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If you either do pushups or wish you could do them better, take a few minutes to read this article that I wrote with Bret Contreras, called The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period. Bret is a very smart guy both academically and experientially (maybe not a word, but I’m going to use it anyhow), and he’s a nice guy on top of that.
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More Exercise Progressions: TRX Half Pendulum

When I first saw a video of someone doing a pendulum with a TRX, I thought it looked
Amazing but also very challenging. Here is a video from Experiencelifemag.com showing what it looks like:

Right away I wondered how someone who didn’t’ already have a strong core would do it. For some reason I think this way a lot. Maybe I’m going to my engineering roots here; trying to re-engineer exercises. There was the stability ball roll-out progression, the new approach to pullup progressions, and a look at pushups, including progressions that I did in an article with Bret Contreras (I’ll post once the article gets published). Whatever the reason, I like progressions!

But I digress – back to the story line…I didn’t really think further about the TRX pendulum until yesterday when it hit me: Start with a half-pendulum. Continue reading More Exercise Progressions: TRX Half Pendulum