half straddle press position

The most difficult phase of the swing or press is this — hands, shoulders, hips over the base of support.

The more hip flexion, the more straddled the split, the better.

Practice jumping or pressing to this position against the wall.

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#1 AnnaKatherine on 03.24.14 at 3:11 am

Our Russian coaches were big on spending more time going from straddle L to half press. That is the hard/technical part of the skill…the ending is quite simple.

ESPECIALLY useful for beam.

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