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Rafter Rows

One thing I never really had an opportunity to work on is rafter pullups. If you’re not familiar with this exercise, it is where you pinch a rafter, fingers on one side, thumbs on the other, and holding up yourself just like this, you do pullups. In my new place were some rafters I could […]

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On Parallettes

Back at the end of January I had the pleasure of meeting up with some new friends at a seminar they were hosting. It was some top quality gymnastic strength type training information suitable for all levels. It was a lot of fun and some of the exercises and drills were new to me. That’s […]

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Straight Arm Press

It’s a skill that has long eluded me. A straight arm press. With my long limbs, I don’t have the leverage and flexibility to quite get the move. Bent arm presses are easy. Straight arm presses not so much. But I am making progress. There are a number of ways you can work up to […]

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One Hand Handstand

Handstand Endurance

In my last post on juggling I talked about the differences between learning most skills and that of hand balancing. The biggest difference being that hand balancing takes a lot of strength and endurance. People talk about having the proper position which places the stress along the structure of the body versus using your strength […]

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You Need Strong Abs for Hand Balancing

Let’s face it, you will NEVER become an excellent hand balancer or acrobat without having incredibly strong abs. Powerful statement but true. Have you neglected training this area with the same kind of force you train the rest of your body? I know I did for a long time but that has changed. One of […]

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