Can you do a handstand? Maybe not yet, but like all gymnastics skills, with a little practice, you’ll improve and be able to do it. Camps are the perfect place to try it, learn a few tips, and practice.
Here are a few tips to help you learn to do a perfect gymnastics handstand.
- First find a wall and use it to balance against. Stand back from the wall, plant your hands about a foot away, kick up, and lock your elbows.
- Your arms should cover your ears. Your legs should be straight and together, and your toes pointed towards the ceiling.
- Keep your stomach tight, and your back straight, not arched.
- Look down at your hands, but don’t stick your head out too far.
When you feel your balance improving, you can try your handstand without using the wall. Here is where it’s good to have a spotter help you balance by holding your legs once you kick up.
Doing a handstand is one of those great camp gymnastics skills that’s fun to learn, exciting to practice, and super cool once you can do it.