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Michael Pearce 12-18-2004 02:43 AM

Wow, if you want a good shoulder workout here is what has made mine insanely sore.

From L-sit move through to press to a handstand.

I did three of these yesterday and can hardly rotate my shoulders without grimacing.

Pat Janes 12-18-2004 03:45 AM

Cheers Michael.

I tried this a couple of times after I read your post elsewhere describing your breakthrough with the press to handstand.

Did it a couple of times (bent armed) on the parallettes; but I overbalanced the 3rd time and came crashing down. My full bodyweight smashed my right ear into one of the parallettes; hurt much more than my shoulders... :blush:

You're right though; I find that moving from various positions through to others on the parallettes gives the shoulders a really good workout. L-sit to tuck-sit to L-sit to tuck planche to handstand etc...

Michael Pearce 12-18-2004 03:57 AM

I have the same problem on the second try I went over as well, hit the wall the wife came in wondering what new weirdness I was up to. Luckly I haven't burned in yet but I haven't done today's workout so there is still time.

Roger Harrell 12-20-2004 08:40 AM

Here's a set when you guys get your presses down.

L (or V or Manna) hold for 3
press handstand
lower to straddle L hold for 3
press handstand
lower to L hold for 12

This can be modified further by converting the pressese to planch press as well as other variations. Have fun!

Mike Minium 12-20-2004 11:41 AM


What an outstanding series of movements. Of course, I can't even press to handstand yet but it's nice to have something to look forward to.



Michael Pearce 12-20-2004 03:15 PM

That sounds like a great set. I look forward to trying it. I just have to get my HSPU down, still don't have the balance and keep falling over backwards from the press.

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