Get Up On Your Hands

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Personal Trainer Ray Shonk Does Handstands At Quest Fitness

 

I’m finding that handstands are one of the best exercises you can do!

No, I’m not saying give up on your shoulder press or any other workout.

So why do I say this? Well first off handstands work your entire kinetic chain, from hands to feet. In this exercise you have to engage every muscle just like a baby first learning to walk.
At first it will be very difficult, putting a lot of stress on your shoulders and your deltoids, which are fairly small muscles. To  start you will for sure want to be good with planks and even pike pushups.

The strength in your core will be important. I helped myself a lot by doing Yogic stability poses. From there work into a handstand by walking your feet up the wall. Don’t be afraid of using the wall for some extra stability. Slowly decrease your need for the wall. This can take a while, but don’t give up. In time you will be amazed at what you can do with your balance.
I recently started working handstands on 3-fingers. I don’t recommend this unless you have also trained your fingers. Take your time and have fun with it.

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