Shoulder Stand

Roll to Handstand Push Up Progression Pt.1

Recently, we learned how to do a Forward Roll or Roll Out of the rings as a way to come down from a Support position on the rings, or to exit safely out of a Muscle Up attempt.  In this progression series, Coach Carl will show how the roll could also be used as a skill transfer opportunity to set up into a Shoulder Stand, then a Handstand Push Up into a Handstand.

In this video, Coach Carl reviews the roll out and how to position the hips and drive them up to get into an inverted position on the rings.  Once Carl is inverted in a tucked position, he works on extending the legs one at a time, and then straddling both to use the straps to brace into a shoulder stand.

Roll to Handstand Push Up Progression Pt.2

Recently, we learned how to do a Forward Roll or Roll Out of the rings as a way to come down from a Support position on the rings, or to exit safely out of a Muscle Up attempt. In this progression series, Coach Carl will show how the roll could also be used as a skill transfer opportunity to set up into a Shoulder Stand, then a Handstand Push Up into a Handstand.

In this video, Coach Carl demonstrates the next step of performing a Handstand Push Up after rolling into a shoulder stand.  By rolling up into a straddle position and wrapping the legs around the straps, the legs and hips can be used as an assistance to pull the athlete up into a Handstand.  Depending on the amount of support and balance required, the athlete can choose to wrap around the strap from either way.

Roll to Handstand Push Up Progression Pt.3

Recently, we learned how to do a Forward Roll or Roll Out of the rings as a way to come down from a Support position on the rings, or to exit safely out of a Muscle Up attempt. In this progression series, Coach Carl will show how the roll could also be used as a skill transfer opportunity to set up into a Shoulder Stand, then a Handstand Push Up into a Handstand.

In this video, Carl demonstrates how to kip and kick up into a handstand directly from the roll, without having to pause at the bottom to hook and pull with the legs.  Carl first uses a roll-in to kick-out drill to get the feel of the kipping and following through with the kick.  Then, progressively aim higher until fully inverted and push up to handstand.  Practice catching yourself at the top with the legs in a straddle, outside wrap, and finally the inside wrap on the straps.

Tuck Press to Shoulder Stand

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Tuck Press to Tucked Shoulder Stand

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