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Warm Up Stretches


Rest between sets: None
Intensity: LightPress Coordination Warm Up


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Moderate | Focus on form

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Parallel Runners Stretch Reaches
2x6 each side
In the same moment focus on your anterior pelvic tilt. Work on arching your lower back as you reach forward.
Keep your hips on top of the back knee at all times.
Keep your front knee fully locked and push the bottom of the knee into the floor. Place your hands further in front to increase difficulty.
Parallel Runners Stretch Lifts
6x each side
Place your whole hand flat on the box. To increase difficulty walk your hands further towards the front.
Keep your hips on top of the supporting foot and squared with your shoulders.
Lock the front knee and push the bottom of the knee towards the floor.
Stalder Training


Rest between sets: As Needed
Intensity: Moderate | Leave 2 reps in reserve in each set

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Press from Standing Lower to Stalder
1x1
When lowering separation of movement is key. First bring your legs around and pull your feet down using your hips flexors. Keep your shoulders open and your hips in a slight anterior pelvic tilt.
Only when you can not pull any lower lean your shoulders towards the front sligthly and start lowering your hips. Use your hip flexors and compression muscles to pull on your legs hard.
Go as slow as possible and try to stay in control the entire time! If you feel like you are about to lose control: Stop and simply try to freeze in place!
Stalder Press from Handstand
3x1
In the Stalder Press first pull your hips up. For that round your back, protract your shoulders and lean them towards the front sligthly. Use your hip flexors to pull your legs towards your chest.
Once the your hips are all the way up use your back muscle to pull your hips into a slight anterior pelvic tilt and bring your shoulders back in line between your hands and hips. Lastly just bring your legs around.
Focus on the way back down. Keep separating your movements and go as slow and as compressed as possible.
Chest to Wall Stalder Press
2x1
When pressing up focus on compression first. The goal is to fully align the hips and shoulders on top of the hands before the heels touch the wall.
Fully lock your elbows. This is a straight arm skill! Treat it as such!
Lock your knees and point your feet!
Band Assisted Stalder Press
2xmax
Once the your hips are all the way up use your back muscle to pull your hips into a slight anterior pelvic tilt and bring your shoulders back in line between your hands and hips. Lastly just bring your legs around.
Focus on the way back down. Keep separating your movements and go as slow and as compressed as possible.
Fully lock your elbows. This is a straight arm skill! Treat it as such!
Stalder Conditioning


Rest between sets: 1-2 min
Intensity: Elevated | Leave only 1 rep in reserve in each set

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
L Sit Straddle Press
3x1
Once the your hips are all the way up use your back muscle to pull your hips into a slight anterior pelvic tilt and bring your shoulders back in line between your hands and hips. Lastly just bring your legs around.
Lock your knees and point your feet!
Focus on the way back down. Keep separating your movements and go as slow and as compressed as possible.
L Sit to Half Stalder Press
2x4
Lift your hips high enough in each rep for your leg to clear the arm. You want the leg to move around the arm whilst staying fully compressed!
Hit the Half Stalder Position properly in each rep. Lift your legs, depress your scapula, look up and show a long neck!
Fully lock your elbows. This is a straight arm skill! Treat it as such!
Wall Tuck Planche Reps
2x4
Protract your shoulders and round your back. Do not allow your shoulder blades to stick out in the back.
Find a smooth and slippery piece of wall for your feet to travel without additional resistance. Do not walk your feet on the wall! Stay clean as you slide back up. Focus on keeping the shoulder protraction and rounded back!
Lock your elbows! This is a straight arm drill. If you are not training on parallettes consider externally rotating your hands to ease pressure on your wrists.
Extreme Chest to Wall Leg Lifts
2x6
When you return to the wall first open your shoulders fully and then untighten your hip flexors to bring the heels back to the wall. If your heels touch the wall whilst you open the shoulders you know you did not properly hold your compression.
Start with your hands, shoulders and hips vertically aligned with only feet touching the wall. The exact distance to the wall will depend on your current level of flexibility.
Engage your legs! Lock your knees, point your feet and squeeze the water out of them.
Stalder Lift Offs from Floor
2x5
Lift your feet first or at least at the same time as the glutes. Do not lift your glutes whilst your feet remain on the floor.
The goal is for the knees to be slightly higher than the hips and for the glutes to be above the elbows. Compress! Imagine the floor is lava and you are trying to get away!
Keep your elbows locked the entire time. On top of each rep push your shoulders down as much as possible.
V-Up Combi with Rope
1x10
Keep the immobile leg on the floor for control. Do not externally rotate either leg.
With a straight back reach as tall as possible to clear the leg. Keep your upper body and leg up as you return with your hands to the initial side of the leg.
Lock your knees the entire time but flex your foot if necessary.

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