August 8, 2003
After learning the bent arm, bent hip, bent leg press to handstand, we want to learn and practice a straight-arm, bent hip, bent leg press.
This press to handstand, like the bent arm - bent hip - bent leg press, is “training wheels” to the more elegant “stiff-stiff” (straight arm - bent hip -straight leg), “hollowback” (bent arm - straight hip - straight leg), and the toughest press to handstand, the “planche press” (straight arm – straight hip – straight leg).
Posted by lauren at August 8, 2003 12:02 AM
I am having the most difficult time with the hand stand's.... trying to move away from the wall that is. Baby steps man..
Check out this article (medline, sciencedirect, etc.)
Stokes, K. (2003). Growth hormone responses to sub-maximal and sprint exercise. Growth Hormone and IGF Research.
Accepted March 21, 2003.
Crossfit validated yet again!
Walls are definitely attracted to my feet...the pushups/handstands are easy compared to the balance! The cats have learned to avoid me during these crashing/falling sessions.
I tried searching for the article on www.sciencedirect.com and couldn't locate it. Could you point me to a link to the article?
I'll e-mail the article to you!
Just sent it.. it's a review article. Keeping in mind that I'm not well versed on the topic... I learned a lot from the article.
Got the article--haven't had time to read it yet but am looking forward to it.