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  1. Karen Smith

    Bodyweight BODYWEIGHT.... what are you all working on or interested in?

    Hello Bodyweight enthusiast and Instructors - Hope you all are doing fabulous. Been a bit since Ive been active on the forum or writing article which use to be a monthly task. This has been a busy year as my only child heading off to college this next week. :confused: new stage/journey. Any way...
  2. Bodyweight Surprising Reflection on One-Arm Push Ups on a Fist

    Having hurt my left wrist doing too many dive bomber push ups (which had a remarkable impact on my overhead press; anybody else?), I have been forced to do press ups on my fists. The other day I thought I'd try a OAPU on a fist, anticipating that it would be very difficult and probably end in...
  3. BillSteamshovel

    Bodyweight Band Assisted One Arm Pushups

    I had spectacular success when using bands to get from Zero to 1 unassisted pullup. Current PB is 10 ..... last one is dodgy so call it 9 Was wondering could I do something similar with one arm pushups i.e. attach a band around a suspended ring then around my chest. I do not like the inclined...
  4. Bodyweight OAPU GTG - When am I done?!

    I've read NW and love the difference pistols and OAPUs have made to my strength. I've been doing GTG for both for the past 6 weeks and have reached a comfortable 2x5 (each leg) on pistols and can do a single set of 4 on OPAUs. My max on OPAUs is probably a single set of 5. I've been upping...
  5. Oscar

    Bodyweight 6 week program for One Arm Push Up

    Hi all, I´m starting @Karen Smith ´s 6 week program for the OAPU: https://www.strongfirst.com/6-week-program-master-oaoaol-push/ Since the beginning of the year I´ve been doing a GTG program of regular push ups and worked to a max of 40. Now I´d like to work my way to the OAPU. I tested...
  6. adam718

    Bodyweight Smith Machine for OAPU Practice

    Hey All, I was curious what you all thought about using the SM for OAPU practice. In NW Pavel discusses the importance of corkscrewing your hand to create tension, however, “breaking the bar” would also provide irradiation. I ask because the SM is easy to set up at different heights as I’m a...
  7. Bodyweight Progressive Movement Training and bodyweight

    I have been reading Beyond Bodybuilding, and have recently reread the chapter about 'Progressive Movement Training'. In summary, you can gain squat or bench press strength by lifting heavy with a partial range of motion, and gradually increasing the range of motion. It seemed like pistol squats...
  8. Bodyweight elevated OAPU form check

    This elevation that feels like 4RM. I did 3 reps on the LHS and 2.5 on the RHS. I lost footing on my right leg as I started the last concentric. I was more concentrated on total body tension during the left arm reps.
  9. Bodyweight OAPU sore shoulders

    A while back I was working on my push ups, and I found that my shoulders would get sore in a way that didn't feel great. Like, the soreness would start on the day of training rather than the day after like typical DOMS. I've had similar symptoms in the past from barbell bench press. I've always...
  10. DanielRunkel

    PlanStrong/BuiltStrong Question on how to program a Plan Strong cycle for the OAPU

    Hi, everyone. Has anyone tried this? Would you choose an alternative exercise for each intensity zone or rate the intensity on the height of the support, 100% being the ground? I'm curious to previous solutions. The first one I came up with was: 100% - OAPU, 1RM 92.5% - Half OAPU, 2 reps, as...
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