Our 7-Pillar Method – Doing Handstands Step-By-Step
Many coaches and courses START with you doing handstands straight away. Now, this may sound like a good thing… (You take a handstand course and the first thing they get you to do is a handstand, which is what you want.) However, this is NOT the best way for someone to start learning this move!
We are the ONLY coaches (that we’re aware of) that have a course specifically designed for beginners, which DOESN’T start with you trying to do a handstand straight away!
As we mentioned above, changing your environment too fast or too soon can result in discomfort or injury. So you’ll want to start learning this skill by building the correct foundations and technique.
You might be wondering, ‘Why can’t I just skip the foundations and go straight to trying it?’ You can. You can do what you want. We’re just trying to help you understand why, although this may ‘SEEM’ like the fastest way to your goal, it actually isn’t.
We often use the following analogy to help our students understand that the best way to learn a skill is not NECESSARILY the way that ‘SEEMS’ to be the best.
Imagine you’re at the start line of a race with ten others. The gun goes off and WHOOSH, everyone starts running. Except you, you don’t. You stay at the start line to build a race car. It’s true that whilst you’re building your race car, all of the others are speeding ahead of you and it ‘SEEMS’ to everyone (including yourself) that the others are getting closer to the finish line and you’re not.
However, when you finish building your race car, you will overtake all the others quickly, easily and by SO MUCH.
Years later, the others will be wishing they’d taken the time to build a race car like you did because they’ve hit a plateau, they never reached the finish line or they just gave up, demotivated by lack of progress. They will be asking you how you did it!
It’s the same with handstands.
If you learn in the right way, you will progress more, get less frustrated and you’re less likely to injure yourself.
Taking the time to understand how to build your race car might not ‘SEEM’ like progress but it really is!
This is why we created our ‘7 Pillar Method’. To help you understand the parts you need for your handstand AND the order in which you need to build them, just like the race car. This will make a MONUMENTAL difference to your success.
This method has helped over 1,000 of our students learn to handstand and showed them EXACTLY what they needed to focus on.
The great news is that, as a beginner, you have such a head start by knowing this information. Most people find out all the stuff we’re saying here a year or two into their journey (when they’re frustrated, struggling, not seeing progress and wanting to give up!) So congratulations because you will save yourself so much time by implementing what we’re telling you!
Our 7 Pillars of Handstand
- Specific Strength
As a beginner, you’ll want to focus FIRST on Pillars 1, 2 & 3 of our 7 Pillars (Specific Strength, Flexibility & Alignment).
Below we will give you some easy to follow drills from each of the first 3 Pillars.