Last week I posted about adding weights to your hand balance training. Its a great way to build up the necessary muscles and stimulate the right activation. But, what do you do if you keep training in the same manner but reach a standstill. I can get into processes like autoregulation, but I’m going to make this simple and say just change things up!
There was a time when I would spend about 30 min 5-6 days a week on my hand balancing. Not including the periodic times during the day.
Luckily, I have a nice open floor to train. Although working on the freestanding handstand is great, constantly working on your bailout isn’t. In other words it doesn’t help if you cant keep the hold.
I could have probably tried to power through it. If you quit every time something gets difficult you won’t ever achieve anything great. But I’m more a technical guy than power.
So I decided to test and change things up. I tried variations off the fall, different surfaces, and even stalling from cartwheels.
This creates the dual effect of shocking your body and refreshing your mind. If you ever feel tired and stuck a small or even big change-up is what you may need.
As long as you stay consistent you will get better. All you might need is a little alteration.
There is so much variety in hand balancing, if you stay creative, you’ll never get bored.
If you need some help in getting started, why not check out our Handstand Mastery Course.