Monday, March 11, 2019

3 Rounds, 1:00 at each station:
Pull Ups
Hang Squat Clean
Push Jerks
Burpee Box Jump Overs

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Here’s a visual difference between active and inactive shoulders: . Because you may read my posts talking about the importance of keeping your shoulders engaged in a handstand, but may not full grasp the reasons. ••• ? Active shoulders allow you to fight gravity by “pushing the floor away”, setting yourself up in a much stronger, more stable position that’s easier to hold. . ?When your shoulders are lazy, gravity is pulling your full bodyweight down to the floor, making the handstand really stressful & difficult, because you feel like you’re “sinking” to the floor and can’t stay upside down. . There’s nothing on your body working to keep you up ?????. ••• ?Active shoulder promote an active body naturally. . When you tell yourself to “push the floor away”, I guarantee that every muscle on your body (or most) will engage naturally, without you having to necessarily think about them. . You want a tight handstand, because it’s easier to control especially when adding movement like in handstand walks), because each of your muscle groups are effectively contributing to a strong position, distributing the workload evenly. . ?You can’t have active quads, glutes, or abs with lazy shoulders. It just doesn’t work like that. . Lazy shoulders are a symptom of a much bigger issue- LAZY BODY. . A loose, inactive position will be incredibly hard to control & hold upside down, and if you’re training this way, I would bet big ? that you’re not having any success. ••• ??Questions on training inversions with an active shoulder? ••• #BreazealGymnastics . . . . . . #Handstand #HandstandHold #ShoulderWorkout #HomeWorkout #Gymnastics #Fitness #AustinTx #AustinFit #Hiit #Parkour #Calisthenics #Yoga #YogaPose @austinfit @yoga @flo @handstandnation

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