My best 10 exercises for learning a freestanding handstand on your own.
#1 Crow Pose
Strengthens wrists and shoulders
#2 Press Ups
Strengthens triceps and shoulders
#3 Lying Leg Raises with Crunch
Strengthens the core and hips
#4 Wall Assisted Handstand
Builds strong wrists and shoulders
Facing in. Tuck pelvis in and engage the core.
Facing out is allowed. It’s easier but encourages arching in the back.
Cartwheels enable you to safely bail out from a poor handstand without falling flat on your back.
#6 Wall to Freestanding Handstand
Strengthens back, shoulders and wrists
#7 Extended Plank
Strengthens the core and shoulders
#8 Hollow Rock
Strengthens the core
#9 Finger Press Ups
Strengthens the wrists
#10 Lying Shoulder Raises
Few tips on how to hold a straight handstand with good form:
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