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1 Min Tip: Acrobatic Attributes – The A Frame

Logan and I are always looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of  you 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 the  first video in the Acrobatic Attributes Series: The A Frame

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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!

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

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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: https://lostartofhandbalancing.com/go/elements/

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A Celebratory Ring Challenge!

Hey Guys! In today’s post, we have a fun and quick challenge for you. The year is getting off to a great start and people are losing weight, building muscle, and most importantly development their mindful movement. So we wanted to kick things off with an easy challenge we found to test you. Micheal demonstrates a conditioning circuit of 3 exercises with 5 reps each in succession. Try these 3 and see the immense strength that you can build!

1)Muscle – Ups

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2)Dips

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3)Pull-Ups

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Watch the full video below!

If the conditioning challenge was hard, you still have a chance to get the revamped Rings One Program and if you act before tonight ends, you can receive two special bonuses including shoulder health and a conditioning workout using the gymnastic rings!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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Blast From the Past: Back Lever Leg Raises

Hey guys! Check out this blast from the past on the Gymnastic Rings from Logan! In this Video, Logan performs a Back Lever into a Leg Raise.

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Back Lever Leg Raises are a great way to mimic a Reverse Hyper Machine while using Rings.

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Take a look at Logan’s demo below!

Don’t forget that our friends at Gold Medal Bodies have revamped their Rings One Program and if you act before tomorrow ends, you can receive two special bonuses including shoulder health and a conditioning workout using the gymnastic rings!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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Happy Hump day and what would you like!?

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Happy Hump Day everybody! As you all know we have been working hard making Lost Art of Hand Balancing bigger and better! A part of that process is in seeing what you guys are interested in. Which tips you found the most benefits in and also what you would like to see in the future. So, with that said, we’d appreciate it if you send us a shout and let us know what YOU WANT!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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Better Late Than Never: Happy New Year!

Its the first full official week of the New Year and we wanted to make sure that we didn’t forget to wish you a Happy and Successful year in all of your endeavors!

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If you need any helpful tips or even a pathway to keep you productive on your hand balancing journey pick up the Handstand Mastery Course!

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Returning to Basics: The Headstand 1 Min Tip!

For today’s 1 minute tip, I’m going to be talking about the headstand. Its a great beginner lead-up stunt that will help with your stabalization really break that fear of being inverted without the wall or partner support!

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The first thing to do is begin in a sprinter stance similar to how you would get into the Kick-Up Wall Handstand.

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Once you’ve situated your position, create a tripod with your hands and your head. Make sure to lock in your shoulders and activate your lats for increased stability.

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Finally Kick up into the handstand! Make any distance adjustments with your hands and head as soon as you get into the position. Finally be sure to dig your fingers into the ground to root yourself onto the floor.

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Catch the entire tip here!

To get a stronger understanding and solid system for the Handstand, pick up the video course!

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Developing the QDR Part 2! QDR Lead Up Stunts

Here is a great video by Mike Pinto that is full of tips on different progressions to lead up to a full QDR. Pay attention to your positioning and definitely listen to your body. I’m including some quick breakdown on the static positions, but be sure to watch the video below to also get info on the dynamic positions!

1. The first step to balancing the QDR is to create a supportive tripod using your head as a base. The lead foot is placed on the ground as a balance point to help with stabalization.

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2. Next work on increasing your lateral stability by raising your head off of the ground. Keep the balancing foot in place during this progression.

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3. For the next progression elevate the balancing foot to increase the load on your elbow and core.

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4. Finish off with the static positions slowly releasing the support arm finger by finger and ending with a single arm elbow lever.

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Watch the video of Mike as he showcases the static positions and more!

For more single armed maneuvers, check out How to do the One Hand Handstand!

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Crazy Battle Of The Bars at LA Fit Expo 2015

LA Fit Expo is among the biggest fitness events in the USA, featuring 24 competitions including parkour/freerunning, feats of strength, strongman, powerlifting and many more, along with Battle of the Bars.

The video below is from the main event of the Battle of the Bars between Tatted Strength and Samer Delgado. Get ready for parallel handstand pushups, parallel and regular planches, various levers, jumps, spins…and even a backflip on a bar and a six-fingers planche.

I was actually there, but haven’t had enough time to really enjoy the show as I was too busy running a booth with my brother for our herbal company, SuperMan Herbs. If you are tired of supplement companies who load their products with all kinds of stuff and want to focus on your health first and foremost, check us out at SupermanHerbs.com .

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Stunning Horizontal Bar Performance by Kohei Uchmura

2014 World Gymnastics Championships was held in China last month and Kohei Uchmura won the men’s all-around final. This was Kohei’s 5th World title, but he also holds the Olympic title, making him one of the best gymnasts in the history.

His performance on the horizontal bar left quite an impression on me and I thought it’s worth sharing with you.

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Impressive Moves by Simon Ata

Breakdancers, especially professional one have to be in an absolutely stunning form to be able to perform flawlessly and stay injury-free. For this they rely on incredible strength,  speed, precision and endurance.

We already had one video from Simon “Simonster” Ata from Australia, but this one includes a couple of break-dance moves as well. Get ready for planche pushups (and what a great form too!), backflips, handstand presses and much more.

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Grab your Tumbling and Acrobatics Starter Package today and with some practice you’ll be able to impress others while moving your body in amazing ways too!

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