Thursday’s class opened with a little bit of skill work focusing on the handstand. A simple and logical progression was followed to get people working towards the ever-dreaded handstand push-up:
– 5 handstand kick-ups;
– handstand holds;
– handstand push-ups / box-assisted handstand push-ups
We’ve covered the handstand kick-up in some depth before (with help from beastskills.com). However, assisted handstand work is of tremendous help by allowing you to become familiar, and comfortable, with your head pointed straight at the floor. Once you’re more comfortable with the inverted position, you will find that it actually takes less effort to kick-up into the handstand, thus leaving more energy for handstand holds and handstand push-ups.
Of course, class is never just all fun & games. Following the skill work was a nice 12 min. Met Con consisting of:
Owing to a church function taking place in the gym this weekend, Sunday’s classes will be held OUTSIDE!
Elements (9am) will be heading over to the very close, very convenient Mitchell Park.
HOWEVER! You may need to give yourself extra time in order to get to the gym on Sunday owing to the running of the Marine Corps Marathon. In case you’re wondering which roads will be closed, you’ll find a complete list along with their time of closing in this Marine Corps Marathon Press Release.