extension to handstand is a "KIP" ... all the power is generated
when the closed body (in a tight pike or 'V') is opened rapidly.
FIRST have the student push STRAIGHT legs and pointed toes upwards... SLOWLY... and the coach RESISTS by pushing the legs down softly... The goal is to have the student focus on which muscles (buttocks/lumbar) are doing the work.10-20 reps.
MAKE SURE THE KNEES remain locked straight.
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