Friday, July 8, 2016

Workout of the Day

A) Handstand Practice!
10 minutes to work on handstands with a partner

B) 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
KB Swings @ 70/53#
Burpee Box Jumps @ 24/20″

Why Handstands?

Why should you care about doing handstands? For one, they’re just plain fun. But there are a myriad of other reasons why handstands are beneficial. Below is an excerpt from the guys at GMB Fitness. Click here for the full article.

Handstands and other hand balancing exercises are impressive skills that demonstrate a high level of strength and control.

The handstand is NOT some kind of miracle exercise that will transform you into Wonder Woman overnight, but when it comes to improving your overall strength, body control, and spatial awareness, it’s hard to beat handstand training.

We’ll look at the mechanics of the straight line handstand in detail below, but the benefits of this variation are that it:

  • Opens up the shoulders
  • Encourages a stronger, tighter core
  • Strengthens the legs and butt
  • Protects the back

Think about if you had more flexible shoulders, a tighter core, stronger legs, butt, and back – Your performance in almost every other exercise would improve!

It’s about getting better at controlling your body, so that you can do all the things you want to do – not just so you can do a better handstand for the sake of doing a better handstand.

Come in today and get your handstand on!

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