Yesterday I was doing a garage sale. Always nice to clear out stuff you don’t need.
It was a fairly busy day but there were points in time when no customers were around. Instead of just fiddling around on my iphone (alright I did a bit of that too) I decided to practice a new skill.
Not kettlebell juggling, something I’m already quite good at, but just tossing three small balls around. It was one of the items we were selling, and to pass the time I picked the balls up and got started.
It may surprise you but this is something I never had really done before.
Within a couple minutes I was able to get the three balls going at once. It wasn’t pretty but I was having some success. By the end of the sale I could easily keep them going and hit a streak of about 30 or 40 tosses.
I even decided to keep the juggling balls so that I could practice more in the future.
Now this isn’t something I plan on doing all the time. Nor do I want to go after it and become a great juggler. But it was fun to pick up a new skill from scratch.
I want to relate this to hand balancing. One of the reasons hand balancing is a harder skill to work on then most is because on top of the skill you need strength and endurance.
This means you can only practice so much or so long before you get to the point where your body can’t handle any more.
Overtime, you can increase this amount. And certain skills take a lot less that others (the regular handstand versus handstand pushups, for instance). But no matter how you cut it, it is a very physical skill.
While I could juggle for hours without spending too much energy, the same could not be said for hand balancing.
So when you do practice you have to do it smart. Being able to get results in a short amount of time is going to get you further along overtime than needed to practice for long stretches at a time. For this reason doing short practices throughout the day may be your best bet.
Of course, if you have built up to it, then spending an hour or two can get you real far.
Having the right roadmap and way to progress into these skills is also essential. For the best material on all hand balancing skills, check out the Hand Balancing Mastery Course.
They say practice makes perfect. I would add that smart practice makes perfect faster.
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,