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by Natalie Reckert
08 May 2021, 23:01
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

Hiya, I meant a shoulder opener standing on your feet :) but of course you can do one in a hnadstand too! I meant the one where you stand on your feet facing the wall and then you place your hands on the wall with the arms in a 75° angle from the floor. Then you allow the chest to open to the wall/f...
by Natalie Reckert
08 May 2021, 22:57
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Wall Holds: Hip Extension vs Shoulder Extension
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Wall Holds: Hip Extension vs Shoulder Extension

Hello, Yes, I see what you mean by hip extension. I would suggest that for now you only do the handstand holds facing the wall and in a slight diagonal towards the wall to help you open the shoulders. Do take longer breaks, everyone's learning speed and recovery time is unique. You could also try pr...
by Natalie Reckert
05 May 2021, 23:16
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

Hiya, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I do agree that there are many shapes out there in which you can hold a handstand and it is really important to have some fun moments of balance too! 100 years ago even in gymnastics everyone did a banana handstand. It all depends a bit where you want to go wi...
by Natalie Reckert
05 May 2021, 23:08
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Exercises week 2, description
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Exercises week 2, description

Hello Katja,

Thank you so much for sharing this!

It looks really great!

What a fantastic way to tailor the program to your needs!

That is exactly the right way to go about it, slowly repeat the reps until you can do them.

Looking forward to hearing how it goes!

Best,
Natalie
by Natalie Reckert
03 May 2021, 12:05
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Wall Holds: Hip Extension vs Shoulder Extension
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Wall Holds: Hip Extension vs Shoulder Extension

Hello Mo, Thank you for submitting your question and well done for doing the whole course until the end. In my experience the "arms giving way" problem is due to limited shoulder mobility. If your shoulders have a "carrying angle" they are working hard and the weight is not well ...
by Natalie Reckert
03 May 2021, 11:52
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: week 7 and dealing with wrist pain
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: week 7 and dealing with wrist pain

Hello Irina, Yes I can iamgine the hammer exercise looks funny :) Please send me videos to my instagram direct messages. The finding balance video in the Vimeo lirbary is useful too I am sure. It explains the balancing process in more detail. If the pain is more towards the outside of the hand, then...
by Natalie Reckert
09 Apr 2021, 13:08
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: week 7 and dealing with wrist pain
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: week 7 and dealing with wrist pain

Hello Irina, Thank you for posting your question and well done for making it all the way until week 7! It takes a lot of determination. Regarding the wrist pain: where is the pain? It may be that you need to rest the wrist for a while or that you need additional strengthening. It is hard to tell fro...
by Natalie Reckert
23 Feb 2021, 22:21
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Is this course for beginner? My (ongoing) progess
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Is this course for beginner? My (ongoing) progess

Hello both, Yes I would like to know that too, where are you at now? :) Try not to think about failure but rather that trial and error are part of the process. Handstands are a hard skill to learn. It takes time and you are putting in the effort which is fantastic and it will pay off. Maybe you find...
by Natalie Reckert
23 Feb 2021, 22:18
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

Hi Sara, Thank you for sharing this. I am very happy to hear that your upper body mobility is improving. It is a really importnat step towards a better handstand, thing s just get a lot easier once you can align everything well. Looking forward to hear where things are going for your. Best wishes, N...
by Natalie Reckert
12 Feb 2021, 17:43
Forum: 7 week Vimeo handstand course
Topic: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Episode 2: L-shape - hips above shoulders

Hello Sara, Great that you checked out the circus phisio sites, some of my non-professional students made good experience with both. Don't feel out of place just because you are not a professional :) At the end of the day, it is all about getting to know your body better. Good to hear that your are ...