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Offline John [sss24] Chadwell

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Johns goal of an elbow lever
« on: November 07, 2007, 03:23:05 PM »
this is my log to keep track of how much i have done and how close  i am to an elbow lever on the ground
Im starting to strengthen my elbows/wrist/sholders and using a fence to acually feel what it is like to hold yourself up with your hands and elbows
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Re: Johns goal of an elbow lever
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 08:47:14 PM »
Check out Jim's (beastskills) tutorial on the subject.
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Re: Johns goal of an elbow lever
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 05:15:09 AM »
already have ;D
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Re: Johns goal of an elbow lever
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 05:18:08 AM »
I can get a good one for maybe .5/1 second. it may not seem like much but now i know i can do it and just have to work on the time 8)
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Re: Johns goal of an elbow lever
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007, 08:52:40 PM »
Haha, cool then. Try and get some vids up for critique if you want help. :)
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Re: Johns goal of an elbow lever
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 04:19:56 PM »
I've got a pretty solid elbow lever(+20s)  and when you're starting out I found it easier to plant your hands on something above the ground, be it waist level or paralletes, it just seems easier to place your hands first and then lean your body onto them. 
If you would really rather learn it on the ground( a noble endeavor, that does pay off)  try balancing your weight between your feet and forehead, then lower yourself onto your elbows. Keep your eyes looking forward and flex your biceps. A good back exercise is a superman/skydiver, where you lay stomach on the ground , arms extended and contract your lower back to lift your feet, arms, and chest off the ground. You can either hold this as a static pose, or do reps of them.

Be sure to warm up your wrists a lot, I think I may have strained mine working on the one armed variety.
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