I really suck at the gymnastics components of CrossFit, and I’m terrified of most of them… which makes me really, really love them, too. I have zero expectation of doing well, so it’s way eaiser for me to try and fail and try and fail and try and fail. Plus, I love looking right into the acid green eyes of a scary monster and saying, Yeah, whatever. You’re scary… but I’m stubborn.
That’s why I was giggly and joyous when I finally learned to kick up into a handstand.
I spent three years learning to get over the fear of kicking up into a handstand and now, these videos – from GymnasticsWOD.com – recommend walking up the wall backwards instead of kicking up… which is EXACTLY how I used to do my handstands.
Now I can do both.
Backwards walk-up to handstand…
Progression toward handstands OFF the wall…
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