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Handstand & Leg Day

Here is your full workout for today. This overview includes name, reps, and most important cues. IMPORTANT!!  To see the video click the (“+”) symbol next to the exercise name, and it will expand.

Look after yourself and only do what feels safe enough.
Make sure to warm up well. 

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Specific Warm Up

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
W-Raises8 repsGo slow and focus pulling shoulder blades together
W to Y-Raises8 repsActively keep lifting arms up on Y-Raises
Back Extensions8 repsInitiate lift by externally rotating your arms until thumb is facing the ceiling
Arm Circles8 per directionExtend arms to the side and create small circular movements
Elbow Raises8 repsLift elbows as high as you can
Tuck on Back1x4Push out tall, keep your lower back on the floor at all times! Look at your hands. Keep your knees together and the feet on the same distance to the floor throughout the whole movement!
Straight to Straddle - On Back1x3Cover your ears with your shoulders, look at your hands pushing against the wall. Keep your lower back pushed against the floor. As soon as your legs open externally rotate them! Keep your feet at the same distance to the floor the whole time. Stop opening your legs when the feet begin to move upwards away from the floor!
Wrist Warm-UpFew reps eachChoose 2-3 Exercises, or feel free to add your own. Go through these until your wrists feel ready.
Shoulder Opener at Wall1x30sec
Shoulder Lifts on Floor1x6Look at your hands. Do not arch your back. First reach away from your to elevate your scapula. Only after lift the hands off the floor.
Sitting Knee Extension with Block2x10Keep your ankles together and lock your knees so your feet lift off the floor. Feel your quads engaging on top and squeeze for a moment.
Point your feet at the ankle and curl your toes.
Sit up straight with your hands relaxed on the floor next to you and your shoulders down.
Scissor Kicks on Back30secLock your knees. Fully push the through. Feel your quads on fire.
Point your feet at the ankle and curl your toes.
Keep your legs parallel to each other.
Keep your upper body stable and immobile as you scissor your legs up and down dynamically.

Handstand Training

DemoExerciseReps/SetsHow to/Cues
Wall Walks2x2Engage your whole body! Do not allow your back to arch or your shoulder blades to stick out behind your back.
Take small and controlled steps with your hands facing towards the front.
Only your feet should touch the wall. Do not place your knees, hips or chest on the wall.
Do not look at the wall. Instead look at the spot in between your hands.
Single Leg Tuck Slide2x2 each side alternatingAlign your hips and shoulders on top of the center of your hands. Create a 45 degree angle at the hips for the feet to touch the wall.
Pull 1 knee down to the tuck at the time whilst keeping your shoulders and hips perfectly squared. Pull the knee down in a vertical line and avoid it sticking out to the side.
Do not push your feet up the wall too far between reps. Your hand-shoulder-hips line needs to stay intact at all times.
Touch the wall with your feet and the working knee and shin only.
Wall Crow Single Leg Isolations2x2 each side alternatingSlide your foot up the wall and back down. Keep your foot connected with the wall the entire time to assure the right movement path and to minimize the risk of falling over.
Keep your hands shoulder wide apart facing towards the front and look at the spot on the floor in between them.
Lock your elbows fully and turn the pit of your elbows about 45 degrees towards the front.
Push your shoulders tall. In other words: Elevate your scapula. They should cover your ears so you can not hear anything.
L Handstand Single Leg Isolation Shrugs on Box2x2 each side alternatingBring the leg on up slowly to align it with your hips and shoulders on top of the center of your hands.
With the leg on top pressure on your shoulders is less horizontal and more vertical. Use this to push out extra tall. Work on holding this newly gained height on the way back down to the L. Engage your back and pull your hips into a slight anterior pelvic tilt to keep your weight in the fingertips. Do not allow your lower back to round when returning to the L.
In case of a temporary lack of hamstring flexibility bend your knee slightly to ease the tension.
Place your feet on a box, table or kitchen counter for the legs to be about parallel to the floor. Do not place your feet against the wall!
Half Slide Away2x3Start with your body in a perfectly straight line. Your feet should be the only thing touching the wall. Lean your shoulders towards the front and slide your feet down the wall. When you are about to wall over push back up.
Do not pull your hips or arch your back. Stay in a perfectly straight line from shoulders to toes. The only position change should be in the shoulders and wrists.
Do not place your hands too far away from the wall. The main focus of this drill is not conditioning but technical refinement.
Keep your elbows locked and elevate your scapula fully at all times.
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Extend your arms in front of you and open/close your hands. Work on extending your fingers fully.

Start with your hand open facing towards the ceiling in extension. Now bring the tip of all 5 fingers together and and flex your wrist.

Put hands together in front you in a prayer position. Move hands downwards and elbows out to introduce a stretch. Go through these until wrists feel warm and ready

With all wrist warm ups there is no specific number I want you to do, just do them until your wrists are fully warmed up. Generally better take more time to warm up instead of less. Pick the exercises that feel the best for your wrists, and if you already have a wrist warm-up routine, just go with that one.

Exercise 1 - Place palm of hand on the floor in various positions and angles (e.g. fingers facing your knees, fingers pointing to the outside, etc) while you load weight on to your arms gently

Exercise 2 - Place one hand on top of the other and only move your arm around (from straight to bend, imagine you are drawing circles with your elbow)

Exercise 3 - Place back of hands on ground and gently load weight on to your arms. Move around from side to side, front and back to stretch them out a bit.