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Did the second installment of Reload for the deadlift today at 240lbs and again 5X5 this time. It certainly felt heavier!
Are there any skills you would like to achieve regarding calisthenics/bodyweight, such as Front Lever, or Handstand?I'm good at S&S if I dare say so. I do my swings in about 7 minutes with the 32kg and my getups with the 40kg in about 12 minutes, and this is just regular day stuff, not testing myself. Now I'm earnestly trying to develop callisthenic (bodyweight) strength, and for some moves I'm already strong from S&S and judo, but for many others I'm sort of a beginner. It hit me how important specialization is and how long it takes to get good at anything. Regardless, this is something I want, and I'll persevere.
Yes:Are there any skills you would like to achieve regarding calisthenics/bodyweight, such as Front Lever, or Handstand?
Thank you for confirming what I was noticing about dips. They are not much more than triceps builders it seems. They're great in their own way but they don't give you any kind of overhead pressing strength at all. It is good to hear from you that the one arm pushup has transfer capability to the bent press. I'm hoping it is also helpful for my S&S progress, although I'm training it for its own benefits of course and for its own reason - basically the "I can keep myself gym-strong when away from my kettlebells and judo dojo."Hello,
I am far from an expert, but I noticed that regarding bodyweight training, some moves have a huge transfer / carryover to other ones. So by training them, you also make gains on "side moves".
For instance, if we consider NW push up progression: I can really guarantee you than working toward the OA or OAOL version will give you a very strong core and a great pressing power. Recently, I even did a bent press on both side, with more than 1/2 bdw without training it for months. This move also strengthen the core enough to perform sets of dragon flags
Dips may not have that much transfer for instance (even though they are an excellent move, but more "specific").
All that being said, I know you primary focus is judo and you also want to keep time with your job and family so, targetting "big moves" like that may be a good option as it is quite time-efficient. I say this very humbly because I am a little bit in the same situation.