A Straddled-L to Handstand is a skill used to transition from a straddled-L position to a handstand. This exercise requires superior upper body strength as well as flexibility. By relying on flexibility and compressing the body as much as possible during the ‘press up’ phase, you can reduce the amount of strength you exert. For best results, continue to develop flexibility in the pike and pancake positions. Scale by performing a press handstand.