Perfecting Your Line

Perfecting Your Line

Description

Are you stuck in a Banana Back Handstand? Do you wish you could stay balanced in a straight line? Achieving better alignment in a handstand is not a quick fix but a continual process. This video establishes the correct direction to begin or accelerate this process.

We breakdown the role of each individual body part while in the handstand position. We then add the weight of gravity and the control of balance to challenge the whole body's coordination while maintaining its position.  

Exercise Breakdown
0:09 Belly/Prone Elongation
1:29 Back/Supine Elongation
2:11 Transferring Balance Upright
3:40 Transferring Balance Upside Down

Series containing this video

5 videos
series

Handstand Essentials

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.

Tara Quinn
$20.00

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5:44

Hands for Handstands

When in a handstand don't overlook your hands. Your hands are the first point of connection, the first point responsible to help you balance. If your foundation is off, even the slightest bit, maintaining balance gets infinitely harder. Use this video to create good habits if you're new to handstands or to fine tune your line, if you have been practicing for a while. Balancing a handstand is a fluid process of making continual subtle adjustments with your open, active, intelligent, alighned hands. Exercise Breakdown 0:20 Wide Base of Support 0:48 Open the Palm 1:34 Weight in the Fingers 2:11 Wrist and Elbow Alignment 2:19 Hyperextension 3:14 Bent Arms 3:58 Downward Dog Walks 4:41 Arch of the Hand

Tara Quinn
$5.00
6:01
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Shoulders For Handstands

Handstands uniquely require shoulder strength as well as core integration with the arms in an overhead position. In this video we use elbow stand exercises to isolate the actions at the shoulder joint, break bad habits of compensating in the lower arm for shoulder weakness, and build handstand specific strength and stability in the whole chain. These techniques are great for beginners gaining confidence being upside-down or experienced hand balancers looking for new a challenge. Exercise Breakdown 0:09 Should Blade Slides 0:53 Dolphin 1:28 Single Leg Lifts 2:21 Walk Up the Wall 3:25 Single Leg Tuck Press 4:53 Elbow Stand Balancing

Tara Quinn
$5.00
3:34

Handstand Kickups

Build a strong handstand with these simple easy progressive drills for mastering a kick up entrance to handstand. Great for beginning and intermediate students to practice alignment, and improve balance during transitions. These foundational movements are the building blocks of more advanced tumbling. Exercise Breakdown See Saw 0:57 Back Leg Kicks 1:23 Hops 1:48 Toe Touches 2:10 Arm Position 2:43

Tara Quinn
$5.00
Post-reqs

Videos covering post-requisites to skills in this video:
Handstand Hold, Handstand Line

11:55
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One arm HANDSTAND follow along guide // explanations, tips, exercises...

Thanks for watching! 💞 ☆ Want to train with me? https://kimbalance.site123.me/ ☆ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/xkimaliciax/ ☆ Tiktok https://vm.tiktok.com/ZS4nRBLH/ ☆ Frequently asked questions: • How old are you? ~ 21 • Where are you from? ~ Germany

Kim Alicia
Free
Handstand Hold → One Arm Shifts
11:38

One arm Handstand Tutorial part 1

In Part 1 we are working towards assisted one arm fingertip holds. I explain the basic fundamentals of my balance concept and walk you through several exercises to reach a comfortable and efficient technique, to be able to go to Fingertip assisted one arm handstand holds. You are going to get an understanding of alignment and bodyawarniss as well as several drills to work with. Musik Friedenstaube by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/286-friedenstaube License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

David Ebel
$15.00
Handstand Hold → Straddle One-arm Handstand
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3 Intermediate Drills to Start Balancing a One Arm Handstand

If you have been learning one arm handstand and need some drills to start balancing, these should help. Read the captions carefully, do both sides and all positions! Tag a friend that’s learning one arm handstand!!! #ianshandstandtips #handstands #onearmhandstand #oahs #circuslife #calisthenics #streetworkout #breakdancing #inversions #dailypractice

Ian Borukhovich
Free
Handstand Hold → One Arm Shifts
10:20

One arm Handstand Tutorial part 2

In Part 2 we are working towards balancing the one arm handstand as well as strength and conditioning exercises to move on further. We are starting at fingertip assisted one arm holds and work our self through common mistakes towards the freestanding one arm handstand. With that in our arsenal we visit several drills to become stronger, more consistent and ready to move further to more complex one arm handstand exercises and shapes. The goal here is to acheave the one arm and get ready for more ! Musik Friedenstaube by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/286-friedenstaube License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

David Ebel
$15.00
Handstand Hold → Straddle One-arm Handstand
0:51

One arm Handbalance Series Trailer

Hey handstanders, Join my handstand world, it will be tons of fun, challenging, a whole new experience and frustrating sometimes and in the end its all worth the effort because there is nothing comparable in the physical world to balancing on one arm. It's a special unique thing that changed my life and me as a person for sure. I love it. In this video series I am teaching you step by step how to develop proper alignment, body awareness, necessary strength and preparation in general to balance in a one arm handstand. This tutorial contains everything you need to develop proper technique to move from a solid 30+ seconds two-arm handstand, on to more advanced stuff like several different one arm shapes. You will get all the details to the progress in lots of different exercises combined to begin you journey to master the one arm Handstand Musik credit Crates In The Basement by Otis Galloway Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6104-crates-in-the-basement License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

David Ebel
Free
Handstand Hold → Straddle One-arm Handstand
1:00

Raising the Free Arm in a One Arm Handstand

Oahs balances usually start with a low free arm partially because of hesitation to lift and partially because the practitioner hasn’t learned to shift and tilt enough into the balancing arm to counterbalance a parallel free arm. Here are three drills to condition raising the free arm more comfortably. If this helps or if you have any questions feel free to drop a comment ⬇️ Save and share with anyone that could use this! #oahs #onearmhandstands #ianshandstandtips #handstands #inversions #handbalancing #circuslife #dailypractice

Ian Borukhovich
Free
Handstand Hold → Straddle One-arm Handstand
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Great Strength Drill for One Arm Handstand Shifts

Heres a fun lil one arm drill to help make that shift + scapular elevation feel more natural. #handstanddrills #circuslife #circuseverydamnday #technical #shoulderrehab #onearmhandstand #calisthenics #handbalancing #nyclife #ianshandstandtips #handstandblocks

Ian Borukhovich
Free
Handstand Hold → One Arm Shifts
8:46

In Depth Hollowback Handstand Tutorial

shoulder positioning, counterbalance, weight placement, stretches, wall practice

Ian Borukhovich
Free
Handstand Hold → Hollow Back Handstand
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One Arm (One Handed) Handstand TUTORIAL 2021

So here's my first (hopefully of many) Tutorials The One Arm/Handed Handstand Tutorial - I hope someone finds it helpful! Please be sure to Sub, Press the Bell, Like and all that good stuff!

Jonathan Last
Free
Handstand Hold → One Arm Shifts
12:56

Shifting to One Arm Handstand Thoughts and Progression

Talking about how to shift from two arms to an assisted one arm handstand. This a necessary step in learning how to balance on one arm, and it's one where people would benefit from being more aware of the subtleties in the technique. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. Video is part of my one arm handstand series for my online training group. Check out my Handstand Ebook: https://www.yuri-mar.com/products/balancing-the-equationpdf-ebook Join my online training group: https://www.yuri-mar.com/physical-philosophy-project One on One Online Coaching: https://www.yuri-mar.com/onlinecoaching Vimeo on Demand Channel for In-depth tutorials: https://vimeo.com/yurimar/vod_pages Follow me: IG: https://www.instagram.com/yuri_marmerstein/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/yuri.marmer/

Yuri Marmerstein
Free
Handstand Hold → One Arm Shifts
5:17

Scorpion Handstand // Some tips and exercises to learn the Scorpion Handstand

Thanks for watching! 💕 ☆ Want to train with me? https://kimbalance.site123.me/ ☆ Instagram & tiktok: @xkimaliciax ☆ Frequently asked questions: • How old are you? ~ 21 • Where are you from? ~ Germany

Kim Alicia
Free
Handstand Hold → Scorpion Handstand
6:10

How to Pike Push Up | Pike Push Up Progressions

A favourite on this channel, the Pike Push up, and subsequently, the advanced pike push up is an amazing bodyweight exercise for building strong shoulders and developing strength that can be easily applied to skills such as the handstand push up, frog to handstand and even the planche How to improve your pike mobility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYDNl0rA6Ks --- Recovery is King! Grab some Whey Protein: https://locally.link/Bgd7 Calisthenics or Callus-thenics? Manage your calluses with this hand cream: https://locally.link/xrM6 Need help with skills? Try using Resistance Bands: https://locally.link/sTNQ Take your calisthenics game to the next level with: - Gymnastics rings: https://locally.link/n34D - Weighted Vest: https://locally.link/Oq0M - Dip Belt: https://locally.link/qGuP __ Join the Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/calitothecrowd/ Get the camouflage gear out and stalk me on Instagram: @andrewalinda #pikepushup -- cali to the crowd™ is a vlog to help inspire action and to democratise calisthenics and fitness for people at all fitness levels

Andrew Alinda
Free
Handstand Hold → Handstand Pushup