Practicing straddle L to endo presses on beam is a good drill to develop balance, body control and strength. One of the gymnast’s goals must be to show a good straddle L, and also move in and out of that position with as much compression as possible. If a gymnast is planning to use the straddle L press as a beam mount, they must remember to keep the chin up on the straddle before starting the press to enhance the skill’s presentation.