For all my people rockin' the handstand for their 31 Day Balance Project, these little tips may help! First up (above), I've got some core strengthening work you can do if you're a beginner. If you're a total beginner, you might just want to hang out in the plank. But if you want to take it a step further, go ahead and use the core strength to pull the legs in. The trick here is to maintain a little bit of a round in your upper back, as this will engage the upper body strength as well as the core strength to better prepare for handstand.
For my more experienced people, pike ups will be what you'll want to focus on. Remember how for headstand I always say to walk your feet up until your pelvis is over the head? We're doing the same thing here. Roll up using your core strength and upper body strength until you can feel your pelvis over your head.
Side note: If you're not used to practicing headstand where you know what it feels like to have your pelvis over your head, I suggest starting with that or asking a friend to let you know when you're there.
Tip: Same thing - start with a round in the upper back during your plank and as your roll forward and bring everything into alignment, you can straighten out.
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For my ladies who aren't afraid to get a little cheeky (see what I did there?) I am in love with these heart butt pants from Nina B Roze that were sent to me a while back. They're exceptional quality - a lot like Lululemon's old (and therefore better quality) luon. The fabric is thick and has excellent compression. There's a triangle gusset for comfort and a wide, flat waistband. New favorites for sure!
PS- A lot of people ask why I pull the pants over my feet. It's because I'm short. #shortgirlproblems
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