The exercise involves balancing on your hands with your body in an inverted position. It requires a lot of upper body strength, core stability, and balance. It can be done against a wall or freestanding.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Handstand Instructions

  1. Find an open space with a wall nearby.
  2. Place your hands on the ground shoulder-width apart and kick your legs up against the wall.
  3. Engage your core and hold the position for as long as you can.
  4. When you’re ready to come down, slowly lower your legs back to the ground.
  5. Repeat for desired number of sets and reps.

Handstand Form & Visual


Handstand Benefits

  • Strengthens the upper body, including the shoulders, arms, and core muscles
  • Improves balance and body control
  • Increases blood flow to the brain, improving focus and concentration
  • Can help alleviate stress and anxiety
  • Challenges the body and mind, promoting overall fitness and well-being

Handstand Muscles Worked

  • Shoulders
  • Triceps
  • Core
  • Back
  • Glutes
  • Legs

Handstand Variations & Alternatives

  • Handstand push-ups
  • Handstand walks
  • One-arm handstand
  • Handstand hold with shoulder taps
  • Handstand to forward roll