Pavel blends old school strength and power with new school balance, agility and speed.
Check out these bodyweight and kettle bell workouts that Pavel uses to strengthen his body and mind.
Video – Pavel Tsatsouline strength kettle ball guru expert
Enter the Kettlebell! Strength Secrets of the Soviet Supermen by Pavel
Pavel Tsatsouline Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC)
* A three-attempt powerlifting deadlift
* Pull-ups for max reps (palms forward, no kipping, neck must touch the bar)
* Kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period (unlimited hand switches)
Take the test and post your score in comments below.
Pavel Tsatsouline workout back in the day
The Naked Warrior Master the Secrets of the Super-Strong-Using Bodyweight Exercises Only
“We would file out to the pull-up bars and perform what we called ladders. I do a pull-up, you do one. I do two, you match me, etc. until one of us cannot keep up. Then, if we still had time, we started over. One rep, 2 reps, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10… 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,… 1,2,3,4,5. We totaled hundreds of pull-ups almost daily without burning out, and the extreme PT tests of our service were a breeze.”
If you want to make this even harder – while you are on the pull up bar – your buddy has to be doing a pushup pyramid. Rotate out with 2 or 3 athletes. You only rest to catch a few deeps breath and go again.
Pavel kettle bell curls
The Russian Kettlebell Challenge Xtreme Fitness for Hard Living Comrades
(pick hard as possible “HAP” weight)
30 turkish get up
30 kettle bell swings
30 overhead press (15 each arm)
post time in comments below.
Pavel discusses kettlebell strength training
The Russian Kettlebell Challenge-DVD Xtreme Fitness for Hard Living Comrades
Sand bag overhead press 10 reps
Sand bag carry 400 meters
Sand bag carry back to start 400 meters
200 jumping air squats
post tine to comments
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Question: Is Pavel really from Russia and did he teach Spetsnaz soldiers?
Answer: Yes; according to reports he is from old Russia and it is said that he trained with Russian special forces.
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