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Progressive Stand Up Challenges – Burpees

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This video is the third in a series of progressive stand up challenges, where I cover regressions and progressions to be able to do various bodyweight movements. This video covers some possibilities with the basic burpee. Prerequisite: None Standard: Burpee. Squat down, jump the legs back to bottom of a …

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Knee Shearing in Squats

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Do you absolutely want to always avoid the knees going over the toes? Is it as bad as “they” say? (They being trainers, that are empty echo chambers of other trainers…without understanding WHY trainers say this in the first place.) With weighted squats, you generally do want to squat more …

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Chest to Bar Pullups

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A question comes in from Laid regarding chest to bar pullups: I have a question about body weight exercise. In fact, about pull-ups. I’ve tried many different approaches but I’m pretty bad in them. I can do 10 chin-ups without problem even more, but with pull-ups I can do 3-4 …

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Easy Bodyweight Grip Hanging Progressions

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The other day, an endurance athlete who was involved in Spartan Races asked me for some grip training advice. Without diving into complex equipment, I laid out these ideas for easy bodyweight grip hanging progressions. This is a low-equipment way anyone can use to develop strong hands and fingers. The …

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Training for Balance

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Balancing is a movement quality that is sometimes thought of, but not always. On that note, what is involved in training for balance? Gail asks: “I was thinking about what is involved with balance. What I have come up with so far: Strength in certain specific muscles ie- core for …

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A Basic Bodyweight Workout Plan

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Shane asks about a basic bodyweight workout plan: “What is a good place to start a body weight workout? I cannot do strict military pull ups, but have always wanted to. I’ve tried negatives etc with no success.” You start with where you are at. The main thing to do …