First off, I want to say a big thanks to everyone for all the support I got on Monday before my PR deadlift and for all the congratulations after. I think this is a great example of the kind of motivation you get when you make your goals known to those around you. I can honestly say that the idea of having to post a video of me missing my deadlift attempt was a strong motivator to get up 365. So again, thanks everyone!
It is my personal opinion that people often underestimate the value of body weight exercises. I see people that can bench 250+ but can’t do a single bod weight push-up, or can squat 350+ but can’t do one single leg squat. The reason behind this?-body weight exercises can be incredibly challenging and tough to master.
One of my favorite body weight exercises is the Inchworm:
Inchworms are a fantastic exercise that challenge the entire body, especially the core musculature.
-Start in a typical standing position. From here, bend the legs as little as possible and place the palms of your hands on the floor.
-Walk your hands out as far as you can, maintaining a tight core.
-Pause briefly, and then walk your feet back into your hands.
-Do not let your hips sag when you are fully extended.
-As you get stronger with these, try to reach your hands out further from your body.