I spent this past weekend as an Assistant Instructor at the Russian Kettlebell Certification.
Kettlebells are a great tool and they could help your hand balancing, as described in part by Rif in the interview found in the Hand Balancing Mastery Course, but that is not the main point of this message.It just that at the event I was practicing a little bit of my hand balancing during some of the off time. Lo and behold some of the people in my group happened to be fellow hand balancers. And not just novices either.
One of them is actually working on a partner hand balancing act. She showed me a video of her and her partner’s hand-on-hand balancing.
How about holding a pretty decent straddle planche? Definitely past the beginner stage.
I also picked up an interesting variation of the forearm stand from yoga that I’ll share with you next time.
When they found out about my site they went ahead a purchased The True Art and Science of Hand Balancing on the spot.My point is that when you get around like minded people you are likely to learn some new things. I encourage you to get out and find other hand balancers to help you on your path. Its not always an easy thing to do but worth the effort.
If you can join a gymnastics class.
Just practice outside and you might get lucky and stumble upon someone. Who knows?
When you get together you can help one another out. You learn best by teaching after all. You may pick up a crucial tip that benefits you. Plus there is the challenge to out do each other.
If you are fortunate enough to have a like-minded friend then you know what I’m talking about. (On a side note you should tell them about my site so you can talk about and practice many of the tips together.)
If you don’t you gotta find one.
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
P.S. You can find out much more about kettlebells and many other great training resources right here.