Ok, well I have no idea where else this could fit in. Now I am going to take it from the way I learned. Now what is true for every move is that you do it the way it was first done then you play with it. In the most part, a Planche is a move where the person is horizontal to the floor and only his hands are on the ground. His shoulders are forward and his arms are locked tight. If you want to see some crazy Planches, Bboy Junior has some nice ones, although he is getting old. One more thing, Planche push ups are possible. I do them for practise. What is needed, or RECOMMENDED to learn a Planche: - Ab, Tricep, Chest, Deltoids, and some leg muscle Thigh. Having a lot of strength in these are really good. Trust me, without it, impossible. In my opinion, prove me otherwise. - A good handstand, that you can hold without moving. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So, when you are first learning a planche. I suggest you stand on all fours, knees on the ground. Then you pick your knees up to your chest and try to hold them, while pushing your shoulders forward. It might be hard to hold but with practise technique and strength will build. It is recommended that you build some muscle some other way. Your legs or knees should be parallel to the floor. Your legs will have a tendancy to face forward since you don't have enough strength to push forward, that is if you dont have strength. That is one way to practise. This was usefull for me. Another way to practise is go into a handstand. Then you spread your legs out, because spreading your legs out will make a planche a lot easier. Trust me, it takes alot of strength to have your legs straight and togehter. Now, you slowly push your shoulders foward, keeping your arms locked straight and slowly getting into planche. You wont get it on your first try unless your a superhero. Keep practising and you will slowly get better and better. Some problems you may have is keeping you legs parallel, one or both legs might fall and not be parralel. But thats why it is easier to spread them out like a split. IMPORTANT!!! Handplacing, just for the beginning when you are first learning them, just like in a handstand your will want your fingers spread out and the part between your thumb and index finger facing forward. The reason is when doing a planche you will literally PRESS your hands in the floor as if you want to press the earth in for some reason. Your fingers have to be spread or it will be harder to distribute your weight through them. -- Some things you could to do help yourself learn it is to get a friend and have him/her hold you by the feet, then press your shoulder foward, keeping the arms straight not bending those elbows and trying to get low without losing all your strength. That is pretty much all I did. Your ass might hurt because it does put a lot of strain in the beggining on your back or upper thigh. -- One thing, if you can do an L-Seat, or hold your own weight up in general on the floor, which I am pretty sure you can do, doing the first thing I told you should not be to hard to get. It should only take a couple trys till you actually get a feel in what position you should be. When you start getting better you can play around with your planche in anyway. Like Crazy Kujo, Bboy Junior or any other person you seen fuck around with one. I can do a 1 hand planche now, but probably not as good as Juniors, thats what got me to learn it in the first place. There is really not much to be said about the Planche. It is complicated to do but simple in explanation. So I hope this helps. ---- 1 Handed Planche---- Now, I have seen this be done in a few ways. For a starter tip for advanced planchers, its pretty much about legs and shoulder positioning. Trust me, do not build the habit of stabbing your elbow in your sweet spot. For one thing, you legs will help you tip to one side, I have never seena horizontal 1 hand planche, so anyone who says they can do it, I want a picture. My one handed planches are not as good as Juniors or Chechos. In my opinion the hardest thing about planches is the balance while using almost all your stregth to hold your self up on one hand. It took me a long ass time to actually find out how to do a one handed planche, since there were no guides then. However I did develop a stabbing habit which has been hard to take away, so they looked like jackhammers for a long time. So basically it aint a one handed planche until I fixed up my technique.