My friend recently worked out with the barbarians in boston.
he told me an interensting take that some of them had on strength. one of their goals was just to stay on a bar for as long as possible. this reminded me of ring work, but in a way i hadn't thought of. recently i'd been thinkin how a lot of sprint like sports do much more aerobic/alactic work than i would have thought. for example, i've had tons of swimmer friends who, like most of you probably know, swim for insane numbers of hours when their event is sometimes very short.
i've often taken the stance that to get better at handstands, one needs to spend as much gross time as possible in the handstand. obviously though as one gets bored and starts cranking out mad handstand pushups, fatigue sets in fast. it would seem more organic at that point to, instead of gritting it out in the handstand, drop down and just remain on the hands in any other comfortable fashion, whether it be an L sit or, for more comfort, an elbow lever (or for less comfort, a planche hah).
thus it would seem that for uppper body flows, one would spend as much time as possible in both hangs and supports. i then wondered how to apply this to lower body mechanics, and it seemed that the simplest mentality would be to stay in the air as much as possible (probably from a parkour/free running perspective).
i think i'm gonna play with this for a bit now, just trying to spend as much time during workouts in all three of these states.