Movement and Orientation

The ability to manage and change orientations is a key skill to have for skill transfer to other bodyweight movements.  Burpees, Kick Up to Handstand, Cartwheels, and Candlestick Rolls are basic examples of changing orientation on stable and multiple points of contacts.  But what if you were on minimal and unstable points of contacts like the Rings?  Then we have something like this week's progression with the Kip Up to Support, which is the most efficient way to get from an Inverted Hang (upside down) to a Support Hold (right-side up) on the Rings.  While this movement in an of itself may not seem very practical in everyday life, the skill transfer potential is huge for other Ring movements where changes in orientation are involved, like the Muscle Up.  Go practice and let me know what you find!

Coach Carl