Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A small progress in weighted chin-ups

Hello! I want to show you my little progress in doing pull-ups/chin-ups. At first I tried to do as many pull-ups as I could - that was 11 times. Before that I could do around 8 times. I attempted that for several times during a week and next week I did 11 times of strict pull-ups.
One natural bodybuilder whom I kind of trust said that if you can do more than 10 pull-ups then you need to add weights for better training. So I added 10 kg of dumbbells. Why exactly 10 kg you may ask? Because that is the weight I train now following Sandow's system (5kg x 2).

When I added 10 kg on me I decided to do chin-ups instead of pull-ups since chin-ups should work your latissimus dorsi in a better way than pull-ups plus biceps have a better workout too.
My first attempt resulted in 5 times of strict chin-ups. Several days later I tried it again and did 6 times. All strict chin-ups, or at least I think so!

In the video below you can see my empty pull-ups, my weighted chin-ups attempt 1 and attempt 2. All done between several days, not in one day.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DEADPOOL (2016 movie)

This film could be better provided it had more funding and of course it would look good in stereoscopic 3D.
The film has so many references and allusions to other movies and pop culture themes that it may be hard to fully appreciate it without all that background knowledge.
A strange thing is the connection or disconnection to the Wolverine film starring Hugh Jackman where Deadpool was portrayed by the same actor (Ryan Reynolds) as in this 2016 entry of Deadpool character. It doesn't make sense to me. According to this newer film Deadpool hasn't met Wolverine yet and wasn't used by the military to serve in the spec ops team of mutants. If the events of the older film are set in the future of the newer film's world then why Deadpool from the future has perfectly normal face unlike the Deadpool from the newer film which is from the past of the older movie???  Confused? Me too! And that's probably not all the discrepancies we can find, I just don't want to be bothered by it.

Now let me introduce you the infamous bloopers of DEADPOOL (which I found)
The eye holes on the paper mask are shown to be rectangular at first and then they change to more roundish in shape.

Deadpool's head mask was punctured by a knife and his head was bleeding, yet it intermittently changes to a non-damaged version.

A staple which Deadpool used to fix the paper mask on his face changes its position from vertical to horizontal and then back to vertical.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Despicable me Minion ice-cream

I think the package is misleading on the subject and we are not getting what was shown on it.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

На русском языке - Blue - One love

На русском языке Arabesque – In The Heat Of A Disco Night

Злые новости - В Средиземном море, Дебилы, бл*дь! (выпуск 7)

Sandow's physical training system warm-up with dumbbells

Upon reading Eugen Sandow's books I found out that a trainee should do this warm-up before the main exercises of the system. I was unaware of this warm-up until I have almost finished the one before the last cycle with 8 kg dumbbells. So I rolled back to 4 kg dumbbells in order to get used to this important warm-up and go through cycles using these warming up exercises anew.

Злые новости - Туман в Польше! (выпуск 6)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Pull-up as a predecessor of a muscle-up

Muscle-up is a cool move and besides that it is one of the basics of acrobatics or gymnastics. It can help you to do more advanced and hard tricks.
So, practice your pull-ups and when you can do at least 5 explosive ones you may attempt a muscle-up.
The way to the muscle-up:
1st step - 5 explosive pull-ups (better if you can touch the bar with your chest)
2nd step - try a muscle-up

This video also has my little progress in handstand push-up

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Handstand push-up exercise

An exercise devised to build up strength for a handstand push-up - the negative wall-assisted handstand push-up.
Repeat it until you can't slide down in a controlled way, then stop, have a break.

Sandow's system UPDATE on changes

I was reading the first Sandow's book "Sandow on physical training" and discovered some things which were not present in his second book "Strength and how to obtain it". Now I think that my experiment will not be as pure as I can make it without following the prescriptions from the first book. The most significant change in my working out routine is adding warm up exercises which Sandow recommended to do before each training session with dumbbells. In the next post about Sandow's training program I will upload a video of those warm up exercises.

Another change touches reps of the main exercises. From now on I will try do more reps than the table numbers if I can, and if I can't I will stop wherever I feel to. Because that's how Sandow recommended it! He said that exercises should be done without excess of strain, to avoid overtraining, to do the exercises until muscles have ache, but not until you are tired unless explicitly stated otherwise. So, this is how I am going to do them from now on.

And the big change number three is that I jumped back to 4 kilo dumbbells because some of the warming up exercises are impossible to do with heavier dumbbells for me. I will see if after some time when moving on to 5 kilo dumbbells I will be able to do that tricky exercise or not, if not then I will adjust the exercise!