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Shoulder Blade Box Mobility Drill

The shoulder blades don’t get enough attention. Even in mobility, most of it surrounds the ball and socket joint of the shoulder, and not all the movement these can make. A lot of my practice in this began in doing muscle control; as control of the blades is one of the trickier, but fascinating, areas […]

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Building an Indestructible Body

The idea behind the Indestructible Body is about building your body to the point of being injury proof. Not only will these exercises and drills help you to prevent future injuries, but the same methods are used to rehab old and often times chronic injuries. What derails more people from working out than any other […]

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Bodyweight Exercises for Shoulders

If your workout consists of mostly bodyweight exercises and your shoulders are lagging behind, or you’re just looking to increase more size to them, then this article might be of use to you. The shoulders lag behind for a lot of people, but fortunately changing hand positioning and load will improve things immensely. This video […]

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Gymnastic Handstand

The gymnastic handstand or straight handstand is a more difficult move then the natural or curved handstand. For that reason I believe a beginner should work on the curved handstand first and once they become proficient at that then they can move onto the straight handstand. Working on the straight handstand will take a good […]

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Planche Pushups Training

This question from Paul concerns planche pushups training. “From a beginners perspective, what exercises would you recommend to working into a full planche pushup?” That depends entirely on how much of a beginner you are. If you are really just starting out there is going to be a ton of work before you get to […]

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Over and Underbalancing in a Handstand

“Hey Logan, just a short question on the handstand, how do you get control when you go towards under balancing ( I think…I’m new to all this, hehe)? Because when I over balance I just push the floor with my fingers, but when I under balance I just have no idea what to do.” Thanks, Sebastien […]

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The True Planche

An older hand balancer recently sent me a CD full of pictures of himself and others hand balancing. There are some amazing pictures and I thought I’d start off with one of the best. And there will be many more coming posted up here. Without further adieu meet Rafael Guerrero. What most people don’t realize […]

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Tuck Planche Training

“Hey, I’ve been working on my planche and I went from the frogstand to the tuck planche and I’m kinda stuck there, so anything you got to help would be appreciated.” Mike Without seeing a picture or video I can’t tell exactly how your tuck planche is looking. But most people when they first do […]

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Various Training Tools

There are bodyweight guys. There are kettlebell guys. There are clubbell guys. There are barbell guys. Some of its marketing but I think the biggest reason behind this sticking to one system is exactly what happened me. I use to go to a commercial gym like most people seeking to get fit. And I never […]

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Mako Sakamoto’s Handstand Pushup Record

Mako Sakamoto is not likely a name you have heard. He was a US National Champ in the 1960’s and has coached many successful gymnasts, including Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Vidmar. One day during the athletes training they decided to find out how many freestanding handstand pushups they could do on the parallel bars. Mind […]

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