Handstand

Back Extension Roll Progression Pt.1

In this video, Carl takes you to the next step beyond Backward Roll and demonstrates the progression for the Back Extension Roll, using the Back Extension Roll to Push Up position.

Back Extension Roll Progression Pt.3

In this video, Carl continues with the Back Extension Roll progression by working on using the hips to direct and drive the kick out to full extension into a Handstand from the Backward Roll.

Back Uprise to Handstand from Dip Swing

  • At the peak of the front swing, initiate full dip
  • Ride the swing out in the bottom of the dip
  • Start pressing out of the hole as the back swings starts assisting the press out
  • Finish in a handstand position

Bent Arm Back Extension Roll to Push Up Position

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Bent Arm Pike Press to Handstand, Lower to Inverted Hang, Kip Up to Support

  • From a support hold, roll your body forward to bring your hips up
  • With the legs straight, extend your hips and drive your heels straight up to press into a handstand
  • From the handstand position, lower yourself into the bottom in a flexed arm position
  • Transition the grip and allowed your body to drop into an inverted hang
  • With legs still straight, flex and fold the hip into a pike position bringing your knees to your nose
  • Extend and open the hips in one explosive while driving your heels down to create forward rotation of your body around the rings and finish in a support hold

CrossFit Games 2012 Regionals Breakdown Event 3

We are back once again to break down Regionals events for the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games workouts. In this video we focus on the Regionals Event 3 with our tips and cues for the heavy Dumbbell Snatches and receiving in a strong overhead position with one hand.

We've gone over these movement patterns and tips before, so here are some additional resources:

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Regionals Workouts - Pt.1

With the 2011 CrossFit Games Regionals Workouts announced ahead of the competition this year, we are fortunate enough to get a chance to break down some of the key gymnastics movements for you with some final coaching tips and cues. In this video, Carl talks about the Handstand Push Up, and how to take it from chest against the wall as you've trained with the GWOD and skill transfer doing it with your to back against the wall.

All the practice you've had with chest against the wall to emphasize initiating movement through sending your shoulders forward into the tripod position is KEY even with your back against the wall, not only to maximize power but also to preserve your form and not over extend under load or fatigue.  That said, setup proper and find your ideal shoulder position so you can move fluidly between a lockout and tripod position. Trust your training to make every rep count. 

POSITION-MOVEMENT-PURPOSE.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Regionals Workouts - Pt.2

With the 2011 CrossFit Games Regionals Workouts announced ahead of the competition this year, we are fortunate enough to get a chance to break down some of the key gymnastics movements for you with some final coaching tips and cues. In this video, Carl talks about the Handstand Push Up, and how to take it from chest against the wall as you've trained with the GWOD and skill transfer doing it with your to back against the wall.

Another KEY cue is to maintain proper head position - don't look at the ground as it will certainly compromise your position.  Look off into the distance, and even look away from the ground towards your toes to guarentee that you send your heels towards the wall even if you go with a kip.  As we've taught you on GWOD, kipping is one of those tools you can and should use for the right PURPOSE - and in this case a short kip can give you more pop while a big kip can help you reset your position if you are fatigued.  Strategize with your tools from your training, it could save you precious time and energy from having to coming down and then kick up to restart again.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Week 1 Workout - Pt.2

Welcome to Games season, so let's talk about this week's CrossFit Games Workout from a gymnastics perspective!  In this video, Carl talks about applying gymnastics to make your snatch awesome - from maintaining a solid Hollow Body position to using skills transfer with the Handstand and Back Extension Rolls to get max efficiency.

CrossFit Games Breakdown - Week 3 Workout - Pt.6

Here we are once again to break down this week's CrossFit Games Workout 3 with some gymnastics application. In this segment, Carl demonstrates another body-weight gymnastics skill that you can use practice and warm-up your overhead press movement. You've seen and done all this with the GWOD, so now it's time to transfer these skills to do some good work!

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