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I Did Handstands For 200 Days, and Here are My Results

In my quest to develop my handstands, I learned a TON about both myself and what's required to handstand well.

๐Ÿ˜’ Full disclosure, I'm still well off my final goal of a Split, Standard, and Plate handstand hold of 1:00

๐Ÿ‘‰ Here are MY 5 biggest takeaways that I needed to double down on to go from hand-standing 10s - 31s

๐Ÿ”ต Improve my mobility

- My shoulders and hamstrings are my limiting factor

- Adding 'The Butchers Block, Cat stretch, and the Jefferson curl' into my routine has seen my handstands improve

๐ŸŸข Hand Placement

- Keeping the hands close, in a tripod stance is key, gripping the ground with your fingers and using them to shift weight back and forward will single-handily (no pun intended) save more handstand holds than you think

๐ŸŸฃ Kick-ups

- Soft and deliberate

- Practice Handstand kick-ups on both the STRONG and Weak legs

๐ŸŸก Core strength

- Helps keep the hips, shoulders, wrists, and ankles stacked and in position

- The Wall press hollow hold and plate press ups are brutal for this, as it imitates our ideal handstand position while building core strength

๐Ÿ”ด Bulletproof the wrists

- Being on my hands for 200 days can take a toll

- Wrist rocks, and wrist roll-ups are key for building mobility, warming up, and strengthening the wrists and forearms to support your weight

๐Ÿ‘‰ My current PRs are;

-31s Staggered Handstand Hold

-30s Conventional Handstand Hold

-26s Plate Handstand Hold



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