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Old 06-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
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Re: Handstand Push Ups-Kipping yay or nay?

Originally Posted by Tricia Magrini View Post
We use 25+ plates with an abmat between them. Head has to touch the abmat so it must break parallel plane. I guess the standard varies from box to box though.
This still allows for fairly wide hand placement. A few of the regional update videos show a few competitors rocking out HSPU's with a tiny ROM with this same setup that you're talking about.

Kipping the HSPU's doesn't really change the range of the movement, so I don't see a problem with it, but when I see people dropping from lock out onto the top of their head just to put their knees to their chest and flop back up, I cringe.

I'm of the opinion that the only real HSPU is a strict HSPU, but that's the same argument tons of non CF'ers make against kipping pull ups, which I condone.. so I guess I'm just a walking contradiction.
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