I used to fall flat on my face… but NOW, I can hold a handstand like an expert every single time! My intentions were admittedly to be able to show off in a more dramatic manner… I thought that holding a hand stand and being able to walk around on on my hands was just about one of the coolest things ever. This was a case of making several classic mistakes: the first was attempting to jump in at a level far above what I was capable of, the second was not having any kind of plan and the third, was completely ignoring the written directions not that it would have done much good, given the other afore-mentioned issues. To these you can also add in my own unrealistic expectations so its pretty easy to understand why things ended up the way they did. Many of the oldtime strength athletes used hand balancing as a way to build incredible strength and upper body development. It took a little while, a few decades, in fact, but eventually my interest in hand balancing came back in a big way.
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Despite the recent surge in popularity of bodyweight training, I find a curious lack of one form of training that I was sure would be making a comeback in a big way. What I am talking about is the lost art of hand-balancing which used to be a big part of the training routines of many of the greatest strength names of the 20th century: Otto Arco, Bert Goodrich, John C.
The art of hand-balancing, of course, goes back centuries before that. Sure barbells and dumbbells were a part of their training, but they were also masters of boxing, wrestling, gymnastics, and several other components of oldtime physical culture.
Many were as adept at performing bodyweight feats as they were at lifting any barbell. Develop Power, Flexibility and Athleticism They could easily do press-ups, handstand dips, tiger bends, planches, one-arm handstands, walking on their hands and other impressive hand-balancing feats.
You will find very little, if any, modern sources on hand-balancing available anywhere… until NOW that is. I have found that hand balancers on the whole have a more perfectly formed arm — particularly the forearms and wrist — than the weight-lifter.
The hand-balancer employs the hand and wrist much more than does the lifter of weights and what is more interesting, he employs the arm muscles as well as the grip in many unusual ways — ways not possible to the exercise fans who handle weights only.
No doubt knowledge of this diversified method of development is what makes the mass of European strength athletes so partial to the practice of hand-balancing. The average American strength athlete could practice this valuable pastime of hand-balancing more consistently than he does. No need to worry about those excuses EVER again. Thanks to strength author, historian, and publisher Bill Hinbern, the lost art of hand-balancing lives again.
You probably know Bill Hinbern best because of his high-quality reprints of classic training guides many of which we feature on our various websites. The very specific and exact ways that your body maintains a sense of balance and why understanding them will be critical to your hand-balancing success. How to solve the common problems of unbalancing and overbalancing.
The best way to fall correctly. How your hands and fingers must be positioned for the perfect handstand. The 16 preliminary exercises with and without equipment that you can use to build a solid foundation. The 4 basic parts of the perfect hand balance and why you will end up flat on your face if you leave out any of them.
Where to properly position your gym mats when you practice. The 2 keys to practicing hand balancing with or without a partner. Twenty Advanced Handbalancing moves guaranteed to impress anyone. Seven different methods for progressing to the one armed hand stand.
Mastering the Press-Up from Planche to Handstand. How to walk up and down stairs on your hands. The handstand from the seated position. The most difficult part of the Backward Roll up into The Handstand and how to conquer it easily. How to train for the MOST impressive hand-balancing feat of all. Four different stretching exercises for maintaining strong, flexible shoulders. The ONE most important thing to remember above all else for hand-balancing success. A full resource section for all equipment described and used in the course.
As you can see, the information found in this course is extensive, and along with a lot of practice will help you become a master of hand-balancing in no time flat. Click the order button below and open a whole new world of strength and development. Train hard, John Wood P.
Hand-Balancing for Muscular Development by Bill HInbern
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