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05-29-2011, 08:07 AM
Hey guys. I got Johns book,Balance of Power and became determined to be able to do a handstand push up. I was shocked to find out how hard it was for me to get one good rep. The Balance of Power helps you get ready to build the strength for this movement. I started doing 2 sets of 5 reps, three times thru out the day. After 3 weeks of this, I took 2 days off, then went for a max set.I was able to get 10 handstand push ups. My goal was get 10 by my 55th birthday in a few months. Now Im gonna kick it up and nail 15. Thanks John.
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05-29-2011, 05:03 PM
James, John is the most knowledgeable trainer in the field with by far the greatest knowledge of the
mind /body connection. His training really works in all areas. There is no better example than the one that you just gave. Gordon
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05-29-2011, 05:31 PM
Great job Jamestexas! I'm currently seeking the goal to be able to do a head to floor handstand pushup.I'm 3 inches away so I know you were persistant.Keep being determined and you'll make all your goals!
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05-29-2011, 06:46 PM
Hey James,

That's AWESOME man !

You have literally blown away your original goal !

Please let us know when you hit 15.

Take care,
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05-30-2011, 11:03 AM
Im thinking of getting balance of power myself in the near future. I want to be able to do a handstand push-up, and the other thing I want to be able to do is climb a rope.
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08-22-2011, 12:25 PM
What would you recommend?

Elbows to the side like in a press behind the neck
or mor pointing forward?

What is more the natural way to avoid shoulder injury?
You don't have to be great to start,
but you have to start to be great!
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08-22-2011, 02:53 PM
Hey Reader,

The answer to that question is dependent completely on which hand and elbow position offers you your best and strongest natural leverage. This will be determined by the width of your shoulders, length of your upper arm to your lower arm, amount of back bend, and your natural weight distribution. No two people are identical. If anyone pretends they have the answer for you, they are liars. Only you can determine your best angle of leverage. And the only way to know for sure is to practice it.

---John Peterson
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