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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    Wait... what? care to elaborate a bit? I spend a lot of time practicing handstands so I put a lot of pressure on my wrists and purposely stretch them out (both forwards and backwards, also rotating as a warm up) and while at first I experienced some soreness the day after training I no longer do. I accredit that to getting stronger....
    If you start getting carpal tunnel syndrome (which I'm starting to believe is wheat/diet related) then you're basically told to strengthen your extensors. Don't change what you're doing. You're probably fine. I use computers/wrist extensors/flexors a lot during the day just by sitting at my desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fpsjosh01 View Post
    If you start getting carpal tunnel syndrome (which I'm starting to believe is wheat/diet related) then you're basically told to strengthen your extensors. Don't change what you're doing. You're probably fine. I use computers/wrist extensors/flexors a lot during the day just by sitting at my desk.
    Oh ok, it seemed to me your original comment not to do L-Sits with flat hands meant "don't do anything on flat hands ever" I guess you mean it may be more pressure than people are used to and should approach lightly? I would agree with that. The difference in the tricep muscle is unbelievable though. I can hold an L-sit on handles easily 3x longer than I can with flat hands mostly because my triceps fatigue a lot faster with hands on the ground...

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    L-Sits rock! TimBell has a good progression there. I found myself intuitively attempting these at the end of my dip sets. If you have some plates belted to your waist, hanging off the back, that helps with the leverage if you can't do them ungeared. When you can finally do them unassisted, that's a satisfying victory indeed.

    Has anybody tried Windshield Wipers? That's where you do a V-Sit (for lack of a better term) and then "wipe" your extended legs from left to right. Core annihilation!

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    For the sitting L sit, I usually rest on my first knuckles with my thumb out of the way. But the fingers are not curled tightly, the tips lie flat against the wrist or fall open so they aren't strained. Sort of like how gorillas walk.


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    Hey, Tim, wanted to PM this to you, but I guess you're not accepting PMs:

    So I was looking at your Jungle Fit Silverback training book and was wondering if someone starting at level 0 could do it? I am more of a weight machine girl. Can't do a pull/chin up to save my life, and can maybe manage 5 push ups. I can do Australian pull ups. that's about it. Would love to do some of the stuff you & Al Kavadlo do! Was just wondering if the Silverback could work for a big sissie like me?

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