I designed this course to be thorough and well rounded approach for anyone wanting to learn or improve their handstands. I asked my self what are the most essential skills for a beginner or intermediate student to practice if they are learning a handstand without the help of a coach or a spotter. What drills and techniques will give them the fastest results for their investment of time and energy so they will see results quickly. We start out general with big movements learning how to enter and exit the position with kick ups and cartwheels. And then build all the way up to the gritty specific details of alignment for hands, shoulders, ribs, back, hips and legs. The whole time developing handstand specific strength, and improving balance. These techniques are approachable for all levels and challenging to master.
Detailed progressions for learning or perfecting your cartwheel. A cartwheel is a foundational skill in more advanced tumbling and also a useful tool for falling safely from any handstand. This video is appropriate for absolute beginners and also useful for intermediate acrobats refining skills. Exercise Breakdown Jump Side to Side 0:27 Add a Lunge 0:46 Lunge to Lunge 1:10 Same Side Hand to Same Side Foot 1:33 Where to Look 2:18 Hand Position 2:47 Knee Cartwheels 3:08