Entries Tagged 'handstands' ↓

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.

handstand in Namibia

I’m on holiday.

Rick Handstand Namibia
Big Daddy (325m high)

There seems to be something wrong with the line of gravity in these dunes. :-)

Just arrived Swakopmund, Namibia’s Adventure capital.

Will be dropping by the gym today. American coach Joe Softich is here right now. The club is happy to host visiting coaches if you’re planning a future Namibian holiday.

handstand – room for improvement

GymnasticBodies.com:

GymnasticBodies handstand

Handstand One DVD by Coach Christopher Sommer

Sarah Flett – handstand

Canadian FISU team competitor Sarah Flett.

Sarah Flett

EVOLUTION OF THE HANDSTAND

Former U.S. Champion Dave Durante:

Part 1-The Bad: legs bent, head out, bent elbows, flexed feet, big lower back arch, legs apart. …

Part 2- The Old School: legs are tight/together and elbows are locked, but head is still way out of line and lower back is still in an arch position. Lots of unnecessary angles …

Part 3- The Good: whole body is stacked…feet over knees, knees over hips, hips over shoulders, shoulders over elbows, elbows over hands. This is your POSITION OF MAXIMUM POTENTIAL. …

@powermonkeyfitness #crossfit #crossfitgymnastics

Coincidentally, I was just chatting with Handstand Homework author Carrie Spender Lennox. She feels we need MORE and BETTER materials for explaining common errors.

She’ll love this video. :-)

Kika the Upside Down Girl

Olympic gymnast Jessica Tudos looks to have reached her Kickstarter funding goal. 168 backers invested $11,168 to print, distribute, market and promote her entertaining and empowering story about a gymnast-in-the-making who loves living life upside down in a right side up world.

Click PLAY or watch it on Kickstarter.

I’m looking forward to buying a few copies. :-)

1-arm handstand

Brigid linked to this impressive pic on Elena Amelia Racea’s Facebook.

1-arm

Bermuda handstands

Sharon Gareau sends this pic of Prince Edward Island gymnasts getting set to compete at the International Gymnastics Challenge in Bermuda.

Great meet atmosphere, gorgeous location, highly recommended. Warm up Bermuda style

bermuda warm up

introducing handstand

JAO

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

stretching in handstand

Yuri Marmerstein:

One of the best ways to stretch specifically for handstands is to stretch IN a handstand.

handstand in splits

handstand tutorial

Lachlan Walker teaches non-gymnasts how to do a handstand.

There are better handstand tutorials, but none have better graphics.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

He’s posted that on Ring Fraternity, a bodyweight strength training site for the general public.

Palace handstand

Ariel E. at Diocletian’s Palace, Split, Croatia.

Split-Palace

Invisible Coach handstand trainer

Have you seen this new product from AAI?

Use to train handstands and handstand turns

Frame bar can be used up or down depending on attachment

Provides easier spotting positions …

Easily fit in many reps in a short amount of time with multiple athletes

invisible coach

details

It’s the invention of Jack Carter. Engineered by Jim Kaslik.

Want to know more?

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (10min)