For those who think they’re in great shape, try these extremely difficult exercises. Even personal trainers find these moves trying. These moves may take years to master. Keep reading to see the most difficult exercises.
One arm handstand
If a handstand sounds difficult to perform, imagine performing a handstand with a single arm. Using your arms to keep the rest of your body off the ground is hard enough. A one arm handstand is even harder, according to garagewarrior.com. Strengthen your upper body and core before attempting a handstand and graduating to a one arm handstand.
Hint: Use every muscle in your torso performing this exercise.
A body saw targets every muscle in the torso, according to Shape. A body saw is similar to a plank but the feet are in a TRX band, engaging the core even more than a traditional plank position. Moving the hips back and forth during this move engages many muscle groups.
Hint: Combine two classic exercises to make one super move.
Combining a press and a squat makes a dumbbell thruster. The move is difficult because many muscle groups are working at the same time. Combined with the up and down motion from the bottom of a squat to the top of a press, the move gets blood pumping. A dumbbell thruster is an “explosive movement with core stabilization,” according to Shape.
Hint: This difficult move is inspired by step aerobics.
Lateral step-ups with medicine ball
Using a bench, step up holding a medicine ball out in front in of you. The “natural movement helps avoid injury,” according to Shape. Beginners, start with a lower bench and no weight, increasing the weight and height of the bench over time. The move combines cardio and strength training making the step-ups even more difficult.
Hint: One of the hardest bodyweight exercises ever, ahead.
One arm pull-up
The key to performing a one arm pull-up is patience. The move may take years to master because building upper body strength takes time, according to garagewarrior.com. Plus, the core has to be engaged helping to keep the rest of the body in line. Start with building upper body muscle, then practice performing pull-ups, gradually increasing to a one arm pull-up.
Hint: No equipment needed for this move.
Pistol squat get up
Another move relying heavily on core strength is a pistol squat get up. No equipment is needed to perform this difficult move. Squat down keeping one leg slightly off the floor, slowly lowering your body to the ground. Still keeping your leg off the ground, use your core and a little momentum to propel your body forward, and then up to the starting position.
Hint: Practice this exercise in a pool.
Press to handstand
A press to handstand is a move of upper body strength, coordination, and balance, according to garagewarrior.com. With hands and feet planted on the ground, perform a handstand. This is another move that can take years to master. A great way to practice this move is by perfecting a handstand in the pool or on a trampoline.
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