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PostSubject: Skill Difficulty/When To Start   Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:22 pm

I have a few skills I want to learn which are:

Front Lever
Back Lever
Human Flag
Planche
Handstand

I've found a few good tutorials for each but the one thing I'm still a little hazy on is which would be easiest to learn first and when should I start? In other words, what should I be able to do before trying these?

(I get the feeling it will be the handstand.)

Right now I'm just nailing the basics (Pull ups/Push ups/Dips) and have seen better increases than I expected, so I'm trying to figure out where to go next. I don't want to start other training too soon and create increased risk of injury, but on the other hand I don't want to be too cautious and find out I could start a few months earlier than I thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Skill Difficulty/When To Start   Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:11 pm

CTurner wrote:
I have a few skills I want to learn which are:

Front Lever
Back Lever
Human Flag
Planche
Handstand

I've found a few good tutorials for each but the one thing I'm still a little hazy on is which would be easiest to learn first and when should I start? In other words, what should I be able to do before trying these?

(I get the feeling it will be the handstand.)

Right now I'm just nailing the basics (Pull ups/Push ups/Dips) and have seen better increases than I expected, so I'm trying to figure out where to go next. I don't want to start other training too soon and create increased risk of injury, but on the other hand I don't want to be too cautious and find out I could start a few months earlier than I thought.

Handstand or Human Flag Smile Lever's are harder Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Skill Difficulty/When To Start   Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:32 pm

You could probably start doing tucked levers, frog stand, handstand with the wall, and maybe clutch flag?
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PostSubject: Re: Skill Difficulty/When To Start   Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:31 pm

You've got three different types of exercise there.

1 Balance (Handstand)
3 Core (levers and flags)
1 Combination of balance and core (planche)

I can't do Human Flags (Never put the effort in to practice) so i can't comment on them but of the 4 that are left

Back lever is probably the easiest to get and get a very good form on.
Then handstand
Front lever
Planche - this is just hard... no two ways about it what ever it takes you to get the other three, this will take longer and then some!

Having said that, there's no reason you shouldn't start working towards all 4 Very Happy.

As Cody said, tucked levers are a good starting point, however i'd heavily recommend doing skin the cats before starting out on the back lever in order to increase your shoulder flexibility and strength.

Frog stands will help your balance for both handstands and planches.

You can also try kicking up against a wall and trying to hold a handstand against that. However you may decide that working on pike presses is a better start. - That depends a little on your current strength Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Skill Difficulty/When To Start   Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:58 am

That's just the type of answer I was looking for, cheers Tim.
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