Handstand Skill Work
Two parts of the the handstand that are difficult to tie together are the ability to shift weight from hand to hand and keeping the legs tight and straight while walking.
A Crossfit athlete is not a specialist in any one thing but should always be striving to be increase their capacity and technique in all aspects of fitness.
Give this accessory work a try.
1 Handstand Around the World (both directions)
5 Body Lever Descents (as slow and controlled as possible)
5 yard Handstand Walk
For the Handstand Around the World focus on slow and controlled movement. Stay in the best pike shape possible while moving around the box. This is going to require a lot of squeezing through the midsection in order to keep your shape. You can modify this drill to your needs by decreasing or increasing the height of the object your feet are on.
The body lever descents are all about midline stability. Remember what
you are using these for.... to get better at keeping your legs tight while upside down. Once your straight, squeeze that midsection, glutes and legs together and control the descent as best as you can. Take your time between reps in order to create max tension in the body.
Now take the lessons from those two drills and apply it to a short 5 yard handstand walk. Focus on the shifting of weight from hand to hand along with keeping those legs tight and straight.
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