I started learning the pistol about three months ago. All was progressing well, I was lowering myself to the ground slowly, and using doorframes etc to assist in the raise. About two months ago I managed my first butt-to-the-floor good form pistol on each leg. From there, I could barely stop doing them. Forget GTG, I was so eager I was probably doing a set every hour, or two hours at the most. Only one or two at first, but I quickly progressed to 5 at a time, on each leg.
So about three months ago I started seriously trying to get the OAPU and Pistol down, after reading Naked Warrior.
My first Pistol came after about three weeks of focused training, and my max numbers increased pretty quickly over the next month til I was comfortably doing 9 on each leg. But, that's for another blog post, because I encountered a problem with my training.
The OAPU has been a more stubborn beast though. For the two of three months before my focused training
I've been trying this for a few days now, and I'm already firmly subscribed to how valuable a skill this will be to learn. Just holding the position against a wall, I can feel so much of my body working, and it's going to be an amazing strength tool, and much cheaper than any gym subscription!
I can't hold a free handstand yet, need to work on my balance and technique for that, but I can comfortably stay against the wall for 2 minutes. I was also tempted to try a pushup, so I tried
Right, endurance weeks left to cover now.
For legs, I'm a sucker for the hindu squat, and I rep through these all day. I'll usually stick to 20 reps per set right now, for about 5-6 sets a day.
Arms, depending on how I feel, I'll either do hardstyle pushups GTGing however I feel that day; 2 seconds down, hold for a second, 2 seconds up, hold for a second. I'm maxing out at around 12 of those right now I think, probably more but I haven't properly tested in a while.
Right, a post detailing what movements I tend to use during my strength weeks.
I'll always find myself doing pistols, I love them. GTGing during the day in sets of 5, I'll usually fit in 5-6 sets before general fatigue says it's time to stop. Technique still could use some work I think - I've only actually been pistoling for about two months.
I'm in the process of learning the one-arm pushup, moving onto lower and lower surfaces. I'm now using a box that is about two feet