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Old 10-18-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
Sean Peters
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What is the best way to get the balance for holding a handstand on the rings without having your feet touching the cables? Yes, I can hold one with my feet on straps fine and do a few HSPU as long as my feet are in contact with straps.

I seem to be falling out quickly when attempting to free the legs. I have no spotter (probably never will consistently) and the rings hang from my tree.
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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Work it alot, it will come with time and consistent practice. Thats the thick and thin of it. Keep trying until you can do it.



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Old 10-19-2006, 07:56 AM   #3
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Turn the rings out and get your shoulders open. The rings needs to be positioned like parallel bars otherwise you won't be able to control it. Is your handstand hollow and solid on the ground or parallettes? You need to work a ton of them.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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Roger, are you doing another gymnastics seminar any time?
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:58 PM   #5
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Roger, handstand on the ground and parallettes is good. I will try turning the rings out more and see how this progresses. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:39 PM   #6
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You're probably arching when your feet come off the cables. It's *really* difficult to keep a slightly hollowed position with arms locked out and the rings turned out in a handstand. Work one thing at a time. I would suggest starting to learn how to press up to handstand without the cables.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:24 PM   #7
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Steven,
Yep, I'm arching all right. I will practice the press, do you suggest begining the presses with the rings closer to the ground or around knee-waist level?

By the way I enjoy your training logs over on Tylar Hass site.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:43 PM   #8
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Whatever is safer.... if you have some pillows maybe close to the ground. If you know how to forward roll from shoulder stand (which you should if you don't..), then go with them about 3-4 ft above the ground. The latter is preferred. If you arch and start to fall pull the rings in and tuck like a forward roll basically.
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:40 AM   #9
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Steven already stated it, but I will reinforce. If you do not know how to roll out forward from a shoulder stand on rings you should NOT be doing handstands on them. Just try it a few times, it's not difficult and you need to be comfortable with falling forward.

Rings low to the ground are safe if you have decent matting. If you have very thin mats then rings about shoulder height are best so only your feet will hit when you roll out, but keep your legs bent when you fall so you don't hyperextend your knees.

Check out the one day workshops for gymnastics seminars. I may do something local in the relatively near future for a couple of the more local CF facilities.
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:12 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. Yes, I have been doing the forward roll when I loose my balance--I guess it just came natural though.

Roger, come to Arizona for a one day seminar--heck, come to my backyard!!!!!

Thanks again folks.
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