Straps

Skilled Straps Technique

/ with Aaron Koz (2018)

Participants should have been training straps for a while, should be able to ‘tolerate’ a certain amount of conditioning and training particular to straps, but perhaps haven’t a huge vocabulary. Beginning to work towards 1 arm spinning and more advanced dynamic 2-arm techniques, for students who are working towards solidifying skills like flag/reverse meathook, angle roll-ups, woosh-woosh (side-balance tempos), and more.

Pre-requisities: For those who are working on solidifying flag/meathook variations/some progression of back lever (tuck/straddle/straight), has practice spinning on 1 or 2 arms, skin the cats and straight arm inversions of any kind – all of these should be demonstrated in the video you submit.

Wrist guards aren’t necessary but if being on straps for 1.5 hours 5 days in a row makes your wrists hurt, bring them. This class will build upon the support position and explore various two arm support wrap tricks and transitions and stringing them together. Participants by the end of the week will be given the tools and understanding of how to flare to different positions.


Advanced Straps Technique

/ with Aaron Koz (2018)

Participants should have been training straps and are comfortable with sustained training and turning/spinning, looking at skills like roll-ups etc.. These classes will start with a review of flag positioning and drills to strengthen it, as well as progressions towards skills like flare to flag as well as other transitions to flag, exiting flag with control, as well as thinking about movements like full-twist, tempos in and out of meathook/flag, and deadlifts to flag.

Pre-requisites: Can hold flag/meathook (and can repeatedly hold those positions over the course of the class/week), can do a straight-arm straight piked leg raise to skin the cat (4x), are comfortable hanging from one arm for around 30 seconds. These should be demonstrated in the video you submit.

Wrist guards aren’t necessary but if being on straps for 1.5 hours 5 days in a row makes your wrists hurt, bring them.

This class will work towards 1-arm inversions to meathook and flag, as well as exploring the different transitions between the two positions. Over the course of the week participants will be given the tools for understanding of multiple types of roll-ups, switches, and other straps technique. There will be some time for research near the end of the week within the scope of practice. Participants by the end of the week will have an understanding of how to use momentum to not fall on their shoulders.

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