November 26, 2013
      Begin by positioning the parallettes at roughly shoulder width. After you have a firm grip, walk yourself back into a plank with your arms extended in front and your heels and knees together. Squeeze your butt and abs to form a solid middle. Externally rotate your shoulders and elbows outward (elbow pits forward and thumbs should be near 11 and 1 o’clock).

      To better engage the middle use the tops of your toes rather than the bottoms to balance on.

      Once you’re ready to descend, keep your butt and belly squeezed while lowering. Keep tight throughout the movement and don’t let the shoulders or middle sag or roll forward. Strongly externally rotate the shoulders to create tension and stability in the shoulders while performing the movement. Drive back to the starting position without internally rotation or dumping. If you cannot drive back up, use your knees and assist yourself back up. Makes sure to reset and brace each time.

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