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Old 11-17-2006, 08:19 AM   #1
James Lewis
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I'm currently unable to do HSPU, but working on it. My short-term (winter training) goal is 10 HSPU.

Been on CF now for about 1.5 months. I know the sub for HSPU. Wondering what I can do to help me improve HSPU. I'm currently mixing in assisted HSPU (read legs on a smith machine) and standing presses.

Any other suggestions?

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Old 11-17-2006, 08:53 AM   #2
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Do a ton of handstands. You need to get solid upside down before you worry about doing the PU. Just do handstands every chance you get.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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I'm working up to HSPUs by doing negatives, partials, and kicking HSPUs (lower to or start in a tripod headstand, bend and tuck legs, then kick up while pushing).
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:47 PM   #4
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Handstands and negatives got me there. I'd just hold a handstand against the wall as long as possible and then lower slowly, or do a headstand and push as hard as possible on the floor.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:35 PM   #5
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by no means an expert on this topic, but I learned by placing mats under my head to start me up higher, as i progressed i lost some of the mats, worked great from me but i am sure some of the gymnasts have better input on this.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:02 PM   #6
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I have been having some success with placing one leg on a ledge at about waist height. But Roger probably has the best advice.
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