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Old 11-23-2006, 09:50 PM   #1
Yael Grauer
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Thumbs up new pistol tutorial

I was already a member of the Beast Skills fanclub, but this tutorial is an awesome Thanksgiving bonus. Jim Bathurst rules!!

Anyone else still working on this skill? I can get down but not back up... can't wait to try the modified single-leg step-ups and some of these other tips.

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Old 11-24-2006, 06:19 AM   #2
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I'm enjoying pistols lately, I try to GTG them throughout the day although I am getting some strange looks from kids and co-workers at my school
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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I am so excited! I read the tutorial and decided to give it a try. I have never done one before and I nailed my first try on my right leg. I tried on my left and lost balance but reset and nailed it as well.

Beast Skills is a great website.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

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Old 11-27-2006, 09:32 AM   #4
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Anyone else have a large difference between legs when doing pistols? I don't notice a disparate difference when doing other uniliateral leg movements such as bulgarian split squats...lunges..etc but when it comes to pistols I can easily knock out 3+ pistols on my left leg but with my right leg I'm shaky with even 1.

Also anyone experience knee pain with pistols? A few months ago when I was really trying to do pistols I'd get a weird knee pain so I kind of laid off and recently (after reading the article) I thought I'd start back up and so far no knee pain but just wondering.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:04 PM   #5
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Propper lower leg position can be dicey with pistols. The balance factor tends to make people push their knees into weird places (i.e. too far forward).

Try the trick where you hold a 5 or 10 lb dumbell out infront of you. This can help keep your balance forward without pushing the knee past your toe.

Also, in 'Naked Warrior' by Pavel, he reccomends starting with the weak leg.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:28 PM   #6
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I started to find these borring when I could pump out 20 or so on each leg. Although they are some fun if you start throwing kettlebells into mix with overhead squats and such. I just don't find them as challenging as I once did, but they are excellent non the less.

Its all in the glutes anyhow.
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