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Old 11-04-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
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Ok, so I've just my new rings (which rock by the way!). I can do slow muscle ups and "skin the cat" to my hearts content. So i figured that I'd try the backwards roll to support which Eva demonstrated the other day... I pull up fine, initiate the bacwards roll... but I can't for the life of me get to the support - I end up doing a "skin the cat" instead.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong or a step by step run through would be great.

Thanks.

PS. The combat gymnatics article in the NOV 05 journal is awesome. Definately worth a look.
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:33 PM   #2
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A false grip for this will go a long way. Basically hold the false grip into an inverted "pike/hollow" position and then start rolling backwards. Next, you want to shoot your legs out up and backwards.. at approximately 45 degrees. At the same time, push down with your arms as hard as you can.

One of the best ways to practice this is putting a block or something about a foot or so behind the rings. When you do this, shoot your feet up onto the block and then practicing pushing down with your arms like you are going to be raising something over your head with your palms up.

P.S. This is also good practice for swinging moves like dislocates except instead of pushing down with your arms you would turn the rings out and around with your arms so that you could swing out of it.
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:12 AM   #3
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Ace. Thanks steve. The false grip should do it - for some reason I didn't think of that.
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:44 AM   #4
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Quick update - I did it!!!!

False grip was the key.

Thanks Steve. You're a star.
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:16 PM   #5
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Congratulations!

Just build that solidly.. then try to go for it without false grip. It is doable but harder.

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