Starting up my journey to the one arm handstand with the instruction and guidance of Adrian McCavitt. To say I’m excited is an understatement. I’m super pumped about focusing in on this discipline and practicing daily. The current focus will be on achieving a one arm handstand, aka the road to one arm, aka the road to nowhere. I will be using this time to document my experience in the hopes of providing some insight into my own practice while helping those who are on the journey as well. Practice tips and anatomy will also be explored. Here are some takeaways and practice videos from my first day of documenting this one arm practice.
Here’s a few clips from last nights practice before a red eye flight back to Miami. Trying to understand positions and feeling things out before I start my programming with @adrian_mccavitt on the road to one arm, aka road to nowhere. Excited to see where this goes and sharing the ups and downs of it all. .
Also, I will be dedicating some time each day to learn more about a subject I seriously lack in: Anatomy. Today I am learning about the anterior deltoid and it’s relationship to the handstand. In my research and if I understood correctly, initiating external rotation of the shoulder while pushing the shoulder close to the ear will help fire the anterior deltoid. Transferring weight of the legs for one arm balance will require increased tension in the anterior deltoid to achieve the stability needed in the balancing shoulder. The anterior deltoid allows us to flex the arm at the (glenohumeral) shoulder joint (think arms by your side and bringing them up towards the sky, directly in front of you), medially rotates the arm at the (glenohumeral) shoulder joint (think rotating your shoulder inward to show someone your triceps) and abduct the arm at the (glenohumeral) shoulder joint (think of having your arm by your side and raising it to the side as if you were to flap your wings and fly away). @hippoparthamus you can call me out if I’m totally off 😉
Thoughts on this? Do you practice any specific exercises that target the anterior deltoid that you would like to share?