Skill Drill Saturday by Little T Fitness - Single Leg Handstand Variations
Single Leg Handstand Variations with Little T
1) Wall assisted single leg handstand: Getting as close to the wall as you can while maintaining a straight line and weight into your fingertips. Slightly lift one leg away from the wall so you are stacked on one side and replace and repeat on the other. This variation provides the most support but can be more difficult if you lack overhead mobility or have a fear of falling out of handstand
2) Single leg L-stand: Creating an L-shape with your body so that your hips are at 90 degrees and stacked over your wrists and shoulders while legs are straight. Slowly lift one leg off the wall so that you end up in a straight handstand replace and repeat. This variation is more difficult as the has further to travel and requires more spatial awareness. If you have tight hamstrings creating the L shape will be more difficult.
3) Single leg tuck handstand: Creating tucked handstand so that shins are touchline the wall and hips are at 90 degrees and stacked over your wrists and shoulders while legs are straight. Slowly lift one leg off the wall so that you end up in a straight handstand replace and repeat. This variation offers more support but can be trickier when it comes to lifting and replace the leg back on the wall. This is a great substitute for anyone who doesn’t have the mobility for an L-stand.
Biggest tip: Whenever working handstands visual feedback is key! Being able to see what your body is doing vs what you think is doing is extremely helpful with building your body awareness upside down.
- Lebert Fitness