Members work out vids, ideas, challenges etc (formerly 'my one armed push ups')

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Fish Of Doom, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Obewan

    Obewan "Hillbilly Jedi"

    Wow Fish nice job! If I understand the Iso stretch you contract your muscles as you stretch? How long did it take to get that low? I'm an old gummer I wonder if I could do that? Nice Chinese stance thingy, in Kuk Sool we call that a Dragon Stance very hard to do. You all ready know this but your center of balance is off a tad thats why you had to put your hands down a couple of time and of course it damn hard to perform your glutes were screaming I could hear them from here. :0
  2. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    actually i don't remember how long it took me, but i'm very inconstant with my stretching. a lot of it will depend on the strength of your adductors combined with your pain threshold, to help determine how long you'll be able to hold a contraction for how many sets, and another important factor is the friction on the floor. the less friction, the better for increasing the angle, but the more you'll have to contract your adductors to keep upright, and therefore it'll hurt more (notice i used two pieces of cardboard under my feet).
  3. seiken steve

    seiken steve golden member

    RFD kneeling box jumps (with one failure because of miss judging)

    [ame=""]RFD keeling box jumps. - YouTube[/ame]
  4. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    [ame=""]elbow lever attempt - YouTube[/ame]

    need more biceps and brachialis strength so i can hold myself properly horizontal, and some more glute activation to get my legs properly in line.

    [ame=""]failed handstand press attempts - YouTube[/ame]

    need to get massively stronger :p
  5. flaming

    flaming Valued Member

    fish with that second video I think it might be better to go up and try to stop before you feel you'l fail go down then go back up. Just a suggestion.

    I can't do a handstand but I think glute strength plays a part because its much easier to push something over head with my butt contracted.
  6. BionicMan2K11

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  8. Pkhamidar2com

    Pkhamidar2com Panda Member

    i may start posting here. Looks interesting.
  9. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Either post a workout or a comment on a workout or don't post at all. Please don't clog up decent threads with pointless non-posts.
  10. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    damn, i need to lose weight ¬_¬ (then again, spending the afternoon snacking on fried food and drinking chocolate milk didn't help)

    how to kill your calves with nothing but dense cyllinders:

    [ame=""]SMR ouch.flv - YouTube[/ame]
  11. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    double post
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2011
  12. Pkhamidar2com

    Pkhamidar2com Panda Member

    looks good man. Will i get the same effect from a box or something? I got a rolling pin but i dont have a long cylinder like that that i can use in the house. Will a box or a stair work?

    Calf endurance i assume. Or isometric strength?

    BTW about the chocolate milk. Get natural coca powder, lots of protein in that. Just get milk, warm that up, put coca powder in it, then put some honey in that.
  13. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    meh, i get the protein from the milk itself :p.

    this is myofascial release, by the way, google it and you should get quite a bit of info on it, it's basically stretching on steroids (note the height of my hips as the video goes on).

    re: using a box, might work, but the edge will probably kill your shinbones, so see if you can use some padding in-between. the knee elevation is to reduce the pressure on the calves so as not to actually damage the muscles by excessive compression (this already hurt like hell)
  14. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    As Fish says, what he's doing is SMR (Self Myofascial Release). It's a method of soft tissue work (like a DIY sports massage) and can be done with a foam roller, pvc pipe, rolling pin, tennis ball, hockey ball etc.

    Have a look at the following link for information:
  15. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    just filmed a test-run of part of my new mobility workout (ran out of battery though so i probably missed a few exercises at the end) using reduced reps. just need to edit and upload.
  16. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    ok, be warned, this is BORING, but in case anyone fancies imitating my self-oriented sadomasochism, here's what i'll be doing regularly in january, minus the stuff that didn't get in (one neck exercise, two glute bridge variants and bird dogs).

    [ame=""]mobility workout - YouTube[/ame]
  17. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    more experiments with SMR:

    bodyweight squats standing on tennis balls:

    [ame=""]i was bored - YouTube[/ame]

    depth suffers a bit, but i might actually start doing these as soon as i can be assed to do mobility stuff with any regularity (hopefully before i hit 70 :p)
  18. CosmicFish

    CosmicFish Aleprechaunist

    What's the thinking behind doing those?
  19. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Nice Fish 'O Doom... though I have to say I hit play on the last vid and stepped away... came back you in all your glorious midgetness you were swiveling your hips. I wasn't sure if it stoked the fire in my loins or made me want to hurl my laptop from the 6th story window. :D

    Smooth move on keeping this thread alive. Soon hoping to have some videos up for 2012!~
  20. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    compensating for ankle range of motion, applying pressure to the plantar fascia using my own bodyweight, and fighting existential boredom.

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