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Old 08-15-2006, 06:17 AM   #1
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OK,

just learned it's better to get to freestanding by practicing with toes against wall. So I'll be incorporating that.

I'm pretty close to a legit FS HSPU, wondering if it's better to keep your head in a line (don't have to go as low) or is it better to bend your neck back so you can go nose to floor?

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Old 08-15-2006, 08:11 AM   #2
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Nose to floor makes it official, but your best bet is to build some parallets. That eliminates all the confusion and is really easy. Instructions all over this board.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:13 AM   #3
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Aush

Best is to do them on paralletes, so you can both keep your head straight and go all the way down.

Hands to shoulders is the goal because the next goal is HSPU on rings - then an elevator - then a planche press to hanstand - then...

Anyway it never ends. Nice work though, a PS HSPU in any form is gnarly.

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Old 08-15-2006, 08:19 AM   #4
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Sorry Michael gotta disagree. Top of head to the floor will be better mechanically. As soon as you lift your head you will arch and press your chest out. Get parallettes if you need more ROM. These will give you as much ROM (shoulders to hands) as you need without compromising the handstand position.

CFJ 42 has photos and detailed info on the HSPU.
CFJ 46 has a path to a good free standing HSPU.

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Thanks all,

Have paralletes, I just don't really use them much for handstands (<-- read "at all")...maybe I'll start.

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Old 08-15-2006, 12:05 PM   #6
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Yeah, use them. Parallettes are a wonderful thing for handstands. They can really help you find balance too.
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