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DanPlanche

Lean (one arm HS)

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DanPlanche

So just wondering is there any flexibility conditioning that is needed to get a good lean on the one armed handstand or is it something that just comes with greater control of balance.

What I mean by lean is that I see some people seem to be able to get their foot on their right side (for right arm balancers) almost next to the floor when straddled. Also in a close legged one arm stand some bboys like Darkness and Junior go almost horizontal to the floor. Is this strength? however Junior is very small.

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Richard Duelley

What he does at the beginning of that click is more like a one arm flag (aka a one arm planche) kind of move with bad form (from a hand balancing point of view :D ).

I always point people towards this video from Ido Portal for hand balancing drills. I believe Ido is working on the one arm flag and press from one arm elbow lever to one arm handstand (ie a sweat push up) but I dont think he has posted any videos of it yet. The video below is getting old and Ido has commented that he thinks it shows really bad hand balancing but I still look towards it for inspiration on a regular basis :mrgreen:

A true one arm handstand takes tons of dedication and even more practice!

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Jason Stein

Dan,

I am having a hard time visualizing the handstand you're describing, so if you could grab a photo or clip, that might be helpful.

Though there's a 2-armed version I have been working on in which the legs are straddled and reach laterally almost to the floor.

The preparation I take before practicing this is to open my straddle as best as possible, and also to work lateral trunk flexion. It also seems to involve a very strong contraction of the obliques.

best of luck,

jason

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Richard Duelley

Here, I embedded his video from above, he is describing a one arm flag/one arm planche (name depends on who you ask).

See first 10 seconds of the video.

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I just thought about this: Could you train this by doing an air baby and then work to pick your knee off your elbow?

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Jason Stein

Dan, Nifty,

I had thought you were referring to something more along these lines. Oblique-crusher. Though the pose you are training for looks quite different.

Perhaps training tips for this pose will help your lever. I can share with you what I have been advised:

1. Flexibility is essential for this exercise.

2. Against the wall, bend sideways as far as possible each way.

3. Have shorter legs.

best of luck,

jason

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Richard Duelley

Thats a very cool looking position. I laughed at your 3rd training tip . . . at a little over 6 feet tall that would be quite difficult for me to do :mrgreen: I think having a solid regular human flag (aka side lever) would be a good place to start for getting your obliques strong enough to even consider doing the position pictured, and human flags are a great party trick on their own! 8)

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Jason Stein

Dude,

I am a hair under 6-foot-3.

I feel your pain.

best,

jason

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Longshanks

Yea at 6-5 I havent got a hope in hell! lol. At least not in this decade...

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DanPlanche

im around 6 ft and have long legs which dont :D follow what I do.. hope to get this soon but want to dominate my 1 arm balance first.

Hopefully I can get 1 arm hs to Airbaby... which is why I need more lean

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