I just tried it in the gym. It feels good. It also stretches my back after deadlifts.
I now owe a big part of my current workout to your writings:
Military presses, 8-6-4. Same weight with a minute rest, start each set with a power clean. Up the weight when I make 22 reps total.
Deadlifts, lighter sets with snatch grip, last set 3 reps regular grip.
My new toy, iso ab hang. Straight legs for as long as I manage
I tried using Tabata thrusters as a finisher, but it was too much. I now do them on a separate day.
I really like this workout. Thanks for making your ideas so easily available, both on this site and your own.
[quote]Danny John wrote:
I got this from Gregg Glassman and then Robb Wolf crystallized it in my mind - the abs fail NOW. They don’t slowly fail. One idea is that if they slowly failed, your spinal column would get hurt. So, they tend to just BOOM…gone. You can do a billion crunches, but I have found that a one minute up to three minute hold is far superior. I hang from the pull up bar, or the dip rack, or just from sitting on a bench…raise both knees to your chest. Don’t let them go down.
Do it for a minute. Don’t debate…do it. Honest to God, don’t respond until you do it. I don’t want to hear some internet discussion expert…do it.
If that is too easy, do it for three minutes. Or do it with straight legs. Or hold a three pound dumbbell between your ankles.
I can always tell when people lie about this…they say, “I felt nothing.” That means, they didn’t do it. It’s like those workouts of the day where you are expected to Clean and Jerk 225 pounds for 15 reps and people write in that they did it in 30 seconds and it wasn’t much…