Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:12 AM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:27 PM
Some people have 7 heads on the biceps, go figure!
Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:45 AM
The reason i asked is because i had a discussion with a dancer(old and respected, but with no knowledge about gymnastics or handstands) who meant that i must be doing something wrong since my elbow hyperextended in my 1 arms. I told her that my elbows had always been like that, and that to be efficient while balancing you would try to lock your joints. She did not buy it, and kept on telling me of the injuries related to knee hyperextension in dance. Arguing that knees and elbows are two different things, noting specific prehab work and gymnastics long tradition of extreme leverage straight arm work, did not make a difference.
Many handbalancers i know have some degree of hyperextension, and acording to my coach it is a good thing for handbalancing. I also almost never hear of elbow injuries since there is almost no leverage work. Wrists and shoulders that get the punishment usually.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:21 PM
With dance, they often use excessive turnout in their dance positions that puts pressure on the knees. Sometimes they will also stretch the knee joints into hyperextension for a better aesthetic line in the leg.