(These pictures are from our trip to the big island of Hawaii back in June. I can't wait to back next year. At the Four Season's Resorts they have a trademark service by the pool: Evian water spritzes to the face. Maybe Pavel would call this "metro-sexual." In my book, de-stressing is very MANLY!. What do you think?)
Over the weekend I assisted at Pavel's Tactical Strength Seminar in LA for LE and Military personnel only! Great seminar and it was great to re-visit many of the drills that Pavel went over in the naked warrior. It got me thinking about how powerful bodyweight exercises are and what a great skill it is to be able to do rock bottom pistols, handstand push ups and explosive pull ups. The great thing about teaching these powerful BW movements is that they perhaps serve as the best assessment of muscular strength in the body. Try a rock bottom pistol with both legs and you will immediately learn which leg is stronger, which hip and ankle are tighter and which joints lack coordination. Same with the one arm push up. Now I must admit that I am but awful at one arm push ups.....geez...those suckers are difficult. Like anything else, one arm push ups are a skill and I know if I really dedicated myself I could get good at them. I would rather work on Pistols and handstand push ups..........they just feel better to me!
Whether you're a bodyweight exercise type of guy or not, there is no doubting the effectiveness of these methods. Get good at pistols, handstand push ups, one arm push ups and pull ups and you will be one strong dude..........or dudete!
It was great to assist with RKC's Paul Daniels, Dr. Mark Cheng and the petite package of power Sara Cheatham. The military and law enforcement attendees were all awesome.
I got my wife's cold two weeks ago and that pretty much did in my training. Time to get back to some type of training this week. Think I'll work on some bodyweight stuff this week and let my sinuses heal. Damn sinus infections.....don't like them at all!
Blessings to all! Hope everyone has a great Christmas Season!