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90 degree pushups – negatives – 5-7-12

I worked the 90 degree pushup again in training today. I’m able to push out of one (www.youtube.com – but today I was looking to control the lower down as far as I could go. I used three set-ups of increasing height. The boxes were a bit harder to transition,

Read More » | May 7, 2012 | Category: Videos | Comments: 3 | Tags: , , , ,

BeastSkills.com and PushingPastAutism.org

PushingPastAutism is a one day event (May 16th, 2009) in which participants do as many pushups as they can in four hours. For event location and details go to www.pushingpastautism.org This video will show you proper pushup technique and give you advice for training and participating in this event. Articles

Read More » | April 12, 2009 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Pseudo-Maltese Training on Gymnastic Rings

Hey guys, here’s an exercise to try that will help strengthen up your chest and shoulders for the maltese position on rings, as well as for the backward roll on rings. The hands are right by my hips, palms facing down. My arms are slightly bent and I’m pressing them

Read More » | March 13, 2009 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , ,

Philadelphia/New Jersey Area Beast Skills Seminar – …

Learn a handstand! Learn a muscle-up! Learn a front lever! And much more!!! I’m holding a seminar on March 1st, 2009 for all those in the Philly/Jersey area. It will take place at High Performance Gymnastics Training Center in Chalfont, PA. The beginner seminar (8am-10am) is best for those just

Read More » | January 23, 2009 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , ,

Live in Tortola? Train with me! (plus a new seminar)

Hi guys, this is Jim from BeastSkills.com – www.beastskills.com I know this is a long shot, but I wanted to see if any of my fans lived in Tortola and wanted to meet up for a training session. I’ll be there the end of January on a family vacation. If

Read More » | January 5, 2009 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , ,

The human flag – a study

Hey guys, just a few quick clips of some flag training last Monday. After looking over the footage, I’ve come up with a couple more tips to help you get the skill – especially if you’re close. It basically breaks down to: – hop or swing your legs, rather than

Read More » | November 14, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: 1 | Tags: , , , , ,

Thanks to all Seminar Participants!

Hey guys, just wanted to thank everyone who was able to come out to the Seminar yesterday. I had a lot of fun, and I hope you learned a lot. If anyone has a question about anything I covered in the seminar, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Next –

Read More » | November 10, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Quick Tip for your Planche

Hey guys, just a quick tip for those of you working on the planche. If you don’t have a set of parallettes, try a set of dumbbells or pushup handles to work your exercises on. I’ve found it’s less wear and tear on the wrists. More tips and exercises for

Read More » | November 4, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , ,

Beast Skills Seminar – Nov 9th, 2008

Hey guys, this is Jim from BeastSkills.com. This video is to let you know of a gymnastic seminar I’m holding Sunday, November 9th, 2008, from 9am to 12 noon at Potomac Crossfit (www.PotomacCrossfit.com) in Arlington, VA. I’ll be covering basic and advanced handstand work, as well as basic and advanced

Read More » | October 17, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , ,

60 lb rope climb

Here’s an old video from “the vault”. A 60 lb weighted rope climb from May 2006. I started working this exercise as a potential progression to the one arm rope climb but found it far too stressful on my elbows in the long run. Still fun to do though.

Read More » | October 10, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: 1 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Jack Arnow – One Arm Chinup Machine

Hi, this is Jim from www.BeastSkills.com I visited Jack Arnow at his apartment last weekend. Here he showed me his home set-up for assisted one arm chin ups. He’s currently working towards a double bodyweight chin-up at 140 lbs. (He’s done +120 lbs already). And he’s 65! Check out my

Read More » | September 26, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: 1 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Beast Skills – Back from Ryan Lee’s Bootcamp

Hello all, this is Jim from www.BeastSkills.com – a site dedicated to teaching you old-school bodyweight strength skills. Things like one arm chinups, handstand pushups, one arm handstands, and the like. I just got back from Ryan Lee’s Bootcamp in Connecticut, and despite it being 2am, I’m posting this quick

Read More » | September 22, 2008 | Category: Videos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , ,


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