Strength: hold a plank, push up position.
Mindset: no trauma or extreme fear of inversions.
Coordination: moving legs & arms separately and controlled.
What you should be able to do
These body parts need to get ready
Wrists (you will experience extension and pressure). Stretch and strengthen them.
Shoulders (open but stable shoulders are key for good shapes). Stretch and strengthen them.
Focus (handstand is concentration). Take your time, to calm down and focus on your task.
Things to avoid
There are many mistakes people do while trying to learn how to handstand. Here are a few.
Not using the wall properly
No understanding of centerline and balance
Randomly kicking up in hope of a lucky try
Fear - with the right progressions, fear can be overcome quickly
Not knowing about the checkpoints
Not being consistent
If you practice with a schedule, chances are 350% higher, that you will learn how to handstand. The key factors are consistency, using the wall, understanding the centerline and practicing the double stag shape.
The handstand is one of the first things to learn in the world of acrobatics:
No prior knowledge needed
No options to hurt yourself
Easy and save progressions to work on
Trains strength, coordination, balance
Opens the door for more complex moves
Doable at home without any equipment
The wall allows complete beginners to have success in only a few days
It's a cool move that looks impressive
You can do it every time you stand up
No equipment or sportswear needed
Level of difficulty in the acrobatic world: beginner
Why learn the handstand?
The key to unlock the handstand:
To master a complex move like balancing on your hands, you need to break it down into small single projects.
One of the major steps is to get confident first on the wall, and then taking the handstand off the wall.
I created a 3 week training schedule to start working on the handstand. Every day you will be guided through a full workout including warm up, preparation exercises and technique training.
Once you finish the program and did not unlock the handstand, you can start again with day one, picking harder progressions.
This option is always available in the entire app. It makes it possible for you to take on any class, workout or program and chose a progression that fits your level. No matter if you are a beginner or advanced practitioner.
This picture shows an example of the progressions options for a functional workout in the app. You can change the level any time you want, even during the workout.
Learn how to unlock the handstand and get access to the best handstand program on the market.
Having a written training schedule, instructions on technique and progressions, awareness for common mistakes, warm up sequences and personal feedback in the forum.
All these advantages combined in one app makes this single program worth $150. With your subscription you will get the 4 week aerial and the 4 week back handspring, the 2 week coin spin program and the 2 week kick up program on top for free. As an extra bonus you get several follow along classes, workshops and acrobatic related quick workouts.
Why not commit learning all of the skills in the app and subscribing for a year to save 4 month of real cash!