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Old 11-13-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Hand Stand Press/Walk

One of my goals is to hand stand press/walk and I'm wondering what sort of lifts/exercises I can do to help. As of now I can't come close to doing 1 press. At the moment, the only bar I have is one of those bicep curl deals and I can only fit 60lbs on it. The only real push exercises I'm doing are dips, thrusters, and turkish get-ups. Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:28 AM   #2
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What kind of press handstand? Straight arm straight leg straddle/pike press is MUCH different than any bent arm press.

Do you want to develop a perfect handstand or do you not care if you arch at all?

Same with walking... arch or not?
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:58 AM   #3
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By pike press you mean like an upside down L?

I'm not too concerned about the form/arch as much as I am having the strength necessary to stand/press/walk a bit.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:24 AM   #4
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Not upside down L. There's more hips control and flexibility than that.

For example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liUz4k7m_mc

Uhhh... if you don't care about form you can probably learn it from beastskills tutorials:

http://www.beastskills.com/tutorials.htm

If you do care about form.. and caring about form will help you if you ever decide to do some basic gymnastics or take it to the next level like one arm handstand.. then we'll talk later. Just know now that if you want to do this and you learn the "crappy" way then you're going to have problems later.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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If you do care about form.. and caring about form will help you if you ever decide to do some basic gymnastics or take it to the next level like one arm handstand.. then we'll talk later. Just know now that if you want to do this and you learn the "crappy" way then you're going to have problems later.
this reminds me of how i talk to people when they say that they just wanna learn enough jiu jitsu to not get submitted. i kinda sigh, and can't quite explain my frustration.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:32 AM   #6
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Grissim, which is also a problem with most Self-Defense courses.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:52 PM   #7
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Just know now that if you want to do this and you learn the "crappy" way then you're going to have problems later.
Initially, I thought the the exercise was so difficult that if there actually was a way to do it with ease, despite crappy form, then it would make sense to start there and then focus on form.

I'm not interested in shortcuts. Progression is half the fun.
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