10.24.17 – Handstand Holds

Handstand Holds
1)Benefits: Balance, controlled breathing, core, and upper body strength.
2)Variations: Downward dog, pike handstand with box, 90 degree wall holds, wall walks to full parallel hold, assisted wall holds, shoulder touches with assisted wall, free handstands.
3)Work your way up! Once you can hold a position for at least a minute and are comfortable, move on to the next variation. 🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏽‍♂️
4)In each variation, focus on keeping your shoulders engaged (shrugged), tight core, squeeze glutes, and point your toes. Avoid the loose “banana” back as much as possible! Practice proper technique standing up with a PVC pipe or barbell. 

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