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by Natalie Reckert
24 Mar 2023, 23:22
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Tuck jump
Replies: 1
Views: 54082

Re: Tuck jump

Hello Moni, That is a super interesting question. And great to hear that you are so committed to a regular practice! I think that the elastic gives you something to push against to the side and that creates a bracing in your back. When the upper back tenses/braces it contribute to levering the body ...
by Natalie Reckert
24 Mar 2023, 23:15
Forum: Press to handstand course
Topic: Stuck at lift off
Replies: 1
Views: 45394

Re: Stuck at lift off

Hello Hamish, Great that you got all the way until week 6. If the negatives are getting slower, that is already a very good sign. How is your lift off with an elevation, from what you say it sounds like you could benefit from practicing the lift off with an elevation of 10 cm, for example yoga block...
by Natalie Reckert
20 Sep 2022, 18:16
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Course progresssion - no need to rush
Replies: 1
Views: 35646

Re: Course progresssion - no need to rush

Hello and thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experiences! It made me really happy to read how you dealt with all the challenges as well as your perception of progress. I am also very impressed that you managed to practice every day despite your long commute! It really is this type of da...
by Natalie Reckert
07 Mar 2022, 19:43
Forum: Press to handstand course
Topic: Wall Exercise Question
Replies: 3
Views: 35858

Re: Wall Exercise Question

Hello Andrea, Ok I see. Here are my suggestions: Try to rotate your arms slightly out whenever you do anything that requires more shoulder opening. So out means, armpits facing out and shoulderblades pulling together. Do you have a pull up bar or doorframe that you can hang from where you practice o...
by Natalie Reckert
22 Feb 2022, 22:03
Forum: Press to handstand course
Topic: Wall Exercise Question
Replies: 3
Views: 35858

Re: Wall Exercise Question

Hello Andrea, Thank you very much for posting your question and happy to hear that you are enjoying the course. What happens when you are leaning against the wall? Do your shoulders compress? Does your chest stick out? Is there one clear line from the hands until the hips or is there a curve in the ...
by Natalie Reckert
05 Nov 2021, 11:00
Forum: Press to handstand course
Topic: How advanced does one have to be to start this course?
Replies: 3
Views: 36152

Re: How advanced does one have to be to start this course?

Hello Andrea,

Great!

Do let me know how it goes and if you have any more questions I am more than happy to answer them :)

All the best
by Natalie Reckert
29 Oct 2021, 21:15
Forum: Advanced/intermediate
Topic: Lower to lifted straddle
Replies: 2
Views: 51745

Re: Lower to lifted straddle

Hello Tasha, Thank you for posting your question and happy to hear you enjoyed the press course :) Not too bad at all, the lower to straddle! Your entry is really good! Once your feet pass your armpit in the video you have to elevate the shoulders AS MUCH as possible! And pull your legs towards you....
by Natalie Reckert
29 Oct 2021, 19:48
Forum: Press to handstand course
Topic: How advanced does one have to be to start this course?
Replies: 3
Views: 36152

Re: How advanced does one have to be to start this course?

Hello Andrea, Thank you so much for your lovely words and it sounds like you have a solid consitstent practice going! That is a very good base for further progress! I have had a few people notice the ten second recommendation and start off with twenty discrepancy, I might just change that in the tex...
by Natalie Reckert
15 Oct 2021, 16:52
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode4
Replies: 18
Views: 120260

Re: Episode4

Hello Lindsay, Thank you for sharing your questions :) I would suggest that you identify how close you can get to the wall and still be able to step out with one leg/ step down to the floor. That may not be very far, but that is ok. It is important to find a "working position" when you fee...
by Natalie Reckert
09 Oct 2021, 14:10
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode4
Replies: 18
Views: 120260

Re: Episode4

Hello Matt, Thank you for sharing your experience! that sounds like a very good strategy. 3 weeks is a good time to digest all the information and exercises. I am in general a fan of slow learning. Great to hear that you are enjoying the bridge work too! Lift your legs up onto an elevation like I de...