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by Natalie Reckert
13 Dec 2019, 22:55
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 5 mechanics of jumping forward
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Episode 5 mechanics of jumping forward

Hi,
Happy to read that.
A process that takes a long time allows you to really get to know your body too.
Finding a suitable pace is so important.
Thanks for sharing.
by Natalie Reckert
17 Nov 2019, 21:27
Forum: Practicing handstands 50+
Topic: Crackling joints
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Crackling joints

Hiya, Mhh, that's hard to tell from a distance and I must say that I'm a handbalancer and not a doctor or phisiotherapist🙃🙃. My joints do crackle, I don't even notice it anymore. I think mobility exercises for the shoulders would help you because they strengthen the joint in it's maximum movement ra...
by Natalie Reckert
17 Nov 2019, 17:10
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Opening your shoulders.
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Opening your shoulders.

Great,

Thank you, that's useful for me to know. !
by Natalie Reckert
17 Nov 2019, 16:55
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 5 mechanics of jumping forward
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Episode 5 mechanics of jumping forward

Hiya, So the jumping with lifting the hips gets easier the more you take your shoulders to the front over your wrists. Doing that will make it a bit more tiring for the shoulders. Part of the exercise though is to get you used to jumping and lifting the hips, which will become useful once you want t...
by Natalie Reckert
13 Nov 2019, 22:20
Forum: Advanced/intermediate
Topic: Shoulder Placement In Free Arm
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Shoulder Placement In Free Arm

Hi Mike, You one arms look great! I absolutely agree. The free arm and especially the shoulder are active contributors to the balance and need to be engaged/ elevated to the ear. Pulling the shoulder down and away fron the ear will distort the position, that is my experience especially with Oahs beg...
by Natalie Reckert
13 Nov 2019, 22:11
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Opening your shoulders.
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Opening your shoulders.

Hi, Thank you for using the Forum to ask your question. Opening the shoulders in the handstand is a two way process. One is developing a good shoulder opening standing up and arms raised above the head. It is usually the first analiytical tool to determine someones shoulder mobility. When mobility i...
by Natalie Reckert
11 Nov 2019, 18:14
Forum: Advanced/intermediate
Topic: Hello - first post-tastic! One arm training
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Hello - first post-tastic! One arm training

Hi Mike, I see, thanks for sharing. I like to hear what people focus on. It sounds in line with what I tell my students dor weight transfers and one arm practice. The way I phrase iit is: frieze the shoulder or "brace" for impact, actively expecting the weight when it is transferred and then locking...
by Natalie Reckert
11 Nov 2019, 18:09
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Shoulders, kickup, etc...
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Shoulders, kickup, etc...

Hello Jake, Hi Adrian (wave :)), Thanks for sharing your handstand practices and challenges with us. Some videos you may find helpful: https://youtu.be/yfV4qO1y448 https://youtu.be/csdetAjEums https://youtu.be/NNyHi-tSmdE It appears to me that the two things you would benefit from most are active sh...
by Natalie Reckert
03 Nov 2019, 22:11
Forum: Advanced/intermediate
Topic: Hello - first post-tastic! One arm training
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Hello - first post-tastic! One arm training

Hi Mike, That's really interesting! I agree that both straight line and v shape really force you to have a really precise torso alignment and strong shoulder position. I like the order of doing the more demanding shapes first. I think that's a great habit to keep. What do you focus on most for keepi...
by Natalie Reckert
30 Oct 2019, 12:55
Forum: Advanced/intermediate
Topic: Hello - first post-tastic! One arm training
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Hello - first post-tastic! One arm training

Hello :) first post yay! So great to see you two here! I agree you should go with what feels best for your body. You can decide to focus on only one position, that's often how it is approached in gymnastics, circus or sports acro. People will focus on what they perceive to be the most achievable pos...