How to stand on your hands?

Anna Shuldeshova
Anna Shuldeshova
December 12, 2012
How to stand on your hands?

The question that worries many physically developed people is how to learn to stand on your hands. Many exercises are based on the principle of strengthening the muscular corset by keeping the body in a certain position. One of them - handstand.

This skill will allow not only to further develop the body muscles, but also to prevent vascular diseases (for example, varicose veins), it helps even with insomnia and asthma.

But with some health problems, this exercise is not only not beneficial, but also harmful. Be careful when trying to take a stand when you have problems with pressure (hypotension and hypertension), sinusitis and otitis.

What may be needed

In the first times, it would be ideal to have another person close by to secure it, and also to practice only next to the wall, put a mat or blanket on the floor to minimize the risk of injury. It would be great if the insurer himself knew how to stand on his hands. For a person who does not have acrobatic training, it will be quite problematic to make a rack the first time.Remember that it is always necessary to keep your back straight, not allowing the backbend, otherwise the load on the spine will be too strong. Consider how best to group in case of failure - perhaps the best way out would be to get on the bridge or “land” on the heels to absorb when falling.

The sequence of actions in the exercise

  1. First get down on your knees, put your hands in the lock, put your elbows on the mat. Place your head between your palms. Then slowly lift your knees and little by little, walk slowly in small steps towards your head back and forth.
  2. The next step will be to attract an assistant (insurer). At that moment, when it will be clear that the load for the arms and head is quite acceptable, try to lift one leg upwards. Let the helper stand by and help avoid a failed fall. Now the muscles of the press come in, if they are not strong enough, they will have to work on them. Do not forget about the back!
  3. When, finally, the handstand turned out, do not try to stand for more than 15 seconds - at least the first few attempts. It is necessary to leave a rack accurately, without making sharp movements, lowering legs alternately. Head upwards with caution.According to the rules, it would be nice to hold it down a little (about a minute), and then carefully straighten up.
  4. It is clear that you will have to train every day. Of course, the duration of preliminary trainings is individual, but in any case, after some time, the performance of the uprights on the head will occur without the help of the wall and the need for an assistant will disappear.

The ability to handstand is not innate. The result can be achieved by daily training of the muscles of the arms and the abdominals. If the muscles are strong, the coordination of movements is well developed and the above-mentioned contraindications are absent, then the question of how to stand on your hands will no longer arise.