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Hypermonkey Acrobatic Attributes: Shoulder Opener

Hey Hypermonkeys!

Before i get started on our next update to our Hypermonkey Acrobatics Attributes series, I'd like to talk about a program called Bodyweight Burn. It's a total body workout that will help you build an athletic body while burning the fat. If you can't work with me, this is an inexpensive program that I suggest you try. Now I can sit here and type out a quick review, but I think Steve from Man vs Weight did an excellent review which you can find here. Don't forget to check it out and now on to the Shoulder Opener!

One of the keys to that foundation is to have loose muscles that can react and move in 3d. The Shoulder Opener Stretch is a great way to open up your shoulders and increase mobility to your posterior side while up in an inverted position!

The Shoulder Opener is a great way to open up your rhomboids, traps, scapula, and lats.

One of the key factors to doing the move correctly is to make sure the shoulders stay in a neutral position. You can easily accomplish this by placing your shoulder blades on a wall and using that as a focus point.

Pull one arm across the mid-line of your chest and use the opposing arm to pull it in place. Rather than pressing the arm towards your body, think about pulling your arm to the opposite side.(For my martial arts folks, think sticky hands!)

Here's the 1 min tip for you!

Don’t forget a lot of these great tips were inspired by our friends from Gold Medal Bodies. So if you are looking to really develop your foundational range of motion and flexibility for acrobatics, check out the GMB Focused Flexibility program here: http://www.lostartofhandbalancing.com/go/focusedflexibility/

Try out any of the courses at the Lost Art of Hand Balancing website to increase your Inversion Skills!

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Hypermonkey HandBalance Basics: Kick-Up Wall Handstand 1 Min Tip!

Some of you have never been in an inverted position. Here is a quick 1 min. tip that you can use in order to get you balancing on your hands with a little support from a wall!

 

1. Face the wall and begin with a Sprinter Stance! Approximately 10 inches or a little less than a foot would be enough to give you enough head-clearance on your first attempt.

2. Make sure that that you drive with your rear leg and jump up with your lead leg! I usually use my stronger leg to drive from.

You've successfully preformed your first Hand-Stand Lead Up Stunt!

Be sure to watch the full video below to see the Kick Up Wall Handstand in action!

Be sure to contact us at hypermonkeyfit@gmail.com if you have any questions or want join us for a session or get personal training!

Try out any of the courses at the Lost Art of Hand Balancing website to increase your Inversion Skills!

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Hypermonkey Holiday Handstand Jam 2015!

Coach Jon here. This year we introduced our very first Hypermonkey Handstand Jam. Its kind of fitting that it also happens to be the very first post on our new Hyperblog!

We even had a special guest Handstand Claus!

Handstand Claus ended up helping us with our balancing skills like the frogstand!

We had an awesome time and definitely hope that you do on your holiday handbalancing endeavors as well!

We've even got a full video for you!

We hope you have a Happy Holidays and be sure to contact us at hypermonkeyfit@gmail.com if you have any questions or want join us for a session or get personal training!

Try out any of the courses at the Lost Art of Hand Balancing website to increase your inversion skills!

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