The 3 Most Important Hand Positions for Successful Handstand Work
Video by Travis Ewart

Static handstands, handstand push-ups and handstand walking may all have a handstand in common, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are supposed to be performed the same way. Hand positions during handstands can make or break the movement as the job of the hands differ for each application. Please take a look at the video we have put together for you, and hopefully it will shed some light on the most typically overlooked piece of the handstand. This video is brought to you by Invictus Gymnastics,

The 3 Most Important Hand Positions for Successful Handstand Work
Video by Travis Ewart

Static handstands, handstand push-ups and handstand walking may all have a handstand in common, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are supposed to be performed the same way. Hand positions during handstands can make or break the movement as the job of the hands differ for each application. Please take a look at the video we have put together for you, and hopefully it will shed some light on the most typically overlooked piece of the handstand. This video is brought to you by Invictus Gymnastics,

L-Sit Progression on Floor for Intermediate Athletes and Festivus Feats of Strength
Video by Michele Vieux

This progression toward a L-Sit is great to use for those of you who aren’t quite strong enough to hold yourself up on parallettes and even for those who don’t have parallettes handy. It can be incorporated into your gymnastics-based warm-up, workout in place of L-Sits or hollow holds, TV watching and travel workouts to help you strengthen your lower abs and hip flexors while fine-tuning your body control.

To perform this movement:

1) Sit with your legs stretched out in front of you and your hands placed next to your pockets.

Don’t Have Strict Pull-Ups? Try Mixing These 2 Variations into Your Routine
Written by Michele Vieux

The pull-up battle is real and for many athletes, getting that first strict pull-up is a goal. But what is the best way to get there? The familiar standbys – jumping pull-ups, pull-up negatives, banded pull-ups and partner assisted pull-ups – are all options and each has it’s place depending on what the workout calls for. Now let’s add a couple other options to your repertoire.

Band Pull-Down Modification

If you are working toward strict pull-ups,

Getting Your First Ring Dip
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

Ever look at the workout of the day, see that ring dips are scheduled in the program, and think to yourself ‘well, today I am skipping class’? If that is the case, don’t give into that thought! Instead, read on to learn about different progressions to get you to your first ring dip.

Stationary Dips

It is advised to start with a more stable movement, like the stationary dip. You can still work through the same range of motion required in the ring dip,