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« on: June 23, 2009, 04:57:19 PM »
i cant seem to do a kong.every time i try my foot hits the rail and i fall.i cant crunch more then i am and my arms have me as far up as i can go but i still hit it any ideas on helping me.

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Re: kong
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 05:30:49 PM »
if you are tucking as hard as possible and your arms are as extended as possible... you might need to try pushing off of the obstacle sooner... like, when you plant your hands and then push off, try pushing off just before your feet get to the rail/box...

good practice would be to get a box or table and practice konging onto it... like do a Kong and try and get to where you are standing on the box

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Re: kong
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 09:14:41 AM »
You might want to try learning kongs on something other than a rail. As I beginner myself, I found it much easier to go home and work on kongs with a picnic table. This tutorial helped me a lot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXH7FHfMCH0

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Re: kong
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 11:49:39 PM »
How do you get over the diving issue? I've done a ton of stalls where I run up, plant both feet, then jump up

Do you jump first? Put hands first? I may need to get a video...
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Re: kong
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 04:58:44 AM »
I find that when I'm having a hard time getting over an obstacle with a kong, it's because my hips aren't high enough. If you're tucking your legs in as much as you can, getting your hips higher so that your back is parallel to the ground gives your legs more space to get over the obstacle.

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Re: kong
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 09:00:17 AM »
I find that when I'm having a hard time getting over an obstacle with a kong, it's because my hips aren't high enough. If you're tucking your legs in as much as you can, getting your hips higher so that your back is parallel to the ground gives your legs more space to get over the obstacle.

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yes good point about the hips... I've never noticed that until you said it...

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