Hydra Movement: Strength is just the beginning!
'Ma Bu' Weekend...Don't we love the Horse Stance. It could be argued that Mabu is the most important Shaolin stance. This stance is used in nearly every single Shaolin form. Apart from being extremely painful, it is also a very good hip opener, posture correcter (is that a word?) and just, let me say this loud and clear, a very important and awesome exercise if you want to strengthen your body.
What did we experience in class today after some 'Ma Bu' and some Pancake GMs...a whole lots of warm and fuzzy feeling handstand holds. So good that they actually were easy to execute for most of the students.
So get on it folks...here is a bit of info on the Ma Bu for those wanting to do it in the (painful) comfort of your home
Ma Bu 5 x 60sec
Seated Pancake Good Mornings 2 x 10 (+10sec)
Rot. Wall Bridges 2 x 10
Handstand Holds (at whatever level you are - Pike/C2W/ B2W/Partner Assist Free/ Free) 3 x 30-45sec
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Anurag Gill is the Head Coach at HYDRA Movement in Moonee Ponds.