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Building a Solid Foundation for Straps

Building a Solid Foundation for Straps

This workshop is designed to give you training tools to build the strength and body awareness required for developing technical straps work (even if you have just a little or no experience). Basics for safe spotting (for those who want to train together) and shoulder injury prevention will also be introduced as we progress through the different drills and exercises. Come prepared to work smart, not just hard, while learning about body alignment, efficiency of movement, and skill progressions. This is a long workshop with a lot of information – a notebook, video camera, and power snacks are encouraged.

Workshop Agenda:
- Full-body warm-up with heavy focus on shoulder pre-hab/stability/mobility
- Conditioning drills for two arms, one arm, and preparation for dynamic movement
- Breakdown of a variety of rollup skills and their progressions
- Comprehensive cool-down with emphasis on maintaining open shoulder mobility.

Pre-requisites: While previous straps work is not necessary, this is not a “beginners” workshop. The following skills will be used extensively so students must feel very comfortable with each: meathook, skin-the-cat, inverted pike, inverted pull-up, straddle ups with straight arms/legs 

Limit: 5
Length: 3hrs
Cost: $60

Photo by Brent Holzapfel

Photo by Brent Holzapfel