L-Shaped Forearm Stand
- Start on forearms and knees with feet against the wall, hips stacked above knees, and shoulders stacked above elbows.
- Lift knees off the floor to come up to dolphin, with toes tucked under so that soles of feet press against the wall.
- Step feet onto the wall at hip-height, so that when you straighten your legs they are parallel to the floor. Your hips will come directly above your shoulders–or slightly past–which might feel a little terrifying.
- Hold for several steady breaths and then lower your feet and knees to the floor.
Alternative: Keep your knees down and work in dolphin prep, or come up to dolphin.
Badass challenge: Lift one foot away from the wall–or both!
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I’m almost 50 years old, and I thought joint pain was inevitable with age and 7 years of skating. Turns out, it’s not. – Seven, Oklahoma Victory Dolls
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