The relationship of shoulder and spine positions in a handstand

The relationship of shoulder and spine positions in a handstand

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Often people come to the conclusion that because their shoulders "aren't open" in handstand  that the shoulders are not flexible enough and that they need to stretch more or use other means to increase range. 

This may not be necessary, as an open shoulder angle in handstand can easily have just as much to do with your shoulder engagement, balance strategy and spinal shape as it does with passive range. 

In this video Sean demos the consequences of these different variables and shows a wall drill useful in finding the action of shoulder flexion.
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