Why Everyone Should Do a Handstand Every Day
Remember when you used to spend hours in your backyard with your friends practicing handstands and cartwheels? What ever happened to those days… It seems that once everyone became “grown up”, they switched out their fun childhood physical activities with gym memberships and the latest fitness trends. It’s time to get back to the good old days, because that handstand that you gave up on, just might be the best thing for your health.
The handstand is good
for mind, body, and spirit
Handstands are not just for fun, although, having fun while training will certainly help you stay motivated and yield greater results. Handstands are one of the simplest, most basic tools for improving your strength and flexibility. Handstands are also a natural mood booster and are great for your circulation and blood flow.
Handstands can help you
gain upper body strength
In a world where we’re all getting a little too tight from all the high interval fitness training programs, it’s time to stretch out your body, work on balance, strengthen your core and become more limber. Learning how to do a simple handstand, whether freestanding or up against a wall, will help you improve your physique, your strength, your flexibility, and your mood.
Handstands aren’t easy. They require a lot of upper body strength, so don’t underestimate the handstand. To master the handstand, you need strong shoulders, arms, upper body, and back strength.
A handstand can help you gain core strength
Core strength, like any other exercise, is essential for perfecting the handstand. Practicing a handstand, even for just a few minutes at a time up against a wall, will work your core as you wouldn’t believe. Before long, you’ll have the strength to keep yourself upside down for longer and longer, eventually moving away from the wall, working your entire body, gaining strength, balance, and flexibility all at the same time. From a handstand you get important strength and skills for other important gymnastics moves!
Being upside down will also allow plenty of blood flow to the brain. More blood to the brain will give you a burst of energy, make you feel calm and happy. A handstand will do wonders when you are feeling a little stressed out during the day.
Increase circulation and blood flow to the brain with a handstand
From beginners to elite athletes, the handstand can help everyone improve their mind, body, and spirit. In one movement, you’ll learn to control every muscle, from the tips of your toes, to your hips, thighs, abs, back, shoulders and arms.
Don’t be fooled, the handstand ain’t for the faint of heart, but the i99 Fit team will have you standing upside down in no time.
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So start building handstands into your daily routine, even if it’s just a few a day. You’ll not only be benefiting your health; you’ll have a blast while doing it!
When you’re ready to get some gymnastics coaching and move from a standard handstand into handstand pushups, i99 Fit can help!