Planks. This girl is doing it right. The only legitimate way to do this boring exercise is with a bunch of extra weight. Update: “This girl” is Angie Sorensen and she also has a blog called Go Beastess which you should subscribe to. Update #2: Angie wrote an excellent guest post. Check it out! When she […]
Here is a chart by Steven Low from his book Overcoming Gravity. It compares the difficulty of bodyweight / gymnastics exercises relative to the others. Of course it is hard to compare what is sometimes apples and oranges, but I think he did a pretty good job. Check it out on Google Docs.
Jim from BeastSkills.com shows some of his Reverse Muscle-up aka ‘Elevator’ training. I like the idea of using two boxes (instead of unstable rings) to learn this. A beastly upper body Pull / Push exercise.
Here are a couple of explosive push & pull gymnastics exercises. Parallel Bars Dips Jumps Toe Touch L Sit Pull Ups
Goeff has another full body gymnastics workout for you to try. A nice mix of bodyweight and free weights exercises. Some of which you could integrate as assistance exercise after your main lifts. 2 x 12 body weight rows (parallel bars)2 x 8 body weight rows (vertical leg technique)2 x 8 hip height jump-overs3 x 3 […]
Yuri from the Gymnastic Bodies Forum made a video on progressions and assistance exercises to learn the Press to Handstand. seated straddle leg lifts for compression strength from a lying hollow position do the movement , try to keep your lower back on the floor, finish with active compression box presses isometric holds in weakest position slow negative (against […]
Hardest Push Ups? I don’t know about that. Certainly looks hard on your wrists. More like a bodyweight triceps extension. Giuliano Stroe does Romanian Stick Push Ups (RSP, that’s their official name). Edit: Just tried it using some dumbbell handles (couldn’t find my custom made Romanian sticks) and it definitely feels as awkward as it looks.
No weights? Here is how to get a workout done anyway. All you need is: a towel a 70’s bodybuilding legend Here are Arnold and Franco getting busy. I wonder why piggyback squats are missing…
Goeff has a 10 min home workout for you to try. 3x 12 ladder body rows (hold on last 3 reps in each set) 10 – 8 – 6 Candlestick pulls (body levers) and lemon-squeezer / V-ups 2x 20 stair push-ups (incline press substitute) 25 fast elbows in push-ups 15 fast elbows out push-ups 20 […]