Handstand Progression for Beginners

So, you want to learn handstands?

Handstands are a very difficult skill but fun to learn. Here is a beginners progression to learn them:

Step 1:  Handstand against the wall

Put your hands close to the wall. Start on the ground.

Kick up with your non dominant leg. You might not get up there the first time so keep trying. Make sure your arms are straight, your toes are pointed, your stomach, legs, and butt are squeezed and your hands grip the ground. I know this is a lot to think about but it will help you find your balance.

Step 2: Standing Handstand against the wall

For this step, you want to stand up in front of the wall. Have your dominant foot infront. Then kick up while your going down. At the very end bring your legs together and keep your body tight.

It should look like this:

 

Keep trying and don’t give up.

Step 3: Handstand off the wall

Don’t worry it is not too scary.

This time go up on to the wall like the previous step then give yourself a little nudge to come off of the wall. Try to hold it there. The longer you hold it the better it is. Try to keep your legs together as much as you can. But you do what you can do to stay balanced.

Things to Remember:

Squeeze your whole body.

Shift your weight on your hands. Like this:

Practice, Practice, Practice!

Have Fun!

 

 

 

Ever had that urge…

Every single day, I go to school.

In the halls, I always have that feeling to do a cartwheel or a handstand. Or while I am shopping. Or just anywhere really.

Gymnastics is very addicting.

I always want to be flipping.  I do stretches and the splits randomly. I love doing handstands and handstand walks and I teach my mom and my sister handstands.

Gymnastics is my life. I think I would be bored with out it. So I am glad that it is there.

So if you find something that you love to do like yoga, crossfit, Krav Maga, and more; keep doing it.

 

My Fight, My Heart

What I love,

What I fight for,

Even if I am not feeling it down deep

I try

To fly

You ask ” Why do you fall?”

I answer “So I can learn to get back up again.”

If your muscles ache

You don’t quit

You have some grit

Being a gymnast

Has it s doubts

Lots of pains

All of the hours spent in the gym,

To win the gold

To show your skill

Complete your dream

For the love of the sport

Trust me, It is worth fighting for.

 

Happy New Year

Image result for fireworks happy new year

Thanks to all of my followers for 2017.

I can’t believe it is 2018. One more year. One more day.

Here are some of my New Years Resolutions:

  1. Land an agent for Acting
  2. Do better at gymnastics
  3. Improve my 5k                                                                    Image result for gymnastics
  4. Do more activities
  5. Read more
  6. Draw more
  7. Grow my blog
  8. Practice Acting more
  9. Improve in Weightlifting and Crossfit

The Mat Game

Here is a fun game to play with your friends and family.

What you will need:

Mat

2-7 people

What you do: To play you have someone be the caller and what they do is call out any skill and so on. You must do it without going off the mat. With more people it is better. The last one on the mat wins and is the next caller.

I hope you have fun.

Image result for a gymnastics mat.