Igor Kowtyn (Kovtun) is a Russian calisthenics superstar who is built like a superhuman. He's built up a staggering Instagram following in recent years as he showcases brute strength.
Of noteworthy attention is his unique take on the standard planche. One could say he's thrown some special Russian voodoo into the mix but let's face it, years of hard training and dedication might bring about similar results for you too. Or maybe the harsh Russian winters have something to do with it.
If you're looking to advance your planche game, investing in some quality parallette bars can give you the extra edge. As Igor showcases, it's a great way to gain elevation in planche progression and to build both core and upper body strength.
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