Seemed to have raised some interest with my last email. So I’ve decided to go into a little more depth on the subject.
To sum up what I said last time: The best way to learn the handstand, one hand handstand, or any stunt is not to do the move itself, in the beginning, but work on lead-up stunts.
Obviously at a certain point you will need to work on the skill itself in order to master it but you shouldn’t start there.
If you look at a weightlifting move like the deadlift, let’s say you have a goal to lift 500 lbs. You wouldn’t start out trying to lift this weight because most likely you could not even budge it. No, you start with what you can do and move up in weight from there.
If your goal is to do a move like the one hand handstand you can’t just start with a lighter weight. Most bodyweight exercises don’t work this way. Just going for the move is like trying to deadlift 500 lbs. when your max is 300. Not gonna happen.
An easier version of the move is essentially the same thing as a lighter weight. When you are good with one move you move on to a harder variation, just like adding weight.
Failing to do this is why so many people never reach their goal. They just try the move over and over seeing little or no progress.
One move for the one hand handstand is to place your other arm on a raised box or chair and use it to help balance.
For the normal handstand you have moves like the headstand and frogstand. But there are many more for these moves and others.
That’s the genius in how Professor Orlick taught his students. Each move leads in to the next. For the best methods of mastering any hand balancing move check out the Hand Balancing Mastery Course.
If you learn this lesson well, you can apply to many other forms of exercise.By training in this manner you can and will progress much faster. I guarantee it.
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
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