This is an element three of a complete handstand video collection that may enable you to obtain a powerful and secure free-standing handstand. While this video will convey profit to your coaching no matter your present health or objectives, it’s supposed as a part of bigger handstand collection. I encourage you to take a look at Get Ready for Handstands: Wrist Prep, the place I focus on getting ready your wrists, and Get Ready for Handstands: Shoulder Prep, the place I focus on the way to get your shoulders prepared.
Thoracic mobility, significantly thoracic extension, is a forgotten side for a lot of potential handstanders. Your thoracic backbone is your center and higher again; basically all of the vertebrae which have a rib hooked up. Thoracic extension eludes many individuals, as their backbone stiffens within the unlucky place wherein they spend hours driving, typing, and sitting.
An open and robust overhead place is crucial for a handstand, however even excellent shoulder mobility won’t ever get you there in case your thoracic backbone can not lengthen all the way in which. If you’re feeling your ribcage elevate as you attain into an overhead place, your decrease again (lumbar backbone) is making up for the shortage of motion in your t-spine. This results in the frequent criticism of decrease again ache from handstand coaching.
Check out the video under for instruments to extend your thoracic mobility, and methods to strengthen this place that may immediately enhance your handstand.