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Injury-Proofing Your Ankles

A subscriber wrote in after the release of the Parkour Tutorial DVD with a warning. Thanks again Adam for bringing it to my attention. Tricking, Parkour, even gymnastics can be rough on the ankles. Sprains, strains, and broken ankles are unfortunately not that uncommon. In order to avoid this you want to do two things. […]

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Straightening Handstand, Wrist Strength & More

Diving into a few questions and comments today. “In the hand stand, and especially in the bridge, the main persisting difficulty is an inherent wrist weakness. In fact I observe steady improvement in back and shoulder flexibility, but the wrist is always setting me back!” Joseph I know your pain Joseph, having my own share […]

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Building Vital Power

What is vital power? Bernarr MacFadden, the father of physical culture, explained it as such: “Vital power is more than the capacity to pursue your work with comfort! It is more than the power of endurance! It is, as has been said, life itself! It is the force that is hidden latent in the seed […]

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Free Movement and Complete Control

Free to move and in control. Isn’t that what hand balancing and all acrobatics is all about? Being able to move your body in any which way and having complete control. Capable of hopping onto your hands and shifting one way or another, posting on a single hand then coming down to your feet only […]

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Don’t Relax in Your Handstand

Relaxation It something we all need. Especially living in this day and age. Too many people live their lives way to strung out, ready to explode at the next little thing. There is a time to sit back and do nothing. Get a massage, meditate, shut down all the electronics and go for a walk. […]

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Recovering From Your Workouts

Sometimes you just need a little time off from working out. It can be a hard thing to do. When you love training to give it up for even as little as a week. But if you’ve been training hard for a period of time you may need to back off a bit. Not necessarily […]

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Taking Time Off from Handstands

Every once in a while you need to take a little time off from your training. This could be a few days or a week. Maybe a month while you focus on other goals. This is not a bad thing. Sure, you won’t be making direct progress during that time. But more often than not, […]

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Tumbling Tip to Train Relaxation + A Deadline

Today is the last day you’ll be able to get your hands on the Tumbling Course for the launch price of $49. After midnight tonight (PST), it goes up to $79. I know I’ve been mentioning a lot. But I don’t want someone to come after me in an angry manner because they failed to […]

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Magic Pill for Handstands

You know I’ve been searching for something like this for a long, long time. But I’ve finally found it. What is it? Why it’s a Magic Pill that’ll make you an expert hand balancer overnight. All you have to do is pop it in your mouth and the next morning you’ll be duplicating Professor Paulinetti’s […]

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Handstand on Blocks

My first thought when I saw this picture was ‘Uh-Oh.’ The reason I was thinking this, is because if I (or most people for that matter) was in his position I’d be in for quite a fall. But I think this acrobat has it under control. This is from The Art of Chinese Acrobatics. Here’s […]

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