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GYMNASTICS: Measuring your Strength and Flexibility
 
     
     
 

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Handstands on the wall

Good for upper body strength. You don't need to go all the way up to a handstand to start, but you will be able to get higher as you get stronger.

Find a good place to do it, some suggestions:

  • Use a wall where you don't mind repainting (or make sure you have clean feet) - only walk your feet up an interior wall, never kick up unless the wall is wood or brick (you don't want to kick a hole in the wall).
  • Doors tend to have enamel paint which is easier to wash clean (but make sure the door is closed!). 
  • Outside on an exterior wall

Here's how to do it...

  1. Stand with your back against the wall.
  2. Squat down and put your hands on the ground (you may need to move your hands further out, or in depending on how good you are).
  3. Keeping your arms straight, slowly walk your feet up the wall. (At no time should your arms bend and your head go on the ground!)
Stop when you feel your arms getting shaky. If you can get your legs straight, then try and hold the shape for longer and longer.
 
     
     
 
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