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Here you will find blogs about handstands, body weight skills, generally fitness related stuff and some personal musings. I try to get a post in at least once a week so check in regularly if you wish to keep updated on all handstands and fitness. I also welcome feedback and suggestions so please contact me if you have any questions or wish to suggest an article.

You can email me at david@handstandman.co.uk.

Strength Training for Skills
Strength Training for Skills

If are interested in having a program built for you, you can email me at david@handstandman.co.uk Without a doubt the best way to improve a skill is to do it. Whatever that skill might be, if it’s a handstand you need to do handstands. If its splits spend...

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Grinding It Out
Grinding It Out

There is nothing like watching an individual who is skilled at skill train or perform. They generally do things with such grace and control that it can totally fool one into believing what they are doing is easy until you try it yourself.

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The Frustration Aspect
The Frustration Aspect

In this article we are going to discuss the frustrating aspect that comes with learning handstands and how to cope with them. Due to handstands being a skill they take time to learn on top of that when learning them you will fall, a lot.

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The Wall Kick Up
The Wall Kick Up

As promised here is the second part of how to use the wall as a tool when learning a handstand. Now this drill is by far the easiest drill to mess up. First take a look at the video and then I will break it down. So unlike the first video I put up 2 weeks...

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How to use the wall when learning a Handstand
How to use the wall when learning a Handstand

In this post I will discuss how to use the wall as a valuable tool, which will aid your progress rather then hinder it. Before I start, a quick disclaimer some of these drills will require one to fall so if you are scared of falling (don’t be embarrassed many people are at this point). The step before these drills would be to learn to fall safely.

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The Mental Game
The Mental Game

Focus. The brain controls the body, this everyone knows. When it comes to handstands or any skill training one has to create new neural pathways for the body to learn the skill. Nothing-new right? But often when it comes to skill-training people fail at...

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Don’t Be Afraid
Don’t Be Afraid

Fear in learning a handstand is without a doubt the biggest reason that stops people learning how to handstand. So in this post I am going to quickly run over the fear of falling and of course more importantly how to get over it. So as I mentioned before...

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Hand It Out
Hand It Out

When it comes to writing about handstands and that art of balancing on them, it’s hard to know where to begin. There are some many different aspects that one can approach.

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Handstands in the Park
Handstands in the Park

Handstands can be frustrating even stressful, what doesn’t help is that most of the time one is training alone. This I personally feel is just awful as many people have the same frustrations and the same issues but it’s kept to themselves. Social media has lightened...

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Fear Of Falling Part 1
Fear Of Falling Part 1

Are you scared to do a handstand? And by that I don’t mean kicking up to a wall, rock or tree. I mean to kick up without anyone or anything to support you. If you are, its ok, it’s actually pretty normal with most adults. In fact up to 70% of all my...

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