Gotchs Bible

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Gripfighter, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Knoxy

    Knoxy Undisputed and Undefeated

    I survived! However I might be more sweat than man now; and some of those press ups may have been in the down position for too long.

    As waring to other people wanting to try this; make sure you shuffle the deck well or you maybe be forced to do 38 press ups in a row. ( Ace-2-3-4-5-6-7)
  2. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    was it just regular press ups or hindu's and half moons
  3. Knoxy

    Knoxy Undisputed and Undefeated

    The ridiculously long chain was just regular press ups. I couldn't figure out what was quite going on with the jumping squats and half moon press ups; so I replaced the half moon press ups with regular ones and Jumping squats with just some lunges.
  4. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    by your profile pic im guessing your a Judoka ? half moons and hindu's are the perfect body weight exercises for Judo trust me it would be worth the time to try and figure them out.
  5. Knoxy

    Knoxy Undisputed and Undefeated

    Judo and Freestyle wrestling mostly. I was planning on learning the half moons and the jumping squats eventually, I just figured I'd start out with something I know so I wouldn't give up/make excuses due to the new exercises, If that makes sense?

    Quite a nice workout. I think I might use it if I miss a training session. Might work as a good incentive to go and train.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  6. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    I did a much watered down version of this with my kids class tonight. They're only 9-12 years old so we started with cards up to 7, face value and alternated them with 2 laps of the gym. Press ups, jump squats, squat thrusts and sit ups, with the kids taking it in turns to read out the cards. We had 4 jokers for 10 of each exercise too.

    They loved it :D

    Next time we'll leave more cards in, they handled it quite easily. So for folks reading this don't just think of it as a killer workout, play around with it and it's very versatile, even a junior group will enjoy it.

  7. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    gonna do this on saturday as my metcon work - great thread guys!
  8. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    let us no how long it took you mate.
  9. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    i did something similar for military prep out of a royal marine readiness book.

    had DOMS for a week - no joke. after my deadlift day i dont know if ill even get through it!
  10. luke2052

    luke2052 New Member

    Wait- so I can scrap my lousy workout and do this instead?

    Prob is I can hardly do 20 reps of Push ups before my neck starts trembling! I really want to strengthen my core , what's a martial artist without a solid core!
  11. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Just do what you can - you never do more than 11 push-ups at any one time if you remove the jokers
  12. luke2052

    luke2052 New Member

    Great :D I'll give it a shot today, I can't believe I'm excited
  13. Langenschwert

    Langenschwert Molon Labe

    We used a variant on this to great effect in class last night as a warmup. We had pushups, crunches and two using the weapon: squats with the longsword held at shoulder height pointing outward as if you'd just completed a thrust, and a "sword crunch": lying down, feet and head off the floor: extend the sword over your head parallel to the floor, without letting it touch the floor, then bring it forward while bringing your knees together to your midsection and put the hilt first on the left side of the knees, then to the right. That's one rep. If the sword touches the ground, the rep doesn't count.

    Everyone really enjoyed it. Of course we got a joker followed by a face card for sword crunches for triple reps.

    Best regards,


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