Handstand Challenge 6: Chest to Floor Stretch

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates how to do a handstand shoulder stretch in day 6 of the handstand challenge.

GymnasticBodies Athlete Demonstrates how to do a Handstand Shoulder Stretch           

Your handstand challenge for today (video below) is inspired by our Stretch Courses.

Your challenge is to bring your chest as close as you can to the ground.

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Start by stacking your hips right on top of your knees about 4 feet away from the wall. Place your hands 2 feet off the ground (knee level high). Slowly push your chest to the ground without moving your hands. Your hips may move slightly forward. Hold for 30 seconds.

Hint: Our Thoracic Bridge Stretch Course will greatly help you to open up your shoulders. Having good mobility is vital for achieving a strong handstand line. Because of our everyday lives, our shoulders are tight and as a result they have naturally rolled forward. This rounding of the shoulders prevents many of us from flexing our arms properly over our head.

Here’s what you need to do:

1.) After you watch the video, try it out for yourself!

2.) Post a video or photo of you doing the challenge and share with others on our Facebook Group Page for community feedback.

3.) Post on social media using these hashtags along with your video #gbhandstandchallenge #gymnasticbodies #christophersommer

4.) New to the Challenge? Here is a list of all the current challenge vids.

We hope you enjoyed the challenge of our Chest to Floor Stretch with your 2017 GymnasticBodies Handstand Challenge community.

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