you for your quick reply...my daughter was so excited and immediately
started doing handstands (she does not lack in enthusiasm or motivation!)
If you can answer this...what would be a reasonable time expectation for
not hitting her head anymore if she follows your handstand advice? Being
8 yrs. she did several handstands then assumed when she tried another
BHS she would get it right (and was disappointed when she didn't) I would
like her to set a reasonable goal for herself...she is extremely thin
and therefore might not be particularly "strong". Thanks again
for your help!
physical habits ... especially once poor habits are well-ingrained...
can be SLOW. Three weeks... practicing 20-30 handstand exercises each
Too, as her speed in the leg-push -extension increases in her handspring
she will pass through the handstand with more power and grace. Work on
those leg muscles! Make sure she jumps backwards through her handstand/spring
with her KNEES and TOES and HIPS straightened and extended as MUCH as
possible. The leg must be COMPLETELY straight as soon as the feet leave
the floor.... and remain that way. Make sure she has no bend/pike.. (closed
hips) in the extension. In other words... if her body sort of bends forward
(knees towards chest) into ... or in... the handstand part of the handspring
she'll continue to have troubles.
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