Paul Anderson did it...so did Doug Hepburn... so did Sig Klein, Bert Assiratti, Otto Arco, John Grimek, Steve Reeves... and just about
any other "Iron Game" Great you can think of... weightlifters, bodybuilders, old time strongmen - they all did it - a certain kind
of training that builds incredible upper-body power.
What I'm talking about is the "Lost Art" of hand-balancing. It requires no equipment, can be done anywhere, and the great thing is now YOU can do it too... and here's how:
Classic Exercises - RebornHand-balancing used to be a fairly common method of training which you could find at any physical culture studio or old-time gym. They practiced press-ups, handstand dips, tiger bends, planches, one-arm handstands, hand-walking, and other impressive hand-balancing feats. All great exercises, but exercises that you rarely see these days...
Strength, Power, and Flexibility Without EquipmentOne of the most valuable reasons to take up hand-balancing is that it requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. All you need is a floor and you're in business. No gym fees necessary EVER again.
Doug Hepburn - Champion weightlifter and well-known hand-balancer
I can hear it now: "hand-balancing sounds fantastic... but where do I begin?"
There have actually been a few hand-balancing courses printed up over the years, but they are very hard to come by. What you need is a step-by-step training course that teaches you exactly where to start, and where to go from there.
Recently, our good friend Bill Hinbern decided to collect all that he knew about hand-balancing, and he put together a brand new training course which will introduce a new generation to this outstanding form of training.
Take a look and what you can learn:
1. The very specific and exact ways that your body maintains a sense of balance, and why understanding them will be
critical to your hand-balancing success.
2. How to solve the common problems of underbalancing and overbalancing.
3. The best way to fall correctly.
4. How your hands and fingers must be positioned for the perfect handstand.
5. The 16 preliminary exercises (with and without equipment) that you can use to build a solid foundation.
6. The 4 basic parts of the perfect hand-balance, and why you will end up flat on your face if you leave out any of them.
7. The 3 simplest ways to "get up" into the handstand position.
8. Where to properly position your gym mats when you practice.
9. The Best "type" of surface for the most effective hand-balancing training, and which surfaces to avoid.
10. The 2 keys to practicing hand-balancing with, or without, a partner.
11. How to perform "The Headstand," "The Handstand," "The Frogstand," and 7 more basic hand-balancing moves.
12. How to condition your hands, fingers, wrists, and forearms for supporting your bodyweight with a unique exercise called "The Gargoyle."
13. The finer points of "The Press-Up Handstand," "Half-Lever Swing Up," "The Chairstand," and 12 more intermediate hand-balancing movements.
14. Why "The Tiger Bend" is one of the most effective exercises, and how to use it to build strong, powerful arms.
15. Twenty advanced hand-balancing moves guaranteed to impress anyone.
16. Seven different methods for progressing to the one-armed handstand.
17. How to perform "The Snap Down" - a spectacular way of finishing off your hand-balances.
18. Four different variations of "The Planche."
19. Mastering the Press-Up from Planche to Handstand.
20. How to walk up and down stairs on your hands.
21. "Hopping" on one hand, two hands, and stacking and removing blocks.
22. The Handstand from the seated position.
23. The most difficult part of the Backward Roll up into The Handstand and how to conquer it easily.
24. How to train for the MOST impressive hand-balancing feat of all.
25. Four different stretching exercises for maintaining strong, flexible shoulders.
26. The one most important thing to remember above all else for hand-balancing success.
27. A full resource section for all equipment described and used in the course.