FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE FOR ORDERS OVER $100
Close
My Bag
Product
SIZE:
QUANTITY:
PRICE:
Total:
Remove
Home banner
FRESH PRINTS

Linear Arc Khaki

Handstand Tips with Amanda Bisk

Handstand Tips with Amanda Bisk

Handstand Tips with Amanda Bisk

If you're into health and wellness, chances are you've heard of Amanda Bisk. Amanda is a true fitness expert and holds a Bachelor of Sports Science, is a former Commonwealth Games pole vaulter, a certified yoga teacher and crossfit instructor. This wealth of knowledge, combined with her passion of teaching others and the fact that she is an all-round awesome person makes her one of our favourite Nimble Activewear girls. 

With her gymnastics, pole vault and yoga background, Amanda has one of the most impressive Instagram feeds going around (check it out here) and we - like many of her other followers - are constantly inspired to work towards moving our bodies in the same way (albeit with much less grace!). Below Amanda shares with us her tips on how to get you handstanding. Good luck and happy handstanding!

----

Hi guys! Here are my 6 steps to get you handstanding. 

Find a wall, warm up those shoulders, arms, and wrists, and lets get upside down!

STEP ONE:

  • First practice your handstand position the right way up!
  • Stand with your back against the wall, heels touching.
  • Lift your arms above your head. Squeeze your legs together, squeeze your bottom, pull your belly button in, and squeeze your shoulders to ears.
  • Try to touch as much of the back of your body to the wall.
  • Understand how this feels. This is the position you are aiming for upside down!

STEP TWO:

  • Measure your hand placement. Your fingertips should be one fist away from the wall.

STEP THREE:

  • Set up your start position.
  • Hands should be shoulder width apart. Try to have even pressure through your palms and fingertips.
  • Bring your most preferred leg forward and outstretch the other leg behind you.

STEP FOUR:

  • Set position.
  • Press your shoulders down to the ground, get your head between your arms. Aim to squeeze shoulders to ears (just like you practiced your standing handstand position).
  • Keep this tight upper body position during the next steps of your handstand. You will notice a nice straight line from my hands to my bottom already.

    STEP FIVE:

    • Kick.
    • Use a nice big kick to get your straight leg up. If you keep nice and tight and your body squeezed straight, the momentum of your kick will guide you upside down.

    *If you don’t make it to a handstand, keep practicing this kick phase. Try 3 attempts, then come up and have a rest and shake your arms out.

    STEP SIX:

    • Once your first leg has made it to the wall, bring the second leg up and squeeze every part of your body (just like you practiced in standing)

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    You got your handstand! Now its time to practice that nice straight body position. Remember squeeze those shoulders to ears!

    HAPPY HANDSTANDING!! :)

    ab x

    Learn more about Amanda and connect with her through her Website | Instagram | Facebook | You TubeTwitter

    Amanda wears: ALEX Crop Top in Black and LARA Long Tights in Dream

    Close
    NIMBLE ACTIVEWEAR SIZE GUIDE
    Close

    Your Bag

    Your cart is currently empty.

    Continue shopping