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Human Flag (Read 180 times)

jeffdonahue


    Got my first human flag today - held for about 3-4 seconds.  I've been working towards it for a few months now (maybe more than a few).

     

    Going to try to post a link to it the video here, but I'm not sure if I ever get this stuff right and my work blocks so much stuff I can't get a picture saved anywhere to upload.  Will try to figure out how to get a picture saved somewhere that I can link it here.

     

    https://youtu.be/9uOo8Wgw9bU

      Very cool, nice work! So that's what it's called... I think that could be something fun to work on. Hmm...

      LedLincoln


      not bad for mile 25

        Hmm, that's a lot harder than it looks, isn't it?

        Egotist (n.) A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.

        -Ambrose Bierce

          Very impressive.

          HappyFeat


            Wow! Super impressive!

            Go as long as you can, and then take another step.

            seeEricaRun


            Awesome

              Ahh! This is so cool!

               

              What kind of exercises have you been doing?

              Brewing Runner


              3:56 marathoner at heart

                awesome! how long did it take to get that?

                1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

                5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

                10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

                Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

                Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

                Annual Miles 2,121 miles

                *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

                 

                2020 Goal: Short Distance PRs so people won't make fun of me. 

                Christirei


                  wow, just wow

                   

                  that is so impressive! and you weren't even shaking while you held it

                  rlopez


                    Do I wanna click the link?

                    Brewing Runner


                    3:56 marathoner at heart

                      Do I wanna click the link?

                       

                      you do.

                      1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

                      5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

                      10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

                      Half: 1:29* (2019 CIM first half)

                      Marathon 2:59* (2019 CIM)

                      Annual Miles 2,121 miles

                      *CIM is a NET downhill course and the weather is unpredictable.

                       

                      2020 Goal: Short Distance PRs so people won't make fun of me. 

                      jeffdonahue


                        It took me probably 3-4 months to get to it.  In all honesty I might have had the strength to do it before then, but nailing down the form and motion took some time.

                         

                        As for exercises, it was a lot of shoulder and core strength - Pull ups, hand stands (and hand stand pushups when I got strong enough), side planks (on hand not elbow), and lateral bench raises and single arm active hanging.

                         

                        What really got me there though was when my gym closed down for some renovations.  I go to planet fitness so I had to go use another location and they had this PF360 setup which is where you can see me doing the flag.  But before I could do it solo, I worked on doing it with bands - focusing on the form of holding myself above the bands when I could, and then using lighter and lighter bands until one day i realized that the band i was using was so weak I could probably do it without one.

                         

                        then I did.

                         

                        Now, with this social distancing and gyms being closed, I'm pretty sure I've lost the strength I had then and could probably not do one right now.  So I'm starting to build strength back up with whatever exercises I can do at home, in hopes that when I get back to the gym I'll be close again.