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Black Diamond #5 – Upper Body & Abs

 | 103 Comments | Black Diamond Upper Body & Abs

Enjoy your workout and don't get discouraged by the pull ups. You can always use a chair to get yourself up and then just slowly lower yourself down. You can use your dip station or two chairs and a broomstick. Do whatever works. I used to do pull ups and hanging leg raises off of a wall when I lived in Malta and had no pull up bar. You just have to make it work sometimes. If you don't have the ball, use a chair to put your feet up, and have fun!


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103 comments on “Black Diamond #5 – Upper Body & Abs”

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    Private  |  caseyville, illinois

    Great workout! Loved it. i am getting stronger

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    Loved this workout Zuzka!

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    Private  | 

    This series is great but for those without a pull up bar like me they are really disappointing because I don’t get to complete the full workout.

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    Private  |  Washington, DC, USA

    I opted to do this workout instead of today’s 15 minute slide because my lower half is still sore and I need to let my legs and butt rest. Those weighted side, forward, curtsey lunges are killer the next day.

    Regarding this workout, I am still working on doing pull ups from a dead hang. I have to use resistance bands to give me a leg up but they are coming along. Total workout time 20:32 which included the buy-in and buy-out and I had to pause the video in order to grab my laptop charger. The low battery alert displayed in the middle of the video.

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    Private  |  Salem, OR, USA

    9/26/2016 17:24 12lb DBs. This was my first workout followed by Lifted Butt #2. Used my TRX for the pull-ups, chin-ups, leg raises, etc since I am dealing with a possible case of gastritis and my stomach hurts. I didn’t want to make myself completely miserable. 😜

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    Private  | 

    I’m new to Z gym and im really enjoying these workouts. I’m so sore and pull-ups are getting a little easier. I love how I can go do 15-30 mins and done. A great convenience!

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    Private  |  caseyville, illinois

    Did this today after a routine of 100 air squats and sit ups with 500 jump rope bounce inbetween. I am going to focus on this workout for awhile until i can get a chin up on my own; at least one. This is also good practice with the swiss ball for my pike to get higher on my shoulders so i can eventually lift my legs from it to the wall. I replaced the rows and presses on the ball with just 5 reps of rows and presses standing with two 25 lb KB’s. I had to take breaks. My buy out was the planks plus holding handstand against wall for a minute taking one foot away at a time. I am toast.

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    Private  |  VA, United States

    Forearms were killing me!!! Grip strength was definitely my weakest link in this workout. I just got a Swiss ball recently so I’m not accustomed to how much harder it is to elevate one leg on the ball as opposed to a chair. Balance is a something I really need to work on too.

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