How do I train handstands on “off days” of Floor One?
Here's how we would recommend you work your handstands on your days off.
- Set a timer for 5 minutes and do as many handstands holds on the wall as you can. Take as much rest as you need between handstands in that time frame. You will see you are getting better when you need less rest and you can do more holds and for a longer period of time.
- Mark the number of holds and how long you held them for. Then you see how you are improving. You can gradually increase the time, aiming to set a timer for 10 minutes and see how many free standing holds you can do in that time. Again, mark the number of holds and how long they were held.
- After your allotted time on handstands, spend some time on stretching (particularly your shoulders).
Floor One is a lot of work for your body, so be sure to take advantage of your rest days. A few minutes of additional handstand work and stretching is good, but don't overdo it.