Today in Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School in China we challenged the students to perform 5 different exercises backed up by the song Flower from Moby, which is common under the name Bring Sally Up.
The challenge was a part of regular Power Training and the exercises were in accordance with the usual power training program.
1st Bring Sally Up Challenge
Jumping On The Mats
2nd Bring Sally Up Challenge
3rd Bring Sally Up Challenge
Handstand Push Ups In A Team Work Of 3 People
4th Bring Sally Up Challenge
Squats With A Person On The Shoulders
It is also worth to add that the squat position is very similar to one of the most important kung fu stances, called MaBu (horse stance). This stance is trained everyday in Shaolin Kung Fu School. In conclusion, no wonder that all the participants were able to finish the challenge.
The crucial part of the Squat Challenge for me was the technique that I used to lift myself from the squat position. I didn’t only use the legs, my arms were doing a job as well. This is why I didn’t feel any pressure in my back and I could perform this exercise using proper musculature.
5th Bring Sally Up Challenge
Push Ups With Feet On The Second Stair
This is why we plan to assume this challenge again with the whole power that it requires, meaning when we are not exhausted and in a regular push ups position.