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Handstand one-arm conditioning 

This is a circuit of exercises that I have been drilling recently. I like to pick a small number of moves and spend an entire training session only working on those. I often pick two or three things and spend 2 hours

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Handstand Press explained

The more forward bend flexibility you have, the less you will need to lean your bodyweight over your hands, and so the less shoulder strength you will need. Start with your legs in a medium wide stance, slowly lean into

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Six Handstand transitions for Yoga – Downward Dog to Forward Fold

It feels great to float from downward dog to forward fold whilst practising Yoga, which is why I created this short video to give you some exercises to work on. As with most movements – a combination of strength and

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Tucked Handstand. Bum out? – or not 

A tucked handstand is easier in some ways because the bodyweight is lower and so it’s easier to balance.  People with good shoulder mobility will find it easier to stick their bum out because open shoulders are a part of

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How to do Forearm Stand in 10 easy steps. Video Tutorial. 

Would you like more confidence in your forearm Stand? Do you get nervous or opt-out of Forearm Stand when you get to the Inversion part of your Yoga class? If so… this short video could be helpful for you! Be

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Podcast Ep.7 – Hannah Finn – Contortionist – Flexibility Explained

Website: contortiongirl.com Facebook: contortioncoach Instagram: Hannah Finn Workshops: BookWhen Hannah Finn has been doing contortion and other circus arts  for eleven years.  She came into circus arts with a strong background in acting and theater and brought that into her

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Handstand: 5 tips for learning a solid Handstand 

Ben Lowrey teaches handstand classes in Bristol, United Kingdom. Be sure to watch the free 20 minute handstand tutorial on AcroLibrary.com Be sure to also check out the Podcast 1. Confident and Controlled Entry. Start simple. put your hands on the floor,

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Podcast Ep.6 – Yuri Marmerstein – Handbalancer Acrobat Aerialist

Acro Library How to Do a Handstand Tutorial. Correct Form. Online Video • Tutorials • Podcast • Acrobatics • Movement • Handstands • Flexibility • Yoga • Circus • Gymnastics • Pole acrolibrary.com

Website: www.yuri-mar.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/yuri_marmerstein Facebook: www.facebook.com/yuri.marmer A little bit about myself and what I do: I am a self-taught acrobat.  This does not mean I did not learn from other people, it simply means that for the large majority of my training

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My favourite circus Handbalancers

Acro Library How to Do a Handstand Tutorial. Correct Form. Online Video • Tutorials • Podcast • Acrobatics • Movement • Handstands • Flexibility • Yoga • Circus • Gymnastics • Pole acrolibrary.com Music: Benedek - Dial My Number
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Upper body strength for handstands… are you sure?

Many people believe they need more upper body strength to hold a handstand, but in many cases what they need is more shoulder flexibility. When you’re in a handstand, if your arms and spine form a straight line then you

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