This is the second celebration of handstands in all forms on this site – for a start there is HANDSTAND CENTRAL GALLERY #1 which will repay a visit… – and also many other handstands in old blog posts and on other fitness and gymnastic/acrobatic pages here. I open this second page with two items from previous ones which illustrate what we love – a video of a real fun idea from two talented acrobatic gymnasts from the UK, and perhaps the largest ever collection of one-arm handstands assembled in one place!
Here you will find all forms of hand balance (good and occasionally bad ones!) including planches- anything where the performer has his weight balanced on one or two hands. I hope that you will enjoy it.
New items will appear immediately below, with the ones added earlier found further down.
31st October 2020
24th October 2020
As usual, some good, some not. The ideal line is open shoulders, straight line right through the body and legs together, except in some one-arm positions. Highly arched backs show that shoulders aren’t flexing enough! Some fun at the end of this set.
OK, that’s a headstand, but he is on a paddle board and we like the dog
18th October 2020
2nd October 2020
14th September 2020
25th August 2020
15th August 2020
A little more of Adam Upcott firstly:
I THINK that ‘both’ guys there are Adam – a clever bit of photoshopping. His equally brilliant brother Edward is several years older and bigger.
Now Ilya, a young Ukranian boy (who will also feature on THE YOUNGER GENERATION page:
The rest of today’s set I cannot identify.
10th August 2020
Some good… some not so good [but at least they make the effort!]… featuring some excellent planche positions, and a neat press to start (although straight legs would have been even better!
19th July 2020
OK, that’s Andrey Popov so far – let’s move on!
26th June 2020
(that one doesn’t count really because the buoyancy of the water makes it all very easy – but never mind, its a great photo!)