It's in the Hands : Increase Your Bodyweight Pistol Strength

Give him a big hand
Give him a big hand. Photo by Hanaan Rosenthal.
Just noticed an interesting tip in the latest edition of the Power by Pavel newsletter :

Descend into the pistol with your palms facing down. The moment you start driving up, extend your wrists and fingers. In other words, tilt your palms back and lift your fingers while pushing forward with your triceps. Do it with tension.

The technique works because the pistol is an exercise in extension and all of your extensor muscles are hooked up to the same loop.

Definitely something to think about.

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