How To Do A Freestanding Handstand
"Warming up" can be used to work on a number of your strength, agility and power goals and what better goal than a freestanding hand stand?
Being able to do a hand stand will enable you to move on to do hand stand walks, hand stand press ups against the wall and finally free standing handstand push ups. This in turn will boost your core strength, balance and agility tremendously. Give you a boost in confidence, self esteem and should also increase your bench press and shoulder press strength. Plus an additional party trick doesn't ever go a miss.
Here is how you can learn how to do a free standing handstandDon't use the wall
By using the wall - as most people do when they begin - you are teaching yourself to rely on the wall - this is not good and could slow down your progress.Just do them
If you can perform handstands - even for a second - do it! By getting your wrists, arms and core used to supporting your body weight you are making progress towards a freestanding handstand. Keep trying and trying to hold handstands for longer and longerThe Frog StandPlace your hands lined up against your fingers and spread them on the floor (like a webbed hand/foot). Bend over a little and place your knees on your elbows. Now hold this position for as long as you can to build up strength and balance. Frog Stand Into Handstand
Once you are able to hold the frog stand position for a good amount of time, try to transition into a full handstand. Note this is really difficult but once you get this, even for a few seconds you are a great step further than before! This is not easy and patience is key./p> Time yourself
Either simply just doing handstands, frog stands or frog to handstands - time yourself and try to beat your time every time you practice.A note on body alignment
At the beginning you may find that your body isn't aligned well with good symmetry. Don't worry about this too much. Keep on practicing and you will slowly become more aligned and symmetrical the better you get.Advanced mode
Once you have managed to get the freestanding handstand down to a tee - being able to hold it for at least 40 seconds - the next stage is to learn the freestanding handstand push-up! this is where it gets really difficult.