The 100 Hardest Bodyweight Exercises Of All Time

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    I've knocked off #69, #62, #60, #55.

    Am gunning for #51 and #20.

    Can envision mastering #18.
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    I've said this before and I'll say it again, I think gymnasts are pound for pound the strongest people on earth. I'd be more impressed seeing people pull off a lot of these versus a big bench press or even a big squat.
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    They are jacked, head-to-toe, with virtually no weight training.

    However, they are generally small. I think I read where the average male gymnast is something like 5-5 140. I do think that being light is an advantage when negotiating your body through space.
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    I sure agree with you about gymnasts. It was always very interesting watching men's gymnastics in the Olympics. They're not just the strongest pound per pound but very skillful and smart as well.
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    I have caught the gymnastics bug. My problem is I started about 50 years to late to actually be a gymnast. So, I'll settle for some of the basic skills. That's challenge enough. An elite gymnast would probably laugh at a one-armed pushup.
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    Reading through that now. I hate a lot of those on that list. LOL.

    That said, they should scratch #88 knuckle pushups from it. IMO, no different than regular pushups except having to deal with the intensified pain in your knuckles. Doesn't really do anything extra for you though, in my opinioin.
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    The list is a tad suspect. Oh, I believe the top thirty or so. But #54 was easier for me than #69.
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    A really cool thought occurred to me. I can do an elbow lever but not a planche. But since hardly anyone knows the difference between the two, I could pass off my lever as a planche!

    Mum's the word ...

    Tell you the truth, some of the planches I see on youtube are closer to elbow levers in that the arms aren't terribly straight. There is a HUGE difference, in terms of difficulty, between straight-arm movements and even partially bent-arm movements.
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