Handstand Kickups

Series: Handstand Essentials


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

Series Details

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.