How to Do a Handstand

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Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing when performing a handstand. When properly dresses, begin by pointing your dominate foot in front of you.

Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing when performing a handstand. When properly dresses, begin by pointing your dominate foot in front of you.

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Raise your arms above your head. Be sure to keep them straight and stiff.

Raise your arms above your head. Be sure to keep them straight and stiff.

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Use your dominate foot to kick your non-dominate foot into the air. Keep your body in a straight line and your arms straight and stiff.

Use your dominate foot to kick your non-dominate foot into the air. Keep your body in a straight line and your arms straight and stiff.

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Use the momentum from the kick to propel both feet into the air. Keep your body straight over your shoulders and your hips as flat as possible. Tip: looking at your hands will increase stability.

Use the momentum from the kick to propel both feet into the air. Keep your body straight over your shoulders and your hips as flat as possible. Tip: looking at your hands will increase stability.

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To come down, split your legs so that your dominate foot will land on the floor first. Your non-dominate foot will follow. Lift your body so that it comes up while your non-dominate foot comes down.

To come down, split your legs so that your dominate foot will land on the floor first. Your non-dominate foot will follow. Lift your body so that it comes up while your non-dominate foot comes down.

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TA DA! Finish in a "gymnast pose," with your non-dominate foot behind your dominate, arms up, fingers pretty, and eyes up. You get a 10.0!

TA DA! Finish in a "gymnast pose," with your non-dominate foot behind your dominate, arms up, fingers pretty, and eyes up. You get a 10.0!

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Once you understand the concept of a handstand, try some other leg positions, such as a split...

Once you understand the concept of a handstand, try some other leg positions, such as a split...

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...or a stag. This is a great way to have a little fun while developing some great shoulder muscles. But remember to always be aware of your own body as well as others who may be around you!

...or a stag. This is a great way to have a little fun while developing some great shoulder muscles. But remember to always be aware of your own body as well as others who may be around you!

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