Wall walks

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wall walks
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Mon, 08-19-2013 - 11:22am

Is there a secret to wall walks so that you don't feel like you are falling over when you reach the top? I keep having to get a spotter and they keep telling me I am donig good and not going to fall over but I can't get used to it. Has anyone worked through this and how long did it take?

Kay

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 08-19-2013 - 2:07pm

Kay, I have to have someone spot me too. I'm trying to push past the fear I get at a certain point but so far I haven't made much progress. I dread when wall walks or handstand push-ups are on the list for cross-fit because my fear of falling is so intense.

 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Mon, 08-19-2013 - 2:02pm

Jean, about the girl in the video-wow!

I'm going to try your advice with the feet further apart/knees bent. Like Kay, I struggle once I get to a certain point on the wall because I feel like I am going to flip over backwards. I keep telling myself that if I start to fall I can always jump down but my imagination won't cooperate.

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 08-19-2013 - 12:57pm

Can you start w/ feet farther apart, knees bent?  That gives you a stronger base of support. As you get used to it, start bringing your feet closer and knees straighter.  It might help to practice w/ a TRX, like this only start w/ both feet in the stirrups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jel4_x_Kq7E