Handstand lower to straddle L

A value skill
FIG Code Group: I
FIG Code Box: 1
Drills for Handstand lower to straddle L.
  • Work handstand straddle lower to straddle stand free standing. Go as slowly as possible.
  • The key is control and keeping the shoulders open as long as possible. A lot of gymnasts will begin to planche the skill making it significantly more difficult. The motion should initiate with a wide straddle and deep piking of the hips.
  • This skill is very developmental for presses and should be worked by any gymnast working on standing or stalder presses.
Associated articles:
Parallette Training - Volume 2 - The Press to Handstand

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