Handstand Training

  • Опубликовано: 26 июн 2007
  • Basic handstand training techniques from kicking up to presses and power-downs.

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  • Nabeela Zaidi
    Nabeela Zaidi 4 года назад

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  • Hand Walking
    Hand Walking 4 года назад

    nice video

  • BIZiiT
    BIZiiT 5 лет назад

    Oo thats tarazan

  • miguel santana
    miguel santana 5 лет назад

    chest and abs in..

  • miguel santana
    miguel santana 5 лет назад

    i think its looking very good and probably you need to work on handstand shape, open shoulders and wrist more..

    RETV | RIZZY EDITS TV 5 лет назад

    you take well long to explain, should just say it ?

  • Gordon Lindsay
    Gordon Lindsay 5 лет назад


  • Ryann
    Ryann 6 лет назад

    Thats so weird! i was there last summer on vacation i rember swining on the rings in the background and im not even form california! lol

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  6 лет назад

    @Alesandros356 Do you mean that you can't stop it from falling short (chest first toward the ground)? If so, there really isn't much you can do about that--you just can't let it happen! On the ground you can use your fingers and shift your shoulders to save a handstand if it's falling over (back first), but if you're falling chest first, there aren't many options. It's a little easier to save on parallets, but even then there still isn't much you can do.

  • Alesandros356
    Alesandros356 6 лет назад

    @kdmukai i got kindda another problem when i do it on a wall...i got a very hard time seeing how i can prevent myself from falling backwards when i got myself into a prober form, i push my fingers down if i fall bagwards, and keep my body straight and all that, but i dont see how i am suppose to prevent myself from falling backwards..please help =(

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  6 лет назад

    @Alesandros356 All I can suggest is to not jump as hard. That or maybe you need to build up the front of your shoulders. The muscles you need are the same as when you lift dumbbells straight up in front of your body. Post a video if you can; that makes it a lot easier to diagnose.

  • Alesandros356
    Alesandros356 6 лет назад

    hey man i need alittle help...i like you say by having the shoulders above my wrists, i go up just fine in a good form, and i keep my legs straight, together and i push them a little forward so i can keep my balance...the thing is that each time i do it, i fall forward instantly, even though i press my fingers into the grass. if you got any idea whats wrong please tell me=)

  • 7moooo1
    7moooo1 6 лет назад

    me and 16 other people tried this and failed hard ^^

  • jacksta246
    jacksta246 7 лет назад

    I have to be in a standing position to be able to perform a handstand but my handstands do not last for long
    How do i handstands like you like from the ground up??

  • calum6371
    calum6371 7 лет назад

    @kdmukai ok fair point, I actually wrote that comment half thruogh the vid then watched the rest and saw you doing a V press then deleted my comment. Cause most people who can V press know what theyre doing xD Those things are insane

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  7 лет назад

    @calum6371 I agree. That's why Step 2 & 3 say to lean forward. The only problem with telling people to start with your shoulders in front of your wrists is that beginners don't know how to correct back as they reach the handstand--they'll still be leaning over and they'll dump to their face.

  • calum6371
    calum6371 7 лет назад

    That isn't right... if you're doing a handstand raise then your shoulders should be past your wrists! People shouldn't rely on balance for a handstand, otherwise a small breeze will knock you off. I think you should be teaching people how toget strong enough to raise (provided you can). But hey that' just me,

  • Dylan Waterworth
    Dylan Waterworth 7 лет назад

    Really helpful, gave good pointers for balance =]
    Thanks dude

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  7 лет назад

    @compagniefenix You're not leaning your shoulders far enough forward when you swing your hips up. Take a video directly from the side. You'll see that your hips never get directly above your wrists.
    You have to lean forward and trust your shoulders until your hips are directly above your wrists (your shoulders will be leaning out PAST your wrists). Otherwise you'll always end up swinging back down.

  • compagniefenix
    compagniefenix 7 лет назад

    I really tried, thak you, but I'm not sure that's the problem, I posted two short vids attempting Lpress to handstands and doing handstand to L press, could you watch them and tell me if you have any more tips ? I would be so greatfull....

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  7 лет назад

    @janaw13 They're portable. The grass holds them in place just fine. The only place I've had problems with them slipping is on hardwood basketball courts.

  • mmitza35
    mmitza35 8 лет назад

    lol you closed the camera with a remontcontrol

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  8 лет назад

    Yes. It's all about jumping straight up to get your hips over your wrists without hurling your whole body over.

  • ?
    ? 8 лет назад

    this the thing. i can do it if i had those two wooden ledges but i cant do with just the floor and my hands

  • compagniefenix
    compagniefenix 8 лет назад

    Actually I can't go farther than my feet passing between my arms, like in the beginning of a normal press.
    So Thanks, I'll try this with my shoulders,
    take care

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  8 лет назад

    Lean forward as you press from the L while keeping your knees close to your chest (don't let your legs drop). Your shoulders probably aren't far enough forward to leverage your hips up and over your wrists.

  • compagniefenix
    compagniefenix 8 лет назад

    I can do L press, and press to Handstand, but can't L press to Handstand.
    I've been working Handstand to L press for a while now, it's works, even very slowly, but I get stuck in the middle when I do it reverse (going up),
    got hints, or exercices ?
    Anyway thanks for the vidéo.

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  8 лет назад

    Parallets. Pretty easy to build yourself. 4"x4"x12" blocks and a stairway railing from Home Depot will do it.

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  8 лет назад

    Try pressing to a headstand (head stays on the ground the whole time). It's the same action but much easier. As you get better at it, put something soft under your head and raise it higher and higher; the higher your head relative to your hands, the harder it gets and is more like the press to the handstand.

  • lel
    lel 8 лет назад

    Hey dude!
    I have a question, i can do the basic till step 3, and step 4 is the big problem, I can't press my feet in to handstand:/ =(
    What should I do or are they maybe any exercises to get more power in pushing up my feet?
    Take care and bye the way, nice video! 5* keep it up!:)

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  8 лет назад

    Could be your front shoulder strength (try lifting a dumbbell forwards so it's straight in front of you--that's the part of the shoulder you need).
    Could also be that you're just not leaning forward enough. There's always a point in a press where you're so far forward that you think you'll land on your face.

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  8 лет назад

    No, but the ab and leg strength necessary for the L certainly help for the press up and power down.

  • Kristen Petolai
    Kristen Petolai 8 лет назад

    dude, mine too!

  • Greg Roberts
    Greg Roberts 8 лет назад

    thank you so much... i've been looking for a tutorial on a full press handstand (i didn't even know that was what it was called!) for so long, and this is the first I've found and also so wonderfully thorough! Thank you Thank you Thank you! :^D

  • Aida Paz
    Aida Paz 8 лет назад

    hahahahaha original video! :D

  • BriBalance
    BriBalance 8 лет назад


  • Don Quelso
    Don Quelso 8 лет назад

    Thank you very much, it'll be very very helpful.


  • exequiel21
    exequiel21 8 лет назад

    hahaha yes!!

  • exequiel21
    exequiel21 8 лет назад

    thank you so much!!!

  • Gennaro De Santis
    Gennaro De Santis 8 лет назад

    great video brother, it was very helpful:)

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  8 лет назад

    Yeah, it's the original Muscle Beach area just south of the Santa Monica pier.

  • Airstrik3
    Airstrik3 8 лет назад

    LOL everyone watch the ending it was so fucking funny, i shit myself after watching it, When he fell he looked like a gorilla desperate for food XD !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • white_ranger
    white_ranger 8 лет назад

    Thank you very much. This is the best tutorial for handstand I found on youtube!!!!!!

  • peachesncream100
    peachesncream100 8 лет назад


  • szonter eReFGie
    szonter eReFGie 9 лет назад

    helpful and pure ;) thanks man

  • magicmurloc
    magicmurloc 9 лет назад

    Anyone else got distracted by that gymnast lady to the left?

  • Jon Eren
    Jon Eren 9 лет назад

    my favorite part was when you did a handstand

  • beghilhorst
    beghilhorst 9 лет назад

    Nice tutorial! After the press you could start with some planche progressions. Like lowering down from a handstand into a tucked planche.

  • Brooke Rombough
    Brooke Rombough 9 лет назад

    hahaha nice ending

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  9 лет назад

    Thanks for the info! Looking forward to seeing that video. We already have a medium-sized exercise ball in the gym but we don't really use it much. It'd be great to get some more use out of it and improve our handstands and improve core strength!

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  9 лет назад

    That sounds like an interesting approach! I have all these questions--like how do you make sure the ball doesn't roll away when you lift off of it?--so if you can, please post a video of the technique. It might be something I can incorporate into the way I train my gymnasts.

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  9 лет назад

    You can build parallets yourself pretty easily if you have a drill, Home Depot, and a little creativity. In the past I've also used metal push up bars--you can find them at any sports store.
    Other than that, without seeing your technique there's not much else I can offer in the way of tips.

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  9 лет назад

    It's definitely easier on the parallets. On the ground you can only push down with your fingers but you can't really dig in with your palms. The parallets let you exert force in both directions to help save a handstand.

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  9 лет назад

    If you're doing them on the ground, try rotating your wrists so that they point 45 degrees out rather than straight ahead. That will relieve some of the pressure.
    It may also be a wrist strength issue. Over time they should get stronger. But you should also stretch them before doing anything.

  • orgigeorgie
    orgigeorgie 9 лет назад

    thanks man, thats helped me alot. Ive tried to do a press for ages, to the extent ive injured my lower back quite badly.
    I've missed the 2 leg jump stage, quite helpful.Ive watched this a couple of times..
    Once again thank you from australia :D

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  10 лет назад

    Part of it is just building up strength so what you're doing already is a good start.

    As far as tipping over, learn to twist out if you fall over. You basically pivot on one arm as you fall over. That way you get your feet under you instead of landing on your back. It helps a lot!

  • Mikkel Lilja
    Mikkel Lilja 10 лет назад

    Do you have a good way to workout for this, to gain the muscle power needed for this?

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  10 лет назад

    There's still only one muscle beach--in Santa Monica, just south of the Santa Monica pier. The old outdoor stages and public weightlifting areas were removed a few decades ago and the current park was built up in the '80s and '90s. This was shot at that park. Venice has an outdoor weightlifting area but it has no real relation to "Muscle Beach".

  • Joel Franceschi
    Joel Franceschi 10 лет назад

    nice vid. is that the original muscle beach or the new one?

  • stmtraps
    stmtraps 10 лет назад

    This is so freaking awesome!

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  10 лет назад

    There's no one thing I can tell you without seeing what you're doing. Best I can say is: keep trying and try to practice with someone who knows how to do it.

  • Marcel Ruzicka
    Marcel Ruzicka 10 лет назад

    oooooooooo this must be a very famous park in los angeles right???.-) cha yooo...!!!!

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  10 лет назад

    Before you kick up, make sure your shoulders are above your wrists. That way your body pivots upwards about your shoulders. Basically your arms shouldn't move at all, just your torso and legs. If you launch into it like most people do (wrists far in front of you), you'll pivot around your wrists, making it much harder to hit the balance sweet spot.

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  10 лет назад

    It's a lot easier to start on parallets - make a pair at Home Depot or buy a set of metal push-up bars. Follow the Step 1 tips I outlined in the video. Helps to have a spotter get you up if you need the boost.

  • kdmukai
    kdmukai  10 лет назад

    Well the point of the legs together jump drill is to work on fine control. It is more difficult but once you start getting it you'll learn control more quickly. It isolates exactly what you need to work on.

    Straddle-jumping to it just has too many things that can vary between attempts (there's a tendency to chuck the legs up and past the handstand in a straddle).

  • yan ogly
    yan ogly 10 лет назад

    I can walk like 30 meters using my hands =)