Handstand Strength Program

Part 2 of the Handstand Series

Get a solid wall handstand by working on strength, shape drills, and body awareness to build a base before progressing to a free standing handstand!

About the Program

How long will it take me?

This program is designed for 4 days per week at about 30 minutes per session. It may take you a little longer for the first week as you learn the exercises. It is a 6 week program with two 3 week phases, but you can adjust it to a 4 or 8 week program by shortening or lengthening each phase depending on how you’re progressing.

What makes this handstand program different than others?

This program focuses more on building strength and body awareness to help achieve a straight handstand line. It works the fundamentals at the wall to help build a good base when trying to progress off the wall! You also get access to videos on what the weight distribution on your hands should be, what the ideal handstand line is, and how to fall safely from your handstand!

What equipment do I need?

  1. Wall
  2. Dowel, broom/mop, or PVC pipe
  3. Big looped band (I use Rubberbanditz 41 inch band – code LAURA10 will give you a discount, but any big looped band will work!)

Can I do this with my other program(s)?

Typically yes! Since this program is more core and upper body drill focused, so feel free to do this with a lower body program. If you do it with an upper body program, you may need to reduce volume/weights or add an extra rest day in between to ensure proper recovery.

Will it be too easy or too hard for me?

This program focuses on upper body strength and body awareness/control as required for a handstand. It is a great place to start if you don’t yet have a solid wall handstand. If you can hold a wall handstand with good form for more than 40 seconds, the program may be too easy for you. If you cannot lay on your back with your arms overhead while your back stays flat on the ground, the Handstand Prep Program may be a great place to start!

How does the program help with form and progression?

When you purchase the program you get access to the written program and detailed individual exercise videos. These videos go into common compensations and corrections for each exercise and have a written detailed description of the exercise, common error, and corrections. To ensure progressions, there are two phases of the program to progress time/reps/or the exercise as you move through the program. You can also write down little notes in the program based on how it felt, a certain cue, etc. to help you keep track of how each exercise feels/your progress!

How much is it?

$40 USD. I wanted to make a more accessible program for those who are unable to do my individualized workout programs or consult calls for whatever reason!
Plus, if you purchase it together with the Handstand Prep Program or the Handstand Balance, you can save even more by purchasing! Or you can save even more by purchasing the entire handstand series together!

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