Here's an awesome exercise to help build strength in the transition section of the muscle up on the rings! It's what helped me master it and I'm so glad to finally share it with you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47FZV6GZK70 Remember, you need a strong foundation before trying this such as... Below the Rings: False Grip Dead Hang and False Grip Pull Ups Above the Rings: Support Holds and Deep Dips on the Rings More to come about those intricacies soon! … [Read more...] about How to Build Strength in the Transition Section of the Muscle Up on the Rings
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These isometric holds help warm up our body and reinforce shapes we may want to mimic in other parts of our strength training. Ideally, we want to go from one drill to the next with minimal rest, and I tried to do that while trying to give proper instruction at the same time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ScXWFaVBs Tips for Success: If you cannot stay with me for the full minute, that's fine! Just rest and join me for the next drill. You don't have to do multiple sets. Tomorrow … [Read more...] about The Bodyline Drills (Mini Routine)
Ido Portal started THE HANGING MONTH... where you focus on JUST HANGING... a mix of passive dead hangs and active hangs for 7 non-consecutive minutes every day. Implement these 3 types of hangs: 1. Passive Hanging - This is a dead hang, essentially, where you allow your shoulders to relax to cover your ears. Ido says, "this targets more of the passive structural integrity components than the more 'muscular heavy' hangs." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIVg_KK_Uzs 2. Active Hanging: … [Read more...] about The Hanging Month by Ido Portal
Anatomically, 18 muscles attach to the shoulder blades ("scapulae"), yet most people aren't even aware of how to manipulate the shoulder blades! These scapular shrugs are an excellent mobility drill for loosening and strengthening up the musculature around the upper back and will increase your awareness of your shoulder blades. It's one of my favorite things to do before the start of every, single, workout! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akgQbxhrhOc To recap the variations … [Read more...] about Scapular Shrugs
This is quite a convoluted subject and a lot of people say it means different things, so here's some help... Normally your spine looks like this: But in a STRAIGHT handstand we want the spine (notably the lower back) to be flat like this as much as possible: We literally want the bones stacked on top of each other so the muscles don't have to do as much work. That's how handstands can become effortless for hand-balancers. To help achieve this, the hips must be in a … [Read more...] about What is the Hollow Body Position and Why is it Important?