That is half three of a complete handstand video sequence that can provide help to obtain a powerful and steady free-standing handstand. Whereas this video will carry profit to your coaching no matter your present health or targets, it’s meant as a part of bigger handstand sequence. I encourage you to take a look at Get Prepared for Handstands: Wrist Prep, the place I focus on getting ready your wrists, and Get Prepared for Handstands: Shoulder Prep, the place I focus on methods to get your shoulders prepared.
Thoracic mobility, significantly thoracic extension, is a forgotten side for a lot of potential handstanders. Your thoracic backbone is your center and higher again; basically all of the vertebrae which have a rib connected. Thoracic extension eludes many individuals, as their backbone stiffens within the unlucky place by which they spend hours driving, typing, and sitting.
An open and powerful overhead place is crucial for a handstand, however even excellent shoulder mobility won’t ever get you there in case your thoracic backbone can’t lengthen all the best way. If you happen to really feel your ribcage elevate as you attain into an overhead place, your decrease again (lumbar backbone) is making up for the shortage of motion in your t-spine. This results in the widespread criticism of decrease again ache from handstand coaching.
Take a look at the video under for instruments to extend your thoracic mobility, and methods to strengthen this place that can immediately enhance your handstand.