Straight Arm Press In 4 Easy Steps

Straight Arm Press In 4 Easy Steps

(intense tech music) – What’s up ThenX athletes, I’m Zay Tiggs, and welcome back to another
video for Official ThenX. Today I’m gonna be showing you four steps on how to master your Straight Arm Press. (high intensity beat music) Now, before we begin, it’s important that you guys
know the difference between a Bend Arm Press and a Straight Arm Press. The Bend Arm Press is a
more strength-based skill focusing on your shoulders,
biceps, and triceps supporting the movement. The Straight Arm Press also requires a lot from these muscles, but focuses more on flexibility as well as
your upper back muscles. You wanna make sure you
build a solid foundation when it comes to balance and strength. So, for this movement, you
wanna be able to complete these requirements before
attempting the Straight Arm Press. You wanna be able to hold a handstand for at least thirty seconds, hold an L-sit for at
least fifteen seconds, and be able to do at least
five handstand push-ups against the wall comfortably,
and with good form. There are many different
variations to performing this exercise, and today we’ll be incorporating tips and progressions, to get you on your way to
mastering this movement. As I mentioned before, you wanna have good flexibility on your shoulders and wrists,
especially your hamstrings, as it will result in better compression, making this movement a lot easier, meaning your trying to get your hips as close to your belly button as possible. The more compression you have, the less you have to lean forward, and the less strength you have
to apply to this movement. What you notice if you lack flexibility, is compensating by leaning
forward way too much, and your hips way back from your stomach. So with that being said, let’s move on to these progressions, they’re gonna help
increase your flexibility, strength, and get you on your way to mastering your Straight Arm Press. All right, so this first progression is a Straight Leg Negative
Handstand against the wall. Let me show you what that looks like. (high energy music) All right guys. So this
progression right here is gonna take you through the
full Straight Arm Press by doing the essentials of it. It’s gonna help you
understand the movements, and motions of the press
by making our bodies go through the full range of
motion that this move requires. At first, you might find
yourselves coming down really quickly, but keep working on it. The slower and more controlled you’re able to perform this movement, the faster you can move on
to the other progressions. All right, lets move on
to the next progression, that’s gonna be Pike Walks. Let me show you what that looks like. (jazzy beat music) All right, there you have Pike Walks. A great move to practice
the feeling of shifting your weight and balance from
your feet, to your shoulders. You’ll also be working
that initial start to the Straight Arm Press by
engaging your scapulas and upper back muscles that
will get you closer to stacking your hips, over your shoulders. This move will also work on
increasing your compression, by using less strength, and more balance control, and flexibility All right, lets move on
to this next progression, we got the Tuck Handstand Hold. Let me show you what that looks like. (slow, heavy bass music) All right guys, there you guys have it, the Tuck Handstand Hold. This move is gonna help develop
that straight arm strength, as well as strengthen your
wrists and shoulders by transferring your weight onto them, by being in that position. If you find this move too difficult, you can alleviate some
weight by using your arms as support, while keeping them locked. Let me show you what that looks like. (playful, calm music) There you have it. Practice this move to
develop the strength in your wrists and shoulders, so
you can then nicely do an Unassisted Tuck Handstand Hold. All right, moving on the
last and final progression, we got Elevated Pike Pumps, let me show you what that looks like. You will need an elevated surface, so, find a chair, a box,
anything that’s gonna help elevate your feet from the ground. Let me show you what this looks like. (deep, intense bass music) All right, and there you
have Elevated Pike Pumps. In the beginning, as you just saw, you might start off with small pumps, but eventually, you’ll
wanna work your way to doing full pumps, into a full handstand. Once you feel comfortable pumping up into the full handstand, now you can start reducing the height of the elevated surface, eventually making your
way down to the floor. (intense music) All right, so once you’ve
reached this point, you’ve successfully unlocked
the Straight Arm Press, and for the full step-by-step Straight Arm Handstand
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100 thoughts on “Straight Arm Press In 4 Easy Steps

  1. Downloaded the app to just check it out.
    Been doing calisthenics in my workouts my whole time working out for like 8 yrs now. So I thought the workout in the app wasn’t gonna be that hard.
    Boy was I wrong!!!!!
    That thing killed me! 5 Stars!!! I can’t feel my arms!!! Freaking recommend!!!

  2. This question is for chris heria…. Please please bro can you show the solution of anterior pelvic tilt

  3. Dear @chrisheria, as most of your exercises use wrists,please mention some exercises for strengthening of wrists….I'm a regular follwer but this wrist pain is killing me when I'm doing your exercises…

  4. Very good form on handstands💪💪💪💪👍👍👍👍
    And a very good tutorial💪💪💪💪👍👍👍👍👌👌👌👌😎😎😎😎

  5. Very awesome Zay, you've improved significantly. I'm very impressed. I'm gonna work on this right now. PS, the app is awesome.

  6. Gravity exists:I am the strongest best force everyone will abide to me.

    Thenx team:no I dont think I will

  7. Chris heria How can you be at so low Weight and steel do so advanced exercises. Other people’s that or doing the things you do are Mutch bigger then you but you can steel do as good as them how are you doing it?

  8. aight, not dissing the videos – theyre great – but you seriously telling me that this channels name WASNT made to be close to AthleanX?


  9. Great job walking us through this . Way beyond my skill set but I will certainly give a try , thanks 🙏

  10. hamstring flexibility and stretching is so important for this one; almost all those positions, before only standing on your hands require good stretched hamstrings

  11. Does somone has tipps to master the handstand? Maybe point out which muscle group im lacking? The l sit isnt a problem neither are the handstand push ups, i meet those requirements. Is it just balancing which comes through training? Much love

  12. this idiot zay mamaguevo cabron comemierda is the bigeest clown anywhere with all those pictures on the skin one day in the future when his brain develope he will want to remove them but how

  13. I workout heavy weights based on benchpress, squats, deadlifts, powercleans, etc. Basic offseason football workout. How should I incorporate this calisthenics workouts into my routine? 🤔

  14. i have jump to handstand but not press. I cannot even do pike walk. feels like hopping forward, but i can not put weight on shoulders and lift. Can you do more break down or use someone who cannot do it to demo?

  15. Hey Chris. Question. I haven't seen a BACK exercises on your channel. Can you do it, please. Great channel. You're my fav.

  16. Are supplements essential? I never take any and I workout and eat well but I hardly see progress any advice would be greatly appreciated

  17. The hardest part with Press HS is the hamstring (hip flexor) mobility (straight legs movement). Shoulders pressing isn't that hard should you work on it around 1-2 months intensely (if you already have a good HS hold & HSPU). I can do some Press with Parraletes, but with a bit of jumping momentum. It's still fun tho, I enjoy it a lot (as long as I'm not training Full Planche on the same day), the DOMS is crazy 😅 Great video as always, learned a lot!

  18. Why do my shoulders crack when I'm doing lateral raises? Maybe because my shoulders aren't strong enough

  19. Chris do your butt hurts or not the butt exactly but somewhere on your upper butt hurts when you do abs leg raises or abs seated in and outs?Do you have some tips? For me i think i have a tight hamstrings and not much flexibility.

  20. I want that Osvaldo and Chris do a dead planche, prayer planche, one arm planche or maltese tutorial. They are very strong

  21. I am 29 years old, 1,75m and 115kg. Should i Start calisthenics? And what should i pay attention to? I tried the gym, But that was Not for me.

  22. @OfficialTHENX seriously check your emails I have now subscribed 3 times and paid three times in one month and it still asking me to renew my membership. What kind of service is this!!!!!

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