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Training for Balance

Balancing is a movement quality that is sometimes thought of, but not always. On that note, what is involved in training for balance? Gail asks: “I was thinking about what is involved with balance. What I have come up with so far: Strength in certain specific muscles ie- core for cycling & probably most other […]

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Podcast: Mike Fitch on Hand Balancing

I caught up with Mike Fitch from Global Bodyweight Training in this excellent interview focused on deepening your bodyweight training and specifically hand balancing.

Different Styles of Hand Balancing Training Starting with highest neurological training Regressive or accumulation training Be still. Be fluid. Be strong. Becoming a Master of Speed and Slowness Why bodyweight […]

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Explosive Bodyweight Exercises

Take a look at the corresponding video that reveals about 5 minutes worth of explosive bodyweight exercises. Notice the creativity that went into forming these exercises. Yes, some of the moves are complex for someone who is in the novel stages of learning, but the beauty in the video is not in the complexity—it is […]

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Joe Bonomo

Joe Bonomo is most famous for his stunt performance, but he played a big part in strongman world as well. He won the “Mr Modern Apollo” contest in 1921 and wrote the Building Body Power book where he covered everything from muscle anatomy, breathing exercises, bodyweight exercises to nutrition (including food analysis chart), acrobatic moves, stuntman tips and […]

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How to Do a Hanstand for Beginners at Home

It’s pretty critical that you make sure you’re all stretched out and warmed up before you jump into learning how to do a handstand for beginners at home. You’re going to be using a lot of upper body strength for this, so make sure that you’re confident in your shoulders and arms’ ability to support […]

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How To Do a Handstand and Stay Up

Most of us dreaded gym class in school. One of the hardest tasks was learning how to do a handstand and stay up. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be on the US Olympic Gymnastics team to perform a steady handstand. It takes patience, practice and good technique. This video shows getting up […]

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Handstand Drills for Beginners

Skipping the basics is one of the biggest and most fundamental flaws when training to do a handstand, whether it is solo or with a trainer. Handstand drills for beginners are a very necessary part of training to be able to do a perfect handstand. Many gymnastic coaches seem to skip the fundamental basics of […]

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