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Dan Bobba
04-26-2010, 06:00 PM
I sprained both my ankles kipping into a handstand on 24 hour fitness' bar dip bars consequently flipping, AND landing, but was it worth it...

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YES!

Grissim Connery
04-26-2010, 09:57 PM
were you in support and swung up into a handstand but didn't control it?

Dan Bobba
04-26-2010, 10:04 PM
what is "in support"

no i definitely meant to do the flip and it was HELLA FUN, but i'm like 190 and am not a gymnast soooo my ankles kinda got jacked. i really really want to try the high bar with some foam underneath me. where do they have this set up?

Grissim Connery
04-27-2010, 12:55 AM
that is an l-sit. a support is just that but with the legs hanging straight down, like if you had parallel bars high up enough to where your legs could hang.

if you want to practice handstands on bars, use the things that guy has in the picture. they are called paralletes. here are some guides to making them yourself. i can't find the guide i used, but i assume that these are fine.

http://www.westsideacademy.com/boysteam/buildit.php
http://www.ehow.com/how_4717815_make-homemade-parallettes.html

Grissim Connery
04-27-2010, 12:57 AM
concering the high bar, you'd have to go to a gymnastics club to try that. most don't cater to adults, and they will not even talk with you about it. it's worth giving your local gymnastic clubs a call though.

some judo clubs may have a foam pit, but they probably wont' have a high bar

Steven Low
04-27-2010, 03:19 AM
That wasn't very smart...

Coach Sommer
04-27-2010, 08:36 AM
Steven is being kind. I would have used stronger language.

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer
www.GymnasticBodies.com

Dan Bobba
04-27-2010, 01:32 PM
true, but fun and smart don't always fall in the same category

Dan Bobba
04-27-2010, 01:49 PM
Sommers I'm not gonna lie, your web page makes your program sound incredibly fun. Now I'm really regretting having messed ankles because i want to go to catalyst....... *&%^, I'M AN IDIOT YOU GUYS WIN

looks like standing throws for today

Garrett Smith
04-27-2010, 02:39 PM
Dan,
Do you mind if I ask how old you are, and how many years you've been training?

Dan Bobba
04-27-2010, 08:41 PM
here are my recent marks - unfortunately I am in a bit of a rut and hitting some depression =(

recent marks: 85kg snatch and hang snatch x 10, 92kg snatch and hang snatch x 3, 100kg snatch 130 c&j, 140kg hang clean, or 275 lb hang clean x4, 165kg atg back squat, 150kg atg front squat, 140kg bench, 140kg back jerk, 75kg pullover 65 meter throw

these are all within the past two months

I originally started when I was 18 with triathalon type training - running swimming and biking

Last summer was pretty much the culmination of my long distance running and I have pretty much paused that training for now.

Since then I took up the power training and about 6 months ago I started throwing the girl javelin, and then about 3 months ago the real men's new rule. I got it off almost 65 meters about 3 weeks ago, but since then have thrown maybe two or three times. I don't know where to go with it at this point. Now that both my ankles aren't really healing anytime fast I'm stuck on the bench and pullovers. Pullovers as in the type that are like skull crushers. 3:00 in the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdTREvANpjg&feature=fvw

I am 25 (jan 23, 1985) 6 foot 190 lbs

i played baseball growing up in the bay area - mountain view to be exact. =)

thanks for asking