Handstand Challenge 7: Butterfly Legs

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates how to do a handstand butterfly legs in day 7 of the handstand challenge.

GB Athlete demonstrates a handstand with butterfly legs, inspired by our Handstand Courses.

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

Your challenge is to get into your deepest butterfly stretch while in your handstand.

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Walk your feet up the wall and find your handstand. Bring your knees out to the side into a butterfly position and push your hips onto the wall. Keep your hips, torso and shoulders all stacked in a straight line. Hold for 30 seconds.

Having adequate hip mobility will help with your press handstand progressions. This exercise is fun because you get to stretch your hips while upside down! Keep your hips open and your core engaged in order to avoid an arched back. This will allow you to keep a straight handstand line and prevent any strain on the lower back while practicing your handstand.

Hint: If your hips are extremely tight, first do a pre-stretch on the floor in a seated butterfly.

Use the GymnasticBodies Online Handstand Courses to improve your handstand skills!

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 doing your handstand with butterfly legs with your 2017 GymnasticBodies Handstand Challenge community.

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