The right way to press to Handstand – Video Tutorial

This transfer is understood by completely different names (press, raise, lever) however the title which makes most sense to me is “deadlift”, as a result of we’re lifting our body weight from a useless begin with no momentum or leaping.
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“Press”, however, implies that the arms and elbows are bent and the body weight is being pressed, and so I do not discover it applicable for this transfer the place the arms stay straight. (See my different tutorial which offers with urgent from crow to handstand)

For those who needed to be extra particular, you possibly can additional specify in case you are deadlifting from standing, or from the ground, or with the legs in straddle or pike.

For the aim of this video, we’re working with Straddle Deadlift from Standing.


1. Good ahead fold flexibility (and facet splits so the legs can raise sideways, which additional reduces the necessity to lean forwards into the shoulders)

2. Shoulder (Entrance Delt) power to withstand the body weight as you lean ahead.

three. Handstand stability as soon as your toes go away the ground.


1. The higher your ahead fold, the much less shoulder power you’ll need (since you will not have to lean as far ahead and so there can be much less work to your shoulders in resisting your body weight) .

2. The extra shoulder power you’ve got acquired, the much less ahead fold you’ll need (as a result of your shoulders could have the ability to withstand your body weight as you lean/planche additional ahead, on account of not having sufficient ahead fold)

three. For those who’ve acquired sufficient of each, there can be a candy spot the place your centre of gravity goes over you fingers, your shoulders can resist your body weight, and you’ll raise.

four. The extra power and adaptability you’ve got acquired, the simpler this can be.


1. Practising lifting your legs in a headstand so that you turn out to be conversant in the motion.

2. Do some shoulder power conditioning the place you pulse forwards and backwards both in a daily plank or wall plank.

three. Important hip, hamstring, splits stretching will make the deadlift a lot simpler.

four. Increase your toes up increased on to blocks, chairs, or inflatable ball.

5. Put a crash mat in entrance of you to maintain you secure.

6. Get a good friend to identify you by placing their knees into your shoulders to dam you from going too far ahead, they will additionally assist raise your hips.

7. Tremendous flexible individuals will often discover the deadlift simpler or no less than they are going to study it faster. There are some individuals who have an awesome ahead fold however their shoulders will not be robust sufficient to assist their body weight as they lean barely forwards and they also might want to work extra on the shoulder power.

eight. Leg size as in comparison with arm and torso size will even be an element. Folks with lengthy legs might discover it simpler to get their bum up and centre of gravity over their fingers (thus requiring much less shoulder power to assist leaning ahead)

However individuals with brief legs might must lean additional ahead to get the centre of gravity over the fingers and thus require extra shoulder power to assist that.

9. Body weight can be an element. A light-weight individual might discover it simpler however not essentially.

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Extra stretching workouts will assist enhance the shoulder mobility and make all Handstands simpler.

Extra gymnastic conditioning corresponding to GMB will assist total motion potential

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