Get Ready for Handstands: The Kick Up

Justin Lind


Kettlebells, Gymnastics, CrossFit


This is the ninth and final part of a comprehensive handstand video series designed to bring you toward a strong and stable freestanding handstand. While this video will bring benefit to your training regardless of your current fitness or goals, it is intended as part of larger handstand series. I encourage you to check out all of the preceding parts:




Find Freestanding Balance

In this video, we combine all the previous mobility, stability, position, and balance work to achieve a freestanding handstand.


We begin with a technique for coming out of a handstand safely when you kick up too hard or lose balance while standing. Once you can step out of your free-standing handstand safely, you are ready to begin kicking up and honing your balance.


The techniques in this video will show you how to use your legs and position to find your handstand balance. While these are quite effective tools, finding balance takes time to develop. Humans do not naturally balance upside down, but we can learn to find stability while inverted. Be patient and persistent, and soon you will find comfort and control upside down.


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