Work Up To Handstands With Wall Walks

Handstands are fun and impressive, besides just being a great workout. But if you’re having trouble even getting your feet off the ground — hey, I’m right with you — try walking your feet up a wall.

A Complete Video Tutorial On Doing Your First Handstand

Video. Handstands look wicked cool, and if you've ever wondered how people do them without breaking their neck, this detailed video tutorial explains what you need to know to get started, crucial do's and don't do's and the exercises that help you work up to your first handstand.

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In this video, Krista Stryker of 12 Minute Athlete shows you not just how to walk up a wall, but how to make the move more challenging by walking along the wall, from side to side, touching it with your toes for balance.

If you’re not quite ready for that, she also recommends some exercises to get you there, including shoulder touch planks: just tap each hand to the opposite shoulder while you’re in a plank position, to get yourself used to shifting your weight from hand to hand. For the full story, check out the video.

Handstand Wall Walks Tutorial [12 Minute Athlete]

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