Blast From the Past: Back Lever Leg Raises

Hey guys! Check out this blast from the past on the Gymnastic Rings from Logan! In this Video, Logan performs a Back Lever into a Leg Raise.

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Back Lever Leg Raises are a great way to mimic a Reverse Hyper Machine while using Rings.

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Take a look at Logan’s demo below!

Don’t forget that our friends at Gold Medal Bodies have revamped their Rings One Program and if you act before tomorrow ends, you can receive two special bonuses including shoulder health and a conditioning workout using the gymnastic rings!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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Getting Started with the Gymnastic Rings!

In today’s Post, we’ll be looking at a beginner ring workout you can do, to develop great control and upper body strength from our friends at Gold Medal Bodies!

The First exercise is the Top Position. This is the first exercise in the workout flow. Make sure to lock in your lats and be careful not to shrug your shoulders.

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The Second exercise are dips. Keep the same stabilized positioning from the Top Position. Lower your body without letting your shoulders pass the rings.

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Third we have the Reverse Row Sit. An important detail of this move is that rather than just sitting back, make sure your row towards the rings, drive up your hips, and clinch your glutes.

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We have two variations for the fourth exercise. Test out the Tuck first so you can build your stabilization strength with the L-sit.

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The final exercise is either a chin or pull-up. The focus here is on the strict pulling motions, so be sure not to perform a kip-up during this exercise.

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Watch the full video to get a full breakdown of the exercises!

Gold Medal Bodies has been a strong leader in body weight development over the years. They’ve just recently revamped their Rings 1 training program. If you want to build a strong Upper Body of Olympic Levels, check out Rings 1.

Stay Inverted,
-Coach Jon

P.S. If you act before 1/30/16, you can receive two special bonuses including shoulder health and a conditioning workout using the gymnastic rings!

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We want to know what you think!

Hey guys! As most of you know, we’ve been setting things up for the coming year. We want to make LAOHB better than ever for you. But in order to do that we will be testing a few things as well as getting feedback from you all as we keep walking forward!

With that said, we have a quick survey we would like all of you to fill out so that we can start heading in the new direction! You can find it here!

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Also, on the note of a new direction. Our friends revamped one of their programs. If you’re looking for a way to build your shoulder and stabilization in a fashion that elevates rather than inverts, check out Rings One!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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AcroYoga Beginner Tutorial – Front Bird

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For today’s post, we’ll be looking at the Front Bird Tutorial. Noga goes over quite a few tips involve safety and balance. Be sure that you are ready we the base, the flyer, and the spotter. Watch the video below to learn your first move!

Increase your flexibility and stabilization with the Tiger Bend.

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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Happy Hump day and what would you like!?

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Happy Hump Day everybody! As you all know we have been working hard making Lost Art of Hand Balancing bigger and better! A part of that process is in seeing what you guys are interested in. Which tips you found the most benefits in and also what you would like to see in the future. So, with that said, we’d appreciate it if you send us a shout and let us know what YOU WANT!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

 

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Hand Positioning For the Handstand Part 2

Allright! Here is part 2 of the Hand Positioning for the Handstand Post. Here is some great insight on small tweaks you can make to increase your hold time and balance. The basic beginner position if you have good range of motion in the wrists is to try and keep the middle fingers parallel to eachother.

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If that becomes difficult and you are even having trouble kicking up, try turning your hands out.

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The hand position can cause stress on the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and base of the neck if your range of motion is compromised.

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A simple turn of the hand can reduce the restriction in the upper extremities and make hand balancing a whole lot  easier!

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Check the video below for more detailed info!

Make sure to get the Handstand Mastery Course!

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Acroyoga For Beginners: What is Acroyoga?

Hey Guys!

Every Friday for the next five weeks, we’ll be looking at another form of hand balancing. One that isn’t just an independent journey but one that you share with another. Here is a basic breakdown of the positions and things you might need to get started with your partner.

For more instruction on hand balancing, check out How to do a one-armed handstand!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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Hand Positioning For the Handstand Part 1

Here is an excellent primer on hand positioning and placement for the handstand. Everybody’s body is a bit different in terms of bone structure, strength, and flexibility. Just some simple tweaks on angle from fingers turned parallel to an external rotation can make a big change on your stabalization.

Watch the video below to find out more!

Also, don’t forget to try out the handstand mastery course!

Stay Inverted,
-Coach Jon

 

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Advancing the Basics: Headstand Variation – Sitting Upside Down!

With today’s post, we’ll be looking at another way to advance your basic handstand lead-up stunts. For this variation, we’ll be focusing on balance and dynamic stabilization with the headstand by adding an L-Sit!

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When we get started with this aim to reach for 5 sets of 3 reps. That way you can build the necessary strength without going overboard.

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You want to get started in the sprinter stance with the tripod. Kick-up from this position and hold the alignment.

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Once you stabilized the alignment, grip your fingers to the floor and shift your hips back until your legs have reached at least parallel to the ground and then repeat a couple more times.

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Another nice tip is to slightly round your mid-back. It won’t be visible in your alignment, but it can help to keep the load off of your lower lumbar!

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Here is the complete video for you!

Be sure to check out the full handstand program here!

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Advancing the Basics: Frogstand Variation – Using Your Head 1 Min Tip

Here is the first official tip post of 2016 for LAOHB! Today we are going over the Frogstand. Specifically, we are going to take a look at a nice regression you can use to help build the stabilizers necessary to keep you balanced, while you are in this position!

 

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First you want to Begin in the Frogstand Position. Make sure that you are gripping the floor tightly with your fingers and that you have as much surface space that you can rest you legs on!

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Second, carefully let the crown of your head rest on the floor as you drive your hips up. Reposition your legs if necessary to gain a stronger position.

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Finally attempt to hold the position for at least one minute while you keep your back aligned with a posterior tilt.

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An added benefit of this modified position is that you can use it to drive up into your headstand!

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Look below to see the entire tip!

If you want to delve deeper into your hand balance training, go to Handstand Mastery!

Stay Inverted!
-Coach Jon

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