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Old 10-13-2011, 06:53 AM   #11
Frances Ballesteros
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Re: Handstands without natural athleticism?

Well I don't know, it's easier for some people and more difficult for some. For me learning a handstand was quick and easy, and I didn't have a strong core nor too much upper-body strength. I got better at it through b-boying, could even hold a 10 second one-handed handstant! But not anymore.

SO my point is that some people may get it quicker, but it doesn't require too much athleticism...so no excuses, go practice.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #12
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Re: Handstands without natural athleticism?

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I believe after incessantly failing to get a handstand through any means whatsoever, including kicking up, walking up, use of parallettes, etc, that this is a movement that is simply impossible because I never developed the kind of balance or coordination required while my cerebellum/musculature was still relatively plastic. And that now, it is too late.
It doesn't directly answer your question but I firmly believe that it may be the single most important issue to address in your pursuit. That being said, someone said it better than me.

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Old 10-15-2011, 11:55 PM   #13
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Re: Handstands without natural athleticism?

I have countless clients with little to no athletic background that can do decent free standing handstands. It does take a lot of work, but there's nothing that is unattainable about it.
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