Last time we talked about how you can overcome pain and poor flexibility in your wrists so that you can pursue hand balancing. A subscriber pointed out a few points which are certainly worth mentioning.
There is a way to work around this problem. Handstands can also be done on parallel bars or pushup handles and still be very effective. Rings work too but are even more of a challenge.
Though the body mechanics remain the same, how you go about balancing becomes a different matter.
For most people it will be much harder to balance because your base is smaller. Not the best way to get started on your handstands. But with some work you can balance with ease on any parallettes. And certainly if you are using a wall it is not a problem.
While this is a viable method it will not help the problem itself. You need to build the strength and flexibility and not skirt the issue.
Use this method to get some practice in the handstands if you need it but be sure to work the wrists. After all you can’t go wrong with a strong pair of hands.
Now on to a couple announcements.
The survey is now closed. Thank to all of you for participating. It will take some effort to pour over all the results but I can tell you they will result in some new and exciting changes to the site.
Secondly, I will be holding a contest soon. The details will be in my next email but for now just know that you will have a chance to win a full copy of the Hand Balancing Mastery Course coming soon. In fact, there may be more than one up for grabs.
The particulars on this new product will be announced in the next weeks as well and you won’t want to miss out. So until then…
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,