7 Steps to Freestanding Handstand Pushups

Yaad Mohammad recently released what’s probably the best tutorial on freestanding handstand pushups published on YouTube. Yaad divided the tutorial to seven stages and most of them contain drills to improve both skill and strength.

Be warned: the tutorial is long, extremely detailed and funny, too!

Not quite ready to learn the freestanding handstand pushup? Check out my Ultimate Guide to Handstand Pushups to learn how to perform wall-assisted handstand pushups first.

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6 Mobility Drills for Hand Balancing

A couple of days ago I stumbled upon this very thorough video on preparing yourself for hand balancing training. We had a video on a great bridging drill last week, but in this one Daniel A. Stockell went into great depths on six drills specifically targeted for warming up the wrists for hand balancing.

1. Back of the hand pushup variations (0:03)
2. Finger pulses (2:55)
3. Palm pulses (4:05)
4. Side to side finger stretch (4:50)
5. Side to side wrist stretch (5:34)
6. Rear facing wrist stretch (6:28)

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Superb Hand Balancing Mobility Drill

As you probably already know, I am a big fan of bridging exercises. The drill shown below is not for beginners, so make sure to take it slowly and easy to avoid getting injured.

Having said that, it’s an excellent mobility drill to add to your warm-up routine for hand balancing.

If you want to build strength, flexibility and acrobatic skill at the same time, make sure to check out my Advanced Bridging Course.

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How to Keep Your Hand-to-Hand Grip Strong

Hand to hand acro acts are among the most popular ones on talent shows such as America’s Got Talent, but acrobatic gymnastics is also a legit gymnastic discipline with several ongoing campaigns to include it in the Olympics.

One of the keys to successful hand to hand acts lies in a strong grip. To get it right, follow the steps described in the video.

Some of the tips given in the video can also be useful for hand balancing. If you don’t have a training partner yet, practicing on hand balancing stands can help you prepare for hand-to-hand balancing.

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3 Fast and Easy Handstand Drills

I often receive questions on basic handstand moves and drills from people who are just starting out with their hand balancing training. The following video contains three quick and effective drills for those looking to achieve their first freestanding handstand gradually.

And you can practice them anywhere!

Already able to perform basic hand-balancing moves? Click here to learn how to walk and jump on your hands.

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Excellent Hand Balancing Duo

I usually prefer to share short videos focused on amateur hand balancing, but today we have somewhat longer video from two professional hand balancing artist called Duo Vitalys.

In their 9 minute long act on an elevated platform Pablo and Joel show many hand-to-hand balancing tricks I’ve never seen before. Enjoy the show!

Don’t forget to like their Facebook page here if you enjoyed the video.

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Incredible Duo Hand Balancing Move

This is a new move to me as I’ve never seen something quite like it before. Not only is Gana capable of supporting the weight of her partner while in a bridge, but she even did so without her arms for a couple of seconds.

An outstanding combination of flexibility and strength.

One of the best video courses to improve your flexibility comes from Gold Medal Bodies. Check it out here.

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Duo Vladimir Strikes Again

In the last video we had from two Vladimirs they showed various hand-to-hand hand-balancing moves. This time one of them used a head of the other as a rotating hand balancing stand, which clearly shows extraordinary neck strength.

Once again, they finish the act with dangerous move using two knives to balance on top of each other.

Most people neglect training the neck, which I personally believe to be a huge mistake. Make your body (including your neck and spine) indestructible.

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5 Simple Hand Balancing Drills

Running out of ideas for your hand balancing training? Here are five exercises which will help you get back in shape for more advanced hand-balancing moves. Three drills shown below are done with the help of hand balancing blocks, while the last two can be practiced without any equipment.

Unfortunately, the owner of the video disabled video embedding so you’ll have to click here to see it.


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Difficult Planche Variations

If you cannot challenge yourself anymore with a regular planche, you may want to try out several advanced planche variations. Most of these moves are not something your regular bodyweight trainee is capable of, but they’re certainly good goals to aim for.

1. Handstand lower to planche
2. Open tuck push back to single leg planche
3. Top position pull to straddle planche
4. Floor tuck push back to straddle planche
5. Straddle L Pull Back to straddle planche
6. Single leg tuck pull to single leg tuck planche
7. L-Sit push back to full planche

Head out to Gold Medal Bodies for a full planche tutorial.

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