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post #16 of 20
yup, the indian bodyweight exercises used in pehlwani come from yoga asana.

btw, that famous wrestler is karl gotch.

he studied a lot of indian pehlwani wrestling and conditioning techniques and added it to his catch wrestling style. he then brought these techniques to japan and taught, among others, antonio inoki and satoru sayama.

inoki would later mentor nobuhiko takada who would later mentor the great kazushi sakuraba.

sayama would later create the martial art and fighting organization shooto.

so this stuff works!

btw, another interesting path that yoga took is in brazil. a brazilian yoga expert name orlando cani created his own form called gymnastica natural. many brazilian jiu-jitsu and vale tudo fighters have adopted this training to build strength and agility--including rickson gracie.

*edit*

here's an interview with orlando cani, the founder of gymanstica natural. this might be helpful for some people here who want a different approach to bodyweight exercises:

http://stickgrappler.tripod.com/ug/ginastica.html
post #17 of 20
Just for a bit of an update on building strength with only bodyweight exercises, I thought some of you would be interested in seeing what this guy has done:

The Rafter Pull-Up
Brad A. Johnson

Pretty amazing grip and overall strength, and that picture at the bottom of the page is really over the top.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by blackplatano
My gym just closed down and i will be forced to do bodyweigth excercises exclusively. I read some post about these excercises on the forum, and now i am interested.

What are some good routines for muscle growth?

I am not playing any sports so my motivation is cosmetic.

THANKS


For an incredible chest work out without using weight, place 3 chairs that are the same in height. Put your feet on one chair and each hand on other chair. So you will be in a regular push up position, but just above the ground. Now do the push up and your you go ALL THE WAY DOWN. You will feel that your chest and shoulders will feel more stressed. Do that about 20 reps.

Once the push ups are done, stand up and face a wall about 2 -3 feet apart from the wall. Place both hands on the wall in shoulder width. Push the wall as HARD as you can for 20 sec or so. Try to flex your chest as much as you can.

Repeat 5 times.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Charley
Just for a bit of an update on building strength with only bodyweight exercises, I thought some of you would be interested in seeing what this guy has done:

The Rafter Pull-Up
Brad A. Johnson

Pretty amazing grip and overall strength, and that picture at the bottom of the page is really over the top.


wow. that's tough.
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