Janelle's Journey | Learning to Handstand Press

 

Hi Guys! I've been working hard to nail my handstand press. It has been a bucket list item for me for years, but I really didn't have any plan to achieve it. I mean I had taken courses on Alo moves called "Quest for the Press," but most of the training moves were impossible for me to even execute. When I discovered Brian's Handstand Press course (message me and I'll give you the deets and make an intro to Brian--yes, he pays me a small commission if I refer you and you end up signing up), and it promised a system that would help me get my handstand press within 3 months, I was all ears.

The program cost me $5k and it ended up being a 6-month course. Unfortunately, I didn't end up getting my handstand press, but I did gain considerable strength, a greater understanding of what I needed to work on in order to get my handstand press, some incredible friends, an upgraded mindset, and an increased determination to achieve my handstand press. Most importantly, it inspired me to create "Janelle's Journey" as a way to document my progress. 

Each week I'll add a video update and blog post on my progress, along with the programming I've created for myself. I share my wins, weaknesses, and anything new I've learned. I also welcome help and feedback from anyone who stumbles across my journey. There have to be others equally obsessed with mastering yoga and gymnastics moves who are far more advanced than me (or who just know more than me) who may find it fun to share their words of wisdom and experience.

With that intro out of the way, here is my "Janelle's Journey" kick-off video:

 https://youtu.be/-uL_jn-gDRM

and if you want to download my "Training Resource Guide" you can grab that for free right here: Janelle's Training Resource Guide.

Finally, here's the programming I covered in the video and have been using the past two weeks (in case you want to try it or you want to look it over and provide me with some feedback and tips):

Even Days:

L-Sits 5x30 seconds (on ground if you can and if not use blocks. and if you can't hold for full 30 seconds, okay to set legs down and focus on pulling hips back and up)

Plank Block Squeeze 3x60 seconds

Lolasana Lifts 5x60 seconds (on blocks or floor) 

Blanket Slides 2x10

Superman Plank Pulls 2x10

Frog Hops 10xs

135 Degree Handstand Hold 10xs

Weighted Handstand Hold Lookups 3x30 seconds

Pike Handstand Jump-Ups 10xs

Pike Wall Hold 4x20 seconds

Dog Pushups 6x5

Wall Press on Blocks 3x3

Weighted Eka Pada Bakasana Prep 4x30 seconds

Crane Hold on Ball 3x30 seconds

Hanging Leg Raises (weighted) 3x10

Handstand to Head Lowers 3x5

Odd Days

L-sits ankle weights 4x30 seconds

L-sits Medicine ball 4x30 seconds

Blanket Slides 2x10

Superman Plank Pulls 2x10

Frog Hops 10xs

135 Degree Handstand Hold 10xs

Weighted Handstand Hold Lookups 3x30 seconds

Pike Handstand Jump-Ups 10xs

Pike Wall Hold 4x20 seconds

High Crow Holds 4x20 seconds

Hip Flexor Swim Kicks 3x30 seconds

Weighted Hip Flexor Triangles 3x10 (each leg total of 60 reps)

Single-Leg Wall Crow Holds 6x30 seconds

Block Boat Holds 3x30seconds

Well, what do you think? Both of these take me 90 minutes to complete. I rest 30 seconds between rounds or reps. It's intense.

Happy Training!

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