Regular readers of this site know that it's no secret how much I love the Convict Conditioning series of books - so I really couldn't wait to get my hands on the two new (there will eventually be a total of SIX!) DVD and Manual sets ASAP!!! My full reviews are on the Dragon Door site, so scroll down on that product page and see what I had to say about them (Spoiler alert: THEY RULE!)
Hanging Around - Pull Up Variations and anywhere workouts
Submitted by Adrienne on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 12:42
Like to think that a video which starts out with fashion head nods to both Bruce Lee and Cliff Harski* bodes well. Let's see if you feel the same way?
Here's a little of the fun that happened on the way out and back from a coffee run. This is also similar to what happens when I got to pick up a custom made chocolate order... who said walking errands had to be boring? Taking cues from both Convict Conditioning and Al Kavadlo's Raising the Bar, means the world is now my gym (safety is the utmost of course - regardless of what crazy i-beam plyo pull ups you may have seen on the internet lately - that video literally makes my hands sweat uncontrollibly btw. I can't watch it without having that response. GAH!!!!)
Later that night (it was feeling like a "100 kettlebell swings at midnight" kind of day—don't ask) Aleks Salkin talked me into doing his new 20 minute weighted pull up challenge. So of course I had to do it. It was also a great way to get some small chores done during the "rest" periods. Basically 1 weighted pull on on the minute, every minute for 20 minutes. He called it "Power to the Pull Up" which is a name that of course really appeals to someone like me. I used a 12kg - it had been a long day and I am not accustomed to hanging a kb from my foot. In the interest of not angering my downstairs neighbor, I placed a blanket under the bar and let the kettlebell down softly there. She hasn't said a word about any odd thumps resulting from get ups, light swings (the heavy stuff happens outside), tai chi, etc. so I'm either quiet or she's stoic.
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