“The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight” – Theodore Roosevelt
It’s definitely not as easy as it looks.
Last week, my roomie Rydell Suicide & I started aerial hoop classes. The first class was an hour of basic technique, and strength training. Remember when I said that hanging upside down isn’t as easy as it looks? Damn straight. By the end of class, when I asked Rydell to pose for a photo, I got this:
|“You want me to do what?!?”|
Here is an incredibly detailed and technically proficient explanation, care of Expert Village
Earlier this year, the very talented Fred Fraser invited me to participate in his Collodion project. His first question? “Do you think you can hold a pull-up for 3 minutes?” My answer? “How many reps?” ;)
And so, whether it’s for personal growth and development, or because you plan to swing upside down, 30 feet in the air, a pull up is an incredibly powerful and useful exercise. And last, but certainly not least, it’ll give you some pretty sick abs too ;)