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Anyone Seen This Guy? (Bodyweight Training)

Dam he sure does his “core” work. Pretty dam amazing. Skills like a gymnast but Built much better.

That’s pretty cool. I wonder how big he is and what his leg strength is like.

To answer the topic question, yes, its been posted a few times before :stuck_out_tongue:

Still cool to see again though.

amazing! crazy strength

Wonder what his training looks like. Any ideas?

[quote]aquinho wrote:
Wonder what his training looks like. Any ideas?[/quote]

Most likely it’s just been progressions of the stuff he did in the video.

Thats great…And how much does he squat and Deadlift?

[quote]JBPOWER wrote:
Thats great…And how much does he squat and Deadlift?[/quote]

Probably less than you.

you can’t really see his legs but you have to assume he is pretty top heavy in terms of overall strength. i’m not knocking the guy though, that was impressive and very smooth

Similar videoes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxLqAoapBeA

And you hot to see this guy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TjGO_4vGIY&feature=channel_page

Dare I say it?

Crossfit!

His grip just seems effortless

Tjeck this breaker out. He has a bad knee, so he has compensated by doing a lot of things with handstands and stuff…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlyqHqZ0XfM

Great breaker along with awesome strength

Have you guys ever met anyone who can do all these fancy bodyweight exercises while still being able to squat, deadlift, or clean 3+ times his bodyweight?

nope

[quote]Cprimero wrote:
His grip just seems effortless[/quote]

Honestly I thought that was the most impressive part of the video, that guy has amazing wrists!

[quote]Traps59 wrote:
Have you guys ever met anyone who can do all these fancy bodyweight exercises while still being able to squat, deadlift, or clean 3+ times his bodyweight?

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yes, 655 deadlift at 185 lbs.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=meYpoutb4KM

same guy as

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UG7OdgUeqiY&feature=channel_page

Working with the freerunning community, as bloobirds probably knows they pull bodweight stunts like this all the time, so often it becomes common.

I started adding more bodyweight “skills” planches, handstands, various flags into my training, while hard with consistancy not difficult to get the basics down, but in terms of improving my absolute strength it added little improvement aside from improving my squat slightly due to static ab work

[quote]Traps59 wrote:
Have you guys ever met anyone who can do all these fancy bodyweight exercises while still being able to squat, deadlift, or clean 3+ times his bodyweight?

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Jim Bathurst at BeastSkills.com can do lots of stuff like this (planches, one arm chin, iron cross, front lever, one arm handstand, flag), and he benches 300, squats 400, deadlifts about 500 all at a bodyweight of 150-160. He can also do a chinup plus his entire bodyweight. So, yeah, it happens.