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Old 04-08-2009, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default A ridiculous get-up...

An interesting video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtR0_cG6eY4

A ridiculously strong guy. I've never seen it done that way before. Looks like a good challenge.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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Nothing that amazing.

There's hand balancers who get up like that with someone doing a handstand on their hands. Probably around 64kg if it's a mens pair.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:30 PM   #3
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Nothing that amazing.

There's hand balancers who get up like that with someone doing a handstand on their hands. Probably around 64kg if it's a mens pair.
And there are gymnasts who can do planche push-ups in their warm-up. They're just at four sigmas down the bell curve, while this guy is at three. Either way, it's pretty damn good.


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Old 04-09-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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there's an omoplata warm up drill in which you have your legs in a king pigeon pose and then you
1. shift your weight to your butt
2. pull your knees to your chest
3. fold them to the opposite side king pigeon pose
4. shift you weight to your knees and bring you butt off the ground
5. rotate your legs so your feet go to the other side
6. sit back down into the original king pigeon pose
7. repeat

we just call them omoplata circles. i don't know if there's a different name. anyways i never thought about holding 2 KBs while doing it. that's essentially what this guy is doing in the video if you take out the standup in the middle. i'll give it a try when my shoulder feels better. thanks for the link.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #5
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I agress that a double TGU even at 32kg is nothing exceptional, it's definitely very strong but nothing freaky.

The problem as you go heavier is getting the leverage to raise your upper body and the KBs up into the situp and thus the need for the sort of kip up.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:46 PM   #6
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I thought it was pretty smooth, controlled, and impressive. I'm a lot heavier than that guy and would love to be able to move that amount of weight that effectively.

I would say that mens pairs that can pull those off what Steve said are even more impressive, but I also think those are EXCEPTIONAL athletes and in no way detract from that stunt. Not the craziest thing I've seen for sure, but props to that guy.

Edit: He actually has a variety of impressive stuff on his YouTube channel.
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