I often see people trying to kick up into a handstand over and over for weeks/months on end with their back to the wall or worse, with no wall. Unfortunately these futile attempts lead to nowhere. Achieving a freestanding handstand is NOT a straight-forward and linear journey like some other bodyweight exercises, but hopefully with the help of this article you will be one step closer to finding that floating feeling.
This tutorial emphasizes the following:
- the wrist warm up
- opening the shoulders
- strengthening the core
- the hollow body position
- proper wall progressions
- rebalancing drills of all kinds
- proper ways to enter AND exit the HS
- the neuromuscular aspect of balancing
- and finally, the handstand with a flat-back.
I have put together as many photos and videos to demonstrate things perfectly to help you (and shot a couple of my own to fill the gaps). The strong point of this tutorial is not only that it is complete, but it includes LOTS of intermediary drills to help bridge the gap between the wall handstand and the freestanding handstand and get your brain working upside down.
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