Exercise of the Week #40 Kids Handstands



The second exercise for building strength in younger kids is my Son’s and I personal favorite, the Handstand. All three of my children have or will be doing gymnastics. I love the training it provides for younger kids as they are able to do some great obstacle courses on a bigger scale than what we can do at home. I also like the way kids are challenged to create more power in their bodies allowing them to perform more difficult moves.

The handstand when done by pressing off of both feet evenly allows you to generate equal power through both hips, and shoulders. Personally I prefer this over the standing option where momentum plays a large roll in the kids ability to get up into a vertical position. Try these out with your kids, they will learn to love them quickly as their bodies develop the power to get all the way up.


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