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Blythe Tait

WARNING! HS wall runs can be hazardous to your health!

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Blythe Tait

Yesterday was my handstand workout (I'm doing workouts one week later than their posting). I was finishing up with the 10 minutes of handstand wall runs, resting when necessary (and it was frequently necessary); it was coming up to the end of the 10 minutes, so I made an extra effort to get up and stay up. I was really fatigued, but I stayed there until the timer beeped, and with relief started to walk my legs down the wall when my shoe caught on a little hat hook on the door!!

I shook my foot around a bit to loosen it: nothing. I pushed up on my arms as hard as I could to give me some slack: no joy there, either. Big problem. I knew the worst thing would be to take the weight off my arms, making the shoe slide even more firmly onto the hook, but I couldn't help it, my arms were too fatigued. So I just hung there, strung up like a Christmas turkey, snickering a bit at how funny it must look.

I was worried about reaching up and trying to undo my shoe in case the laces broke while I was inverted and I cracked my back or head on the hard floor. I tried to see if I had the flexibility to bring one leg down into a kind wall split to take some of my weight (I didn't have).

I hung there a bit longer, considering the situation (closest neighbours more than a kilometre away, husband away on a work trip, kids needing to be picked up from school) when thankfully, my lace snapped and I came crashing down. Luckily, the hook had only skewered through about a third of the lace, so it was easier to break. If it had looped around the full lace, I may still be there now. :shock:

I still get the giggles thinking of it.

So, moral of the story, CHECK the WALL you are HSing against and make sure you keep clear of hooks! :wink:

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Rafael David

hahaha the funniest thing of the day! :lol:

nice tip!Now I'll always check where I do the hs wall runs! This can be dangerous! haha :)

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Blairbob

Don't wear shoes, just socks. I prefer to wear those short ankle cut socks since you can slip them on and off quickly versus a full sock. It's handy for doing stuff off the wall like HS/HSPU or bouncing on tramp.

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John Sapinoso

haha Blythe, only you! :lol:

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Blythe Tait

Ts00nami- I know! :lol:

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MH87

Owned... :D :D :D

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Bruno Cochofel

sorry but reading this I couldn't help but laugh.. funny story.. glad you're ok ;-)

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John Sapinoso

so i'll just go ahead and ask the question on everyone's minds...was it filmed?

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Bruno Cochofel
so i'll just go ahead and ask the question on everyone's minds...was it filmed?

:mrgreen:

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Adam Bodestyne

lol, well, glad it didn't result in any serious injuries or anything. :P

In my own room, my dedicated section of wall for handstand work previously had a certificate or picture or something hanging there, which I've since taken off, but the small hook remains. I think from now on I will certainly be more mindful of that hook. (c:

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Blythe Tait

If someone had been filming, I would have had to kill them and destroy the evidence.

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Joshua Naterman

HAHAHA!!! That's one of the best stories ever posted here. Good work, Blythe!

Edit: You can share the video :D

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Foghorn

Blythe

That is hilarious. I won't need my core workout today!

Looking forward to the re-enactment at the next Oz GB seminar.

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