Two Pull Up Challenges From Training For Warriors

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One of the coolest dudes around is a guy named Martin Rooney.

He is a fitness and martial arts expert, and the chief operating officer of the Parisi Speed Schools.

I have ALL of his books and DVDs – they rock.

Martin Rooney

He recently posted two cool pull up exercise routine videos, and they were so awesome I had to give them a shot right away.  Check it out:


The routine is:

  • Feet to ceiling
  • Cannonball Pull Up
  • Leg Raise
  • Knee Raise
  • Pullup
  • Repeat 2 more times

Here’s me giving it a go:

It’s a fun circuit (even though I can’t talk at the end!)


This series is:

  • 3 pike pull ups
  • Skin The Cat
  • 2 Pike Pull Ups
  • Skin The Cat
  • 1 Pike Pull Up
  • Skin The Cat

Here’s me again (I forgot to pike my legs, whoops!)

Listen closely and you can hear my shoulder pop into place…

The bottom line is, I’m always looking for new training ideas, techniques, and methods – and Martin Rooney is the best source around.

If you’re looking to build up your training library, start with Ultimate Warrior Workouts (Training for Warriors): Fitness Secrets of the Martial Arts, it’s an encyclopedia of exercises from around the world.  I guarantee you’ll head straight to the gym and hit it hard as soon as you take a look at this book!

And I recommend that ALL of the parents, athletes, and coaches I work with get and read Train To Win: 11 Principles of Athletic Success.

Get the books, give the challenges a try, and get into freakin’ awesome shape!

Talk soon,

~ Luke

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