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by Natalie Reckert
25 May 2020, 15:44
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode3: Wrists
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Episode3: Wrists

Hello Veena, Yes, do break the exercises down to less repetitions. Learning how to break down the number of repetitions is in itself important because you learn how to judge the right measure of input for your body. The kick up exercise is a really important one so it is worth spending time to get i...
by Natalie Reckert
25 May 2020, 15:40
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 1 - Leg Stretching
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Episode 1 - Leg Stretching

Hello Oliver, It is not a problem at all if your heels lift. You need to be relatively flexible to keep your heels on the floor and most people's heels will lift in the beginning. Which is also a good thing because you will feel that it stretches both your claves and your achilies. Also, anatomicall...
by Natalie Reckert
23 May 2020, 02:19
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Handstand Hold
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Handstand Hold

Hello Michael, Thank you first of all for your very nice words about my teaching. I would love to have more subscribers, spread the word :) I general I would say that the best way to increase handstand endurance is by practicing handstand endurance. Your body needs to be exposed to the handstand pos...
by Natalie Reckert
23 May 2020, 01:41
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode3: Wrists
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Episode3: Wrists

Hello and great that you have moved on to the next part. When you say your leg and the head is touching, do you mean that happens in the kick up exercise? Your head should never be touching the wall :) Yes, when you put your hands down on the floor you should have the wrists above the shoulders and ...
by Natalie Reckert
23 May 2020, 00:37
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Building Upper Body Strength - Episode2
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Building Upper Body Strength - Episode2

Fabulous!

Well done, keep up the good work :)
by Natalie Reckert
17 May 2020, 18:07
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 1 - Leg Stretching
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Episode 1 - Leg Stretching

Hello Oliver, Thank you for your question. Try to lean forward so that in the squat some of the weight rests on your hands. This will stretch your achilies too and help you to improve your squat over time. It sound like your hamstrings are a bit tight in which case I definitely recommend that you ar...
by Natalie Reckert
17 May 2020, 18:03
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 5
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Episode 5

Hello Celia, thank you for the lovely feedback and thank you for your question. The steps are quite challenging, start with smaller sets if you find them difficult. Aim at 6 steps first, so that is three times left-right. The reson why you may find this hard is also that you may be falling towards t...
by Natalie Reckert
17 May 2020, 17:56
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Building Upper Body Strength - Episode2
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Building Upper Body Strength - Episode2

Hello Veena, Sorry I am a bit slow responding.. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! Do you mean the tuck jumps starting at 37 minutes in Episode 2, right? In terms of the distance: Put your hands on the floor, round your back and make sure that your shoulders are above your wrists, now be...
by Natalie Reckert
20 Apr 2020, 18:41
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 6 (and 5)
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Episode 6 (and 5)

Hello Flavio, Thank you for sharing your experience and I am happy to hear you are making good progress. I see what you mean. I build on the previous episodes for both stretches and condotioning. So you have also jumped in right at the deep end of the conditioning, well done for that :) So in Episod...
by Natalie Reckert
03 Feb 2020, 02:04
Forum: Couch to handstand 30 day course
Topic: Stuck at day 24
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Stuck at day 24

Dear Ingrid, Thank you very much for sharing your experience! Day 24 is indeed the most common day to get stuck on, it is where everything needs to come together for one big combined effort to kick up against the wall. In general, if the kick up does not work it is because you are arching your back ...