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For Parents Cast handstand help

Gbmom

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Hi! My daughter is a 14yo level 8 gymnast. She is pretty tall and not particularly strong or flexible so naturally cast to handstands don’t come easy. She was able to get by last year without one, however she got major deductions on it. What are some drills/ conditioning that she can safely do at home to help her get it?
 

MuggleMom

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I always thought press handstands help with cast handstands you just get used to that shift in weight from over the shoulders to over the hips. I feel like the kids that got presses did better with the cast handstands. If she cant press from the floor i think event pressing from standing the rest of the way up would help. you could even build parralettes to help with the presses and get that feeling of being over a bar maybe?
 

Oopski

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Our girls worked a lot of drills with a floor bar during quarantine. Starting on their knees with hands on the bar and then leaning over and straddling up to handstand. I assume you could do the same without the floor bar too if you don’t have one.