Support your body with only your hands, in an inverted vertical position. Keep your body as rigid as possible by squeezing your glutes and pointing your toes upward. The tips of your fingers and the edge of your palms can be used to help balance if leaning in either direction. Perform a handstand hold against a wall for a simple modification.

CrossFit Journal Articles

  • Handstand Drills Part 1: Ken C.'s Handstands
    Being able to balance one's inverted body on the hands is a lost skill in mainstream fitness today, but its benefits make it more than worth taking the time to master. Obviously, training handstands improves balance and increases shoulder strength," but,
  • The Handstand
    Handstands, hand walking, and pressing to the handstand are critical exercises to developing your athletic potential and essential components to becoming "CrossFit."

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