{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Who can do them? Who can't?

How can you help {anthrax} do them biggrin

I have been practising up a wall for the past 4 days, still can't do it without the wall frown gonna keep going with it though, I love the feeling of being upside for some reason lol.

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Posted:
Tone up your back and tummy muscles first. Do stomach curls and back exercises. that will give you a strong core to hold the handstand up.

When you step forward and put your hands down and lift your legs up pull in the stomach muscles to protect the back. It will also help you to hold the balance point mid way between falling forward and over backwards. Spread your fingers too. Learn to do a forward roll out of the handstand for if you topple over backwards. It puts less strain on your back to roll out rather than crab out.

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Posted:
Try to aim for you hands to be shoulder width apart. Get a wide base with your hands. For the ultimate handstand don't crane your neck foward. Be brave and get it in line with your bod. It might be worth trying an handstand on a hill as i used to find this easier and not quite so dauting and of course like Skully said, pratice your forward rolls from handstand as that will save toppling over fears. Hope that helps!

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VampyricAcidSILVER Member
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Posted:
pah, toppling is half the fun biggrin

i do a lot of handstands to destress, and although i still use a wall, i have pretty much learned to just use it as a backup if i topple (so i dont break anything around the house), its just practice practice practice really, like the lovely ladies said, get the stomach toned, and one excercise i have found good for building up the shoulder support is doing pressups in the handstand (cant do em without a wall yet though)

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Posted:
I like doing handstand pressups agaisnt a wall ubblove

pricklyleafSILVER Member
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Posted:
urg! I remeber my gymnastics teacher used to make me stay behind and do sets of handstand pressups. I hated it.

But anyway... when you do the handstand against the wall try to get quite close to the wall so you are leaning at less of an angle. The use your feet to gently and slowly push away from the wall (whilst still in contact with it, until you are at a perfect 90 degree angle from the floor, and you are over your centre of gravity. Gradually become less reliant on the wall, until you can stay in a handstand and move your feet off the wall.

Then you are ready to try without the wall. As the others said, practice your forward rolls first, remembering to roll onto your sholders, not your head (very important!). Then go for it. At first you will probably roll straight over, but you will build your confidence and skill up to being able to do it. Remember to control how hard you kick up, as if you go too fast, you will go too far and topple over. If you have any kind freinds, ask them to hold their arms out to act like a wall for your first few attempts, to help 'catch' and support you. Most importantly, use a gym mat, or at least some very soft grass!.

This should help you gradually build up your confidence, which is the biggest battle. Good luck!

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Posted:
that kind of handstand is soft and wussy, like fluffly lemmings.

What you want is this:

https://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/229/

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Posted:
Written by: UnbeatenChampionOfFighting


I like doing handstand pressups agaisnt a wall ubblove


ah yes, they are fun... but even more fun if you're the one making someone else do them till the point of failure wink

ezzBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Written by: mcp


that kind of handstand is soft and wussy, like fluffly lemmings.

What you want is this:

https://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/229/





I'm trying to figure out how that kids arms got so twisted around ubbrollsmile

I'm proud to say my handstands are getting better again biggrin. I was practicing them the way pricklyleaf said..hehe

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{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Thanks for the help guys smile

I have been doing them so my hands are as close to the wall as possible. I kick off a little and can balance for like a second, before having to walk forward to save myself from toppling.

I'm going to start trying without the wall.

Looks like im gonna have to exercise every night now to get my core stronger biggrin sounds fun, fun, fun!

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jc_firetricksBRONZE Member
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Posted:
My 6 year old sister can do handstands...... its not the hard.

You just need a bit more prac.

MokaGOLD Member
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Posted:
Practice is the key... I find getting someone else to help to by holding legs your is good, you get them to hold you up perfectly straight then take their hands away, as soon as you slip they grab you again... Just keep doing this until you can stay perfectly on your own, or your arms give way... (then continue again the next day... lol)

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Tom_ShillSILVER Member
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Posted:
I can only do a couple against a wall before my wrists start threatening to explode. What's that all about? My hands point forward so they're bent straight back.

Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?


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Posted:
i try to keep my hand about 90 degrees apart (as in if you drew a line from each middle finger it'd meet at 90 degrees) and keep your fingers spread, i've never had the problem of wrists hurting, but this could be due to me doing a lot of rock climbing, do a lot of wrist exercise (O_o) and stretch them before you try

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{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Posted:
My wrists hurt in the beginning tom. But after a few days I don't notice it anymore. I guess its just practice....

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ElectricBlueGOLD Member
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Posted:
There is some interesting handstand information at the simply circus site.

https://tutorials.simplycircus.com/


in the acrobatics section under hand balancing there is a link to an old book that has been put on line.


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Tom_ShillSILVER Member
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Posted:
Good advice all, thanks. I climb too but I'm a bit out of practice which is why I was slightly worried when my wrists hurt. Got to get down to the wall tomorrow, haven't been since I've been back at uni. Anyway, thanks for the help.

Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?


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Posted:
Balance, not strength is the key. wink

Practice too!

For more fun check out www.trickstutorials.com and learn an aerial! YAY!

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{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Wow that balancing book looks really good, I like the way its written. Nice and clear, easy to follow. I'm glad you found it bluberry_fox smile

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Posted:
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr i hate handstands but i have to know how to do them cos the circus school makes me....plus i have to teach kids so................ but i think that when you are younger its easier cos you arnt worried about hurting yourself! got no real advice (just blubberig on) except just keep at it and youll get it (if i can....trust me anyone can) hug

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{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Posted:
I'm starting to get the hang of this now. I've gotten the feel for it, its much easier to sense what to do with your body to keep the balance now.

I think the whole world should do handstands.... its so much fun biggrin

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{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Whoops redface



I've been banned from doing handstands in the house after landing on a vase..... having the entire contents of the vase empty out onto the floor..... next to the t.v. / video/ dvd player eek



So now I have to go outside where its all cold... and well.... cold.
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mcpPLATINUM Member
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Posted:
doorframes are good fun. commando pushups!

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ado-pGOLD Member
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Posted:
Got a handstand last night for a good thirty seconds.

This is whats working for me.

Get into the correct posture while standing. Tummy in and such.

Get into a lunge position. One leg forward, bent. Other leg out behind and straight. Hands up so that its a straight line from the leg, up the back and arms. Then use the bent leg as a fulcrum and lean forward so that when the hands go down the back leg rises up.

Its having to much forward momentum and being to scared to keep my head down has been killing me. So working on that...

Finally starting to get a feel for it. Getting a little bit of control from my hands.

Handstands Rock!!!!

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{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Posted:
Awww crud, I need to start putting in some more practice lol

I think I may have 5 seconds as my best so far frown

damn you ado, spurred my to try harder!!

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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Posted:
solar plexus should not protrude.
t-he strongest handstands are when your posture is so straight that if you were lying with your back to the ground, a hand couldn't fit under your lumbar region (my gymnastics instructors used to try to jam their palms there as a semi-cruel test)
-likewise the shoulders should not be hunched.
-conversely, a curved posture causes unnecessary strain and limits what u can do and for how long u can hold a handstand.
-palms should be flat to prevent broken fingers
-it's a slow entry that prevents veer, promotes grace
-it's better to get proper *insured* training then reading off an online forum in a post written by a guy who's got a rather disturbing bendy pic of himself currently in the gallery.
- **remember to breathe!!**

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{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Location: England


Posted:
After not being allowed to do handstand in the house... I go and do it when no ones around tongue However now I'm starting to think it was a bad idea too lol.

Just rolled forward after overbalancing and hit my knee against a door frame. Now it really, really, hurts! I can't actually beleive how much it hurts, coz I mean it's only my knee, they are tough as old boots... but it hurts soooo bad!!!!

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Posted:
i done that...

be carefull of your wrists too.

sittups are good, core strength is vital.

also shoulder 'dips' when handstanding against a wall will train you up goood!

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webdaemonBRONZE Member
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Posted:
i to want to learn to do handstands... that simply circus thing shows handstand bars and i built some and they were working really well for me i could hand stand even when i couldnt before, and barely with a wall. the reason i say the worked (past tense) is because i built the bars to thin/long/weak and they snappen sending me toppeling on my neck... oh the pain was some thing fierce.


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