I had music in this time and it got me within about 10 seconds of my goal of breaking 2 minutes in a handstand. With only 16 more days in this video series, I’m hoping to hit 2 minutes soon!
Another 1:30ish attempt. Still nowhere near 2 mins gad dammit!
From this video it looks like I get really out of line vertically near the end, so I bet focusing on keeping better from would result in a longer hold.
Still on the quest to break 2 minutes in my handstand – today I think I was lucky to break 1 minute! It’s crazy how hard it gets right at the end. Everything is fine until it’s suddenly impossible to hold on any longer. I’m working out on the weekend because I’d like to get through these 70 videos before the new baby arrives and my world gets a little crazy!
Being married to a Yoga instructor and not incorporating yoga into these daily exercises would have been a total waste.
So tonight I made a massive change to the program and did a long, restorative yoga session as my daily workout.
So basically I need to go as long as I can, then push for an extra 20 seconds to break the 2 minute mark! Here’s another 1:30min(ish) attempt:
I’m still nowhere near 2 minutes on these handstands… but I still really like this handstand workout for a number of reasons:
- Being in a handstand requires a minimum level of exertion, so once you’re in the handstand you have to try increasingly hard just to stay in it.
- Intensity increases from easy to impossible pretty quickly (suggesting lots of room for improvement).
- Technically simple, no movement necessary. It’s just a hold.
- It takes under 2 minutes, and you’re exhausted at the end.
Had a bit of a hiccup on the blog and lost the last two posts, so I’ve added them below today’s.