Do you want to learn how to do a handstand? You don't have to be a trained gymnast, a circus professional or a yogi to do it. Follow these easy steps demonstrated by PumpUp member @randy_dizon and you will be on your way to accomplishing a handstand in your very own home! All you need is a chair or stool, a wall and a lot of floor space.
Step 1: Warm up your wrists
Make sure to take your time and really stretch out your wrists in all directions. Not only will this help to prevent any injuries, but you will also be strengthening your wrists at the same time.
Step 2: Push-ups
Strong pushups will help you gain the upper body strength to hold yourself upside down. Pike push-ups are a more advanced variation that will help you to gain much more upper body strength.
Step 3: Chair-supported handstands
Using the chair try to stack your hips on top of your shoulders, once you feel comfortable with that slowly lift one leg up to the sky straight up and then once your comfortable slowing bring the other leg up.
Step 4:Wall-supported handstands
Go back and forth between this step and Step 3. Using the wall, face the wall in a handstand. Make sure to keep your body completely straight, staying just an inch away from the wall. The only part of your body that should be touching the wall is your toes to maintain balance. It's scary, so you need to trust in yourself and use your fingers to stay balanced.
Step 5: Unassisted Handstands
Master each step before moving on to this last stage. The most important aspect of your training is repetition! The more you practice, the better your handstands will get. Learning how to do a handstand takes time. By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to perfecting your handstand.
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