After the Open I had identified two weaknesses in my fitness which I needed to address. These were:
Toes 2 Bar
Again, this was another movement which I had not put much effort into improving, but had improved just from doing them every now and then. Same with the handstand pushups, as soon as a major muscle in he movement goes, it is so difficult to recover.. In this case being my abs.
When looking for a program to do, the same goals applied to the HSPU. The program needed to be:
- Variating each session
- A way of measuring and beating your results each week
- Somewhat fun
Luckily enough, the website I found the HSPU program off, had a similar method for the T2B programming. So finding it took two seconds. Here it is below:
• Workout 1: TEST: Max unbroken toes to bar (no extra kips between each rep) (two minute cap).
•Workout 2: Complete as many unbroken sets of ‘x’ toes to bar in five minutes. Choose a number that will challenge you but still allow high volume. No extra kip between reps.
•Workout 3: Max unbroken toes to bar (60s cap). Rest 60s. Three rounds. No extra kip between reps.
•Workout 4: ‘x’ toes to bar every 15 seconds for five minutes. Choose a number that will challenge you. No extra kip between reps.
•Workout 5: Every minute for five rounds complete ‘x’ toes to bar. Choose a number that will challenge you. No extra kip between reps.
•Workout 6: In five minutes, progress as far through an unbroken toes to bar ladder as possible. That is, one toes to bar, two unbroken, three unbroken etc. No extra kip between reps.
Up to Workout 6 now and really enjoying it. Will have the results for these in about 10-12 weeks time.