I haven't covered either one of these (the pull-ups) in "Pull-ups - from STUD to SUPER STUD within WEEKS!" - and their pushup equivalents - in Pushup Central.
(to the idiot "evangelist" commenting upon my books, much like with Bozo Schofield, at least READ the books you're leaving your half ass price wanker reviews on, fool...)
Maybe I will, but the pull-ups are just too brutal to cover directly.
Maybe in Volume Three!
One being the towel pull-up.
Brutal, this one happens if you throw a towel over your chinning bar (just make sure you dont do it right after the shower, hehe - and if you do, make sure no-one is around to either observe your "full moon" or admire and "worse" (think Glyn, ugh)) ... and do pull-ups that way.
There's many variants to this as well, but the basic movement itself is extremely brutal, and much like the special grip exercises with towels in I believe Gorilla Grip -ADVANCED! - it will truly build a grip from CAIN very quickly indeed even if thats all you do grip wise, and again, trust me, you'll naturally (want to and will) gravitate to MORE.
Second being something I mention indirectly, that being rope pull-ups - doing them on ROPES.
Ring pull-ups are often thought of as tough as well, they are.
But ROPE pull-ups, the way it taxes the grip - and remember, when it comes to ropes unlike steel bars, thin is NOT easier! It's even harder to grip a thin rope while working out than perhaps a thick one in many ways. Try it, and see!
Maybe I'll write more on these later, for now, the pull-ups that are very directly mentioned in the books above and explained in great detail should be more than sufficient for you pull-up monster and afficiandos!
Now, their pushing equivalents.
Well, none for the towel movement, I gotta say, unless you count what I do normally, which is to pop off a set of max or not max fingertip pushups in a towel right after a shower, usually a freezing cold one.
If it ain't freezing cold, which it dont seem to be these days, I take pains to make it that way - right after a workout.
Yes, more conventional wisdom of "if youre body is warm dont jump into the cold shower" flying out the fuckin window... where it BELONGS, to the trash can. Hehe.
Try what the Finns do sometimes, boil in a sauna first, then jump into the freezing cold waters of the Arctic, then talk about "logic", body temperatures and such.
A style of pushup I recently saw which made even me go WOW?
Handstand pushups - not on dipping bars, which are WOW enough (Doug Hepburn did these).
But handstand pushups - on get this - ROPES!
My, the grip required just to do these - I'm not an expert on these, but thats something to work up to, me thinks!
In the meantime, you can of course use ropes, rings and other pushup bars to do pushups, but I prefer the good old floor, fingertip and knuckle amongst other variations.
I believe simple, again, works best, and it does.
Now, last comment to cover, an idiotic one that came in - along the lines of - the long lines of "so what if you're Indian" (followed by some choice words involving color if you get my drift).
Like I care about the slang - I'm being polite. Hehe.
I just "junk mailed" the guy again like I'm doing with all spam these days, but his whining was about "so what if you're indian, why does that uniquely qualify you to sell Lumberjack Lodestone Fitness" (this relates to an email I sent out in that regard).
Well first off, you idiot, I never said that was the only thing that does.
That is the icing on the cake, sure.
But the cake itself, if that ain't there, there's no point having icing is there - unless you're into that, of course.
What I mean is this - just like I kept telling Charles the former friend, no, "Indians aren't necessarily better than a qualified white chef, or any color, for cooking Indian food" (I sure ain't) - the same way, my "heritage" doesn't have F all to do with this.
If I wasn't the bodyweight exercise Guru, a term very well deserved even if I say so myself, then none of what I say would matter.
But that dedication and fantacism to training is what qualifies me, my friend, along with everything else I speak about - and my heritage merely means what is "alien" to most is "common knowledge" for me, but again that is only because I'm interested in training, and I do, as opposed to "evangelist arm chair wanking for Bozos" if you get my not so subtle drift.
Nothing matters except that, pally.
It aint bout the BS, it's about cutting right on past it, which is an alien concept for most - especially these days, that I admit.
And thats that.