In this progressive step of the previous strap stalder drill the gymnasts continue increasing the amplitude of their body extension coming out of the pancake compression and also aim to direct that extension closer to the vertical line until eventually they reach a total handstand. In this variation the gymnast is mostly concerned with mastering the initial motion to bring in the straddle legs toward the deep pancake and each time he takes the legs out he just swings back to practice coming in from a position closer and closer to a complete handstand. Eventually he combines a high position to start the stalder with a powerful extension out of the pancake bottom toward a vertical handstand in fact performing the complete skill. Last clip Take a final look to this progressive drill and to the final result a straddle stalder.
Straps Stalder Drill
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