Building Upper Body Strength - Episode2

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drsh2020
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Joined: 30 Apr 2020, 03:07

30 Apr 2020, 03:17

Hi Natalie,

Thanks for putting this courses together. It is totally worth joining.
I would have never realized that I can use the muscles in my palm area so much :)
Though it is pretty challenging, I still enjoy doing it.
The way you teach is so motivating, interesting and makes me want to do more.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I am on Episode 2 which was very challenging at first, but by day5 I am able to do much better.
But not to your level. You are so so amazing.

I have a question on the kick jump part with both legs on the ground.
In the 30 day course we had one leg down and we used momentum to kick up.
But I am not able to understand how much distance to keep between my legs and hands and what effort I need to do to kick up.
Could you please provide some guidance on the same.

Should I wait for perfecting Episode2 before moving to Episode3 ? Your guidance will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Veena
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Natalie Reckert
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Joined: 17 Sep 2019, 21:14

17 May 2020, 17:56

Hello Veena,

Sorry I am a bit slow responding..

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback!

Do you mean the tuck jumps starting at 37 minutes in Episode 2, right?

In terms of the distance: Put your hands on the floor, round your back and make sure that your shoulders are above your wrists, now bend and straighten your legs. If you can bend and straighten the legs comfortably without haveng to move the shoulders front and back a lot then you are in the correct position. (Film yourself from the side, that can be very useful)

When you jump (this is for the version where you bend your legs) Try to keep a round back at all times, this helps pushing into the floor (keep looking inbetween your hands though). Then jump off, it is not so very important to get the hips high here but it is important to pull the knees into your chest instead of kicking them up behind you.

The important part of this exercise is that you start to get a feeling for bringing the hips almost above the shoulders without an external support. You don't have to worry too much about how much momentum to put into this, as long as your feet come off the ground and as long as you are bringing the knees in towards the chest instead of kicking them up high you are doung the right thing.

I hope this information is still useful for you.

These tuck jumps are not the most essential for learning a straight line handstand but if you want to later on learn how to tuck or how to tuck up into a handstand then you will encounter this exercise again.
So yes you can move on but it is worth checking what is going wrong in this one.

Have e nice day and best wishes,
Natalie
drsh2020
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18 May 2020, 01:22

Thank you very much for your response Nathalie. Will try your suggestions and let you know.
Appreciate your help and guidance.

Thanks & have a great day!
Veena
drsh2020
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21 May 2020, 05:49

Thank you very much for the guidance Nathalie. That was very helpful to have back curved and the distance suggestion was very helpful too. I moved on to the next episode now. Appreciate your detailed explanation.

Thanks,
Veena
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Natalie Reckert
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23 May 2020, 00:37

Fabulous!

Well done, keep up the good work :)
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