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    lately i have been training with various static positions, im somewhat content with the springiness i developed in my legs, but my upper body is being neglected so i decided to try a new excercise. just do a hand stand against a wall and hold it. you can do straight arms or bended arms. well... i just wanted some input on how effective this might be and maybe some other suggestions. And i must say i am so freakin tired of common excersises. I want some of that good old ancient stuff (much respect) I mean crap... this whole chi experience is new to me and i didnt experience it till i did a bit of stance training. whooda known that i would stumble upon an old chinese karate book by ed parker 5 cents at the library, a godsend answer to my plea for martial knowledge.
    happy times fellow martial arteests.
    "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

  • #2
    well i don't think doing a handstand against the wall is a very ancient exercise. good old-fashioned push-ups will do more for your arms anyway.

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    • #3
      i beg to differ, ive been doing push ups all my life with okay results. the handstand works muscles in your chest arms and back that pushups cannot isolate
      "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

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      • #4
        ive seen monks doing this without my essential wall
        "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

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        • #5
          well, i did say "for your arms". there are other exercises that will work your chest and back more efficiently, too.

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          • #6
            such as what may i ask zachsan?
            "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

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            • #7
              visit a gym. there's tons of equipment that targets the back muscles and the pecs.

              expanding and contracting muscles with resistance is a much more efficient way to build raw strength than static poses, because it demands a lot more of the muscles involved.
              Last edited by zachsan; 03-16-2005, 10:36 PM.

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              • #8
                i see. well have you tried any?
                "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

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                • #9
                  gyms bore me most of the time. ill spend an hour at the most.
                  "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

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                  • #10
                    handstands are good bwe excersizes, especailly handstand pushups. You can hold the hand stand in between pushups for a faster fatigue, I guess. It works with regular pushups. I have never really done a handstand since I was a kid.
                    Becoming what I've dreamed about.

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                    • #11
                      As you can guess, I'm not too into static excersises...
                      Try doing handstand pushups....

                      As far as regular pushups... try doing pyramids

                      1 pushup 30 seconds rest
                      2 pushups 30 second rest
                      3 pushups 30 second rest... etc...


                      try to go up to about 8, then back down to one..

                      if you can do that, try 10 or 12
                      practice wu de

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                      • #12
                        thats a good one. ill try that. i wonder how one can build his strength so he can hold a static handstand without support. thats some hard shit. those monks are powerful!
                        "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

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                        • #13
                          handstand against wall

                          then

                          handstand against wall and do a pushup..
                          practice wu de

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                          • #14
                            Just combine the both and handstand pushups.
                            Show me a man who has forgotten words, so that I can have a word with him.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rob1357
                              gyms bore me most of the time. ill spend an hour at the most.

                              You usually don't need to much more than that. A good training partner helps too.
                              practice wu de

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