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  • Pistol Squat Balancing on a Bar

    I know this pistol squat tutorial isn't appropriate for most people but the video is still fun to watch!


    (Thanks to forum member iniEquity for helping me shoot this video!)
    Last edited by Al_Kavadlo; 11-16-2010, 01:22 PM.
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  • #2
    Haha...I'm still working on the basic pistol squat, but this awesome.
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    • #3
      it's really interesting. we teach the posture in yoga, actually. It's a version of uttitha hasta padangustasana series, from what i can gather. I have to dig up the name in my iyengar yoga book (i don't have all of them memorised), but typically, you hold the toe from standing down to the squat, and then back up (that's the yowsah!).

      doing it on a bar looks like fun! in acroyoga, we do it on a strap line (strip of webbing).
      Last edited by zoebird; 11-16-2010, 02:13 PM.

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      • #4
        (or try to. i think the bar would be a good starting place for that.)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by theholla View Post
          Haha...I'm still working on the basic pistol squat, but this awesome.
          Thanks!

          Originally posted by zoebird View Post
          it's really interesting. we teach the posture in yoga, actually. It's a version of uttitha hasta padangustasana series, from what i can gather. I have to dig up the name in my iyengar yoga book (i don't have all of them memorised), but typically, you hold the toe from standing down to the squat, and then back up (that's the yowsah!).

          doing it on a bar looks like fun! in acroyoga, we do it on a strap line (strip of webbing).
          A lot of yoga asanas are very similar to movements that come up in other forms of strength training. I can do the toe holding version of this on the ground but not yet on the bar.
          "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

          "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

          My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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          • #6
            yeah, it's a toughy on it's own. so much fun. But i love the way you break it down.

            I have a couple of FB friends in NYC and CT who might pop into one of your bootcamps and take some gems home. Three of them just quit their gym memberships because they want to spend time and money elsewhere, but still want to be awesomely fit. They are now totally into your site! I hope they do take a bootcamp class and tell me how it goes!

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            • #7
              That's great to hear! Thanks for spreading the word!
              "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

              "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

              My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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              • #8
                Absolutely incredible.
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                • #9
                  Thanks, 979!
                  "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

                  "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

                  My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 979roadrunner View Post
                    Absolutely incredible.
                    Attainable too! start working at it! Al explains it very well, but definitely start from the regular pistol squat or just regular squat until building the strength. I can do one or two sloppy reps of a regular pistol without working at it too much.

                    Al, it was a pleasure meeting you and working out with you. Terribly nice guy. I was pretty sore for two days after, oh and I have video evidence of a 4-5 second free standing handstand at TSP! I worked at it when you left, doing it against the parallel bars was a good idea.
                    I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                    • #11
                      Holy Crap!

                      Be careful our you may have an entry into America's Funniest Videos.
                      Don't be a paleotard...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
                        Al, it was a pleasure meeting you and working out with you. Terribly nice guy. I was pretty sore for two days after, oh and I have video evidence of a 4-5 second free standing handstand at TSP! I worked at it when you left, doing it against the parallel bars was a good idea.
                        Thanks and congrats on the handstand! I hope you can make it to bootcamp again this Saturday.

                        Originally posted by chima_p View Post
                        Holy Crap!

                        Be careful our you may have an entry into America's Funniest Videos.
                        Hahaha - they sure do love videos of people falling and getting hurt on that show!
                        "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

                        "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

                        My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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                        • #13
                          Al, I'm convinced you are an android. : )

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gator70 View Post
                            Al, I'm convinced you are an android. : )
                            Thanks...I think.
                            "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

                            "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

                            My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
                              Attainable too! start working at it! Al explains it very well, but definitely start from the regular pistol squat or just regular squat until building the strength. I can do one or two sloppy reps of a regular pistol without working at it too much.

                              Al, it was a pleasure meeting you and working out with you. Terribly nice guy. I was pretty sore for two days after, oh and I have video evidence of a 4-5 second free standing handstand at TSP! I worked at it when you left, doing it against the parallel bars was a good idea.
                              I might, when I attain my strength goals with my weight program. I'm big and muscular where the fat isn't that thick, but weak
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