Spiderman Handstand

Description: Walk feet up wall into a handstand position, only nose and toes should be touching the wall.

Goal: Proper handstand body position
Objective: Gain shoulder, arm & core strength.

Equipment: Wall & Wedge
Reps: 3
Time: 10 -15 min

  1. Start away from wall, place feet onto wall.
  2. Walk up the wall with feet, straighten arms, tighten core, then hands walk closer to the wall. Ensure stability before walking hands closer to the wall.
  3. If handstand position is too difficult, walk feet up as high as possible and into a plank position. Keep head in between arms, legs together and core tight. Once up in handstand position, only the nose and toes should be touching the wall.
  4. Hold for 3 – 5 seconds. Head between arms, legs together, toes pointed, tight core.
  5. Walk hands out, keeping body tight, into a push up position then step down.


  • Do not force the handstand, holding a tight body position will help gain the strength needed to achieve a handstand over time
  • At the end of the drill do not fall down out of a handstand onto head.

Things To Watch For:

  • Head Placement – maintain a neutral head position, ears between arms.
  • Arched Back – keep core tight and engaged.

Skills This Helps:

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