ryantherobot Posted February 9, 2009 Share Posted February 9, 2009 There is a Beach Wrestling Team here in Samoa that I am now training in Taekwondo in the same facility as and they do a number of exercises I had never seen but thought some of you might like. I currently can't do any of these but am definitely going to start working towards a few. One is solo, the rest are partner based but really nice.Solo Exercise.1. Roll back with hands bent towards floor and pushup into a handstand. Drop your feet so you're now standing again. And repeat. This one looks like a great way to use momentum and repetition to develop a handstand and is the one I plan on implementing.Partner Exercises:1. Person A stands behind Person B. A is standing with feet shoulder width apart and lifts B up. A then lowers B to one side, all the way back up, and then to the other side. The real challenge here and probably why I found it so impressive from training some of these gymnastic moves is that B is required to keep their body completely straight at all times or the rep doesn't count. Then switch of course.2. Similar to the last exercise but this time A lowers the person between their legs and back up. I've also seen them do this where they lower the partner between the legs and then immediately switch so B lifts A and lowers them between the legs. Again the person being picked up must remain stiff.3. Locking arms behind each other as if they were doing a simple back stretch where you lift your partner up except after lifting their partner onto their back the partner does essentially a Candlestick. You could probably develop enough strength to do squats while your partner does Candlesticks on your back. Might be too dangerous for your back though.4. This one is straight strength/endurance work and might not be as useful here but basically A stands with their legs a little more than shoulder-width and bent forward a bit. B frog hops over A and then immediately crawls under A and does this a few reps or for time before switching.Not sure if any of these are common practice but I had never read about or seen anything like these. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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