Kenneth Manning Posted March 16, 2009 Share Posted March 16, 2009 I've read a lot of the posts here in the Handstand section, but am looking for some info on what should be occurring when attempting to hold a free-standing handstand. In the BtGB book, there's a ton of great tips on what one should be attempting to do while getting into/out of/and holding the FSP's, but nothing on the free-standing handstand. Now, I know that Coach Sommer will be coming out with an entire volume detailing handstand work, but since I'm working my handstands 4 days a week, some tips would really be helpful.What I've been doing is 6 sets of 10-15 seconds of kick-up wall handstands. Essentially, I'm placing my hands about 3 inches from a wall, and kick up into a handstand (attempting on each kick up to avoid hitting the wall). I've been placing my hands so close to the wall to try to reduce the back-arching tendency I've been reading about in some of the threads here. Anyway, the info I'm looking for is just some tips on what to do once I take my feet off of the wall and attempt the free-standing handstand. I know it's largely a matter of balance, but I'm wondering what is the best route to achieve that balance, as in, what muscles should I be focusing on contracting, etc...Really, any tips would be helpful. Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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