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Beginner Balancing

Skills Training with Dani Mendoza

This program is designed for those who can do a handstand kick up against the wall and would like to build the skills, strength and confidence needed to do a freestanding handstand. Over the next 4 weeks, you’ll learn the i... more

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Category
Beginner, Strength, Build muscle, Bodyweight, Yoga
Duration
4 weeks,
Level
Beginner
Location
Gym

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the goals of the program?
To build the skills and strength needed to confidently kick up to a handstand without a wall. You’ll be doing specific handstand skills and conditioning drills to build your understanding of what makes a good kick up and learning the shape of a handstand.
How to get the best outcome of the program?
A lot of handstand practice is about building awareness so practice with intention. Avoid doing reps just to tick them off the list - each rep is building your handstand skill and strength so don’t rush. Perform each rep according to the cues and to the best of your ability.
Who are these workouts for (skill-level)?
If you are able to kick up to a handstand against a wall and would like to learn the skill of consistently being able to kick up to a freestanding handstand, this program is for you. If you already have a consistent kick up and would like to build your handstand hold, move on to my next program: Hold Your Handstand.
How to schedule the program into a week?
Each week includes 3 workouts. They will take a minimum of 30 minutes (could be longer depending on how long you want to practice your freestanding handstands at the end of each workout). I’ve tried my best to keep these workouts short so you can incorporate these into your own training. That being said, frequency is important in learning a handstand so you will get out what you put in! If you plan on doing these workouts during a ‘shoulder day/upper body push day’, try to do your handstand training first while you are fresh!
What do I need to participate in this program?
This program requires access to a light kettlebell, dumbbells, a Swiss ball and a wall. That being said, there are ways to do this if you don’t have any of this equipment so please reach out if you need a substitute exercise!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the goals of the program?
To build the skills and strength needed to confidently kick up to a handstand without a wall. You’ll be doing specific handstand skills and conditioning drills to build your understanding of what makes a good kick up and learning the shape of a handstand.
How to get the best outcome of the program?
A lot of handstand practice is about building awareness so practice with intention. Avoid doing reps just to tick them off the list - each rep is building your handstand skill and strength so don’t rush. Perform each rep according to the cues and to the best of your ability.
Who are these workouts for (skill-level)?
If you are able to kick up to a handstand against a wall and would like to learn the skill of consistently being able to kick up to a freestanding handstand, this program is for you. If you already have a consistent kick up and would like to build your handstand hold, move on to my next program: Hold Your Handstand.
How to schedule the program into a week?
Each week includes 3 workouts. They will take a minimum of 30 minutes (could be longer depending on how long you want to practice your freestanding handstands at the end of each workout). I’ve tried my best to keep these workouts short so you can incorporate these into your own training. That being said, frequency is important in learning a handstand so you will get out what you put in! If you plan on doing these workouts during a ‘shoulder day/upper body push day’, try to do your handstand training first while you are fresh!
What do I need to participate in this program?
This program requires access to a light kettlebell, dumbbells, a Swiss ball and a wall. That being said, there are ways to do this if you don’t have any of this equipment so please reach out if you need a substitute exercise!
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Taylor 1y ago
This has been such a good program.. I’ve been weight lifting for well over 5 years so naturally, progress is hard and slow (thanks plateaus). So to try something new and notice such a BIG improvement in such a short time period has been a huge motivator 💪🏼💪🏼 thank you!
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Taylor 1y ago
Up to a consistent 2-3 second hold 💪🏼
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Anonymous 1y ago
The skill section of bailing, the text doesn’t explain to get nose to wall first (walking up). It took me 5 mins to notice you were facing the other way hahahah 🙈