Full Body Handstand Warm Up - 30 minutes

Full Body Handstand Warm Up - 30 minutes

Description

In this video Sean Langhaus leads you through a warm up routine specifically designed to prepare you to practice handstand. The practice includes active shoulder and leg flexibility, spinal mobility and core work.
Disciplines
Handstands

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Pre-reqs
Post-reqs

Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
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