Handstand Hold

A Handstand is a gymnastic skill in which the body balances vertically on your hands only, with your legs pointing straight up in the air. It is a very technical skill and requires appropriate physical preparation and awareness to complete safely.


As a full body exercise the Handstand is highly challenging and demands exceptional strength and recruitment of almost all major and minor muscle groups.  Due to its nature the handstand requires vast control in whole body stabilisation with the need for an especially super strong core to make this possible.


Your Handstand Hold program has been designed carefully with this in mind to build the required strength in the desired muscles to perform it correctly. The step by step process introduces the handstand at a basic level building to more advanced drills before teaching the final skill with benchmarks set along the way.

  • Equipment

    • Wall
    • Box
  • Prerequisites

    • Basic level of fitness
  • Contents

    • Downloadable full PDF skill document 
    • Downloadable excel workout document 
    • 2 x 40 min workout + 1 x 15 min workout - 95 min total
    • Illustrations of each exercise 
    • Exercise descriptions 
    • Guide on navigating your program
    • Warm up/ cool down activites 
    • Progress checklist