A handstand is a beautiful thing and anyone who has perfected this exercise is the envy of all their friends.
Before you begin to train for a handstand, you must warm up properly and that includes your wrists. Handstands require core strength, shoulder strength and a strong chest, so it makes sense to incorporate some exercises that target these muscle groups into your warm-up – decline push-ups is a great example.
After about 10 minutes of warming up, you can start to progress into a handstand by breaking it down into small steps. First, using a wall for support, walk yourself up the wall gradually to get a feel for being upside down and to perfect your balance.
You can also use flutter kicks from a downward dog position, transitioning into a one-legged down dog, kicking up with your strongest leg several times until you come up high enough to achieve a handstand.
Always use a wall for support, or even better, get a friend to spot you.
How long did it take you to perfect your handstand?