If you’ve been playing around with how to do Headstands and Forearm Stands, Handstands are another fun inversion to try. If you have your heart set on getting upside down, here are eight moves to practice. They’ll help you build strength and stability, so you’ll be standing on your hands in no time!
It may seem like Handstands are all about balance, but in order to be able to hold your body straight upside down, you need major upper-body strength. Push-ups are by far the best exercise since they’ll target your arms, shoulders, upper back, and core. Basic push-ups work great, but you can strengthen other areas of your body by throwing some push-up variations into your weekly routine as well.
Here’s another push-up variation that will really target your shoulders and upper back, as well as your quads and core. It’ll also get you used to being upside down. Do three sets of 10 a few times a week, and you’ll really notice a difference in your upper-body strength.