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Old 04-19-2007, 05:37 AM   #1
Jason Lopez-Ota
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How would you train to do these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyUq8McRJCM
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:51 AM   #2
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Wow...maybe a lot of handstand push-ups coupled with a lot of lower back work? I'm just guessing though.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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It's called a hollow back press in gymnastics. Lots of HSPU. To learn the hollow back press. Start in a seal stretch, rock forward drive your heels at the ceiling and press up to handstand. After a while ease of on the rocking, eventually the rock is not necessary, then you can do it from a suspended position as this guy did.

BTW this is a tough skill for a tall guy.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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WOW! That's crazy awesome!! I think that's probably a tough skill for almost everyone. haha!
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:12 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone.
Roger - I'm 5 ft 10.5in. Is that tall?
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:43 PM   #6
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Roger did you write an article on that in CFJ? I seem to remember some progression involving rocking off mats of varying sizes.

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Old 04-19-2007, 10:12 PM   #7
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They aren't that bad if you do them with a split stance. Essentially just go down as low as you can in a side split, place your hands on the ground in front of you, and press up into a handstand... then lower back down. Hover with your elbows tight to the lats and then push back up.

To train for them. Never kick into a handstand. Always press into them, and always come down slow.

These are a fair bit harder the taller you get... and doing them with the legs together also makes them all kinds of fun *grin*.
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