Handstand Walk Tutorial

After working on and perfecting your very first handstand, the next step is to learn how to walk on your hands. This video will show you step by step, in a progressive manner how to pull off your first handstand walk.

1. 30 Seconds Nose to Wall Handstand Hold

This is a very important step in order to improve your balance skills before making your initial walk. First, slowly get a firm grasp of the floor while moving your feet onto the wall. Then slowly push yourself towards the wall while taking one step at a time until you reach 90 degrees. Lastly, hold your position for about 30 seconds.


2. Hip Touches

This is the step where you are trying to teach your hands and arms to stand on their own while the other one is reaching your hip. Remember to shift some of your body weight to the left as you reach your right hip with your right hand and vice versa. This will help you avoid falling to the side of the hand that you’re using to touch your hip. Do this repetitively until you’re arms are comfortable with standing on one at a time.


3. Kick Aways

Now you are starting to do the actual handstand walk. Slowly kick yourself away from the wall as you move your hands and arms forward one at a time as if you’re starting to learn how to walk using your feet. Slowly move your feet forward, past your body in order to keep the center of gravity near your body. After a few steps, you can go back to start and repeat the process until you reach the right balance in shifting the center of gravity while taking a step using your hands and arms.


4. Walk Aways

Walking away from the wall is like doing the actual handstand walk whereas you are using the wall as your starting position.


5. Practice

This is the last part where you apply what you learned when starting the handstand and the first four steps above.


If you’re looking for an in-depth book on handstand walking, make sure to check out Walking and Jumping On Your Hands by Professor Orlick.

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Ballsy Hand Balancing on Rolla Bolla

It’s hard enough to perform a regular freestanding handstand, but when you add the balance board and a person who is over 6’7 to the mix…Things get serious.

Dmitrious is a gentle giant who performs regularly with his brother Alex as the Bistrevsky Bros and does so amazingly well, despite his not-so-ideal height for hand balancing. Very inspiring!

Carrom Balance Board should be a great choice if you’re looking to get your own rolla bolla, similar to the one in the video.

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Handstand Journey

Just starting out with your hand balancing training? Wondering how long will it take you to master the freestanding handstand? Take a look at this video for instant motivation and to get a rough estimate of how long will it take you to achieve this move.

To fasten up your progress and reach a stable 30-second freestanding handstand as fast as possible, check out one of my best selling courses here.

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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)

Get your own custom made hand balancing stands today and take your handstand skills to the next level.

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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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