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Circles

Here is my tutorial for double leg circles on the mushroom. What you'll read below is one of my most technical posts to date. For those unfamiliar with what the skill looks like, scroll all the way down to "Odd and Ends" for links to video clips. For those who are working towards a circle […]

Read More » | August 18, 2010 | Category: Miscellaneous Skills, Tutorial | Comments: 2

One Legged Squat (The Pistol)

The one legged squat is a great test of both leg strength and balance. In this tutorial, I’ll show you several methods I’ve used to teach myself and others the skill. Form You’ll start the pistol standing on one leg, squat down to the position pictured below, then press back up with just that single […]

Read More » | August 18, 2010 | Category: Legs, Tutorial | Comments: 53

Ab Wheel Rollout

The ab wheel is an inexpensive and seemingly innocuous device that presents quite a challenge. It seems simple enough… Start with the wheel at your feet, with your arms and legs straight. Now roll the wheel out… …until you’re laid out as far as you can go, but still under control. Then pull everything back […]

Read More » | August 18, 2010 | Category: Midsection, Tutorial | Comments: 39

L-Seat

For those completely unfamiliar, this is an L-seat.   As you can clearly see, the legs are bent at a 90 degree angle to the torso, so that the entire body forms an "L" shape, hence the name. The L-seat has no motion to it, and requires very minimal balance. It is a simple skill […]

Read More » | August 18, 2010 | Category: Midsection, Tutorial | Comments: 24

Chair Handstand

Performing a handstand on a chair is one of my favorite skills to do. A handstand on the floor is impressive to many people, and a handstand press even more so – but as soon as you throw a familiar object into the mix, people tend to pay a bit more attention. Physical Prerequisites First, […]

Read More » | August 18, 2010 | Category: The Stands, Tutorial | Comments: 3

The Headstand

For those who are apprehensive about going upside-down in a handstand, the headstand is a good skill to get you use to being inverted. It is a fairly simple skill that you should be able to master very shortly. First, let’s look at the head and hand placement for the skill – What’s important to […]

Read More » | August 18, 2010 | Category: The Stands, Tutorial | Comments: 17

The Handstand

NOTE: I wrote this tutorial about 6 years ago. 6 years. Needless to say, I use different methods in teaching the handstand today. Some are slight differences, some are dramatic. This tutorial will get you there, but for the latest in my training, head out to a seminar. Thank you.   The handstand – a […]

Read More » | August 18, 2010 | Category: The Stands, Tutorial | Comments: 76