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Handstand

Handstands are an effective exercise for shoulders and core, promoting balance and body control. Though challenging initially, regular practice ensures progress in strength and technique.
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Handstand instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Find a spot in front of a wall where there's enough space for you to invert yourself.
2
Stand with your back against the wall.
3
Place your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor, about a foot away from the wall.
4
Kick one leg up, followed by the other, until both feet are resting against the wall.
5
Hold yourself in this inverted position for as long as you can. Remember to breathe and keep your body as straight as possible.
Find a spot in front of a wall where there's enough space for you to invert yourself.
Stand with your back against the wall.
Place your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor, about a foot away from the wall.
Kick one leg up, followed by the other, until both feet are resting against the wall.
Hold yourself in this inverted position for as long as you can. Remember to breathe and keep your body as straight as possible.
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