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 🙂
Here is another gymnast, Sutton Sanders, doing a Spiderman Handstand:
This is one of the 10 Exercises You can do At Home to Practice Your Gymnastics Skills.