I have finally met the Progression Standard for the close grip Support Press, which is the final phase of Step One of the Press Flag progression from "Convict Conditioning 2" by Paul "Coach" Wade. With the Support Press, you start out using a wide grip and gradually move the hand on the vertical bar closer to the horizontal bar. I started out with 5 second sets and worked up to 10 seconds before moving the grip in closer. Once you can hold the close grip for 10 seconds, it's on to Step Two.
This is actually the second day of doing 10 second holds. I am going to stay at this step in the progression until the 10 second hold becomes easy and second nature. This is a very difficult hold for me, and I have a lot of discomfort in my shoulder joints while performing it. I don't want to move too quickly and try to progress before I am ready. Patience is key. Listen to your body!
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