If you are just getting started with handstands, the MOST important thing to focus on is practice.
You want to be spending time upside down as often as possible. Your nervous system needs to learn the space. And how to balance.
However, you don’t want to be wasting valuable practice time kicking and flailing.
With handstands, it’s QUALITY over QUANTITY.
Below we will talk about how to develop a well-rounded handstand program around the 4 key elements you need to train.
- Flexibility / Mobility
- Strength / Endurance
Getting Started With Handstands
When you are just starting out, keep practicing with the wall as much as possible.
Learn how to fall out of handstands properly. And most importantly, start with a few simple drills that are key for your handstand.
This is going to get your practice started. To focus on the skill of handstanding.
Not only that, but a simple practice like the one above will start preparing your wrists. Because they will be sore in the beginning. And you need them to acclimate before you increase the volume.
After a few weeks, your wrists and shoulders will start to feel less sore. Your flexibility in these areas will improve.
And that’s when you want to increase the training volume…
How To Train For Incredible Results With Handstands
One of the most basic sports science principles is the acronym, “SAID”.
Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands.
Anyone who desires successful results with their training programs MUST abide by this principle.
Remember: the body will adapt to the specific demands placed upon it.
Wanna get better at pull-ups? Train pull-ups.
Wanna get better at handstands? Train handstands.
But it’s not only a matter of simply, “training handstands”. Remember, quality vs quantity…
Train For Progression With Your Handstands
Handstands are not simply about balancing upside down.
As mentioned, there are 4 key elements to train for a strong handstand practice.
Not only that, but you need to increase the training volume as you adapt to the training.
Progressive Overload is another important sports science principle relating to resistance training.
Where SAID tells us what we need to focus on. Progressive Overload tells us we need to continually increase the demand.
Because the body will adapt to the demands placed upon it.
In Handstand Mastery, we do this through 4 levels of training:
Each level features specific workouts. As you advance, you will learn more skills and increase the volume of the ones you are familiar with.
Introducing Handstand Mastery: The Ultimate Handstand Training Experience
On the final page, I will show you what’s inside Handstand Mastery.
This is our flagship handstand training.
But it’s NOT just about training handstands…
Handstand Mastery is a complete training program designed to condition your body for a stronger handstand practice.
It is tailored towards improving strength, stamina, balance, and alignment. So you come out on the other end with a handstand AND a stronger body.
The next page will show you exactly what is inside Handstand Mastery and how to get started.