Freestanding Handstand Tutorial:
How to Work Up to a Freestanding Handstand (Video)
The video above shows how to work up from a handstand position. The first step is to stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands flat on the floor. Then, slowly lower yourself down until you are able to touch your fingertips together without touching the floor.
You will feel like you have just walked out of bed! If you want to go further, then try doing it while balancing on one foot.
If you don’t have access to a wall or ceiling support, then you can still get the same effect by standing on something like a chair leg or even your own legs. After getting into the position described in the video, keep going and perform other movements such as raising your arms overhead and bending at the waist.
Once you reach the point where you can touch your fingers together without touching the ground, then you are ready to move onto the next level. To progress further, you need to learn how to control your body so that it does not fall over when performing these moves. If you want to master them, then practice with a partner and make sure they are holding on to something solid!
Once again, if there is no one around helping you, then use whatever is available around your home. A heavy chair or table will do.
Once you get good at this, it is time to move onto the next stage. Put your feet together and raise them off of the ground by whatever means described above (chair, table leg, own legs). Your body should now be held up vertically by your hands.
Keep practicing and before long you will be able to hold yourself in this position for more than a few seconds! This is because your body is learning how to maintain its position. In time you will be able to move around in this position, but before you do that there is one more step.
The final step is to learn how to do a handstand. This requires two more things: gaining more strength, and using a wall for support. Start by standing close to a wall and slowly lower yourself into the handstand position.
When you feel your body start to tip over, use your arms to push yourself back against the wall and regain your balance. Keep repeating this until you are able to push yourself back up against the wall. Eventually you should be able to move away from the wall and into a full handstand!
You might find that your muscles begin to tire quite quickly in this position, but do not give up! With a little bit of practice every day you will find that your arms get stronger and you will be able to hold the handstand for longer periods of time. Be sure to stretch afterwards to avoid getting sore muscles.
Congratulations! Now that you have worked your way up through the stages of learning how to do a handstand, you will be able to impress your friends and family by showing off your new skills!
Whether you are at the park, the mall, or even school (on the playground) you can show everyone that you are no longer bound to just sitting or just standing. With your newfound acrobatic abilities you can entertain yourself and others for hours on end!
And once you get bored with doing just handstands, you can try learning how to do a backflip! With enough dedication and hard work, you will be able to do it.
The first step?
Finding a trampoline so you can learn the correct form on how to jump off of one foot!
We hope you have found this guide informative and educational. Remember, practice makes perfect, so do not give up even if you don’t get it right away! And when you’re ready for more challenges, then you can try learning how to do a backflip.
If you need any advice on how to do one of those, just let us know and we’ll be happy to provide some instructional guides to help you out!
Yours in fitness,
The MinuteHardcore Team
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