I like the handstand because it take coordination and balance, which is something i always want to improve on.
A stepping stone towards the handstand is to practice the headstand (tripod headstand) etc.
Once you are able to do a headstand without a wall, it’s time to learn handstand with assistance of the wall.
In the beginning, if you’re just trying to get into and hold the handstand, worrying about keeping it straight is just going to get in your way. No one “naturally” holds a straight handstand position from the beginning. Therefore, you will be curved when you start out and that is totally okay.
Have both your hands flat on the floor with your elbows locked out. One knee is bent at about ninety degrees and the other is close to straight. Kick up and toward the wall with the back leg, and then jump up with the other.
Tips for the Handstand Position
- When in the handstand position, the fingers should be pointing straight ahead (either the index or middle finger as your guide) and be fairly well spread. Grip the ground slightly, instead of passively laying your hands there.
- The elbows should be locked at all times without hyper extending. This is critical. If you don’t keep them locked then your weight is being supported by your musculature, rather than you bone structure. No matter how strong you are, your bones are stronger, so we want to use them.
- You’ll want to maintain tension in your core. Don’t just allow you lower body to flop wherever it might with gravity. Tighten your abs and lower back.
- Keep breathing, sometimes we tend to hold our breath when we are not used to it.
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