Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Sign in to follow this  
cathal

press handstand help

Recommended Posts

cathal

ive recently started training press handstands but i am not sure of the muscles im meant to be using. i have decent shoulder strength as i can do several full ROM handstand pushups. for the press i start in a pike with my arms straight and legs slightly straddled and try to lift my hips but they wont budge. do i have to use my shoulders more or my lower back or what? i just cant get the 'feel' of the exercise. any help will be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
John Sapinoso

id say that 75 percent of a press is flexibility,

work those straddle stretches and get a straddle press before you try a pike

i think there's a thread on this, try a search

but for now you can do

slow negatives on a wall

press head stands

and press hand stands with legs elevated on a mat to help lift your hips up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cathal

thanks ill work my flexibility more and try a few negatives.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Blairbob

Shoulders, butt, feet.

Start working handstand to L or handstand to straddle L/pancake.

As well straddle L to straddle stand.

Wall press handstands. Find a friend and you can spot each as rest time.

A straddle stand press to headstand will teach you the movement of your hips and legs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BKGymnast

dear fellow gymnasts,

i have alot of streagth, but i can do a simple strattle press handstand without bending my arms(in which case it becomes much easier). what should i be doing to help me keep my arms straight as i lean forward into the press?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
braindx
dear fellow gymnasts,

i have alot of streagth, but i can do a simple strattle press handstand without bending my arms(in which case it becomes much easier). what should i be doing to help me keep my arms straight as i lean forward into the press?

Active flexibility/compression to make it easier so you don't have to lean forward as much

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BKGymnast

thx alot. il work more flexibility

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

Please review our Privacy Policy at Privacy Policy before using the forums.