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Atai Ariaz

What's this HS variation called?

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Atai Ariaz

It's the position right between the straddle/stalder press to the handstand. Looks like an upside down V hold, kind of a straddle/piked handstand.

Does it have a name?

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Sean Murphey

Elevated Straddle Headstand

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Julian Aldag

Its not a handstand variation, its a drill/exercise.

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Coach Sommer

One of my mentors calls it a Swiss Handstand.

Yours in Fitness,

Coach Sommer

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Atai Ariaz
9 hours ago, Julian Aldag said:

Its not a handstand variation, its a drill/exercise.

 

10 hours ago, Sean Murphey said:

Elevated Straddle Headstand

Yeah sorry, didn't notice this picture is a bit misleading, this looks exactly like what I'm referring to:

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kind of like a compressed transition hold from standing straddle\pike to the handstand.

5 hours ago, Coach Sommer said:

One of my mentors calls it a Swiss Handstand.

Yours in Fitness,

Coach Sommer

Thank you very much, I personally think it's a very elegant variation to the HS, too bad it doesn't have an official name to look it up for.

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Coach Sommer

Swiss Handstands are not for freestanding handstands per se; rather they are a specific technical position for building upper/middle/lower trap strength specific to press handstand work.

Yours in Fitness,

Coach Sommer

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Julian Aldag
On 4/25/2016 at 7:28 AM, Coach Sommer said:

Swiss Handstands are not for freestanding handstands per se; rather they are a specific technical position for building upper/middle/lower trap strength specific to press handstand work.

Yours in Fitness,

Coach Sommer

I imagine Coach, the goal is to fight and keep the shoulders open during the Swiss Handstand?

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Coach Sommer

Absolutely.  

Open shoulders are essential; along with a flat back and rib pulled down and in.

Yours in Fitness,

Coach Sommer

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