I have been a bit neglectful of updating here lately, my last entry was a full 11 days ago. No need to be concerned, I have been working out of course, I actually just have been kind of busy.
Since I posted last I had my newly found revenue stream of Google AdSense dollars yanked out from under me. It was my own dumb fault, I started posting banner ads on my main blog and encouraged my readers to click them.
Well evidently this is STRICTLY prohibited by Google which I was not aware of. Obviously I violated their TOS but I don’t think it is unreasonable that when they detect an abuse going on they give people a one strike rule. Warn me and then if it continues, drop the hammer. Their approach instead seems a bit short sighted and severe.
You can see my rant about the situation in the video below. I am working on an alternative way to monetize my videos.
I’ve also done a hard mode attempt at this month’s BB challenge which you can see below.
I had the idea to superset pull up and push up pyramids. It is very challenging. I plan to try to work this into my all cali routine on a regular basis.
One of my whackier work outs of the last week was a modified death crawl. Poon had taken my original Death Crawl and upped the ante, doing it uphill while pulling 4 tires.
Well I came up with the idea of doing one while pulling my 500 pound tractor. I came up with a towing harness that seems like it would work. Unfortunately it seems like I will need a driver as well. Almost immediately the tractor wanted to veer to the right. I only wound up pulling it 50-75 feet.
This video was my first two camera shot ever. I had one camera taped to the grill of the tractor for a first person perspective and another stationary on a tripod for a distance shot. It made for an interesting perspective. You can see the end result below.
Finally, late last week I dropped 15 euros on Metins program that is designed to give you a clear path to attaining some of the staple advanced body weight moves, the hand stand, planche, front lever and back lever.
The plan is simply a text file that gives you the exercises, broken into steps, each step lasting 1-3 months depending on your progress. It’s pretty low-tech but gives you what you need.
I shot a video of me trying the various movements so Metin could give me some form feedback. The feedback was basically, I have some work to do.
Finally, I had another whacky idea, I seem to have a lot of those lately. I was eying up the distance between my pull up bar and my parallel bars which is approximately 9 feet. I started to wonder if I could “Niroc” between them.
For those of you who don’t know Niroc, he is one of the strongest and most daring bar athletes around. One of his specialties is flying from one bar to another.
I see a number of issues with my attempting this trick. First I am concerned about the lateral forces on the parallel bar as I potentially come crashing into it. Prior to any official attempt I think I would install temporary bracing to the other side to strengthen it.
Then there is the height difference. My pull up bar is right around 8 feet high, my parallel bars are somewhere around 5 feet tall. The G forces on my hands trying to secure a grip as I accelerate downward 3 feet is going to be severe. Finally I somehow would need to keep my legs tucked as I grabbed on. If my feet touch the ground obviously I couldn’t count it as legit.
So the question is can I do it? With my long limbs fully extended I reach 8 feet. Unfortunately to pull this off I am going to have to do a lot of experimentation with release angle, height of swing, approach vector, etc… it could be a lot of painful trial and error.
I still am going to give it a try regardless. If I pull it off it would be pretty epic. If I don’t it could be even more epic. 🙂