Getting your first pull-up is empowering, and no matter how many you can tally in a workout — or what type of variation you’re doing — your upper body will thank you. Now, if you’re looking to progress the basic pull-up, gymnast Oksana Chusovitina has quite the challenge that will test your arms and abs.
Chusovitina, who just competed this past summer in her record-setting eighth Olympic Games as the oldest-ever Olympic gymnast, shared a training video of herself demonstrating a pull-up in her home country of Uzbekistan. But it isn’t just any pull-up: she, alongside athlete and former competitive gymnast Asalya Littos, executed “walking on air” pull-ups with four alternating steps on the ascent, then held straddle, tuck, and pike positions before lowering back down in that pike.
Are you up for the challenge? Click on the Instagram video above to find out.