Handstand Man

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60 Seconds With David

Want to know more about David? Here he reveals all you need to know and more!

How did you get into handstands and how did it become your passion?

I wrote a blog on this but in short I went through a bad break up and to get away from the pain I got on my hands, it became a passion almost out of necessity for my mind.

Can anyone do a handstand?

Yes, with time and commitment anyone can have it just like anyone can be fit or have abs it just depends on how much effort you will put in.

Do you have to train in a gym or can you train outdoors?

One of the awesome things about handstands is that you can train them anywhere, I started learning them at home.

What’s the most common injury in handstands and what’s the best way to avoid them?

Probably hurting the wrists, it’s actually really hard to avoid as generally speaking most people aren’t used to being on their hands so they do take strain. The best way to deal with this is taper the training so that your wrists get used to it, do mobility stretching for your wrists and lastly you can if you need to do something called a rice bucket (I have never done this personally) which is where you fill a bucket with rice and move your hands through them to build the strength. This is very popular with gymnasts.

What’s the most common fear when it comes to teaching handstands?

Most people are scared that they are going to kick up and fall and land flat on their back (perfectly understandable reason to be afraid)

Where to find David

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Fresh Ground London

68 Battersea Rise, London,
SW11 1EQ.

Phone: +447379 773752
Website: freshgroundlondon.com

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FitStudioz

280 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court, London, SW5 9HR

Website: fitstudioz.co.uk

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18aug6:30 pm7:30 pmHandstands at Fresh Ground 14/07£18 per person6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Fresh Ground London, 68 Battersea Rise

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