Lateral Handstand Walks are exercises that develop upper body strength and endurance. In general, for those that are new to any form of handstand walking, it is recommended that they start with lateral walks. The reason for this is because it is generally considered easier to maintain proper technique and straight body form when walking laterally versus forward.
- kick up to handstand
- body should be tight and be vertically stacked, forming a straight line from toes all the way down to hands
- if walking toward your right, tilt your body over your to your right shoulder and simultaneously move left hand closer to your right hand (opposite if moving towards left)
- maintain the lateral momentum created to move right hand out a few inches and continue same movement
- continue to maintain tempo to move in a rhythmical fashion