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Mikael Kristiansen

My first 1 arm presses to handstand

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Mikael Kristiansen

Here is a video of me training in circus school in Stockholm. The last 2 years I have worked around the clock to manage 1 arm press to handstand, and I am finally getting there! It has been an eeeeeendless grind to build the power, technique and flexibility to become able to do it. Still I need to use a 1.5-2 kg weight(depending on my strength) in my free arm to get up from the bottom of the 1 arm stradlle L. It was the same process with the one where I glide up the cane, where I also used a counterweight which I gradually lowered. I expect another 6 months until I can press from straddle L without weight consistently several times per training. Pressing out from the pike will be the next goal.

The training has mostly consisted of a lot of negatives down to straddle L. I could do a slow, controlled descent with 2.5kg on each ankle a month before I got up even with counterweight because of the insane power it takes to get out of the bottom part. As I am in school, I have basically trained this almost 7 days a week, staying within 3-5 QUALITY reps per day, to be able to keep the frequency. Preserverance is key, since I actually have had consistent progress almost every week for 2 years and still I have ways to go.

I will have a longer video up by tomorrow, need to finish editing, but here is at least the PRESS! =)

ycO86vVOB10

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yuri marmerstein

YESS!!!

Great to see more footage from you. Excellent as always

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Patrick Angelo Sardilli
Here is a video of me training in circus school in Stockholm. The last 2 years I have worked around the clock to manage 1 arm press to handstand, and I am finally getting there! It has been an eeeeeendless grind to build the power, technique and flexibility to become able to do it. Still I need to use a 1.5-2 kg weight(depending on my strength) in my free arm to get up from the bottom of the 1 arm stradlle L. It was the same process with the one where I glide up the cane, where I also used a counterweight which I gradually lowered. I expect another 6 months until I can press from straddle L without weight consistently several times per training. Pressing out from the pike will be the next goal.

The training has mostly consisted of a lot of negatives down to straddle L. I could do a slow, controlled descent with 2.5kg on each ankle a month before I got up even with counterweight because of the insane power it takes to get out of the bottom part. As I am in school, I have basically trained this almost 7 days a week, staying within 3-5 QUALITY reps per day, to be able to keep the frequency. Preserverance is key, since I actually have had consistent progress almost every week for 2 years and still I have ways to go.

I will have a longer video up by tomorrow, need to finish editing, but here is at least the PRESS! =)

ycO86vVOB10

DUDE... AWESOME! :shock:

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Cole Dano

Congratulations Mikeal!!!

I know you've really worked for this, great job!

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Gavin Strelitz

Wow, that is incredible.

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Razz

Congratulations man! That is crazy! Looking forward to more videos :D

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Alvaro Antolinez

Whow! That looks incredibly hard! Congrats!

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Mats Trane

Thats some sick control and strength!

Grattis Micke!

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Joshua Naterman

Holy crap! HIS POWER LEVEL IS OVER 9000!!! :shock:

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Archbishop o balance

That is awesome, Mikael! Congrats :D

Give me a notice if you're going home for Christmas. If you're interested, I would love to meet up and train a bit =)

-Oliver-

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Rikke Olsen

That is SO hardcore! Big congratulations! :D

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Timy7

Some amazing footage man.

:twisted:

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Animalonfire

RAAWR! One arm anything is just plain cool. Congratulations

Your move Yuri :wink:

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yuri marmerstein

haha I'm nowhere near a one arm press, though i will come out with a video near the end of the month hopefully.

it was actually handbalancer who pushed me in the right direction to start taking hand balancing seriously.

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