Thanks! It takes most people a long time to work up to them, even seasoned exercisers. It’s a lot of balance, control and flexibility. I still struggle on my right side (working on my ankle flexibility helps), but it’s getting better and better. From the time I started actively working on them to my first left pistol was about 6-8 months. My right took another 3-4, and it’s still hard.
If you’re trying to work on them, try the chair pistol progression I posted. It really helped me long term, and is still quite difficult to do! If you can do getups (or rollups/rollbacks) easily, you can also try a candlestick roll: the momentum helps considerably and works the right muscles to make pistols easier over time. G’luck!
"Fitness." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitness>.
I don’t know what prompted you to send me the dumbest message I’ve received in at least 6 months, but nowhere in the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “fitness” do I find the word “skinny.” Even synonyms for the word “fitness” focus 100% on health attributes as opposed to size attributes. So I’m sorry if you have this deep seeded complex that refuses to allow you to accept that, from all standpoints of medicine, science, and flat out fact, fitness is irrelevant to body size. That really sucks for you that your brain is struggling to let you come to terms with that. However, it is also 100% not my problem.
tl;dr: Blow it out your ass.
A world of fist pumps! Yayayay!
I don’t promote, recommend or endorse any weight loss pills, supplements or shakes. Or diets. Healthier overall choices, occasional treats, adequate sleep, regular exercise and a good dose or reality/love are all most people need to live healthier lives, weight loss or no. :)