Human Flag Progression Pt.3


In this series, Carl demonstrates the progressions to build up to a Human Flag, where the athlete is able to hold a horizontal side plank position while only holding on to a vertical post or object.

In this video, Carl shows a strength progression to build up core strength to get into and hold the flag position, by practicing the Candlestick to Lever movement (sometimes known as the Dragon Flag made famous by Bruce Lee). This movement itself is difficult to control and requires a lot of strength, so practice it by starting with the tucked, one-leg, straddle, then pike positions until you can lower yourself without flinching or breaking the Hollow Body position.