. Or find someone who does Functional Movement Screening in your area to go to would be even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTris View Post
    I can't remember if I have read relax into stretch. However I can tell you from experience that Super Joints is a goldmine of great exercises. It is fantastic for helping your posture. Also doing TGUs is great for posture.

    However for your cross syndrome and muscle weakness I think your best bet would be Athletic Body in Balance. It addresses those types of issues specifically. Or find someone who does Functional Movement Screening in your area to go to would be even better.

    Thanks for that.

    I'll look into ABIB as its quite readily available here. One concern though, as I have so many issues right now I'm a little worried about it giving me hundreds of different exercises to do (on top of the SuperJoints ones). I had that problem with Egoscue's book - apparently I needed to do exercises across the whole book which I worked out would have taken me close to 2.5 hours a day to do! I think with me "Keep it Simple Stupid" is the way forward.

    Also, I've heard about turkish get-ups but only recently. I'm guessing its more of an endurance "greasing the groove" type of movement. Is a kettlebell necessary for the move and is it one of those moves that require proper supervised tuition or will "guessing" the movements still be of benefit.

    Sorry, awfully question heavy as always!

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    ABIB has you do a self performed movement screen. Then it gives corrective exercises based on your worst test. You retest and then move to different exercises. Pretty simple in execution.

    Super joints can be done with a short routine or a longer one. I usually take about 15 min to run through my super joints routine.

    TGUs are best done with a kettlebell but you can do them without much weight, like balancing a shoe on your hand. There are some good videos by RKCs on youtube that show how to do a proper TGU. You could do them with dumbbells or other weights if you dont have access to kettlebells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTris View Post
    ABIB has you do a self performed movement screen. Then it gives corrective exercises based on your worst test. You retest and then move to different exercises. Pretty simple in execution.

    Super joints can be done with a short routine or a longer one. I usually take about 15 min to run through my super joints routine.
    Got it! so you are always only working the weakest element. Makes sense.

    Book bought, only cost about $15 US so nothing to lose. If I can do the Super Joints routine as quickly as that I'm sure I can fit the ABIB exercises in too. Will be doing them in the morning before work.

    Quote Originally Posted by DTris View Post
    TGUs are best done with a kettlebell but you can do them without much weight, like balancing a shoe on your hand. There are some good videos by RKCs on youtube that show how to do a proper TGU. You could do them with dumbbells or other weights if you dont have access to kettlebells.
    Thanks, I'll give them a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTris View Post
    However for your cross syndrome and muscle weakness I think your best bet would be Athletic Body in Balance. It addresses those types of issues specifically. Or find someone who does Functional Movement Screening in your area to go to would be even better.
    I got ABIB balance today but unfortunately couldn't pass a single one of the screens! All way too difficult for me - the only one reasonably close was the Hurdle Step. I'm not sure if its to do with me having the standard 30" british doorway as opposed to the minimum 32" recommended for the tests, I can't see how it would make that much difference though.

    I guess I'm just going to have to work through the book one section at a time, maybe two months a section.

    One thing I was wondering - the first section has a few different squats, with a focus on deep squatting. In the Convict Conditioning programme full squats as shown in ABIB don't come into play until Step 5 (quite late in the game). Will this help or hinder Convict Conditioning progress if I'm essentially skipping all these steps? Or should I just let the CC programme cover this aspect and ignore it from ABIB?

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    The exercises from ABIB are done as corrective exercises and not as a workout. I doubt there would be anything wrong with doing both as written. But the squat exercises from CC will definitely help.

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