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Tribesports User of the Week: Marco C

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Posted by Marco C under Fitness & Training on 23 April 2014 at 11:00 PM

Marco profileWhich Tribesports Challenge has been your toughest and which are you most proud of?

The toughest challenge on Tribesports so far has to be the 10 Week Burpee Challenge. I don't usually do Burpees and it was physically and mentally tough to complete it, especially when the challenge began to require 50 Burpees or more a day. The one I'm most proud of is Try the Dragon Flag. I've tried it, I'm slowly conquering it and now it's a regular exercise on my routine!

Your workouts are pretty hardcore - which calisthenics move do you find the toughest?

Thank you very much! Among all the advanced moves I've been trying, I'm surprised I didn't manage to pull off the Kip-Ups yet. I used to be able to do them when I practiced Kickboxing, but now I lost some technique on that and I'm focusing on getting it back.

What does an average week of training look like for you?

Since I don't have a based routine, I just go with what I feel like doing in that specific day. If I want to improve my technique on pull-ups and do a little bit of tricking, I just spend a couple of hours on the pull-up bar doing a lot of pull-ups variatons. If I feel like getting on the floor and some hardcore push-ups, I do as much as I can. And so on. Although currently I'm trying to split some specific advanced exercises through the week. For example:

  • Day 1 I focus more on chest and abs with Clap, Uneven and One Armed Push-Ups. Decline Sit-ups and Toes to Bar.
    Push Ups

  • Day 2 is dedicated to arms and legs, with such exercises as Close Grip Chin-Ups, Pull-Ups, Dips, Pistol Squats and Wall Squat.
    Pistol Squats

  • Day 3 is for some back and shoulder training and holds, with Wide Grip Pull-ups, Type Writer Pull-Ups, Pike Push-Ups, Handstands, Planks and Superman Hold.

    Type Writer Pull-ups

During the week I also usually have one day of rest.

How's your muscle-up progression coming along?

Muscle up progression

Getting my first full muscle-up has been really challenging. I'm already able to pull it off with a jump boost from the ground, although I can't perform it yet from a full dead hang position, which I'm still working on my overall strength and the transition from the pull to push position, which is really tricky.

Which do you prefer; isometric holds or compound movements?

I prefer compound movements, because I have more fun moving and tricking around than to be in a static position. I also find isometric holds really good and useful because they can work a whole variety of muscles in your body.

Which piece of Tribesports Performance Wear would you like to add to your workout wardrobe?

The Men's Performance Thermal Baselayer really catch my eye and it would be incredibly useful on my calisthenics training!

Which Tribesports user makes your day?

@neonheartz444, for not making only my day, but all of my days! She is my better half and she knows how much important she is to me!

Second, @lostineternity99 and @matteor. They're incredible guys and I got a lot of inspiration for my calisthenics progress from their workouts!

Third, @babygirl93086. A very, very sweet person who I still wonder how she came up with such a devilish challenge as the 10 Week Burpee Challenge!

Since I can't name everyone specifically, a huge shout out to every Tribesporters! Such an amazing community with inspiring people!

What's your favorite quote?

My favorite quotes are just some classics from the greatest champion, Muhammad Ali. He's an inspiration and just by reading every word of him I get inspired:

"Superman don't need no seat belt."

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

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