Gymnastics  : How to Learn a Handstand or Handspring

Gymnastics : How to Learn a Handstand or Handspring


Hello, my name is Virginia, and I’m here at
Encore Gymnastics, and we are going to teach you how to do a handstand. It’s very important
that whenever you do any gymnastics, you want to make sure that you stretch you muscles
ahead of time. For a handstand, it’s really important to stretch your wrist out, you’re
asking a lot of your wrist when you do handstands. So you’re going to start out stretching your
wrist backward, putting them down so that your fingertips are pointed to your knees,
and pulling backwards and then flipping them over, and stretching them that way, and then
a nice little roll; very nice, and then stand up. So when you’re doing your handstand, it’s
really important that you have nice strong shoulders, so the best way to start out is
getting those shoulders a little bit stronger, working upside down, so lets turn around here,
(wait, wait, wait; perfect) and hands go down, and getting those feet up on the wall. So
this is a nice way to start working on your handstand, where you don’t have your entire
body weight, and you don’t need to worry about the balance that goes along with it. It’s
really important, what you see here is the hip alignment is directly over the shoulders,
and the back is nice and flat and the head is in. (Thank you, come on down). Once you
feel comfortable with that move, you can turn it around, and now we’re going to get the
entire body weight onto the hands. Same thing, we’re going to start up against the wall so
that the balance factor is not going to be something you have to worry about yet. So,
hands go right onto the edge, starting in a nice lunge, very good, hands go down, big
kick up. By starting against the wall, you can make sure that your alignment is nice
and straight, (show me a big arched back), this is what we see a lot of the times, this
is a very difficult habit to get rid of, so you want to pull that tummy in, pull those
hips in, squeeze the tush, squeeze the legs tight together, nice pointed toes. Again,
the most important thing with the handstand is that your body alignment is a straight
line, straight as a pencil, from the wrist, to the shoulders, to the hips, to the toes,
we have a nice straight line. (Step down, arms up, pretty). And then your next step
is to move your block, then we kick directly up and then hand down, nice lunge, and kicking
up, squeezing tight, very good, it’s nice if you have a little helper at the beginning
just to balance you; hands on each side, step down, the alignment is perfect, arms up; very
nice. And that is how we do a handstand. (Thank you Amanda).

99 thoughts on “Gymnastics : How to Learn a Handstand or Handspring

  1. I'm a gymnast and if u want to learn this u should also do some push-up or sit-ups to warm up u ur arms and core

  2. Thank for the structure introduction, we already can see you how does it look like just by watching it. I still dont know how to learn the hand stand. How to catch the balance? How to fall? What to watch for, etc. useless demonstration. :/

  3. I'm sad because I'm that fat I can't even do it well my thighs are too lumpy and I'm sad can you help me loose wait in a week

  4. When I was little I did gymnastics for awhile and learned some basics ,but is it to late for me to start again at 15.?

  5. We are going to the point where you are the only Ty and the best thing to say it was the best of the year and I don't have the right way and it will up with a new one is the only one that is a good time with the you can get it right away?

  6. The very first and important thing for learning a Handstand is that your arm muscles should be strong enough to lift more weight than your body weight , only then can you stand on your hands . Unfortunately , my muscles can not lift my body weight , so I can never do a Handstand . :'(

  7. that looks easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I can do a handstand, but sometimes I lose balance and fall forwards instead of back down. Anyone got any tips to help with the balancing aspect of it? Thanks

  9. Someone remind me why a handstand video is only one minute long when people spend years perfecting it. The least they could do is gear this toward beginners, you know.

  10. ican't hold my balance and my back is not straight cause it claps over every time. does anyone have a tip?

  11. It is not about holding your balance you just need to try ur best and never give up on your self have confident in your self all the time clear every thought from your mind

  12. yayyy!! I did it!! thanks for the trick of kicking legs …
    subscribed to your channel..
    hope to do it all with your guidance😃

  13. my problem with doing handstands is I can't do it on the wall. I can do a handstand without a wall, well sorta but just can't keep my balance. I get This weird fear feeling doing it on a wall

  14. The things that i can do is
    1 cartwheel
    2 Airel
    3 splits
    4 handstand
    5 handspring
    6 roll back and front
    7 side flip
    8 flips
    9 twist

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