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Get Inverted

It’s time to get inverted. Nothing builds a kid’s physical capacity and capability like getting upside down. Strength is never bad but proprioception is an absolutely critical thing to develop early. The more reps, the better. And it is FUN. When was the last time you did a somersault? What are you afraid of, hurting your back? Come on. Don’t grow up.

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Objective

Develop physical capacity and awareness of position and movement of the body.

What you need

Time: 15-30 minutes

An open area with a soft floor

A wall

 

 

Because I was inverted.

- Maverick

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Level 1: Handstand

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Have them plant their hands

Ask them to “push” the ground away giving them strong, engaged shoulders.

Lift their legs up for them to show what the position should look and feel like.

Put them next to a wall and place a bunch of pillows on either side.

Work on getting them to kick up into a handstand position against the wall.

Let them loose to practice kicking up into a handstand.

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Level 1: Handstand

Have them plant their hands

Ask them to “push” the ground away giving them strong, engaged shoulders.

Lift their legs up for them to show what the position should look and feel like.

Put them next to a wall and place a bunch of pillows on either side.

Work on getting them to kick up into a handstand position against the wall.

Let them loose to practice kicking up into a handstand.

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Level 2: Cartwheel

Learning how to do a cartwheel is an important part of the handstand progression because it teaches how to do a “pirouette bail” which is the safest (and most graceful) way to recover from a fall.

Arms above the head near the ears.

Step forward with the dominant leg.

Plant hands at 90 degrees.

Kick feet one at a time over the head.The foot that kicks first lands first. If the legs go to the side at first, that’s ok. The point is to get them over the height of the hips.

Land in a lunge.

Level 2: Cartwheel

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Learning how to do a cartwheel is an important part of the handstand progression because it teaches how to do a “pirouette bail” which is the safest (and most graceful) way to recover from a fall.

Arms above the head near the ears.

Step forward with the dominant leg.

Plant hands at 90 degrees.

Kick feet one at a time over the head.The foot that kicks first lands first. If the legs go to the side at first, that’s ok. The point is to get them over the height of the hips.

Land in a lunge.

Level 3: Handstand Walk

Once they can hold a handstand for 5 seconds and do a cartwheel, they’re ready to walk!

After kicking up into a handstand against a wall, ask them to lift (one at a time) the heels of their hands off the ground.

Next, still against the wall, ask them to lift (one at a time) their hands up and tap their forehead.

Hold their feet and help them handstand walk so they can get a feel for what it is like.

Practice!

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Level 3: Handstand Walk

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Once they can hold a handstand for 5 seconds and do a cartwheel, they’re ready to walk!

After kicking up into a handstand against a wall, ask them to lift (one at a time) the heels of their hands off the ground.

Next, still against the wall, ask them to lift (one at a time) their hands up and tap their forehead.

Hold their feet and help them handstand walk so they can get a feel for what it is like.

Practice!

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