The handstand hold is quite an advanced way of exercising your shoulders, it is therefore not recommended if you are not already in pretty good shape and have a high level of strength. To master this move you will need to be able to support your full body weight.
How to do a Handstand Hold
- Place both feet against the base of a wall and hold the straight-arm plank
- Lift and extend one leg, placing your foot higher up the wall.
- Start to walk your hands backward.
- Place your other foot on the wall.
- You will need to support your bodyweight
- The closer your hands get to the wall the harder this move is, so don’t worry if you can’t get flush, get as close as you can
- Ideally, you would be vertical
- Hold the handstand keeping your body rigid and tight. The only point of contact with the wall is your feet. Have your legs together and point your toes. Maintain a neutral spine, with your hands shoulder-width apart. Push through your arms and keep them straight.