I have received a handful of messages following my thirty-second planche standard post and how to begin to works towards this. Where I start all my athletes is the
elastic band assisted Tuck Planche.
Set an elastic band around a pull-up bar. Put your waist inside the band and assume a push up position with hands on the floor just below the ring anchor. Pull your knees between your arms, without touching them. Feet should still be on floor even if the band is slightly pulling them up. Protract shoulder blades and lean forward into a Tuck Planche position. Feet should elevate, it should be difficult, not impossible. Hold for 10-15 sec.
If that is too easy, you have a couple of options:
1. Decrease height of the anchor point.
2. Go to a lighter band.
3. Hold for longer the position.
1. I don’t like elastic bands for dynamic exercises if you are trying to make true strength gains. This is mainly due to the interruption of the strength-curve which is not a problem when it comes to static exercises.
2. Do your best to quickly progress to a real tuck planche, as opposed to progressing to more difficult planche variations before getting the REAL tuck planche.
Keep at it!