Quite often when teaching any movements in calisthenics, you see people move through stages of learning. For instance, each movement development can be seen to go from a muscular, strength based foundation, through to a more free flowing balance based weight shifting movement.
What I mean by this is that some people can hold a handstand just by pure strength, it just means they will move around a fair bit. But after honing in that technique, the Handstand shifts towards balance and fluidity, and the stress it places on the muscles especially the shoulder, lessen over time.
~Build it Up~
Some strength & balance warm up before my standard Tuesday OAHS drills. I also experimented more with this cartwheel handstand entrance. Keeping the practice playful & consistent 🙃
A problem that I used to have was being self conscious. I was afraid to roll my sleeves because of my skin condition, constantly trying to hide being overweight, etc. I let what other people think of me impact how I think of myself. So I decided to do something about it. Over the past year, my level of fitness has increased exponentially from what it was previously. Doing this not only changed my physical abilities and looks on the outside, it made me realize something and changed something inside my head, my mindset. While you should care about what other people think of you, it shouldn’t be stressing you out excessively. Just be the best person you can be day to day by doing the little things to help people like picking up something for someone after they drop it or sparing a couple dollars for that homeless man and his dog. It’s doing those acts of random kindness that will people will really judge you on. If they judge you based on things you can’t control then they are just waste of time. Moral of the story: 1.) Be proud of everything you are, because that person is amazing and one of a kind.
2.) Take time out of YOUR day to make someone else’s day better. Positive energy is contagious and eventually it’ll come back to you. •
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A little routine that I’ve been doing every 2nd gym session for a bit of fun 😁
Making your sessions fun and enjoyable is just as important as the training program you follow. If you’re not having fun and feeling good then you’re missing out on so much.
Enjoy the process and the results will come!
Happy hump day everyone 😁
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Do you Warmup or do movement prep before you workout?
If not, you should, and here's why;
Your warmup is just as important as your workout.
If you want to crush your workout, burn the most calories, burn fat, get stronger and reduce risk of compensation injury you need to Warmup properly.
Myofascial release, mobility drills and muscle activation are important to make sure that your brain and body are prepped, engaged, stimulated and ready for movement.
Research shows that a proper warmup before you workout lights up your brain and nervous system, triggering awareness and excitement so you can get the most out of your training!
Try this warmup routine. I learned it from @amnacademy
This warmup preps the whole body for movement.
It strengthens connective tissues, stretches fascial lines, mobilizes joints, activates muscles, and stimulates the cerebellum/vestibular system.
This is a shortened version of the warmup, the full version is on my YouTube channel, link is in the bio.
Tag a friend who doesn't warmup before they workout.