Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What is the best exercise for a flat tummy...

Handstands! Do not stop reading cause you won't need to start on your hands...

Vertical Pole gymnastics has a huge range of Handstand variations and the pole offers stability while practicing your form and strengthening up.

vertical pole gymnastics
Triangle Headstand
with Layout Leg Line
A Triangle Forearm or Headstand up against a wall, are all great ways to start.

Once mastered, Handstands have wonderful floaty feeling and insure abs of steel, so worth the hurdles and practice it takes to get there!

Balance is the key to core strength.

Do some research prior to starting - Be wary of correct hands, elbow and arm set ups and correct head placements.

Here are some Handstand tips...
vertical pole gymnastics
Flipper Handstand
with Z Leg Extension 
      1. Think of your hands/arm placements as, the foundation therefore must be perfectly aligned.
      2. To build or stack, your shoulders and hips, over the foundation, you must be looking at the foundation.
      3. Point your toes and keep feet/heels together to finish in a Dish gymnastics body shape.
The pole is an amazing balance aid and after choosing an arm foundation/style, I recommend Triangle or/& Straddle Leg Entrance to start practicing.

Pole Journal Australia
Related blogs -
Why vertical pole gymnastics is the mother of all fitness...
Glenn Barker's physiotherapy of broken wrists and back using Pole Fitness!

When was the last time you did a Handstand?
Try a Pole Fitness Studios class today to get that flat tummy and those abs of steel that you desire! 

By Angela Perry
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics  

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