brianmovement This was only slightly sketchy 😀

Playing around with press handstand lowering into planche.
14h

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brianmovement Working more on the things that don't come easy.
Thoracic extension, shoulder flexion, lumbar extension have never been my forte but with enough consistent focus have no option but to improve.
3d
  •   brianmovement @_coach_stone_ I have, yes 2d
  •   _coach_stone_ Was it recently? I'm interested in the structure of your shoulders and lumbar and what your type of training it develops. In other words, are you littered with trigger points? 2d
  •   brianmovement @_coach_stone_ structure meaning? I'm fairly free of "trigger point" or bound tissue as compared to most I would say. 2d
  •   _coach_stone_ Calisthenics and natural movement develops a more well rounded synergy amongst the muscle groups. Whereas my experience with wrestling/bodybuilding/gymnastics/crossfit, I've noticed a trend of higher concentrations of trigger points as well as severe over development, and subsequently severe underdevelopment of very specific areas of the body. Perfect example would be the IT Band/Quad region compared to the deep Adductors of the inner thigh. 2d
  •   chazmith @sonomastrengthacademy - some thoracic work 2d
  •   brianmovement @_coach_stone_ I agree, any movement speciality creates issues in specific areas related to that practice but I also know a practice that incorporates some of the elements mentioned that is more well rounded can do just the opposite. And I know what you mean by "trigger points" but I don't view tissue in a similar way. 2d
  •   _coach_stone_ I see trigger points as a signal or message, not bound up tissue. Bound up tissues are simply the results. The imbalances of the body are providing the "wiring" for that signal to be felt or noticed. Requiring focused work and training to bring the body into alignment and balance. 2d
  •   devon.kosoko Cool profile 2d

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brianmovement Mastery toward body weight movement might be the best thing I've found to fully bring me into the present moment.
Straight arm straight leg press up for reps. Still working the mobility piece but one thing at a time 😀
4d

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brianmovement The best kind of messages to get from clients, that the method is working! @rossvollmer putting in some serious work and getting the result. A solid program and movement practice isn't all about making a bigger engine but is structured to create the best possible mover so that you can be better at all things, including Jiu Jitsu. 4d

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brianmovement These two planches are subtlety different. I'm still working on keeping the palms flat with the thumbs down but it changes the amount of forward lean possible, which is what this skill is all about. When there is less lean the hips pop higher and the movement stalls. The top is after realizing (thanks to @burnhamd) that my forward lean was insufficient and the bottom is ever so slightly lower with more lean. Still plenty of room for improvement but excited to keep trucking forward. 6d

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brianmovement If you're ever in Dallas and wanting to move look us up. Facebook: Movement Meetup Dallas. Today, Handbalancing and Floreio led by myself and the masterful @cartertwitty Special thanks to @pacelm for letting us use their beautiful facility. 7d

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brianmovement Closing the gap, these little gems seem to just happen, showing up out of nowhere. #practice 1w

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brianmovement These have never been fun but are a huge component to eventually getting the straddle press up, which requires ridiculous mobility and strength in the quad/hipflexor shortened position.. It's amazing how much things can improve when you practice them daily. 1w

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brianmovement Enjoying this "more mobile with age" thing. Still a ways to go for the front split but encouraged by the progress so far. One day at a time. 2w

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brianmovement I could just do a few reps of these and call it a day because #total body.
L sit hang to back lever
2w

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brianmovement Beautiful day, getting some play time in. Still so far to go to get even close to my teacher @portal.ido but I'm happy with the first attempt.

Handstand press up to planche attempt #1.
2w

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brianmovement Horizontal chest to bar lock off holds (15-20 seconds), simple yet deceiving. First, there's the actually touching the chest to bar part, then you have to hold. These are really helping the top of my one arm chin and look forward to truly getting horizontal. 2w

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brianmovement Taking ownership of scapular strength in the straight arm position. The arching scapular pull up has been a great addition for increased hold length in my front lever as well as the 'feel' within my scap retraction. 2w
  •   ddalsen This is beautiful. Nice job. Thanks for sharing. 2w
  •   chirostrength Great exercise! And you made that look easy 2w
  •   yogiyasi This kills me! All I ever feel is my neck muscles straining haha 2w
  •   luke.harris Do these count for the hanging challenge? 2w
  •   eerowest #cool 2w
  •   nguesta @brianmovement for someone that is trying to increase their scapula strength on one side, what would you suggest, I'm not as advanced enough to complete a full pull up with my L scapula functioning not as good as my R scapula. 2w

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brianmovement A few rounds of these and everything is taxed! Straight arm work slowly paying off, full crank for reps. 3w

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brianmovement When it comes to play there is no right or wrong. After teaching workshops I'm so energized after the fact that I've got to channel it somewhere. Just using what I've accumulated through my daily practice and having a little creative fun. 3w

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brianmovement Special thanks to @pacelm for letting me and @cartertwitty get some play time in. Looking forward to hosting the Ido Portal Movement X here March 5-6. Only a few spots left so if you're on the fence now is the time to jump! 3w

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brianmovement Plenty of one arm work left to do, good thing we are still in January. Working the archer chin to help find the strength and position for the OAC (one arm chin). 3w

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brianmovement Always practicing, always refining. These ironically are more challenging for me than the full box version I posted last week due to the incomplete range of the shoulder. This mid range is definitely my weaker point that needs some fine tuning. 4w

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brianmovement Thanks to @cfdc_vickery for letting me get a little play time in.
One arm handstand long holds getting me closer to my 2016 goal.
4w

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