Firstly, the standard Pulsing Rep error:
YOUR EASY POSITION ISN'T EASY ENOUGH -- This is the main one when doing these for pulsing reps; We need a real contrast between the two moves.
Plus, all the standard Bent-Arm Handstand errors from Month 2 apply:
YOU FAIL TO FOCUS ON CONNECTION — for some, the Frog Stand comes easy. Others not so much. You need to feel a solid connection of your knees on your triceps. If you don’t establish that, it’s going to be a lot more difficult to control.
YOU WIMP OUT — whatever your progression, if you’re too tentative, you’ll never commit, never hit the right position and you’ll never master it. Have an exit strategy, then do it like you mean it.
YOU GOT NO EXIT STRATEGY — Whether that’s putting your head down (for the healthy of neck), having a friend spot you, or confidently turning/rolling out of it for those who’ve been trained, you must have an exit strategy or you risk real injury and wasting your time half-arsing the move.
YOU JUMP INTO IT — The rookie mistake. Not sure I can control this, I’ll just hop into it and see! Don’t do that please! You won’t get a consistent position, you’ll never learn to control it and you risk real injury. Always move slowly and only lift a foot or knee when you know you can hold the next position.
YOU CAN’T BALANCE — Of course, sometimes it just takes a bit of patience and a bit of practice. If it seems to be taking you ages, it’s probably because you don’t yet have the strength required, or that you’ve tried to skip ahead through the early progressions before you are ready. There is off course the non-balancy way of building strength in this position. I’ll add a full description of that soon. Basically, start with your knees down and lower your head and arms into postion, then dig your toes in and try and lift your body into position.
YOU LOOK FUNNY — You have to keep your eyes just ahead of your hands. Do it funny and you’ll be a wobbler.
YOU’RE TOO GREEDY — I know it looks cool and you want to master it, but sometimes you just gotta put in the hours on the basics first.
YOUR WRISTS HURT — this is the case sometimes early on with many gymnastics moves. The fix: diligent, patient practice. Not trying to do too much too soon, and working on your wrist prep.