Micro kips for easier handstand pushups wiithout sacrificing form
Micro kips for easier handstand pushups wiithout sacrificing form
Handstand pushups (hspu) are a tough skill to learn because of the strength and balance requirements. To make learning the hspu easier, we review how to best leverage a kip without going full banana. Using this technique can let you get used to the mechanics and get dynamics reps into your workout while you develop the strength to go full range without a kip. Note, this kip is different than a crossfit kip and a breakdance kip which both aim upwards and tend to have a lot of momentum. This kip is more of a minimal way to gain upward momentum and send the balance over the hands while maintaining form. More tutorials on goskillwell.com/ianbreal IG: instagram.com/ianbreal
Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
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/
The relationship of shoulder and spine positions in a handstand
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.
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/
All Levels Handstand Wall Workout
This is a 40 minute technique and conditioning video for handstands. These wall exercises will help you develop strength, mobility, and body awareness for handstands. The exercises in this video are divided into three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. It includes: * Full warmup * Wrist strengthening exercises * Conditioning exercises * Progressive wall drills * Ending stretches Feel free to follow along with me, or pause the video and do them on your on time!
Full Body Handstand Warm Up - 30 minutes
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.
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
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
How to Balance a Handstand
In this video, we discuss the mechanics of how you can use your shoulders and your hands to manage the balance of your handstand.
Perfecting Your Line
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
Increase Handstand Strength FOR BEGINNERS
If you want to learn to handstand but you can’t get up against a wall yet where do you begin? The goal of this video is to help us develop transferable handstand strength for beginners so that we have the confidence to start working on the chest to wall handstands and back to wall handstands that you see in typical gymnastics and calisthenics handstand drills. __ 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 __ Featured in this video: How To Bail Out of a Chest To Wall Handstand https://youtu.be/fSdS5T2kgps Increase Overhead Mobility https://youtu.be/c3vxf1euvvA Full Frog Stand Tutorial https://youtu.be/m6Dsxcuv4Xs --- Join the Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/calitothecrowd/ Get the camouflage gear out and stalk me on Instagram: @andrewalinda #calitothecrowd #handstand -- cali to the crowd™ is a vlog to help inspire action and to democratise calisthenics and fitness for people at all fitness levels
This video talks about some basic (and not so basic) headstand freeze transitions! Video Includes headstand to: handstand, crow, air baby and elbow freezes! Here is a guide to the key parts of the video: 00:00 Introduction, training techniques and tools. 00:39 Head to handstand transition - progressions and tools 03:38 Head to Crow transition 04:20 Head to Airbaby transition 05:25 Challenge round:head to Crow to Airbaby 05:49 Head to elbow transition
Jump to low H2H
The jump to low hand to hand is the most direct entrance to the skill and prepares the partnership for higher level hand to hand skills in both L-basing and standing acrobatics. In this video we review our thoughts on consistency of the grip, directionality of the jump and mindset/responsibilities for each roll.