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Thread: What should one do if there are no hills?

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    Administrator Charlie Francis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by THEONE
    Thank you. One more question, would you use the same numbers (distance, reps, etc) as outlined in the gpp dvd? Are the tire pulls more intense than the hills because the ground does not come up to meet you.........and if so do you need to use less volume?
    There prob is no real diff in terms of tolerance between hills and tire pulls over shorter distances if the tire resistance is even (even field) so that the pull on the tire keeps the body in a similar position relative to the ground.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Francis
    ... so that the pull on the tire keeps the body in a similar position relative to the ground.
    I did not think of that. Thanks.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Francis that the pull on the tire keeps the body in a similar position relative to the ground.
    I suppose this needs to be done anyway for maintenance of sound technique vs. on hills; this is what I find tricky with the restisted runs on flat terrain...
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit" Aristotle

  4. #14
    I'm searching also for hills overhere. Doing it by bike so maybe I could add the cycling in my training schedule untill I find one.

    Living at the coast and its kinda flat here. What about dunes (sand)?

    Only other solution are some hills on concrete but I read somewhere on the forum that this has to be avoided.

  5. #15
    I think if worst comes to worst hills on concrete would be doable, but you have to be careful about the volume. Also, you might want to ease into it so you dont get shin splints and joint problems.

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    just walked the whole coast line of my city to find some descent dunes (dunes with some vegitation on it) but didnt find one :s
    most of them are totally in sand wich makes them very hard + when you try to do some good extension you are mostly pushing the sand under you away.

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    About using tire pulling. Could I simply take any old tire from a tire store, tie a rope on either end, and pull it? Would the size really matter? Also, how should one attach the rope to you. Around the waist, around the shoulders?

    That may be the only option I have. Its either that, or stairs, which length, I don't think, is long enough. I have a hill, but its on a bridge that is all concrete, and the rules around here may not even allow me to train on it.

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    do it around your chest (step into the rope) and then place the top of the rope again over your head to 'fix' it. Never had problems with it like this.

    dont make the rope too short or you will hit it when you extend your leg but dont make it to long either

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    I don't know if that would be to good for you though, to loop it against your neck to secure it. That would basically cause the pulling to be pushing against your neck, and in the long run wouldn't be a good idea. I could probably work something in with a backpack, attaching the rope to that.

    The rope length I agree with though. The thing is, though, if you attach the ropes on two sides of it, it shouldn't be much of a problem.

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    Moderator X-Man's Avatar
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    the best way i have found when using the tire pull method is to use a bicycle tube,tie off your rope in the centre leaving you with 2 loops.simple put one arm into each loop.***the weight of the tyre must not have too great resistance

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