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High One Arm to Arm Handstand

High One Arm to Arm

Rafael's High One Arm to Arm

Here is another great picture from Rafael Guerrero. It’s an interesting hand to hand balance. Similar to a one arm handstand but at still quite different.

Regardless, its a balance you don’t see very often. For those of you who are experienced hand balancers give this one a try if you have the partner to do it.

The True Art and Science of Hand Balancing
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Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
Logan Christopher

P.S. Don’t forget the Free Success in Hand Balancing Teleseminar I’m doing this Wednesday night with Beast Skills’ Jim Bathurst. Sign up and ask your questions here.

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Free Hand Balancing Teleseminar

I get tons of questions sent in everyday. I try to answer them as best I can writing these emails or posts on the blog but there’s more than I can keep up with.

So I invited Jim Bathurst, from Beast Skills, to join me live on a call and answer all your questions as best we can.

Next Wednesday night, March 10th, we’ll answer all your questions for an hour or maybe longer. In order to join us on this call you need to signup at this page.

Our goal is to hold nothing back and give you the best information we can to just help you get better at hand balancing right away.

Sign up at the following link and you can ask your questions right away. As I expect hundreds of them, there’s no way we’ll cover everything but we’ll take the best and try for the rest.

Signup for the Free Hand Balancing Teleseminar Here

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Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
Logan Christopher

Logan Christopher & Jim Bathrust

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Handstand Muscles

Today’s post will answer another question from the many I regularly receive.

“Hey I am Stefan I am now starting out with doing the handstand, but my question is what muscles are involved in doing the handstand and what exercises can I do to improve it?”

Let’s start with the first question, what muscles are involved in the handstand? And the answer is all of them.

When you’re starting out you need to be able to keep your body tight if you want to have any chance of staying upside down. This means every muscle must be engaged from the tips of your fingertips down to your toes.

This doesn’t mean you flex everything as hard as possible but you must stay tight. As you advance you’ll learn how to use only as much tension as is needed and no more. This allows you to go for longer periods. But to start out with squeeze all those muscles, arms, back, abs, legs and even the toes.

Now onto the second question. There is a rule of thumb in training. In order to get good at something you must do that thing. So if you want to get good at handstands you must do a lot of handstands. There is no way around this.

This is true but in some cases you’re better off working on easier skills. Do skills that are easier then the handstand itself that build up the same abilities that the handstand needs. For the handstand these include a wall handstand, frogstand, forearm stand, and headstand. All the details and proper progression for this is laid out in the Secrets of the Handstand Quickstart DVD.

Work on easier skills that lead up to the harder ones. For anything else in hand balancing check out the Hand Balancing Mastery Course.

As an analogy, if you wanted to learn the piano you wouldn’t start out with the Rach 3 but instead focus on scales and simple songs first. This concept holds true for all skills you desire to build.

Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
Logan Christopher

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Have you been watching the Olympics?

The Winter Olympics are here. Are you watching?

While I must say that I am a bigger fan of the Summer Olympics I very much enjoy these events as well.

There may not be many handstands but there sure are some crazy aerial acrobatics of many different kinds. Whether going of a jump on skies, snowboarding or even figure skating you have some advanced flips and spins.

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Of course all the events are great in their different ways. You can watch some of the greatest athletes from around the world compete for one of the highest awards in the world.

Even if it’s a sport you know nothing about you can easily get into it. After all it’s the Olympics.

Good Luck and Good Olympics,
Logan Christopher

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Artur

I don’t know anything about this hand balancer except that he’s good.

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A variety of skills are displayed in a fun to watch free flowing manner. Using the spinning discs on the floor allows him to do some great moves.

The move at 2:43 (I don’t know what to call it) has to be one of the coolest looking moves I’ve ever seen. Thanks to Nick for sending this one to me.

Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
Logan Christopher

P.S. I can’t promise you’ll ever become this good but if you want to increase your skills check out these hand balancing products.

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Flexibility Survey

A number of people at the site have expressed an interest in building flexibility.

Hand balancing, acrobatics and flexibility all go hand in hand. Yet this is one area that I haven’t covered too much… that is until now.

But before I go and tell you all about it I want to know what you’d like to know.

Click here for the flexibility survey.

I have plans for a free report that’ll share with you the common misconceptions about stretching and much more. But that only scratches the surface of what I know.

Tell me what else you’d like to know.

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It’s a short survey filled with multiple choice questions. Shouldn’t take more than a minute or two to fill out.

In the words of Jerry Maguire ‘Help me, help you.’

Click here for the flexibility survey.

Good Luck and Good Stretching.
Logan Christopher

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Planche Progression Video

The planche is one of hand balancing’s most advanced moves. In this video you’ll discover one tip on planche progression.

This is just one of four methods that is included in the Hand Balancing Mastery Course. Be sure to check that out for many more details on not just planche progression but so much more.


Planche Progression Video

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Even beginners can get started working on the tuck planche. Once that’s stable its just a matter of opening up the hips more and more each time.

But don’t think you’ll master this skill overnight. It takes tremendous strength all across the body.

For more details on this be sure to check out this other post on planche progression.

Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
Logan Christopher

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Hand Balancing Mastery Course is Live

Not much to say today except…

The Hand Balancing Mastery Course is Live!

Check it out now and see ALL that you can get.

Trampoline Handbook
Trampoline Handbook on Amazon

Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
Logan Christopher

P.S. For a limited time its available at discount pricing so grab it now while you can.

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Wrist Flexibility Report

A simple wrist stretch

A simple wrist stretch

I’ve shared a couple videos with you in the past week and today’s a little different. Instead of a video I’m giving you a report that covers what is many would-be hand balancer’s biggest obstacle. And that is wrist pain and flexibility.

Wrist Flexibility Report
(right click and choose save-as)

This is something I personally battle with. So instead of giving you a little tip you can have all of what I do to help out my wrists. The simple truth is without doing this stuff regularly I can’t do a handstand, but with it I can.

Perhaps you’ve already realized it, or you surely will after reading the report and seeing the references. Soon I’ll be releasing a new product. What you’ve seen is just small bits and pieces of the whole thing. And let me tell you it’s BIG.

This is the biggest and best compilation of hand balancing material ever released in the world.

It’s been called the Hand Balancing Bible.

You could call it the Holy Grail of Hand Balancing.

But I’ve done away the religious references and simply called it the Hand Balancing Mastery Course.

Tomorrow I’ll fill you in on more details on why this course is a must-have for anyone who wants success beyond the handstand.

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Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
Logan Christopher

P.S. If this report helps you out please comment below.

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Biggest Hand Balancing Tip

I was hand balancing for a long time before I realized this tip. And when I did I immediately improved my abilities.

We’re talking about almost doubling the amount of time I could hold a handstand. Being able to do multiple complete pirouette turns versus falling after just turning 180 degrees.


Biggest Tip for Handstands

By paying attention to the furthest point from where you are balancing (i.e. your toes) you’ll be able to correct any shift in your balance before its too late.

To really drive this home do a little experiment with me. Go ahead and try a handstand while putting all your attention on your hands.

Now try it while paying attention to your feet.

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After you’ve done that report your results by commenting below.

Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
Logan Christopher

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