Ways to get yourself into the handstand

Improve your handstand with these handy tips! There are several ways to get yourself into the handstand – so you can try different ways to see which one you are most comfortable with. When you nail your handstands, try doing it in a environment from which you are used to doing handstands on as well as it makes doing handstands much more interesting. For example, changing it up to doing the handstand on grass may or may not be harder than a flat indoor surface, but it is definitely different. Practicing on different surfaces will train your balance better.

Handstands are one of the many basic exercises that people try to perfect for calisthenics. By following these steps, beginners can improve on their handstand strategy!

Here are the three common ways to get yourself into the handstand position:

  1. The first way is to slowly ease yourself into the upright position by planting your palms on the ground and slowly lift your hips above your shoulders. Then, straighten out your legs once you get your balance.
  2. Second, you can try doing handstands using the kick-up method which is common for when you are practicing against a wall. It's like getting up a step of the stairs to help get your legs in the air in a controlled manner.
  3. The third way is the step-in method which gives your body a little more momentum to bring your lower body above you. It is similar to doing a cartwheel and stopping in the middle of it.

Check out the video below to see some more tips and tricks!


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