Category Archives: Handstand Training

Learning how to do a handstand and stay up is not easy. But we've got plenty of videos for you here.

According to the York Handbalancing Course, “when you see a group of strong men together…, sooner or later, they take time out for some handbalancing…”

Well, that was about 70 years ago, and this is the post-bodybuilding era, when size, strength, and skill don't always come as a set. Gold Medal Bodies is dedicated to strength building through skill practice, so we feel a strong connection to our physical culture heritage and recommend hand balance practice to pretty much everyone.


The Crow Pose: A Hand Balancing Exercise to Build Strength, Flexibility, and Body Awareness

Ryan Crow

Hand balancing is a great, enjoyable way to improve your upper body strength, whole body coordination, and awareness. Acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, and other athletes show incredible grace, strength, and skill in hand balancing for their performances, but the benefits of hand balancing exercises go way beyond looking cool. Practicing hand balancing is a totally different…

This is What 14 Weeks of Focused Training Looks Like – How I Nailed the One Arm Handstand in Record Time


Over the past two and half years, my main goal has been to develop and produce solid training programs for our  GMB curriculum.     It’s been great to work through each training modality from the basics to the advanced movements while designing programs, and improve my own skills in the process. I even got…

How You Can Kick Up into a Handstand with More Control by Applying this “Animal” Locomotion Movement

Ryan Handstand

It’s no secret that I love getting upside down and teaching others how to do it safely and successfully. I also love getting down on the floor and exploring different movement patterns. To me, they’re both extensions of the same thing, and this article is going to give you a practical demonstration of how basic…