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Gymnastic Fundamentals: Handstand Progression Guide
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2h 8m

Learn easy-to-understand and efficient handstand progressions as well as drills and tips to help you perfect your fine balance.

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Hello! My name is Thomas Inauen, but my friends call me Tom. I am a trained fitness instructor and personal trainer and have been doing martial arts and acrobatics for many years. I have a great passion for training in general and regularly travel abroad to expand my knowledge. Acrobatics and martial arts have always been my great passion and I would like to share my knowledge and fascination with you. I love helping people improve their fitness and I teach a variety of movements in martial

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • For all who are interested in learning the handstand
  • For all who are interested in learning gymnastic and acrobatic movements
  • Trickers, Martial Artists, Acrobats, Artists, Fitness and Training Enthusiasts, Dancers, Stuntmen, Traceurs and Freerunners

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to balance a handstand until you can hold a handstand freely without a wall
  • Easy to follow handstand progressions from beginner to intermediate level
  • A variety of handstand exercises that will improve the learning of handstand
  • Specific additional exercises for handstand to improve strength and flexibility
  • Many handstand tips to continue handstand training independently
  • How to feel better, have better health and more self-confidence


  • A positive attitude and the motivation to spend the time necessary to learn the handstand
  • Experience in acrobatics or gymnastics is helpful, but not required

You want to learn a handstand, but there are some difficulties like….

  • You somehow always found it too difficult or scary?
  • You’ve been trying to do a handstand for some time and have made little progress?
  • You can only hold a handstand for a few seconds and then fall over?
  • You just can’t stay up and keep your balance?
  • You can’t do the handstand without a wall?

In this gymnastics fundamentals class, you’ll learn how to do a handstand!

Whether you’re already doing gymnastics or acrobatics and just want to expand your skills, or you’re a beginner, the clear and efficient handstand progression in this course will allow you to enter at any level and improve from there.

While there are many tutorials on how to learn a handstand, it’s hard to find a comprehensive beginner course like this. This course gives you easy to understand handstand progressions with whom you can learn step by step and safely. Topics such as the handstand kick-up, falling, holding handstand, balancing handstand, handstand exercises and more are explained in detail.

The key things you will learn

  • The handstand principles
  • Developing awareness of the headstand
  • How to fall out of a handstand
  • How to kick up a handstand
  • How to balance a handstand
  • How to hold a handstand freely
  • How to improve handstand training with specific exercises

Content and overview

This course begins with an introductory section. First, you will get an overview of the course and learn about the training methodology, course structure, and how to follow the sections and lectures.

Before diving into handstand training, you will need to study the handstand principles. These three principles are essential and will give you all the knowledge you need to get the most out of this handstand program.

Once you know the theory, you can move into the main part of this course by developing an awareness of standing upside down. These initial handstand exercises will allow you to get a feel for standing on your hands, and then you can learn how to fall and how to kick up handstand.

When you feel confident with falling and kicking up, you can start learning how to balance the handstand. From here on, things get more interesting and various handstand drills and handstand tips will help you until you perfect the fine balance. A variety of handstand exercises will guide you along the main handstand progression to your goal.

In addition, you’ll find specific handstand exercises to warm up and improve strength and flexibility – for example, with shoulder mobility exercises or hand stretching exercises. Along with the downloadable 6-week handstand training program and workout and nutrition guides, it offers the best answer to the question, “How to learn a handstand for beginners?”

Are you ready to take on this handstand challenge?

Don’t hesitate and start training now! You can complete this online course at your own pace. Even though you may be too busy right now, you can sign up today and take the course at your own pace.

See you inside!

Tom Inauen / TOMTRICKS

Disclaimer Notice: In order to perform the exercises effectively and safely you should be in good physical condition prior to beginning the course. By registering for the course or performing these exercises, you understand that exercising can lead to physical injury. If you engage in any exercise suggested by Thomas Inauen, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Thomas Inauen from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown arising out of Thomas Inauen`s negligence.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to handstand. 

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Welcome 00:00:00
Course Introduction 00:00:00
Course Structure 00:00:00
6 Week Handstand Training Program 00:00:00
Tomtricks Curriculum And Overview 00:00:00
What Other Students Say About Tomtricks 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Handstand Principles
Intro – The Handstand Principles 00:00:00
Principle 1 – Alignment And Stacking Of The Body 00:00:00
Principle 2 – Body Tension 00:00:00
Principle 3 – Underbalance And Overbalance 00:00:00
Section 3 - Developing Upside Down Awareness
Intro – Develop Upside Down Awareness 00:00:00
Exercise 1 – Pike Position With Support 00:00:00
Exercise 2 – Chest To Wall Walk 00:00:00
Exercise 3 – Wall Headstand 00:00:00
Section 4 - Learning To Fall
Intro – Learning To Fall 00:00:00
Technique 1 – The Forward Step 00:00:00
Technique 2 – The Wheel 00:00:00
Technique 3 – The Roll 00:00:00
Section 5 - Learning The Kickup
Intro – Learning The Kickup 00:00:00
Exercise 1 – Kickup On The Wall Without Hips Over Shoulders 00:00:00
Exercise 2 – Kickup On The Wall With Hips Over Shoulders 00:00:00
Exercise 3 – Kickup On The Wall With Feet On The Wall 00:00:00
Exercise 4 – Kickup Pre-Exercise From A Standing Position 00:00:00
Exercise 5 – Kickup From A Standing Position To The Wall 00:00:00
Section 6 - Finding The Balance
Intro – Finding The Balance 00:00:00
Exercise 1 – The “H” Hold Position With The Chest To The Wall 00:00:00
Exercise 2 – The “H” Hold Position With The Back To The Wall 00:00:00
Exercise 3 – Scissor Kickups 00:00:00
Exercise 4 – Free Standing Handstand With Open Legs 00:00:00
Section 7 - Developing The Fine Balance
Intro – Developing The Fine Balance 00:00:00
Exercise 1 – Learn To Correct The Position With The Fingers 00:00:00
Exercise 2 – Free Standing Handstand 00:00:00
Section 8 - Specific Warm Up Exercises For Handstand
Exercise 1 – Wrists Circling While Kneeling 00:00:00
Exercise 2 – Wrists Back-Front Movement While Kneeling 00:00:00
Exercise 3 – Reverse Wrist Stretch While Kneeling 00:00:00
Exercise 4 – Load Wrists In Different Positions While Kneeling 00:00:00
Exercise 5 – Handstand Bounce From The Knees 00:00:00
Exercise 6 – Shoulder Blades Push-Ups While Kneeling 00:00:00
Exercise 7 – Shoulder Blades Push-Ups 00:00:00
Exercise 8 – The Downward Dog With Change In Push-Up 00:00:00
Section 9 - Specific Strength Exercises For Handstand
Exercise 1 – Shoulder Blades Push-Ups While Kneeling 00:00:00
Exercise 2 – Shoulder Blades Push-Ups 00:00:00
Exercise 3 – Push-Ups 00:00:00
Exercise 4 – Push-Ups With Legs Elevated 00:00:00
Exercise 5 – Pike Push-Ups 00:00:00
Exercise 6 – Plank 00:00:00
Exercise 7 – Plank In Supine Position 00:00:00
Exercise 8 – Plank Dynamic While Kneeling 00:00:00
Exercise 9 – Plank Dynamically Twisted 00:00:00
Exercise 10 – Side Plank With Feet Elevated 00:00:00
Exercise 11 – Shoulders Internal Rotation With Theraband 00:00:00
Exercise 12 – Shoulders External Rotation With Theraband 00:00:00
Exercise 13 – Shoulders External Rotation With Theraband Both Hands 00:00:00
Section 10 - Specific Flexibility Exercises For Handstand
Exercise 1 – Stretch Shoulders And Triceps 00:00:00
Exercise 2 – Stretching The Shoulder Girdle 00:00:00
Exercise 3 – Stretch Pectoral Muscle And Shoulder 00:00:00
Exercise 4 – Open Upper Body With “The Panther Stretch” 00:00:00
Exercise 5 – Open Upper Body With Arms On Elevation 00:00:00
Exercise 6 – Stretch Both Arms Overhead And To The Side 00:00:00
Exercise 7 – Wrist Mobility “Nikkyo” 00:00:00
Exercise 8 – Wrist Mobility “Namae Ga Nai” 00:00:00
Exercise 9 – Wrist Mobility “Kotegaeshi” 00:00:00
Exercise 10 – Downward Facing Dog 00:00:00
Section 11 - Conclusion
Congratulations, You Made It! 00:00:00
Section 12 - Additional Content 1 - Training Methodology, Safety And Environment For Acrobatics
Tomtricks Training Guide 00:00:00
Intro – Training Acrobatics With Minimal Space And Equipment 00:00:00
Example – Training Acrobatics With Minimal Space And Equipment 00:00:00
Section 13 - Additional Content 2 - Nutrition Basics In Sports
Intro – Tomtricks Nutrition Guide 00:00:00
Tomtricks Nutrition Guide 00:00:00