As I’m writing this, there is one week left for my “vacation” in Singapore. I’ll be attending the Movement Camp created and organized by a great idol of mine, Ido Portal. He and his team are making waves with the stuff they do and preach every day. These are people who don’t only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Don’t believe me, look at the compilation videos:
I’m obviously crazy for attending and probably way too unprepared to keep up with the other 45-60 participants, but I don’t care. I believe that I can only get better by starting now. Ido and his team take “simple” stuff like handstands and form it into a complete system, or more like into art.
I believe that every day that I don’t move is a day wasted, so why not learn from the best when it comes to moving, anyway?
About 3-4 months ago I started working with Daniel from FitnessFAQs (and a Bar-Barian) to improve my pullup, pushup and dip numbers to crush the Bar-Barians Seminar on June 22nd and 23rd 2013. Inevitably I got stronger in other parts of my training, that I didn’t actively train (e.g. front lever progressions).
So my base level now:
– around 16 pullups
– 25 dips
– 40-60 pushups (no idea to be honest)
– 20sec tucked front lever
– 3x105kg deadlift
– 30-40sec wall-handstand (with 5sec free hold, still close to wall)
– 10sec l-sit hold
If someone wants to know how I got there, I can elaborate in a separate post.
So in order to prep my last few days I asked Justin Goodhart, who went on to do an internship with Ido and wrote about it here on how I could best spend my last few days to prep for the movement camp.
“I would say training a lot of locomotion work, LPS/mobility, and continuing to train your SASS and BAS. I would be doing two sessions per day up until 3-4 days before camp (which is coming up really fast!) then taper off so your nervous system is fully recovered for the 7 days of hard training we’ll be doing.”
So my plan for now is:
Tomorrow, 19. July, a handstand, front lever, planche progression heavy workout. Lots of holds, lots of grip work.
Saturday until Tuesday: Workout 2 times a day for about 30-40mins to help my body adjust to the workload (honestly I’m not sure whether this will help a lot). So my last workout will be Tuesday evening.
Other than that I’ll try to hack my possible jetlag (here‘s a great article) and take a lot of supplements with me for the trip, namely:
– Grape Seed Extract (for that asian food :))
– Magnesium Chelate (pwo)
– BCAA’s (pwo)
– A cream called “Pferdesalbe”, which helps with soreness and tired muscle (something I’ll definitely need!)
I hope that helps and I’ll definitely update this post after the Movement Camp with a post-mortem, or maybe even do a separate post on this topic. Subscribe to the newsletter to read about those tips!
Oh and also: wish me luck! 🙂