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Little Jew
Sep 20, 2008, 08:31 PM
I just did a unilateral begger's knee one time. Wow, it feels good.
I been doing them for 2 months. While training for them I got massive and defined quads. I also was kicking pads thirsday night. Kick like a mule. My basic front kicks were packing. I was even surprised of that. That's not the only exercise I been doing. I think it's the one that got my kicks good. I only imagine how Paul kicks.
One great exercise. I'll post a video when I can do a few. Crazy rush.

harman
Sep 20, 2008, 09:04 PM
That's cool. That move builds nice legs. I did it for a while, then got lazy.
Did you do it starting from the floor or from locked knees?

cheesedog
Sep 20, 2008, 09:07 PM
Fantastic!

joebob
Sep 20, 2008, 09:39 PM
Good work dude!

Little Jew
Sep 20, 2008, 10:09 PM
Thank you guys.

It's easier to start from the floor. I started from the top. I came down tickled my knee to the floor and came back up. I am telling you, it's a great exercise.
Mass,cuts, strength.
What would be the best back of leg exercise to equalize Begger's Knees?

Dave.cyco
Sep 20, 2008, 10:34 PM
Probably heavy leg curls (full ROM) for low reps.

I was doing beggar's knees for a while too, and yeah it really blows up your quads in a hurry! I actually had to buy 3 new pairs of work pants because my old ones were too tight all of a sudden!!

Congrats on the one legged! Did you do it on both legs? I'll bet it felt awesome!

Little Jew
Sep 20, 2008, 10:38 PM
Thanks Dave,

I did it on both knees. My left is a bit weaker, so I do it first. If I can do left, then I try right. I was not going to do right and then not be able to do it on the left. That would be weird. So I did a few one leg squats to warm up and then did the left leg and then did the right leg. I may have been able to do more than one, it did not make sense though. Like Paul said "The slower you go, the further you'll get".

Heavy leg curl? On the gym machine?

Dave.cyco
Sep 20, 2008, 10:45 PM
Yeah, why not? That is the only way I can think of to unilaterally train your hamstrings in isolation and with poundages that would compare with the Beggar's Knees. I'd still do GHR and deadlifts though, just maybe on different days.

America
Sep 22, 2008, 09:05 AM
Congrats man. Were you sore the next day?

exmootie
Sep 22, 2008, 10:29 AM
where can I find a demo of what beggars knees are????

Little Jew
Sep 22, 2008, 11:14 AM
It's an exercise from the Power of One book. You stand in front of the wall. Hands on the wall. You drop the knees to the floor, while keeping your hands on the wall. That's a bilateral variation. Unilateral is the same thing with one leg.

Rayson
Sep 22, 2008, 12:05 PM
It's an exercise from the Power of One book. You stand in front of the wall. Hands on the wall. You drop the knees to the floor, while keeping your hands on the wall. That's a bilateral variation. Unilateral is the same thing with one leg.

Is that book still free? :D

America
Sep 22, 2008, 09:39 PM
Nope, I just checked.

Almond
Sep 23, 2008, 04:40 PM
Better for the knees compared to Hindu squats. Right?

kcee
Sep 25, 2008, 07:25 AM
hmm, where can we get the power of one book?? especially if you're in australia

Fatman
Sep 25, 2008, 07:29 AM
Better for the knees compared to Hindu squats. Right?

I don't know about that. Yes, because you can do a lot less reps in the BN (at least I can). But the knees do get into a really weird position. Fun to try, don't know if I would overdo it.

I'm talking about the regular (bilateral) version, to clarify.

operator
Sep 27, 2008, 01:31 PM
I tried to look the book up on google. It pulled up another book can you give me the authurs name?

Ironman1
Sep 27, 2008, 04:06 PM
Power of one is on BWC somewhere. I just saw it. Zaichik is the author.

Journeyman
Sep 27, 2008, 04:18 PM
Power of one is on BWC somewhere. I just saw it. Zaichik is the author.

It's on the front (main) page, on the left. Can't miss it.

djulian
Sep 27, 2008, 05:35 PM
Did you follow 'Power of One' progression? I am at the bands point.

America
Sep 27, 2008, 06:12 PM
Did you follow 'Power of One' progression? I am at the bands point.

What's bands point?

djulian
Sep 28, 2008, 09:19 AM
- What's bands point? -



Using a resistance band to assist with the one leg movement.

1ironmut
Oct 27, 2008, 11:46 PM
Thank you guys.

What would be the best back of leg exercise to equalize Begger's Knees?

Congratulations. I haven't been able to do unilateral Begger's Knees, yet, but here's a couple good exercises to maybe pair with it.

If you have The Power of One book probably the Warrior III on pg. 78 and/or the glute hamstring raise. There are several demonstrations of the glute ham raise on youtube and I haven't tried this but it could probably be done single leg too.

Key points:
*Try to anchor the feet/foot by the heel instead of the achilles tendon.
*On the Concentric or pulling part try to reverse the movement, not rock your hips and butt back to return to the starting position.

Hope this helps.

operator
Nov 01, 2008, 08:03 PM
is there a beggars knee on you tube or some thing simial

Ray Burton
Nov 07, 2008, 03:39 PM
Yes, I would like to see someone demo it. I can't find it on yourtube and I googled it too.

Celcius
Dec 02, 2008, 03:19 PM
I just did a unilateral begger's knee one time. Wow, it feels good.
I been doing them for 2 months. While training for them I got massive and defined quads. I also was kicking pads thirsday night. Kick like a mule. My basic front kicks were packing. I was even surprised of that. That's not the only exercise I been doing. I think it's the one that got my kicks good. I only imagine how Paul kicks.
One great exercise. I'll post a video when I can do a few. Crazy rush.

Did you do the assisted phase? What set up did you use to assist yourself?

billgetsstrong
Feb 25, 2009, 09:32 AM
are you guys talking about the stance from southern fist chinese styles?
Like NGO CHO KUN?

Little Jew
Jul 02, 2009, 04:46 PM
are you guys talking about the stance from southern fist chinese styles?
Like NGO CHO KUN?

What is that?

Dale Dugas
Jul 08, 2009, 03:11 PM
No, they are talking about a ROM exercise with a similar name.

I thought that was what they were talking about as well.

Ngo Cho Kuen is a southern chinese martial arts system.

Great material.