Spiderman Against the Wall Gymnastics Exercise

Thank you to my beautiful sister for this picture demonstration of my favorite exercise for improving your gymnastics at home, Spiderman-Against-the-Wall.

To do this exercise, pick a wall in your house with nothing around it that would be dangerous if you fell. You want to do this on carpet or a mat. Stand about a foot from the wall with your back to the wall. Put your hands on the ground and one foot on the wall. Slowly, walk your hands closer to the wall as you walk your feet up the wall, until your stomach is touching the wall and you are in a handstand position. Keep your head neutral but look at your hands with your eyes. Hold this for as long as you can before coming down. If your child doesn’t know how to do a handstand yet, then parents you can help them by holding their waist and helping to support them while they do this. When you are ready to come down you can either bring your feet to the side until they touch the floor, or you can forward roll out of it.

This exercise is great because it helps to teach the proper handstand position by using the wall to get the body as straight as possible. And its an easy way to practice gymnastics at home 🙂

spiderman against the wall

This is one of the 10 Exercises You can do At Home to Practice Your Gymnastics Skills.

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  • Lorelei Black November 15, 2016, 5:09 pm

    Thank you! I love little things like this that I do with my students but to actually see someone demonstrating it is wonderful!

  • Paula December 6, 2016, 8:22 am

    I agree that it helps lots to see someone else show it looks and done great site

  • Joeley March 21, 2017, 8:45 am

    I am a 14 year old Elite gymnast. We do this excersise every practice for 1 minute each time. Then at the end of every practice we have a competition on who can hold that position for the longest. I think it’s a great idea and it helps us warmup & cool down, and its a good way for our coach to talk to us whilst not wasting time (because we are warming up or cooling down at the same time)

    • gymnasticshq March 21, 2017, 9:05 am

      I love this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Joeley March 21, 2017, 9:50 am

        Yes no problem. Personally I think it’s a really good stretch/warmup kind of thing and I really enjoy doing it 🙂

      • Joeley March 21, 2017, 9:51 am

        And sorry for having so many typos it 9:52pm here 🙂

        • gymnasticshq March 21, 2017, 10:24 am

          no problem! I deleted the other comments–the ones with the typos 🙂

          • Joeley March 21, 2017, 4:50 pm

            Haha thanks 🙂

            I am looking forward to reading more posts!!


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