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Old 11-18-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
Nick Cruz
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For the past month or so since visiting Crossfit Surfcity in Fountain Valley, CA I have been able to kick up to the wall and do 3-4 HSPU's to a 7" block. Well a few minutes ago, while working away at an excel file I decided to throw my feet to the wall take off the training wheels and see if I could pull one off. I did it! Nose to floor to full lockout! Cant wait to do multiples!

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Old 11-19-2006, 03:17 AM   #2
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congratulations. happy Crossfitting!
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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Some day I'll catch up to you....
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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Awesome! One of these days I'll catch up and get one too. :-)
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:52 AM   #5
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I have been trying for a while but I've been practicing just holding for time its only seconds as I can't seem to get the balance. I have read that it is sometimes better to try walking but this just wasn't happening. What are training wheels? and what would you suggest I do to get to the HSPU??
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:37 AM   #6
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To get a free HSPU, you'll have to master handstands on parallettes. As well, mastering a basic handstand on floor is a good step to that including walking around on hands.

You can start out doing HSPU against the wall/on the wall, first without parallettes ( which will get you to about a 90 degree elbow bend ) to your head touching the floor; and then with parallettes allowing full extension. Doing planche-ish pushups and decline 30/45 degree pushups are helpful in there.

To start doing them free, just get into a handstand with or without parallettes and go from there. Apparently right now, I can do them without hardly a spot, but the spot is a balance spot. That balance is the tricky part of a free HSPU, which means more hand balancing is in order for me, especially on parallettes.

It's often gonna be get into handstand, go down, push out of it and lose balance having to start again for awhile. Good luck!
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