Flow with Mike #15 (beginner to intermediate drill)
This week we have a beginner to intermediate drill for you that’s all about building the sense of safety and comfort in the Tuck Balance. If you’re not familiar with a Tuck Balance, think about it as the Animal Flow version of a Handstand. Feel free to perform this drill as often as you’d like, as long as it’s after your wrist mobilizations.
The Call out for this drill is:
Right leg Side Kickthrough
Levitate to Left leg Side Kickthrough
Pause in High Hip Modified Beast- HHMB
Pop Switch leg 4 reps
Left leg Side Kickthrough
If you plan on using this Flow as your workout, we recommend doing it in this order:
1- Begin with the short or long duration Wrist Mobilizations video in the Level 1 tutorial section and follow along.
2- Perform 10-15 repetitions of each movement for 3-4 sets. If you are unfamiliar with any of the movements, go to the Tutorial and follow along before performing the previously suggested sets and reps.
3- Watch this week’s Flow and practice along.
4- Once you feel comfortable with the Flow, continue to practice, alternating between sides for your determined workout duration. *Since this week’s Flow is more of a practice drill, you may want to play with tempos. Try speeding the Flow up, then slowing it down. Just remember, we can only go as fast as we can control!
5- Leave at least 3-5 minutes for an additional round of Wrist Mobilizations.
This beginner to intermediate Flow (or drill) utilizes the Levitating Side Kickthrough to help you build a sense of safety and comfort in the Tuck Balance. The goal of this drill is NOT to actually perform the Tuck Balance, but just begin to get the hips above the head, bringing you into a slight inversion. It can be practiced in any size space. Mike Fitch demonstrates the drill and then calls it out so you can follow along. You can practice and perform this Flow as many times as needed to create a workout of your desired duration. Be sure to warm up with your Wrist Mobility movements, and check out the Tutorials section if you need help with any of the movements.
Animal Flow On Demand is intended for your personal use. If you are interested in teaching Animal Flow to others, in personal training or classes, you'll need to become a Certified Animal Flow Instructor by attending one of our workshops. If you'd like to further improve your individual skills by working one-on-one or taking a class with one of our Certified Instructors, check out our on-line directory to find one near you. See AnimalFlow.com for more information.
Disclaimer: You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. You should be in a physical condition that enables you to participate in the exercise. Consult with a physician if you have any medical conditions that might impact your ability to participate in a bodyweight training program. See our website for full disclaimer.
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