Saturday, January 24, 2009

Paralette Handstands...

If you haven't noticed, I have been trying to broaden the horizons
lately. Been working the rings pretty hard, and spending more and more time
with the paralettes... primarily to do every normal exercise I can simply using
them. L Sits, push ups, handstand push ups etc.

With the HSPU, I have been rigging up a harness of rubber bands (Iron Woody) to help support both some of my weight (making the strength component easier) and my handstand (making the skill portion easier).

I have decided I need to wean myself off the rubber. It might be a year in the making, but I am gonna get to a point where I can do some freestanding handstand push ups, with an exaggerated range of motion on the paralettes. Here's my first move:

Paralette Handstand from Full Circle on Vimeo.


Melissa Byers said...

Just watching you do those gives me an anxiety attack. You know how afraid I am of being upside-down... I've mastered the wall handstand, but I still cannot kick up onto parallettes. It freaks me out. Tucker's been trying to work with me on them long distance to no avail.

I'm inspired by your efforts, but I need to figure out how to get over my mental block. And my straight-up fear, which is so NOT diesel.

Jason M Struck, RKC said...

Judo helps.