Definitely not! I haven't tried handstand push ups or adding weight to pull ups yet (I'm pretty limited with gear as far as adding weight). Based on how the overhead press feels with dumbbells, I imagine the handstands will be difficult for me. Adding weight to pull ups would also be good. The pull ups is where I've noticed the most improvement. In the beginning, doing 5 sets of anywhere between 5 to 10 reps would nuke my arms. Chin ups were easier, but wider grip pull ups were tough at the beginning. I can knock my pull up sets out now (10-15 reps) and still have juice to do the other exercises.Surely you can't rep out on handstand push ups or weighted pull ups.
Yes, I do the hyperextensions on the bars. I have a piece of foam to make it more comfortable. You could use a pillow or something. I hold a medicine ball behind my head. You could use a weight plate.Leigh, one other if you don't mind indulging me please? How do you add weight to the split squats? I'm guessing you can split squat way more than you can hold? And the same for the hyperextensions? Do you do those across the dip bars? With weight?
Can I add my BW to whatever I have on the bar when I squat tonight?Yes, I do the hyperextensions on the bars. I have a piece of foam to make it more comfortable. You could use a pillow or something. I hold a medicine ball behind my head. You could use a weight plate.
For the split squats, I hold a 20kg dumbell. Here's how I equate it to a regular squat:
Regular bodyweight squat = no extra weight.
One legged squat with bodyweight is the same as weighing twice as much, so equivalent to squatting with an additional 70kg.
Adding weight to a one legged squat is equivalent to adding double that weight to a regular squat.
Therefore, a single leg squat with 20kg is equivalent to a 110kg regular squat, but without the lumbar loading. It's a little light and I should go a bit heavier.
Hope that makes sense.
If you do a single leg squat, you can count the load as half your bodyweight. Add the 20kg. Now double it to determine the two leg squat equivalent.lol I assure you that Im in no danger of that, so how is a single leg squat with 20kg equivalent to a 110kg regular squat in terms of force required to complete each lift? this isnt rhetorical I just suck at physics
If you do a single leg squat, you can count the load as half your bodyweight. Add the 20kg. Now double it to determine the two leg squat equivalent.