Handstand: The most important skill?

The Handstand is one of the most important skills, and potentially the most important.
To be able to hold a perfectly straight handstand, it is essential to be able to hold the spine and hips straight using subtle adjustment of stabilising muscles, whilst upside down with the arms above the head.
Many people can’t even stand on their feet with neutral alignment, let alone on their hands. For this reason, handstands (and planks) are a brilliant way of training the #posture.

To hold a straight and clean handstand you need to be able to:
– equally distribute your weight onto both shoulders
– keep the hips neutral by using pelvic tilts to correct their position
– elongate the spine while upside down, keeping it straight
– squeeze the leg muscles and core
– plus some other minor technicals
Once you have learnt the above in a handstand, you will have inadvertently learnt how to turn on at will the correct muscles in your body to stand on your feet with good posture, as well…

This is only a snippet of a Calisthenics Fitness Article written by bwgurus

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