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Old 01-30-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
Travis Hall
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i'm working on getting full rom hspu (pressing down inbetween two chairs so you go lower then the top of your head, and your hands touch your shoulders- in case anyone's not sure what i mean by full rom)

i figure these will help increase my regular hspu numbers, and more importantly, make a press to handstand incredibly easy. i have the balance, just can't seem to press up with controlled strength to maintain the balance throughout the transition...
so- my 'basics' for achieving this goal- i can't even do one- is

1)- negatives. going down really really slow, sometimes pausing every inch or so for a couple seconds till bottom, then kicking back up.

2)- assisted, by hooking my feet on a bar and performing them using my arms as much as possible, with the needed help from my legs- exactly as a video posted a while back illustrated- only i'm doing it between two chairs of course!

doing this grease the groove style, sets, etc, as i feel / have the time.

so my question: along with what i'm doing, anyone have any other tricks, hints, advice, or stuff that worked for them in achieving this exercise?

my basics i believe are solid and will be rewarding with patience but i'm fishing for more info and tips.... i don't want to have to buy that matt furey dvd... :blush:

cheers all,
t
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:37 PM   #2
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I'm still working on touching my nose to the floor, thanks for some inspiration.
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:10 AM   #3
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Yeah, if you havent got the top of your head (I beleive in looking through the legs!) to touch the floor yet, work that.

Get a stack of books and go down till ur resting on them then heave back up. Reduce the books as you're able till your head is on the floor.

If youre past that, youre a stud!
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:19 AM   #4
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Don`t buy the Furey dvd,it isn`t worth the price!Do you support yourself against the wall while doing the full ROM?
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:34 AM   #5
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Like coach Sommer advised in one of his posts, practice handstands with bent arms. I started doing this a while ago and in two weeks I increased my HSPU (head touching floor) form 8 to 13 and can get two full Rom HSPU (legs against the wall though)
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:17 AM   #6
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Deadstop HSPU's from the bottom postition. Rest and press.
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:52 AM   #7
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Agree with the Hayes. 100x harder.
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:48 AM   #8
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I suppose a good way of working up to HSPU in the Hayes-mentioned manner would be via the shoulder press?

I assume if you can do a bodyweight shoulder press you can do a full range HSPU out of the bottom position.
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:16 AM   #9
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Chris, why not keep doing HSPUs and not change exercises. All you have to do is decrease the bottom resting position by resting "yer heed" on something slightly higher than the floor. A stack of books, a football, infant, etc.
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:06 AM   #10
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If you want a full range free standing HSPU you just gotta do a ton of them. The balance and control makes a free standing one significantly more difficult than supported against a wall. Time spent working them is the only way to learn the control and balance checks that will be necessary to acheive it. Chris, a bodyweight shoulder press with dumbells would more closely resemble a full range HSPU, but the balance demands are less so it's still not quite there. Keep working them. But really spend some time working them free standing. If you can make 10-15 against a wall it's time to take them out in the middle of the room and do your best.
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