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  • Handstand technical question

    Hi primal folks!

    My objective for the summer is to be able to walk on my hands. I'm currently doing 10-15 minutes of practice a day while waiting for the bus. I'm getting better at it, and got to 7 ''steps'' just this morning. Yesterday, a friend of mine saw me practicing and told me I have to look behind me. I'm currently looking at the ground or a little in front of me because it's what felt the most natural at first.

    Here's my question for those of you who master this upside-down skill: do I look behind me or at the ground? Or is it just a comfort thing?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    When in a handstand, it's preferable to have a neutral head position (i.e., head staring back between your arms). However, if you're still learning and practicing handstand walking, it is helpful to gaze toward the ground a bit. Work on keeping your head neutral though.
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    • #3
      Check out Jim over at Beastskills. Here is a link to his tutorial page:

      Beast Skills - Tutorials

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      • #4
        Check out Al K's primer: Al Kavadlo – We're Working Out! Search Results HAndstands
        This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

        Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
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        • #5
          Thanks for those links, folks. It got me motivated to do some handstands. I'm thinking that the flag looks pretty awesome too.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the info guys! Seems like both are acceptable, the one I'm doing now is just a little less pleasing to the eye.

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            • #7
              Nice. My objective is to be able to lift up into handstand and hold it strong without the wall this sumer. Walking would be a bonus I'm doing this through yoga; if it's worth anything, we're always taught to look between our hands.

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              • #8
                Al's stuff is great. Find a safe place and you don't need to look ahead!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                  Check out Jim over at Beastskills. Here is a link to his tutorial page:

                  Beast Skills - Tutorials

                  Crap....thanks for making me spend more money...now I want a set of rings!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                    Crap....thanks for making me spend more money...now I want a set of rings!
                    you can get a decent set of rings for pretty cheap. or you can find a tutorial over on rosstraining.com on how to make your own

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                    • #11
                      I look slightly forward, which will unfortunately lead to extending the neck a bit. Problem is I got a lot of moles digging in my yard and have to watch were I step....errr hand. I can do about 30 steps with a full 180 half way to turn and come back. Its fun, but since an injury (non handstand related) I dont do it quite as often as I use to.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                        Crap....thanks for making me spend more money...now I want a set of rings!
                        This is an investment, so don't skimp - treat yourself instead. Rings will last forever unless you're absolutely careless, so even something as high as $80 or so is basically nothing for such a great tool. Personally I have a pair of the Rogue Fitness wooden rings and love them, my ONLY complaint would be the length of the straps, I find them a little short but they work just fine for my purposes. You can buy the wooden rings separately (wood = more friction, less slippage or need for chalk/etc) if you already have straps or want to buy longer straps. Don't get me wrong though, they're not absurdly short or anything at all, just compared to the EFX rings straps I have they are shorter. The buckles are MUCH better than the EFX though and the straps for the Rogue rings are thicker and definitely more durable. Good for when you're inverted, no fear of anything slipping!

                        On topic: gaze up and look at your thumbs "through" your eyebrows, your head doesn't have to cock back so that you have a CLEAR view of your hands. Just try to find your thumbs and that's good enough. Opinions vary, of course, but this is so you have a straighter line.
                        Last edited by iniQuity; 07-24-2012, 06:46 AM.
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                        • #13
                          you can do them both, alternatively you have your questions answered here :

                          Tutorial on how to do a handstand
                          Want to handstand like Bruce Lee ?

                          Check lostartofhandbalancing.com

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