I was on the phone with Brad Johnson yesterday talking about training.
If you don’t know who Brad Johnson is you’re missing out. This guy is pretty much the king of bodyweight exercises. And I’m not talking about hundreds and thousands of reps.
I’m talking strong, like one finger, one hand chinnups. Dragon flags with added weight. And so much more.
If you don’t have his book, Bodyweight Exercises for Extraordinary Strength, you need to pick it up at Ironmind. Only $13.95.
Anyway, one of the main things he’s been into recently is rafter work, as in using a pinch grip to support himself. Pullups, chinnups, walking, swinging and turning around. Truly incredible stuff.
He’s gotten so good because he loves to train like this. More than once he got blisters on his hands because he spent over an hour training on the rafters.
Having fun with your training is what I just wrote about. Then I get on the phone with someone performing at this high level taking about the exact same thing. Think you ought to pay attention?
When you get excited and can’t wait to train you’re going to get good.
If you’re thinking you’d have fun too if you could swing from rafters but you’re not good enough to even come close, your mind’s in the wrong place.
No one starts out that good. Have fun with what you can do and build from there.
I can’t hang from rafters…yet…but training progressively and having fun along the way I’ll get there. You can too.
P.S. Brad was quite impressed with my kettlebell juggling. I just added a new video to the kettlebell juggling blog with a few tricks you’ve likely never seen before. Make sure you sign up to get the updates.