That is half three of a complete handstand video sequence that may assist you to obtain a robust and steady free-standing handstand. Whereas this video will deliver 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 the right way to get your shoulders prepared.
Thoracic mobility, notably thoracic extension, is a forgotten facet for a lot of potential handstanders. Your thoracic backbone is your center and higher again; primarily all of the vertebrae which have a rib hooked up. 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 important for a handstand, however even excellent shoulder mobility won’t ever get you there in case your thoracic backbone can not lengthen all the best way. In case you really feel your ribcage raise 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 grievance of decrease again ache from handstand coaching.
Try the video beneath for instruments to extend your thoracic mobility, and methods to strengthen this place that may immediately enhance your handstand.