How to Do the Handstand

Doing a handstand in the correct way is one of the dreams of many people, since we have always seen a lot of people who know how to do it and let’s say that it has given us a bit of healthy envy, since we also wanted to do it

Doing a handstand consists of standing up backwards, that is, instead of standing on both feet, stand on both hands. This is a complicated but very spectacular exercise, since it means that we are dealing with a strong and agile person at the same time.

This is nothing new, since I believe that since I was little and even since the annals of history, people have done a handstand and have been able to admire those who knew how to do it correctly. For this reason, learning to do a handstand can be a great idea to get admiration from others.

The bad thing is that many people have never been able to do a handstand because they say it is a complicated exercise, which is quite true without a doubt. What you have to do is be a constant person and learn little by little how to do a handstand, since it is not something that can be achieved overnight.

Instructions to make the pine

  1. Learn how to support your hands:
    The first step we must take in order to learn to do a handstand is to learn how to support our hands, that is, learn how we are going to position ourselves to be able to support our entire body weight on both hands... I always tend to make a lot of emphasis here, because if we don’t know how to support our hands in the correct way, we will hardly know how to do a handstand, since we could fall at any time. That’s not counting wrist injuries and other problems that will always appear in our daily lives when doing a handstand. Therefore, the way in which you should place your hands is very important to avoid injuries and improve the exercise. When doing a handstand, the hands are placed on the palms, never on the wrists, since if we do the latter, we could break our hands. Try to bring the weight of the body towards the ground, so that we can hold on in the correct way and that gravity does not push us down so much.
  2. Learn to do a handstand first in the water:
    You have probably seen that people do a handstand in the water much easier than on land. This is very easy to explain why this is so, is that according to the principle of Archimedes and fluid dynamics, solid objects weigh less in water than on the surface. For this reason, if you are a person weighing 100 kilos, in the water it is the same as if you weighed 50 kilos, a weight that is much easier to lift and support with your hands, since the water will keep you afloat. For this reason, I advise you to learn to do a handstand first in the water, since in this way, you will be able to get the hang of it and then go on to do it on the ground, something that will not cost you so much. Start in deep pools where as soon as you can stand up I get out for a little bit and then gradually move on to pools with less and less water, until finally you manage to stand on your hands in a very skillful way, without any kind of problem.
  3. Build upper body strength:
    In most cases, people cannot do a handstand because they lack upper body strength, that is, in the arms, chest, back and shoulders, a more well-known set like torso. For this reason, you should first increase your strength in the upper body to be able to do the handstand in the correct way, because if you are not able to do this, you will not be able to support your own weight. Join a gym for weightlifting and you will see how you end up lifting your weight with your hands much more easily. In addition to that, you should try to lose a little weight, since being fat can affect you a lot when it comes to gaining weight, since in the case of fat, strength is not proportional to weight, but is minor. At the end, stronger and thinner, you will get up much more easily and you will be able to learn to do a handstand much more easily.
  4. Gain flexibility:
    Another of the biggest problems is flexibility, since it is also important to be able to climb easily without hurting ourselves. They always told us that girls had no strength However, we see them do handstands and somersaults much more easily than men and we don’t understand why. The reason is simple, they have much more flexibility than men and for that reason and they can do a handstand more easily than us. What we have to do in these cases is try to do several stretches to increase flexibility in the long term, something that will undoubtedly allow us to enjoy greater ease in doing the exercise in the future. In the end you will be like those people who do professional gymnastics, who are people with a lot of strength and at the same time a lot of flexibility, something that allows them to do impressive things.
  5. Constant improvement:
    Doing a handstand is not something that is achieved overnight, but rather it is something that takes many hours, of constant improvement and increasing returns, that is, although at first it seems that you are not making any progress, and then you go to feel like you have improved a lot by doing it. Constant improvement is amazing if you work at it, so what you have to try to do is practice practically every day. while you are losing weight and gaining strength if those were your faults. Once you have achieved it, you are going to take small steps, such as doing a handstand in the water, holding in the handstand position for a second, then two, then two and a half and so on until you manage to do it perfectly and without leaning on it. This will undoubtedly allow you to have fulfilled a dream of many and a challenge of many others, however, none of this could have been achieved without effort, keep that in mind.
  6. Walking with your hands:
    Finally, I propose another challenge, which consists of learning to walk with your hands, something that is undoubtedly something within the reach of very strong people. If you still don’t know how to do a handstand, forget about this section and stop reading right now, since this is something only suitable for people who already do a decent handstand. If you know how to do a handstand, you already have enough cattle. The way to learn to walk on your hands is to first do a handstand against a wall and then tries to walk a step on your hand. Then you will see how each time you endure more and each time you will be able to take more steps and improve in this regard. In addition, this walking on your hands is a great exercise to improve the strength in the lower body, because if you are able to walk on your hands, you will undoubtedly be a very, very strong person, I have no doubt about it.

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