Carl Paoli from gymnasticswod.com discusses head positions for handstands. Again, it boils down to the question of “What’s the purpose?” He emphasizes the importance of having a visual cue while being inverted. Looking at a point in infinity makes things unnecessary harder. But that doesn’t mean you should break your body line and completely stick you head […]
A Collection of Exercises and their Variations from Around the World.
Because I am working on my Press to Handstand I have found myself checking out a lot of articles and videos about it. The following is a list of things that helped me to understand the movement and identify common errors. I hope that will be of some help for you people who are also […]
Over at Starting Strength, Mark Rippetoe put up an excellent video explaining the details of the Romanian deadlift. I really learned a lot from this. Here are my notes from the video. Why is the Romanian deadlift an important exercise? The RDL is a great exercise for your lower back. It is especially useful to […]
You know how you sometimes stop doing exercises and you slowly begin to forget about them? Especially in gymnastics / bodyweight training, where there are literally hundreds thousands of exciting exercises available, this happened to me more than once before. Here is an underestimated exercise I used to do and recently rediscovered: Wall Bars Support Hold (back and […]
Update: Check out this follow up post with the tips and hints I got on how to improve my the form. This is me doing a straddle press to handstand. Actually, one of the first times I ever did one. For most people this is not a hard skill to learn. Not for me… I […]