Tag: how to handstand

The Myth of Core Strength – Video Tutorial

WARNING: This video contains major TRUTH BOMBS which may cause your Yoga teacher to weep. https://vimeo.com/296453577 For some reason, core strength gets used as the default answer to everything. There is a strange obsession around this topic which can feel a little cult-like at times.  I have a mental image of hundreds of zombies with […]

Handstand Teacher Ben Lowrey – photo shoot at Chew Valley Lake – Bristol

October 2018, the sun came out for a few days and there was a perfect opportunity for a photo shoot. I teach my weekly handstand classes in Bristol on Monday and Friday, and I occasionally run workshops at Jon Maggs’ gym, JM Fitness Chew Valley Crossfit. I went to Chew Valley School, class of 1999. […]

How to Press from Crow to Handstand – Video Tutorial

For UK Handstand Workshops & Special Events visit http://Circoplex.com For Bristol Handstand Classes visit http://Circoplex.com/class For more video tutorials visit http://www.Circoplex.tv People who build up their arm strength have more options available to them when it comes to balancing a handstand. http://acrolibrary.com/seven-handstand-exercises-for-pressing-bodyweight/ Arm strength will give you the ability to dip forward and save a […]

How to hold a Tucked Handstand – Video Tutorial

A tucked handstand is easier in some ways because the bodyweight is lower and so it’s easier to balance.  People with good shoulder mobility will find it easier to stick their bum out because open shoulders are a part of the overall back bend.  People with restricted shoulder mobility will find that their closed shoulders […]

How to Cartwheel to Handstand – Video Tutorial

For UK Handstand Workshops & Special Events visit http://Circoplex.com For Bristol Handstand Classes visit http://Circoplex.com/class For more video tutorials visit http://www.Circoplex.tv Three Principles. Leg TensionRepetitionPlayfullness Exercise 1 Start with your hands on the floor. Got from one foot to the other. The main focus is to keep the legs straight and feet and toes pointed […]

Handstand Shoulder Angles Explained – Video Tutorial

The quest for a straight Handstand can be a mystery at first. It’s important to remember that the mechanics of the handstand are very simple. There is really only 3 factors. 1. The shoulder angle. 2. The curvature or straightness of the spine. 3. The hip angle. It’s also important to remember that if you […]

How to Handstand against a wall – Video Tutorial

This video tutorial will take you on a journey from beginner to improver. For UK Handstand Workshops & Special Events visit http://Circoplex.com For Bristol Handstand Classes visit http://Circoplex.com/class For more video tutorials visit http://www.Circoplex.tv 1. People who are building their handstand confidence from scratch should aim to just get one foot to touch the wall. […]

How to Press to Handstand – Video Tutorial

This move is known by different names (press, lift, lever) but the name which makes most sense to me is “deadlift”, because we are lifting our bodyweight from a dead start with no momentum or jumping.  For UK Handstand Workshops & Special Events visit http://Circoplex.com For Bristol Handstand Classes visit http://Circoplex.com/class For more video tutorials […]