Handstands are a great way to build strength and increase balance. However, if done incorrectly this can cause unnecessary stress on your joints and lower back. In this post, we will discover just a few basic do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when performing a handstand. Keep in mind you can always use a wall to help with balance until you are ready for a
- Arms straight and engaged. Not allowing elbows to lock out.
- Arms Shoulder width apart. Keeping hands directly in line with shoulders.
- Lifting through shoulders. Think of pushing the floor away
- Ribcage drawing in pulling bellybutton to spine.
- Straight back with a posterior hip tilt.
- Legs tight and engaged. Think of pulling in and up through the ceiling.
- Don’t relax in the arms and bend elbows.
- Arms wider than shoulder width apart and hands not in lign with shoulders.
- Arching in back allowing ribcage to open.
- Core not pulling in and up.
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