Handstand on Knees

Handstand on Knees

Description

If you're nailing the handstand on ankles, try this more challenging variation on knees! It's harder because it's higher up but also the hand position is trickier and it's wobblier. 

Skill demonstration: 1:33

Series containing this video

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Handstands on Body Parts

Handstands are challenging wherever you do them, but the most challenging kind of handstands arguably are the ones we do on other human beings because balancing on limbs is way more unstable than the floor, blocks or canes! Here we present a progressive series of handstands on various body parts, ranging from an easy assisted lift to more challenging variations. Don't be discouraged if you aren't nailing these because they definitely take some practice!

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Pre-reqs
Post-reqs

Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
Handstand on Knees

3:45

Candlestick Shoulderstand

Candlestick is one of our favorite ways to start inverting with a partner! Largely a flyer driven pose, bases learn to to be stable and solid as the start to bear the flyers weight on their arms. In this video we explore entrances , exits, alignment, range of motion and spotting.

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Candlestick Shoulderstand → Handstand on Knees
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Candlestick Pose (Beginner Inversion)

Candlestick is the most basic in a series of shoulderstand-type inversions in acro, so it's a great place to start if you're working on these progressions. It's also a great way to practice inversions, leg position, and handstand alignment for the flyer in a relatively controlled environment. It's a good way for the base to get used to feeling a flyer's weight entirely on their hands as well. Please use a spot if possible since we're going upside down! Skill demonstration 1:35

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Candlestick Shoulderstand → Handstand on Knees
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Get Upside Down with Candlestick

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