10 Exercises for Learning a Freestanding Handstand for Beginners

My best 10 exercises for learning a freestanding handstand on your own.

#1 Crow Pose
Strengthens wrists and shoulders

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#2 Press Ups
Strengthens triceps and shoulders

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#3 Lying Leg Raises with Crunch
Strengthens the core and hips

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#4 Wall Assisted Handstand
Builds strong wrists and shoulders

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Facing in. Tuck pelvis in and engage the core.

Facing out is allowed. It’s easier but encourages arching in the back.

#5 Cartwheels

Cartwheels enable you to safely bail out from a poor handstand without falling flat on your back.

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#6 Wall to Freestanding Handstand
Strengthens back, shoulders and wrists

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#7 Extended Plank
Strengthens the core and shoulders

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#8 Hollow Rock
Strengthens the core

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#9 Finger Press Ups
Strengthens the wrists

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#10 Lying Shoulder Raises
Improves mobility

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Few tips on how to hold a straight handstand with good form:

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Thank you for reading this blog post! Please like and share if you found my recommended exercises beneficial to your handstand progress or form.

Looking for a handstand teacher or calisthenics personal trainer in Leeds? Get in touch with Vlad D.

 

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