Handstand

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emfermi
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Handstand

Post by emfermi » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:23 pm

I have never been able to perform a handstand, not even as a kid. One of my goals for this summer (in Peru, summer time is during the first months of the year) is to be able to do so. I am very confident that I have the strength to do it, DT has taken care of that! But I still have a fear to fall and injury myself. Any suggestions as to how to get rid of it? I will greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Handstand

Post by william s » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:14 pm

I would start out by walking your feet up a wall. Stand with your back to the wall then squat down, place your feet against the wall and walk them up while walking your hands closer to the wall. Once in the handstand position just hold it there for a few seconds. Walk your feet back down the wall. Try to lengthen the amount of time that you are in the handstand position. Over time you should gain confidence and strength in your shoulders. The first few times you could just walk your feet up the wall about half way, then over time keep walking them up till you are completely vertical. Over time you can even progress to doing handstand dips, but for now take it slow. This should give you the confidence needed to do them away from the wall. There are a number of good videos on the internet that demonstrate the procedure.

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Re: Handstand

Post by tarzan » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:24 am

take it slowly, ensure that if you have to fall there's plenty of soft things to fall on, my best advice practice makes perfect, good luck

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Re: Handstand

Post by emfermi » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:13 pm

Thank you very much for the advice. I had to move some furniture around to get a clear space. I will try the "walking technique". When I am comfortable with that I guess I can progress to the "kicking against the wall" one. I will keep you posted on my progress.

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Re: Handstand

Post by Henry Marczak » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:42 pm

emfermi wrote: But I still have a fear to fall and injury myself. Any suggestions as to how to get rid of it? I will greatly appreciate it.
Learn to fall, some martial arts teach falling.
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