What's the most impressive?

What's the most impressive / useful side move goal for 2024?

> freestanding HSPU (gif related)
> muscle up
> back flip
> full splits
> boxing at amateur level
> other

Assume 1/2/3/4 already.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Planche > Iron cross > Freestanding HSPU > full splits > backflip > boxing at amateur level > muscle up.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP here:
      > planche
      > iron cross
      Those are way, way more than a year of work if you are over 6'. I know youtube influencers have people believing that the planche is doable, but it's not even close for most people. Closer to 1-arm chin than the rest of the moves. And that's 1-arm chin while pulling 5 plates, not 1-arm chin @ 140lb bw. Actually, let's throw 1-arm chin in there there too - tendonitis here we come.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I gave up weighted pull-ups years ago because the instant I do anything over BW I get tendonitis which doesn't go away for weeks.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You and everyone else. I am guessing it's progressing too fast though, since I seem to do fine when I add what's virtually a 45 plate in fat, just do less reps.

          Honestly, jerking off for long sessions and being on the computer too much "adds up" and will lead to tendonitis.

          backflip is probably the most generally impressive to the most people
          definitely a cool party trick
          I can only do a back flip into a pool though, I'd break my neck on solid ground lol

          I think it's the risk factor. They are fairly easy as I mentioned above, but get it wrong and you are at best spraining and ankle, face planting, or landing on your head and putting pressure on neck. You really have to frick up bad for the upside down head plant though.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >boxing
    Are people still dumb enough to do this? Why do you hate your brain so much that you're willing to give yourself a dozen micro concussions every week? Also everything else on your list is infinitely more impressive than 1/2/3/4. I've seen people hit all those numbers, I've never seen anyone do a standing back flip or free standing hand stand push up.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I am too intelligent, and need to bring myself down a few levels in order to relate to plebians like yourself.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My plan is to basically never spar without full gear and mostly just train.

      I think it depends on the circles you run in. Some healthy teens learn the backflip in a couple of weeks. There is virtually no physicality in it, just a skill. Obviously there is a HUGE gap between doing it in the gym and being able to confidently do it on grass/concrete without a huge amount of risk. BF is definitely the easiest thing on my list, but people do consider it fairly impressive.

      The thing with lifting is that it's very safe compared to virtually ANYTHING else, which is why you see a lot of older guys pulling 5 plate, kind of like distance running.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Seen both of them, but never ever have I seen a perfect planche in the calisthenics park. At best you'll see someone adv. tuck planche. I once saw a very badly executed straddle planche and it's still extreme for pretty much anyone. Those who do full planche and aren't gymnastics pros of 5'4 height are pretty much freaks all of them

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >most impressive / useful side move
    approach woman
    go out with friend
    ascend social ladder

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    full splits is hardest, followed by hspu. rest should be easy for someone with 1/2/3/4.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bait

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Genetics to play a factor in splits, a middle split for an Irish would be way harder than for a slav like me, Google coxa valga vs coxa vara for more info

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Da nu naxui blyat, len' cheyoto guglit. Nu spaghat norm, no homo.

        Is learning a backflip even viable if you aren't a kid anymore?

        Yea. What do you mean? You basically jump up and throw your head back and then pump your knees up. If you can do all of those, you can back flip. Main thing is not snapping your neck / spine / and landing fine.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Think I'll start by increasing my vertical first.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It doesn't need to be huge. If your vertical sucks, you will just land on bent legs. More air time gives you more comfort, but not significantly so.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Out of that list the free standing HSPU is the hardest and technically most impressive. Your vid related is a piss poor example of one thoughever.

    From a spectator standpoint, you'll get more miles with backflips and other acrobatic skills, but a lot of people learn how to backflip with pure grit and repetition.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    backflip is probably the most generally impressive to the most people
    definitely a cool party trick
    I can only do a back flip into a pool though, I'd break my neck on solid ground lol

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    HSPU was my goalfor 2023

    ...at least I got a gf

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where did it fall down (hue hue) for you? But seriously, what worked, what didn't?

      For me it's balance. I can do wall HSPUs at over 230lbs, but I can't balance it for shit. I got to 60 seconds at wall, getting off wall, but nowhere near standing up. I get a lordotic curve in my back too, so maybe goal for me should be to just freestand handstand even though it's not nearly as impressive.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly, I barely trained it. Got busy with work, bjj ect. I am a bad example.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    backflip

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is learning a backflip even viable if you aren't a kid anymore?

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