Have you ever seen a gymnast do a handstand on the balance beam? One of their most important skills is to be able to do the same on a set of blocks. A handstand block can be made of any material (most commonly wood) with a size big enough for your hand to grip over it. You should be able to grip onto the block firmly to develop stronger fingers and wrist strength. The handstand blocks should also be sturdy and grippy enough so that you can balance with them on any kind of surface.
In this post, we will discuss everything related to gymnastics handstand blocks including what they are, how they work, and where you can buy them!
Handstand is one of the most popular practices in the world of movement. For many movers today, handstand practice is an important part of their regular training. Performing a handstand is only the fundamentals of inversion. Further progression includes straddle handstands, tuck balances and single arm handstand.
There are many ways to learn how to perform a handstand and every practitioner may teach you in a slightly different way. At the end of the day, they will all tell you that having a strong grip and perfect alignment is the foundation to a perfect handstand.
Here, we are going to go through 3 tips to improve your handstand.
With a mission to empower Hong Kong locals to strengthen their body and mind through fitness and well-being, Studio12 Hong Kong launched earlier this year specialising in yoga, gymnastics, drama, fitness and well-being for all age groups, especially with kids.
Erthe Life is honoured to be working with Studio12 in finding a sustainable solution for their fitness and yoga accessories. We provided our sustainable cork and natural tree rubber yoga mats with our 100% cork yoga blocks which fit in perfectly with their white décor and the studio’s minimalistic theme.
Handstand blocks allow you to find your balance easier than balancing on the ground with just your hands. It provides better control during inversion and they also improve your hand grip. Performing a handstand with handstand blocks require less wrist flexibility.
There are a lot of different handstand equipment to help improve your handstand training. Each type of equipment will provide a different learning experience as part of your handstand journey. Today, we will be introducing Erthe Life’s Handstand blocks with a brief introduction on how and why you should start adding them to your practice.
There are all kinds of body weight training and exercises. Today, we will explore one of the most feared and challenging body weight exercise: handstand and hand balancing. A handstand is performed by placing both your hands on the ground while balancing your body vertical position and keeping your legs straight pointing towards the sky.
The one benefit of performing a handstand is most people will tell you that it looks really cool (especially on your social media profile)! But did you know that there are plenty of health benefits associated to handstand training?
Barefoot training is gaining popularity among athletes and fitness professionals but is this all a fad or are there really science behind it all? After all, we are born to walk barefoot so maybe it is all meant to be.
Have you jumped on the bandwagon and tried training barefoot yet?