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Solid Handstand Obstacle Course by Dave Durante

Walking on hands is a feat by itself, let alone while overcoming physical obstacles at the same time.

A handstand obstacle course by Dave Durante is quite impressive and it even includes handstand pushups, among walking on hands for almost two minutes up an down various mats and other obstacles.

Ready to try something similar yourself? Click here to learn how to walk on your hands first.

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23 Handstand Exercises For You to Try Out

There are so many handstand exercises and variations that they could keep you busy forever. Instead of trying to master them all at the same time, it’s far more effective to focus on one at a time.

This video from Calisthenic Movement shows a number of basic and advanced exercises that should give you enough inspiration to start your training today and master a handstand exercise of your choice.

Basic:

Intermediate:

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Advanced:

  • Freestanding Straight Handstand
  • Pike Press
  • Straddle Press
  • Tucked Press on Parallettes
  • Straddle Press on Parallettes
  • L and V Sit to Handstand on Parallettes
  • Frog to Handstand
  • Rolling HSPU (very cool!)
  • Freestanding HSPU
  • Tiger Bend
  • 90 Degree Pushup
  • One Arm Handstand
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Crazy Handstand Compilation

This compilation contains video footage of some of the best new and old videos on flexibility, one hand handstands, handstand pushups variations and tons of presses.

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Also, get ready for walking and jumping on hands, tiger bends, two fingers 90 degree pushup, many handstand variations…And other stuff The Lost Art of Hand Balancing is all about! Enjoy.

By the way, you can get Walking and Jumping On Your Hands for 50% Off right now.

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Walking and Jumping on Hands

Check out this compilation by Nick Hallowell where he shows excellent hand balancing skills.

It’s particularly amusing to see him walking up and down the stairs as well as that clapping handstand pushup. I don’t remember seeing that one before! His handstand style and leg positioning are rather interesting, too.

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One of the best resources for these moves is by far Walking and Jumping On Your Hands by Professor Orlick. Get it here now to learn these awesome moves.

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Hand Balancing Act and Jumping on One Hand

A video of a woman performing hand balancing act from 2009 went viral again on YouTube. Here’s the original, long version of that video featuring incredibly strong woman practicing tough hand balancing routine on hand balancing canes.

Lack of space, a domestic setting and children in the background are no match for Anait Seyranyan, a professional Moscow-born hand balancer. Here’s another great video from Anait where she jumps from one arm to another on the hand balancing stand.

She also manages to stay in near-vertical position in a one arm handstand, which is definitely something you don’t see every day. Make sure to check out 17 Exercises to Build the Strength and Stability for the one arm handstand in How to do the One Hand Handstand by Professor E.M. Orlick.

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Old School Hand Balancing

Little John Seidel is one of the best old-school hand balancers. In the video below you can see 24 year-old John jumping on one hand, performing various handstand presses, balancing on a stick and much more, before ending the show with an amazing one hand spin at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris. They certainly don’t make them like that anymore.

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John is truly an incredible athlete who is still doing handstands today at the age of 76! Don’t believe me? Check out the picture below from his Facebook page.

Click here to master your handstand, step by step!

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Tumbling and Balancing in 1950’s

Here are three awesome videos from the 1950’s. They were all uploaded by Russ Hany, so make sure to check out his channel here as he has more videos from that era.

The first one is from 1950 with people performing a couple of basic tumbling moves like backward, forward and side rolls. There are also two guys walking on their hands.

The next video from 1952 features pretty impressive acrobalance duo/trio.

And here’s another one with some very cool moves, like the tiger bend, handsprings, rolls, somersaults and much more. From 1953.

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Not everyone wants to learn how to perform all these moves. But you should at least have basic tumbling skills and be able to role, perform backwards somersault and cartwheel. Click here and learn the basics!

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Impressive Hand Walking

Walking on hands is a fairly tough exercises which requires tons of balance and core strength to perform as shown in the video below.

Before you try to walk on your hands I highly recommend you to learn how to do a handstand first. Once you are able to stand on your hands for at least ten seconds, you can safely proceed to learning how to walk on your hands. Prof. Orlick’s Walking and Jumping on the Hands is one of the best resources available on that subject, so make sure to check it out.

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Unbelievable Strength Workout by Simon Ata

Simon “Simonster” Ata is a professional break-dancer from Melbourne, Australia. In this video he performs an insane bodyweight workout which he uses to stay incredibly strong and maintain ripped physique. Here are just some of the moves performed by Simonster in a single workout:

  • Various presses
  • One leg backflips
  • Clapping Planche pushups
  • Handstand to planche pushup
  • Kip ups
  • Jumping on one hand
  • One hand press
  • Windmills

In addition to Simon’s extraordinary skills, this video shot at the Hanger 4 Mixed Martial Arts Studio in Melbourne was professionally edited, so it’s not surprising it went viral so quickly. Definitely a must watch!

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Hand Balancing Training Variations

When it comes to handstands and hand balancing in general, there are many ways to train and progress. In this video we have a chance to see quite difficult hand balancing moves by Pablo Molina.

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Starting with a straight handstand, Pablo goes on to walk on hands and perform various hand balancing moves, including press handstand and even unsupported headstand; but he also shows some amazing one arm handstand variations and handstand pushups on hand balancing stands, which make balancing easier and increase the number of stunts you can perform. Check them out here.

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