Full Name: Deividas Smailys
Nickname: Bamboo, Dave, The Young
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/deivios
Time doing street workout: 3 years (since summer of 2010)
Street Workout World Championship of 2011 and 2012,
Baltic Championship of 2012 and 2013,
Workout Fest Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk 2012,
FIWC Russia, Moscow 2012,
World Championship in Kazahstan, Astana 2013.
Team: International family Bar-Barians. Also Project Mayhem (main team of Lithuania, managing event, championships, performances) and local town team: Bar-Bison.
Team website or fan page:
http://bar-barians.net/ (bar-barians.com is under construction).
How did you get involved in the street workout world?
My brother Denis showed me some clips of Bar-Barians and we went for a training session the same day. I thought I could do everything, but I was pretty weak and dissapointed afterwards. I train since that day.
Why did you choose to practice street workout?
Because of the freedom you get. No coaches telling you what to do, fresh air, free schedule. It‘s all up to you and you challenge only yourself. Becoming stronger day by day not only physically by training, but also – mentally (if you do not give up training).
How is street workout reflected in your life?
I‘m much healthier now, my body changed a lot, I‘ve gained huge amount of strength, made a lot of friends around the world and I‘m living a happy life by doing things I love.
How many times do you workout during the week?
Usually 5-7 times a week.
Do you have any specific workout plan or you just improvise and do your thing?
My training plan changes very often. I like to make my body guessing and I try out new things to understand what is the best type of training for me.
Which would be the most complex move you achieved (tell us about the process it took you, to achieve it)?
I guess it‘s a full planche. It took me a year and I still can‘t hold it every time I want to.
What inspire or motivate you to keep on doing street workout?
There are couple of things:
I‘d like to get to the peak of my capability and I want to train as hard as I can to try and reach it.
The training process brings me joy, it‘s my lifestyle and therefore – motivation is not always needed.
I inspire other people and as a result, they inspire me back to keep on going.
Which would be the worst experience you had doing street workout?
Injuries… I hate injuries, because you can‘t train with 100% of your strength.
What do you expect from the street workout community in the next couple of years?
More Worldwide events/collabs, less negativity in our community, more people joining the workout movement and helping out with organizing championships, fairs, exhibitions and so on.
Can you give an advise for all the people that would like to start doing street workout?
Ofcourse. Start with the basics: pull ups, dips, push ups, leg raises, squats. These are the fundamentals that will give you the basic strength. Only when you will feel strong enough – start training for harder moves like muscle ups, levers, planches etc.
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