Kerri and Allison bust out some parallette dips.
This week we are resuming our weekly gymnastic skill work. Yesterday we did some new drills and progressions to help everyone improve their pull-ups. Today we are working on getting inverted and handstand push-ups.
Getting inverted, or being upside down, is vital for developing proprioception, balance, and body awareness. Finding your equanimity while inverted is a skill that will serve you if you're ever in a car crash, if you slip and fall, get caught in an avalanche, or any other emergency situation. You certainly don't want to let getting upended be your undoing.
Before we start our new handstand progressions, we want to make sure everyone has the basic strength, balance and mobility needed to safely get upside down. We are following this excellent hand balancing progression from CrossFit Jääkarhu. Once you have shown us you have these basic skills, we'll move you on to the next progression. Good luck!
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