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15 Second Human Flag?

Yesterday I tested out my ability to hold a flag. I was aiming for 15 seconds. Nope.

 

 

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Frequency

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I have really decreased the frequency of "flag training". This is because I felt like I was needing more recovery.

Flag training has proven to beat my body up more than I anticipated. I actually didn't even try holding a flag for over a week prior to today. The main thing I have cut back on are the doing of side bends every day. My plan with doing them every single day was to force an endurance adaptation, but I think I was actually keeping them so exhausted that it was hard to make progress on the actual human flag. 

For the next several weeks I'll see how doing more quality flag work with less frequency will pan out.

Toward the end of the video you will see some random flag holds for the day. Before that, I pretty much just messed around with some new stuff on the bar.

 

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There's a Problem...

It has been a week since I was able to accomplish my goal of holding a flag for 10 seconds (by the end of August).

Since then, I have not done much flagging. I am feeling discouraged. I have found that I am unbalanced. I am (very much) asymmetrically strong in holding a human flag.

When I am pressing with my right arm, and pulling with my left arm, I am much stronger than the opposite.

I would like to be equally as strong with both arm arrangements. My goal for the month of September is to close the gap in this strength discrepancy. Let's see how it goes!

 

 

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