hand balancing

Hypermonkey Acrobatic Attributes – Kickup Coordination and Strength

Allright Hypermonkeys! Today I’ll be showing you a nice way to build up the strength of your kick up into the handstand! Whats great about this move is that its a nice diversion from the usual lead up stunts. It also helps you with your hip-hinging, driving power from the floor, as well as your mindful body feel! The move we’ll be working on is called the Frogger to Banzai Hop from the Gold Medal Bodies Elements Program.

The first thing you want to do is start in a deep squat position and make sure your arms are on the inside of your legs.

Up next, get your arms in a locked position and load them onto the floor. Once you’ve put the load on your hands, drive your hips up and let them fall naturally forward.

Once your legs land, get into an overhead squat position and complete a small hop.

Continue with this combo for about a minute, being mindful about whats happening with your body!

You can catch the action in the video below!

This combo came from the Gold Medal Bodies Elements Program. If you’re interested in delving more into developing your acrobatic foundation go here: http://www.lostartofhandbalancing.com/go/elements/

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

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Hypermonkey 1 Min Tip: Wrist Flexibility

Allright Hypermonkeys, for today’s video, we’ll be working on a wrist stretch that can increase your wrist flexibility while at the same time, increasing the strength of the locked arm position.

The first thing you will do is to get into a quadraped position. Make sure that your palms are under your shoulders and your knees are under your hips!

Once you feel comfortable and solid, drive you hips towards your palms while keeping them on the floor. Pay attention to your shoulders in relation to your hips and knees.

Rotate your elbows back and engage your lats while you lock out your arms.

This will give you a strong foundation for your upper extremities and will be essential in developing a solid kick-up.

Check out the full 1 min. tip below!

Also 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/

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Hypermonkey Acrobatic Attributes: The A-Frame

Hey Hypermonkeys! As most of you know, I do a bunch of work on Lost Art of Handbalancing we are always looking for ways to sharpshoot the effectiveness ofyour training with handbalancing and luckily we’ve found a great resource from our friends at Gold Medal Bodies. This new set of videos that were inspired by the wealth of information in their foundational programs will simultaneously develop your strength, mobility, and biomechanics needed for acrobatics.

Here is thefirst video in the Acrobatic Attributes Series: The A Frame

The A Frame is a great position to work on in order to build your hip and back strength and mobility. It will teach you how to use your hips for lead up stunts like the kick-up wall handstand or the kick-up in general!

You want to start out in an Athletic Stance and then bring your hands to the floor.

One of the key components you want to pay attention to is the straightening of your legs and back while keeping your biceps by your ears and driving your hip up!

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Be sure to check out the full 1 min. tip below.

Also if you are looking to really develop your foundation for anything in your acrobatic skillset check out the GMB Elements program here: http://www.lostartofhandbalancing.com/go/elements/

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

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