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Old 12-04-2003, 09:35 PM   #1
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I [still] cannot do even one handstand pushup on parallettes against the wall. So next time I see a WOD that includes those, What should I substitute them with? Im guessing like a Dumbell military press with real heavy weight? My 1 RM for DB military is about 55's or 60's tops. Any advice helps alot.

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Old 12-04-2003, 11:11 PM   #2
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Work them on the floor (shorter range of motion) untill you get your number up. Once you get that dialed in you will be able to progress on the PLT's.

Include them in the warm-up to get your volume up.
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:24 AM   #3
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I'll try that. But as I've mentioned in another post. I'll either have to do em on the knuckles or with some sort of handle(like octagonal dumbells) because of my wrist situation. Thanks Rob!

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:14 AM   #4
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Start by just holding a handstand against a wall for a while. When you get more solid start bending your arms a bit and shruging your shoulders, as that gets solid bend more. Keep working on em. With your wrist trouble I'd recommend using the parallettes constantly.
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Should your legs be bent or strait with your body at an angle?
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:48 AM   #6
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Art,

If you go to http://www.american-gymnast.com/tt/p...ide/index.html, you will not only find an excellent picture of Jay Thorton doing a HSPU freestanding on parallettes, but you will find a great guide that may keep you busy for a while. For HSPUs against the wall the guide says:

-Upper body stays straight or slightly hollow
-Slight arch in lower body is allowed to place feet on wall
-Arms should bend 90 degrees
-Tight body position should be maintained while pressing back up to the handstand

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Old 12-11-2003, 09:40 AM   #7
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Once you can do a few solid HSPU with your back to the wall you should turn around so you are now facing the wall in the handstand. This forces better position. In this position only your toes touch the wall. Of course you MUST be able to roll out of a handstand to do this exercise safely.

Handstands should be slightly hollow. A hollow position is basically the oposite of an arch. Here's a pic of a hollow handstand:
http://www.drillsandskills.com/image...dstandcomp.jpg

This keeps a straight line from the hands to the feet and enables a very large load to be handled. HSPU basically maintain this position with a slight planching (shoulders going forward while legs counterbalance) to allow the arms to move properly.
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