Entries Tagged 'handstands' ↓

hilarious Taiso wall crawlers

Warren Long’s GoldenOldies comedy mini-tramp act from the early 1980s got some rave reviews. Here’s that video, if you missed it.

Here’s another funny Taiso video.

Click PLAY or watch 2010 Worlds competitor Jayd Lukenchuk & the boys goofing. This is worth watching. The goal that day was to (somehow) get into handstand on those wall hooks. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (starts 5min 37sec)

Male gymnasts often turn out to be lousy rock climbers. I’m guessing the girls could get into handstand. :-)

Stand with Makayla


Makayla Puddicombe is a normal 13 year old, who was excited to start her summer like all her friends …

At the end of June, when all her classmates were worrying about exams and excited for the end of the school year, Makayla was admitted to the Janeway after tests found a large brain tumor. The tumor was operated on and removed, but the battle wasn’t over yet as the biopsy showed the tumor was cancerous – an aggressive form rarely found in children. Treatment was to include 6 weeks radiation and chemotherapy. Her prescripton alone is expected to cost at least $10 000, not to mention the financial stress her mother will be under as she is unable to work while caring for her daughter.

Campia Gymnastics, Makaylas old club, has come up with the great idea of a Handstand Challenge to help spread awareness for brain cancer and with the challenge, are also asking everyone to donate to Makayla and her family. Makayla would love to see as many handstands as possible, as it will put a smile on her and her families face when they really need it most!

Go Fund Me

If you can tag a handstand photo on twitter or Facebook with #standwithmakayla.

Donations to Go Fund Me would be much appreciated too.

Gymneo TV – handstand alignment

You can watch a teaser video right now. It’s an 8 minute excerpt from a 1 hour+ presentation on how to teach backward giant.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Launch date of their ENGLISH language site is October 25, 2014.

From September 5 through September 25 preorder a subscription and save up to 50% off the regular price.

details – en.gymneo.tv

Freerunning Europe

An entertaining edit.

… England to Italy, stopping in Germany and Switzerland …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Thanks Vadim.

tiny circus handstand


handstand on a flag

This partner stunt has been around for many years. The first one I ever saw was Dominic Lacasse.

But I’ve seen it more often lately. A couple of examples

Mimi balanced on Karri

Mimi balanced on Karri

Jayd Lukenchuk is the flag

Jayd Lukenchuk is the flag

Is it a bit of a meme?

take a handstand selfie

Dr. Larry Nassar on Facebook:

The gymnast selfie challange!

Take a selfie while in a handstand, but don’t fall on your face!

handstand selfie

GymSask after Nationals

Gymnastics Saskatchewan touring the Canadian Parliament buildings the day after National Championships. :-)

Gym Sask Ottawa

handstand on Beam

Some interesting ideas from JAO.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

my wall handstand program

The most valuable few minutes of my workouts is this series of exercises. I recommend all advanced gymnasts use it daily.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

For the video I used an air filled Power Launch mat in order to slope the wall, but any wall works.

If wrists get sore, support the hands on blocks, a floor bar or a low beam.

Drills were shown by competitive Artistic gymnasts at Gymnastics Adventure, Regina, Canada.

Inspiration from CanAm Gymnastics Saskatoon circa 1997.

Bboy One Hand Balance

Stacy Clark:

Dear Normal People,

Don’t be discouraged; you’re probably really good at grocery shopping or something. :-)

half straddle press position

The most difficult phase of the swing or press is this — hands, shoulders, hips over the base of support.

The more hip flexion, the more straddled the split, the better.

Practice jumping or pressing to this position against the wall.

handstand in Namibia

I’m on holiday.

Rick Handstand Namibia
Big Daddy (325m high)

There seems to be something wrong with the line of gravity in these dunes. :-)

Just arrived Swakopmund, Namibia’s Adventure capital.

Will be dropping by the gym today. American coach Joe Softich is here right now. The club is happy to host visiting coaches if you’re planning a future Namibian holiday.