Yesterday after I put in some time in the treadmill I wanted to work on my handstands and planche holds a little bit. Well the handstand practice quickly went out the window after I repeatedly banged my three bad toes coming down from attempts.
So I decided to try out some planche holds. I first did an elbow planche, a hold I started messing with a month or so ago. It is a move that focuses more on balance than strength since your weight is perched on top of your elbows.
I then widened my hand position on the ground and tried something new, getting off my elbows and just pinning my arms to my sides. I was surprised I actually could hold it for several seconds.
I then went even further apart with my base where my arms were barely touching my sides. I could only hold that momentarily, but it was still a hold.
Later Lou said he had an old set of parallelettes that he made/modified that I could have. He shipped them off today. I joked with Lou that maybe some of his hardcore work out intensity will rub off on me hopefully. I can’t wait to get my hands on them.
They instantly will become one of my more prized pieces of work out equipment.