body weight workout
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samjackson wrote:No weights for squats. Body weight only. Don't worry, its enough.
I easily can do 20+ body weight squats in a row, but only 1 pull-up and 1-2 push-ups. So there seems to be a huge difference in strength between pull-ups/push-ups on the one hand and BW squats on the other hand. I can hardly believe that BW squats are enought for me in comparison to the other (upper body) exercises, especially for the strength day (day 2).
As I have an old pair of dumbbells with some weight plates at home, I think it makes sense to adjust the difficulty (= possible rep range) of the squat to the one of the other exercises (at least <10, not 20+), or is there a specific reason for higher rep squats?
Just to help you in your search, one-legged squats are also called pistols. On a side note, Pavel Tsatsouline has a book called The Naked Warrior that talks quite a bit about pistols and other body-weight exercises. I've only read excerpts from the book so can't vouch for its effectiveness, but it sounded interesting.
I easily can do 20+ body weight squats in a row
You sure you are doing the form right?
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/Cros ... Squats.wmv
The crosfit doctrine is that heels should stay on the floor knees should stay behind the toes to avoid excessive sheer force on the knees. Ross Enamait, on the other hand endorses the dand or hindu squat which is almost the opposite and he is a knowledgable dude so it is up to you to talk to your doc and listen to your body.
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