liegelord Posted October 12, 2009 Share Posted October 12, 2009 I know hip flexibility is really important for press handstands. I can do a pike and finally can do L-sit on the floor. I can easily do pike press headstands and have been working to get a straddle press handstand and I'm not even close. Right as I am finishing the headstand pike press I can press out to a handstand. If I elevate my head about a foot and a half using mats, I can straddle press for 3 sets of 10 (most of the weight is on my arms/shoulders). Still, I can't do a straddle press at all if my head is not at least lightly touching the mat. I can do a straddle press if I'm starting from a shoulder stand on parallettes. My question is, will this help develop the strength necessary to do a straddle press handstand? If not, what can I do to progress to a straddle press? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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