Today I’m just going to share one quick thing (well, demonstrated in three quick videos. One of my favorite drills/conditioning exercises are pike press handstands. They’re great as a tool for cast handstands, regular presses, strength etc. Also if you kids can’t press by themselves yet, but presses against a wall are too easy, pike presses against a wall may be a good compromise. So here are three quick videos to demonstrate.
This first one is a normal pike press handstand from the floor, again, against a wall is great too if your gymnasts aren’t strong enough.
This second one is great for a couple things 1) cast handstands 2) having kids do them on parallettes will save their wrist 3) it’s a great bars side station.
This third one is a much hard variation of the second. Starting them on beam is generally a good idea, you might have a little more success. Oh, and if you’re looking for a cool beam mount and you have a kid that can do this…Voila.
Find it here!
The full 45 minute lecture of Bars Shaping from Pre-Team Up is now available for download, along with the full powerpoint and all of the videos!