Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A Planche is a skill in gymnastics in which the body is held parallel to the ground, giving the illusion of floating. It is a move that requires a great deal of strength and balance. There are many ways to work up to/train a Planche. The most common is to start in a semi-tucked Planche; it is common to do this move in sets, for example doing three sets of a five second hold and working up every other day. Once a person feels comfortable holding a semi-tucked Planche they should try putting out one leg at a time and working it as they did the tucked Planche. Another way to practice and get the basic idea for a Planche is to do it with you feet against the wall; this takes away the weight and lets the person get a feel for the move.