Anyone burst blood vessels around your eyes doing them?!
They're incredible, let me first say. I know my form wasn't perfect but the amount of stress on my abs was incredible. It was more than even doing hanging straight leg knees to elbows. It was so taxing that I could only do 6 before ending each set.
I could feel the pressure in my face but I did not expect to burst blood vessels. That has never happened to me in the gym if I recall correctly.
Yea, I do them 2x a week along with body flags and hand stand work. They are indeed quite intense, I actually feel it most in my legs the next day. Ive never broken a vessel though. I know Brihead does them too.
What on Earth are dragon flags?
Use to do these along with vsitups for training. They are extremely good for core strength.
Last edited by waynemeat; 02-26-2010 at 11:19 AM.
oh, Rocky IV's
Deadlift 1x5 @ 408 Squat Max @ 370
CG Bench 1x7 @ 225 Power Clean Max @ 235
W Chinups 3x10 @ +50 Dips 1x5 @ +115
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I can do sets of hanging leg raises with ease, but I can't do one good dragon flag. I assume it's because leg raises are more of a hip flexor movement.
Is there some exercise between the two to help develop this strength?
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Anyways, once you have the ball against the support beam, sit on it facing away from the beam, with only your back in contact with the ball, so you aren't really sitting on it. Then, keep your legs straight and raise them up (like a leg raise). The position on the ball, with really your back only against it and you holding on to the support beams for stability, is similar to a dragon flag and should help strengthen your weaknesses.
Edit: Oh, and you could just keep your legs bent when doing dragon flags to make it a bit easier.
Last edited by chevelle2291; 05-26-2010 at 12:12 AM.
I'd like to, but considering I have trouble keep my pelvis posteriorly tilted while doing hanging leg raises (anyone have any tips?), I won't until I have that under control.
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