I nerd out, geek out and work out in no predetermined order. Cheese is my weakness. Harry Potter is my strength.
How to Pistol Squat: A couple of days ago, I decided out of nowhere to try Progression #4 —the Counterweight Balance Assistance— and I surprised myself by being able to get back up “on my own”! Assisted, but I got up. Without falling or without my arms aid (like in Progression #3). I’d seem that the weight would make the Pistols harder, but it was what actually did the trick for me. For anyone trying to master the Pistol Squat: listen to the tips in the video, get ready to fail a lot (harsh truth), and keep practicing!
Circuit: 4 rounds (8:53/9:57/10:19/10:26 mins, respectively) with 1-min break between rounds. The circuit was focused on the upper body: biceps, triceps, shoulders. The Competition Burpees were a tremendous cardio blast on each round. My reps per round on those were 16/14/14/14, respectively. [A few years back, the most Competition Burpees I could do in a minute was 20-21 reps, so it was kind of nice to see that I wasn’t that far behind from those numbers.] My arms felt super tight and awesome. I really had to pushed on that 4th round.and I felt wiped out after everything was done. This was a good one!
Circuit: 4 rounds (~6:00/6:53/7:19/7:47 mins, respectively) with 1-min break in between. The circuit was built around the Walking Lunges, all moves focusing on the lower body. I kept the dumbbells to my sides on the Lunges and on my shoulders for the Uneven Squats. Rep count for Walking Lunges: round 1 (23/20), round 2 (19/20), round 3 (20/18) and round 4 (20/16). Solid leg and butt burn overall.