Overcome your fear of falling down with these simple steps:
1) Make sure you have a solid base before trying any new exercise.
You need to get used to the fact that you are going to fall down at some point in time. So make sure you practice it enough so that when it happens, you don’t panic or freak out. If something doesn’t feel right, then stop immediately!
2) When you start doing a new exercise, try to go at a slow pace.
Don’t rush yourself. Try not to think about what will happen if you fail! Just focus on keeping your body from falling down too fast. If you keep practicing slowly, eventually you’ll be able to perform all exercises without thinking about them happening!
3) Once you’re comfortable with the first two steps, then move onto the next step which is learning how to perform each exercise properly.
For example, if you want to learn how to do a handstand correctly, then just practice it until you become proficient.
4) Once you’ve mastered the handstand exercises, then move onto the next step which is mastering other movements such as dips and twists.
5) Finally, once you’ve mastered all these exercises (and many others), then you can move onto mastering different types of gymnastics moves like splits and flips.
Master handstands with the help of a trainer in a safe environment:
Another way to get over your fear of falling is to visit a professional trainer. The trainer will be able to assess your condition and help you get over your fear of falling down. Additionally, if you really think that you’re not cut out for gymnastics then you can also hire a personal trainer to help you learn exercises that can help improve your health!
How to do a handstand?
Once you’ve gotten over your fear of falling and are feeling more confident, you can move onto the actual handstand exercises. Here are some tips that will help you get a better understanding of the basics of a handstand:
1) First of all, you need to stand with your back against a wall so that you don’t fall.
From there, lift one leg up so that your weight is on one foot. Make sure that your arms are at a 45 degree angle and slowly move away from the wall. Your goal is to eventually stand straight up with your back completely against the wall.
2) Once you’ve gotten a hang of that, try moving away from the wall without using your arm for support.
Eventually you’ll be able to do a freestanding handstand!
3) Once you’ve gotten a hang of that, try holding the position for about 10 seconds.
Once you feel comfortable with that, try performing the handstand on hard surfaces such as wood or concrete. This will improve your overall grip and allow you to do handstands on any surface!
The best way to know if you’re doing a handstand correctly is to look at your hands. If your palms are facing the ground, then you’re doing a handstand correctly.
How to get better at handstands?
Performing handstands on your own is one thing, but how can you actually get good at it?
Here are some tips that will help you improve your hand balancing skills:
1) Find an open area with a hard surface such as wood or concrete.
Your first goal is to learn how to walk on your hands. Start off by walking around first in small circles and then larger ones. Once you’re comfortable with that, try walking forward and then backward.
2) Once you’ve mastered the art of just walking on your hands, then you can move onto more difficult exercises such as push-ups.
Start off by doing a few sets of these to build up your strength. Additionally, you can do jumping push-ups to improve your overall strength and stamina.
3) Another very difficult exercise is handstand push-ups.
These are similar to normal push-ups except you’re doing them in a handstand position! Start off by performing these slowly and then try to increase the speed at which you execute them.
4) Finally, the next step to getting really good at handstands is learning how to do handstand walks.
These are pretty difficult to describe in words, so I’ve included a video of someone doing them. Basically, you run in a handstand position.
Handstand push-ups video:
How to do human flags?
This is one of the more difficult exercises in this list so only people with a strong core should even attempt this.
1) Begin by grabbing a pole or any other type of object that you can hang from.
Make sure that you’re only holding on with your hands and have at least one foot off the ground. If you’re using a pole, then make sure it’s strong enough to hold your weight.
2) From here, lift one leg up until it’s parallel to the ground.
Make sure that your arms and shoulders are bent in a way that’s comfortable and not straining.
3) Then, bring your leg back down and lift the other one up.
This is one rep. Continue doing this for as long as you can. If you’re really feeling ambitious, then you can try doing this with one leg at a time.
4) As you become more comfortable with this exercise, you can begin to increase the length of your reps.
Start by going up to 25 reps and then increase it from there.
5) Also, once you’re comfortable with one leg, you can begin working on one leg jumping up and down.
This is a bit more strenuous on your body so be careful when you first start out.
6) Finally, for even more of a challenge, try to do one-legged push-ups in this position.
Start off by doing a few sets of five and then increase from there.
How to do the Planche?
The planche is a pretty difficult gymnastic maneuver so it should only be attempted by people who are already in relatively good shape.
Sources & references used in this article:
Standing on Your Own Two Hands by L Sparrowe – Yoga Journal (May/June 2003) – lindasparrowe.com
The complete guide to bodyweight training by K Patel – 2014 – books.google.com
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by S Shaw – 2009 – Anova Books