Entries Tagged 'handstands' ↓

handstand on Beam

Some interesting ideas from JAO.

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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.

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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.

handstand – room for improvement


GymnasticBodies handstand

Handstand One DVD by Coach Christopher Sommer

Sarah Flett – handstand

Canadian FISU team competitor Sarah Flett.

Sarah Flett


Former U.S. Champion Dave Durante:

Part 1-The Bad: legs bent, head out, bent elbows, flexed feet, big lower back arch, legs apart. …

Part 2- The Old School: legs are tight/together and elbows are locked, but head is still way out of line and lower back is still in an arch position. Lots of unnecessary angles …

Part 3- The Good: whole body is stacked…feet over knees, knees over hips, hips over shoulders, shoulders over elbows, elbows over hands. This is your POSITION OF MAXIMUM POTENTIAL. …

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Coincidentally, I was just chatting with Handstand Homework author Carrie Spender Lennox. She feels we need MORE and BETTER materials for explaining common errors.

She’ll love this video. :-)

Kika the Upside Down Girl

Olympic gymnast Jessica Tudos looks to have reached her Kickstarter funding goal. 168 backers invested $11,168 to print, distribute, market and promote her entertaining and empowering story about a gymnast-in-the-making who loves living life upside down in a right side up world.

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I’m looking forward to buying a few copies. :-)

1-arm handstand

Brigid linked to this impressive pic on Elena Amelia Racea’s Facebook.


Bermuda handstands

Sharon Gareau sends this pic of Prince Edward Island gymnasts getting set to compete at the International Gymnastics Challenge in Bermuda.

Great meet atmosphere, gorgeous location, highly recommended. Warm up Bermuda style

bermuda warm up

introducing handstand


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stretching in handstand

Yuri Marmerstein:

One of the best ways to stretch specifically for handstands is to stretch IN a handstand.

handstand in splits