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Old 02-26-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
Jeff Yan
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I just started playing around with flags. I've already read what's there on beastskills and I'm looking for more in terms of progression. I'm still having some difficulty attaining full lockout, but more troubling for me is maintaining the torso tension required to get parallel. Any suggestions for developing that sideways core strength? Any other suggestions on how to improve my ability to lock out?

Also, are there any special ways to spot someone practicing a flag, or is it pretty straightforward (have someone try to help support your body)?

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Old 02-26-2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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Re: flags

I believe Dominic Lacasse (who does the flag pullups and held it for like 37s on guiness world records) has a vid somewhere with a tutorial.

Anyway, it's fairly straight forward... just gotta practice a lot and get used to locking out and tensing very tightly. Although take my advice with a grain of salt because I don't train flags at all.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:56 AM   #3
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Re: flags

I read on these message boards that Lacasse has a tutorial, but it isn't very apparent where it is or which videos are instructional as opposed to being just demos of his abilities.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: flags

Go to Metacafe (similar site as YouTube) and search for 'Dominic Lacasse' or 'Acrobatic Training.' You should easily find it and a host of other valuable videos.

Aww, here you go:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/345545...ng_2_the_flag/

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I find the hardest part of the flag is finding places to train it!
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:46 AM   #5
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Re: flags

I've never trained specifically for a flag, or trained anyone specifically for it. The rest of the work we do will enable a flag. Once you can, then you can use the flag for some additional exercises like flag body lifts (Taking a flag from 60 deg below horizontal to near veritical).
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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Re: flags

Travis
Thanks for the video. It's just what I was looking for.

Roger
What would you recommend to a CFer with a non-gymnast background to work on in order to develop this kind of strength and skill?
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