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Y Gymnastics - Handstand Video

18 May 2020 - Y GymnasticsY Kids

Did you know that Handstands are the foundation skill of gymnastics? They are a part of so many skills in gymnastics so it is really important to get them right and learn them correctly from the start.

Working on the fundamentals of your handstands technique, this video is designed for our Recreational "Stages & Foundations" programs (intermediate-advanced).

Make sure you work hard at all the steps below and practice them at least 2-3 times per week. 

Here are some tips below to make sure you are working on, each time you give them a go:

  • Legs together
  • Squeeze legs (like you need to wee)
  • Tight buttocks
  • Core engaged
  • Hollow body, straight spine
  • Shoulders fully extended
  • Push the ground away

Clear a safe space, and click play to train along! 

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