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Old 05-06-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
Mark Fishman
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I have been doing Coach Sommer's planche program. Unfortunately I have hit a plateau that I can't seem to break through. I currently do two sets of tuck planche's. The first set is 40 seconds and the second set is 20 seconds. I can't seem to get beyond 40 seconds on the first set.

Does anyone have any suggestions to break this plateau?

Thank you,
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Old 05-06-2005, 06:52 AM   #2
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I'd recommend trying the next hardest planche. If it feels like you could do it, try it for a week or two then try the old planche. Or try the ones hanging from the bars. You could do dips and handstands too to get stronger arms. The HS's will develop a bit of balance too.

G2G method might work too. Whenever you get the chance hop to the floor and do a quick 20 second hold. Do many of these through the day and it should build you up.
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Old 05-06-2005, 08:53 AM   #3
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Mixing it up really is a good way to break plateaus. Work them differently. Try some straddle planches. Try to do handstand lower down to tuck planche.
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Old 05-06-2005, 07:19 PM   #4
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And pseudo-planche pushups:

Thought I'd give you a little plug there, Roger. I love weighing in on threads that talk about skills that I've been too slack to persue; the planche is a long-term goal of mine, but I always seem to get off-track.
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:03 PM   #5
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You can also give yourself a little "assist" with a jumpstretch band looped over a pullup bar, etc. Hook your feet through the band, and you should be able to progress to the next planche, or hold your current one longer.
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