How long will it take me?
This program is designed for 5 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. The time to progress from a wall to free standing handstand varies significantly from person to person, so be patient and consistent with your training!
What makes this handstand program different than others?
This program focuses on finding your balance point, body awareness, and building strength to achieve a free standing handstand. It works drills at the wall to learn where your individual balance point is with access to videos for each individual exercise to ensure proper form, provide expert tips, and correct common errors. 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?
- Dowel, broom/mop, PVC pipe, or big looped band (I use Rubberbanditz 41 inch band – code LAURA10 will give you a discount, but any big looped band will work!)
- 2 foam rolls, 2 yoga blocks, or 2 low steps/boxes of the same height or other elevated surfaces – feel free to mix and match these too!
Can I do this with my other program(s)?
Typically yes! Since this program is more core and upper body drill focused, feel free to do this with a lower body program. Feel free to do it with programs like the Pistol Squat Program or Hip Prehab Program for example. 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 finding your balance with body awareness/control as required for a free standing handstand. It is a great place to start if you don’t yet have a free standing handstand, but have a solid wall handstand hold for more than 40-45 seconds. If you have full shoulder motion (able to lay on your back with your hands overhead touching the ground while keeping your back flat), but are unable to hold a wall handstand for 40-45 seconds, the Handstand Strength Program may be a good place to start! If you’re just starting out or don’t have full shoulder motion, the Handstand Prep Program may be a good 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 errors, 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?
$50 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 as part of the Handstand Strength & Balance Bundle or purchase the Handstand Series Bundle (Handstand Prep, Strength, and Balance Programs), you can save even more!