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The Power Monkey Podcast

Mar 15, 2023

On today's episode we talk about the nuances surrounding the Press to Handstand. Higher level gymnastic movements are finding their way into competitive CrossFit settings, most recently having a version of the Press to Handstand at the 2022 CrossFit Games. Dave takes a moment to discuss some of the common challenges athletes have with attempting this movement, as well as some go to progressions and starting points that people are going to want to listen to.

Halfway through the episode we have the one and only Annie Sakamoto join us to talk about her experience learning the Press to Handstand. She decided to learn it for the first time so she could tackle the revamped benchmark workout named in her honor: "Annie" to know include the elusive Press to Handstand...aka "Gymnasty Annie"

Watch Annie take on the workout here:

Referenced movement in podcast:

Planche Raise:

Full tutorial on the Press to Handstand:


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