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What is a Handstand? 🤸♀️🤸🏼♂️🤸🏾♂️
The name of skill already explain what is: it’s when you stand on your hands. The skill has been around for quite some time. In the past, not a lot of people can do a handstand, but now, a lot has progressed in the skill.
It was usually found in gymnastics, circus, yoga, breakdance, martial arts, acrobats, but now you can finally do it in your own home even without having any mentioned background.
You treat the handstand as an exercise that can help you improve your fitness while making you look like a badass at the same time.
For this article, we’ll be focusing on how to do a straight handstand. It’s the most basic type of handstand and will help you progress faster to other types of handstand once you’ve learned and mastered it.
When we were just babies, after learning how to crawl, our moms and dads were dying to see us stand on our feet on our own for the first time. As adults we’re trying to stand on our hands, but why?
Table of Contents:
1. Handstand benefits – your secret to strong
shoulders, insane core & healthy spine🏆
Before we jump into the never ending benefits of being able to perform a handstand, let’s talk about what is involved in performing this skill.
There’s a lot of types of handstand, but we’ll focus on the basic straight handstand. It’s the foundation that will allow you to learn other progressions faster.
3. 🤸♀️Handstand progression training – From zero to
upside down step by step. The most effective
4. 📌How to improve your handstand – Pros share
the best tips on how to improve your handstand
5. 🔑How to finally hold that handstand – most
effective handstand balance drills
Upon conquering your fears on tilting, the next biggest challenge is holding your balance. There are a number of drills you can do in order to finally master balance.
No matter what is your level, you can actually train them daily since a high level of strength isn’t necessary for handstands.
7. Handstand Canes, Parallettes or Blocks? –
Different equipment used for handstands are to assist you improve your handstand and give variation to your learning process.
9. What’s next?
Once you’ve mastered your freestanding handstand, it unlocks so many doors for more difficult and fun variations.