Efficient Standing Back Tuck
you adjust your arms to grab your shins in the tuck is not NEARLY as important
as the LIFT and SET before that. The jump-entry
into the tuck is the REAL
power generator & if you don't put your best emphasis into it at that
time it doesn't really matter how you grab or legs.
The arms do not HAVE to be used to grab the legs in the
tuck, it can be done without them. They are essentially a slight 'helper'
to shrink the size of the tuck-position ((applies to pike also)... Again,
the REAL value of the arms is in gaining height in the jump-lift... and
in setting the rotation. Work on getting that part right & expect
to practice 400-500 of them to actually 'get' your tuck.
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