Kickup Handstand

Description: Kicking up into a handstand.

Goal: Muscle memory of correct handstand form
Objective: Repetition of proper handstand form & holding skill.

Equipment: Wall & Wedge
Reps: 5
Time: 10 -15 min

  1. Start in a lunge position a step away from wall or wedge.
  2. Kick up into handstand, passing through T-Lever in the middle. Use a wall or wedge against a wall for help with balance.
    • Keep arms straight, head in neutral, back rounded, stomach pulled in (core tight), legs straight with toes pointed.
    • The lower back should be touching the wall/mat.
    • Extend shoulders while pushing the entire body up.
  3. Step down and finish back in lunge position.


  • Back should be rounded and not arched in the lower back, keep head in neutral and core tight will keep correct shape.
  • Stepping out of the handstand and finish back in lunge, don’t allow the athlete to “crumble” to the ground.

Things To Watch For:

  • Head Placement – maintain a neutral head position, ears between arms.
  • Arched Back – keep core tight and engaged
  • Finish in lunge, this helps with shoulder strength.

Skills This Helps:

  • EVERYTHING… Handstands, Cartwheels, Roundoffs, Back Walkovers, Front Walkovers, Back Handsprings…